Racing in the La Ruta Maya Canoe Race, 2019
Spread across four days, this race is one of the most anticipated annual events, taking paddlers through a 175-mile route that starts in the Cayo District and ends in the Belize District. 2019 saw the race begin in the early morning of Friday, March 8th from the Hawkesworth Bridge that divides the twin towns of San Igancio and Santa Elena, Cayo District. The race ends at the Belchina Bridge in Belize City on Monday, March 11th, but throughout the long weekend, there are stops at the riverside communities along the way.
Photographs by Institute of Archaeology
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