Belize City, Wednesday, May 16th , 2018: The first ever sea kayak race from Punta Gorda Town to Corozal will be held from May 17 to 21, a grueling five-day adventurous extreme challenge covering over 218 miles of sea paddling.
Dubbed as the BTB Love Belize Sea Challenge, the race is a joint venture between the Belize Tourism Board and Love FM.
Besides providing a truly unforgettable lifetime experience the race aims to promote Belize as a key tourism destination for paddlers and kayakers; underscore Belize’s rich and effervescent culture and history, including food, music and tradition, of the communities along the coastline; create environmental awareness with paddlers and fans on the important of protecting Belize’s natural and cultural resources and provide visiting teams with a unique Belizean experience and opportunity to see Belize from a closer and local perspective.
The race will kick off at 5 am on Thursday May 17th from Punta Gorda and the contenders will travel to Abalone Caye to Monkey River to Placencia. On the second day, they will travel from Placencia to Riversdale then to Hopkins and Dangriga. On the third day the paddlers will go from Dangriga Town to Gales Point Manatee Bar Mouth to Old Belize then Belize City. The Fourth day will cover the distance from Belize City to St. George’s Caye to Caye Caulker and San Pedro and on the final day the paddlers will travel from San Pedro to Blackadore Caye to Sarteneja and finishing at Rainbow Beach in Corozal Town.
The race is open to kayakers worldwide. There will be three different categories of competitors, namely Male, Female and Mix teams with cash prizes totaling $30,000.
The BTB Love Belize Sea Challenge will be broadcast live on Love FM, Estereo Amor and Love TV where a joint BTB/Love FM broadcast team, in addition to providing updates on the kayak race, will highlight the various points of attractions and local tourism regions along the race path.
So far eight teams have registered to participate in the kayak sea challenge, which promises to be a trilling, adrenaline-charged and unforgettable event. Whether you find yourself at the kick-off point in the southernmost point of Belize or cheering at the finish line on the northernmost point, you cannot miss this sea challenge that is sure to become a Belizean tradition.
BTB is proud to be a part of this historic event as we join in exploring, promoting and conserving our beautiful Jewel.
Here are some spots that you can join in for some fun and entertainment:
Wednesday, May 16 – 4pm– 6pm – Opening Event at Garbutt’s Marina, Punta Gorda Town
Thursday, May 17th – Race departs 5 am from Garbutt’s Marina, Punta Gorda arriving in Placencia 3 pm at Placencia Point
Friday, May 18th – Race departs Placencia 5 am to Dangriga arriving Dangriga at 3pm at Alejo Beni Park
Saturday, May 19th – Race departs Dangriga 5 am to Belize City, arriving Belize City at 3 pm at BTL Park
Sunday, May 20th – Race departs Belize City 5 am to San Pedro, arriving San Pedro at 3 pm at Central Park
Monday, May 21st – Race departs San Pedro 5 am to Corozal Town, arriving at 3 pm at Rainbow Beach (Grand Finale)
For further details on the BTB LOVE BELIZE SEA CHALLENGE please visit the following link:
https://www.travelbelize.org/race-become-tradition or contact Love FM at 223-0246 or 203-0528 or call Julia at 621-1955 or Manuela at 622-5807; email: [email protected]