Race information & Route | The Coastal Challenge 2018

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LOCATION

The course is set along Costa Rica’s tropical Pacific coastline but weaves at times into the Talamancas, a coastal mountain range in the Southwest corner of the country. You’ll finish near the border of Panama in a serene fishing village that until recently was only accessible by boat.

Terrain: jungle and rainforest trails, mountain trail and single track across ridge lines, highlands and coastal ranges; beaches, rocky outcroppings and reefs, river and estuary crossings, and ends in Corcovado National Park, one of the premier rainforest experiences in the world as well as a Unesco World Heritage site. Much, much more. It really defies description!

TCC 2018 Overview

  • February, 9 & 10

    International participants Arrival.

  • February, 10: Official Registration

    Official registration & poolside reception for competitors in San José.

  • February, 11: Stage 1

     “From Plantations to the hidden valley”

    Distance: 32km

    Total Ascent: 917m

  • February, 12: Stage 2

    “Taste of the rainforest”

    Distance: 38km

    Total Ascent: 1811m

  • February, 13: Stage 3

    “Feel the coastal acid”

    Distance: 44,6km

    Total Ascent: 1788m

  • February, 14: Stage 4

     “Revenge of the borucas”

    Distance: 35km

    Total Ascent: 2054m

  • February, 15: Stage 5

    “Mist and Mangroves” 

    Distance: 52km

    Total Ascent: 1822m

  • February, 16: Stage 6

    “Corcovado Victory Loop”

    Distance: 23km

    Total Ascent: 584m

    We spend the day there on the beach. The awards ceremony and closing party will also take place here in Drakes Bay, a quiet fishing village just miles from the Border of Panama. We will depart for San Jose the following morning.

  • February, 17: back to San José

    Transport  back to The Best Western in San Jose. It’s about a 5 hour trip (1 hour boat and 3-4 by bus) and will leave by boat in the early morning at approximately 0800 to rendezvous with our bus .

Route (click to open)

February 10th to 17th, 2018 | Race length: 6 days

Distance: Expedition Run 236km | Adventure Run 155km

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