Saturday, August 19, 2017

Sarawak Adventure Challenge ‘The Lost Mines’ to evoke images of Indiana Jones adventures

KUCHING: Sarawak Adventure Challenge: The Lost Mines aims to deliver on Sarawak Tourism’s tagline ‘Where Adventure Lives’, and introduces the incredible terrain of Bau, Sarawak to adventurous souls around the region.

“We have these amazing trails and landscape close to Kuching that we want the people to come and appreciate,” said race organiser Robert Basiuk, adding that they are keen to get more Sabahans onboard.

The inaugural edition of the Sarawak Adventure Challenge – The Lost Mines will be staged on Oct 14 in the Bau region near Kuching. It is held under the umbrella of What About Kuching (WAK) 2017 the month-long festival that celebrates the arts, culture and lifestyles of the people of Kuching.

This international multi-sport adventure event includes a combination of mountain biking, trail running as well as a cave run. Evoking images of Indiana Jones, the Lost Mines theme is a reference to the area’s colourful mining history and the fact that the race will incorporate some of these features.

Sarawak is renowned for its rainforest, rivers and scenery and the route for the race will take competitors through some spectacular landscapes. Over the course of the event, competitors will cover 40+ km mountain biking, 12+ km trail running as well as a caving section. Set as a one-day team event, teams of two will be required to complete all stages and finish together.

The reward for navigating single track trails, old mining trails through jungle, streams, local roads, villages and plantations: an exhilarating rainforest experience and a total prize purse of over RM 33,000.