KUCHING: Thrill seekers have one more week to sign up for this yearâ€™s Sarawak Adventure Challenge 2019, which is bigger and better with even more race categories than previous years.
Billed as one of the toughest adventure challenges in the region in 2018, the third edition on Oct 12 continues as a one-day duathlon adventure race showcasing some of the best rainforests, rivers, trails and (for this year) coastlines of Western Borneo.
The event is also part of the What About Kuching (WAK) 2019.
With the theme â€˜Mountain to Coastâ€™, this yearâ€™s challenge combines the excitement and demands of cross-country mountain biking (XC MTB) and trail running.
The venue is the coastal area of Lundu, 98 km from Kuching, near the Tip of Borneo. In response to requests for more variety in the format, the 2019 SAC has expanded several categories to include (in addition to the main Menâ€™s and Mixed team events), individual Menâ€™s and Womenâ€™s duathlon, as well as individual MTB and individual Trail Run categories.
A new 24 km Ultra trail run category has also been included.
This yearâ€™s route will cover a challenging 50+ km route, in the vicinity of Siar Village, Lundu, with the perfect brew of Sarawakâ€™s spectacular mountains, rainforests, rivers and scenic coastal trails.
A total prize purse of just over RM 45,000 is up for grabs with RM6,000 prize money for the first place winners in the team Duathalon.
The race will start and finish at the Salcra Bajo Training centre near Siar Beach with trails extending around Gunung Gading.
Registration closes on Aug 31. The yearâ€™s race event is supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, the Sarawak Tourism Board, Tanjong Datu assemblywoman Datuk Amar Jamilah Haji Anu and the Lundu District office.
For more information or to register, visit http://sarawakchallenge.com. Find Sarawak Adventure Challenge and WAK on Facebook and Instagram under @sarawakchallenge and @aboutkuching.
Join the buzz by hashtagging #sarawakchallenge, #WAK2019, #WAK and #aboutkuching.
(Taken from The Borneo Post)