Koh Samui Adventure Race set for September 17


The third edition of “The ibis Koh Samui Trophy” adventure race is set for September 17.

Supported by ibis Hotels, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Tourism Association of Koh Samui and the Thai Hotel Association of Koh Samui, this adventure race is set to attract 100 teams from around the world.

Scheduled on and part of the Amazing Thailand Adventure Race Series, the race will start and finish on Bophut beach.

Adventure Racing is a highly visual and dynamic sport genre, stretching competitors to their limits. It is a sport that is rapidly capturing the imagination of sport people in Thailand and around the world.

“After the tremendous international success of the last River Kwai Trophy in Kanchanaburi, we are very excited to bring quality Adventure Racing in Samui again,” explains Serge Henkens, the race director and managing director of Active Management Asia.

This year’s event looks even more interesting with top Asian teams coming from China, Hong Kong and Singapore to challenge local champions and last year’s winners Saman Gunnan and Seree Ruansiri.

Asian champions Asia Pacific Adventure team led by Adventure Racing Star Ryan Blair will be the main contender in Samui this year. Chiru Endurance team from Hong Kong is also looking for silverware.

The ibis Koh Samui Trophy Adventure Race will offer 4 disciplines: running, cycling, kayaking and swimming.

The competitors will hike and run through jungle, paddle and swim on waters in the gulf of Thailand and cycle over the Samui hills.

“As we offer 2 divisions, Adventure (easier course) and Extreme (longer course), the race is really accessible to everyone!” concludes Henkens.

The winners of the extreme division are expected to complete the course in approximately 4:30. The fastest team in the Adventure division is planned to finish in around 3:30.

Teams of 2 racers will compete in categories for Men, Women, Mixed, Masters Men (over 80 years combined) and Grand Masters Men (over 100 years combined).

For more information: contact Active Management Asia Co., Ltd., email: [email protected] active-asia.com, website: www.kohsamuitrophy.com, www.ama-events.com