This is the 3rd annual Reef Eco Challenge. Elito Arceo of SEADUCED came up with the first challenge and had Green Reef along with the Peace Corp. workers help organize it. The last two years it has been done in conjunction with Hol Chan.
Elito's original idea behind this race was that he wanted an event that was athletic and challenging, but also gave people the chance to experience and appreciate the lagoons, mangrove and ecosystems they support. He has always loved that area and thought this was a great way for other people to see it.
The entire community has been crucial in making this race a success. The volunteers and donations have been over whelming. There will be a complete list of sponsors and volunteers available on Monday.
I would like to say that Elito and Kirah Foreman have been the two that have really been the ones that have made this race happen this year. They have spent countless hours raising money and organizing every aspect from food to support crews.