|Kayakers, start preparing for the second annual |
eco-challenge kayak race!
The 2nd Annual Reef/Lagoon Challenge has been set, the challenging, exciting and spectacular event spearheaded by SEAduced and Green Reef, will officially kick off on May 6th, 2006. The challenge, which consists of a two-day kayak race, is aimed at promoting awareness to conserve and protect the lagoon and barrier reef.
The race will begin at the Old Football Field Marina at 7:00 a.m., after those participating fill their stomachs with a hearty breakfast (which will certainly be needed for the hours ahead of them). The course has been marked and will lead teams (comprised of three different categories female, male, and co-ed) through the different lagoons on the island. The route has them going through Laguna Cayo Francesa Rio Santa Cruz Bacalar Chico and then to the Belize/Mexico border Laguna de Cantena Laguna Robles and then a ten-minute walk to the East side of the beach then head south to Basil Jones Tranquility Bay. Racers will camp out and a scrumptious island dinner will be provided to the hungry contestants.
On the second day, the race has the teams making their way to Mar de Tumbo where Green Reef will be conducting its annual Green Reef Festival. Prizes will be presented during a special ceremony during the festival.
The registration fee will be announced in upcoming issues of The San Pedro Sun. Although this year may consist of different categories, main teams must consist of two persons and kayaks will be provided for the race. A brief meeting will be held before the race where the rules and route will be explained.
Elito Arceo of Seaduced told The San Pedro Sun that those involved in the planning process are very excited and hope that this event will continue for years to come. Those we have approached love the idea and everyone is so excited. I can certainly say that this race will be lots of fun for all participants.
For further information, kindly contact Green Reef at 226-2833