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Maya Mountain Challenge takes off

Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2018. 3:46 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The Maya Mountain Challenge, a four-day challenge for expedition athletes, kicked off today in San Ignacio town.

From February 25-28, co-ed teams of four will travel more than 220 miles, while canoeing, hiking, trekking, rappelling and spelunking. The race is broken into 10 sections (Legs) where the participants will be asked to complete tasks at the various checkpoints such as take a picture or answer a specific question about a given aspect of the checkpoint.

The race starts off at the Hawksworth Bridge and will pass through checkpoints in areas such as Iguana Creek, Indian Creek, the Barton Creek Reserve and ending at the Cahal Pech Resort. The one of a kind race, brings international attention to Belize as a tourism destination, drawing in competitors from all over the world and showing them the richness of Belize’s beauty.

The race also serves as a way for Belizeans, who gather as spectators to learn more about what their country has to offer by way of leisure destinations.

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