Bangkok August 7, 2013
Krabi Adventure Race Sheraton Krabi Trophy
"Krabi Adventure Race Sheraton Krabi Trophy" brings the spectacular and fast growing sport of Adventure Racing to the South of Thailand. Supported by Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort, MBK Group, PTT and Tourism Authority of Thailand, this inaugural Adventure Race is set to attract 120 teams from around the world.
Scheduled on September 21, 2013 and part of the Amazing Thailand Adventure Race Series, the race will start and finish on the magnificent Klong Muang beach where the Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort located.
Adventure Racing is a highly visual and dynamic sport genre, stretching competitors to their limits. It is a sport that rapidly capturing the imagination of sporting people in Thailand and around the world.
“After the tremendous success from last year, we are very excited to bring again in the paradise of Southern Thailand” explains Serge Henkens, the Race Director and managing director of Active Management Asia. Co., Ltd "Krabi is one of the most scenic places in the world with dramatic limestone peaks, the blue ocean, forests, mountains, waterfalls, sandy beaches and a very rich fauna and flora. The perfect recipe for great Adventure Racing” continues Henkens.
“Krabi Adventure Race Sheraton Krabi Trophy” consists of 3 days of activities including:
• Fantastic press conference at MBK Avenue in front of MBK center
• An expo for sponsors to promote their products/services
• Parties and VIP hospitality
• A spectacular Sprint Adventure Race
• Sports activities on the beach
• Shows, dances and entertainment
• Trophy presentation
• A children club inside the Sheraton premises
Krabi Adventure Race Sheraton Krabi Trophy will offer 4 disciplines: Running, Cycling, Kayaking and Swimming. The competitors will hike and run through unspoilt jungle, paddle and swim on the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea and cycle over the hills with spectacular views on the ocean.
“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 3:30h.
The Race offers 2 divisions:
1) Adventure (Short course for newcomers and W.E. warriors)
2) Extreme (Long course for confirmed athletes and experienced Racers)
Disciplines: Running, Kayaking, Biking, Swimming and other mystery tests
Teams of: 2 racers
Categories will be: Men, Women, Mixed, Masters Men (over 80 years combined) and Seniors Men (over 100 years combined)
About Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort
Situated in the exotic province of Krabi, Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort is nestled discreetly in 16
landscaped acres on to the pristine unspoilt 1.8 km Klong Muong beach, two inviting beach-front pools
and several hammocks plotted in the vast tropical gardens, we offer all that guests might desire in a
Spacious and comfortable 240 guest rooms and suites with the eature
modern amenities and private balcony in a Thai design influences with a tropically-flavored décor. They
are harmoniously spread out in eight units of low-rise buildings intertwined beautifully with the tropical
gardens and ponds. Savor an exotic seafood, International, Italian, authentic Indian and Royal Thai
cuisine at our superb mix of restaurants and bars. Enjoy cocktail as your eyes feast on a fiery red Asian
sunset over the Andaman Sea.
The Resort leads to refreshing Andaman sea dips and lively beach volleyball games; the on-site Water
Sports Centre offers snorkeling, kayaking, wind-surfing and sailing equipment for use at the resort.
Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort is one of the most popular resorts in the region for families and leisure
travelers seeking a relaxing getaway experience.
Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort
155 Moo 2, Nong Thale,
Muang Krabi 81000 Thailand
Phone: (66) (75) 628000
Fax: (66) (75) 628028
Website: http://www.sheraton.com/krabi | http://www.sheratonkrabi.com
About Active Management Asia
Adventure racing is a new sport that has exploded in popularity across Asia and Thailand. Active
Management Asia is leading that growth in Thailand with its highly popular Amazing Adventure Race
Series supported by the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Now in its seventh year of operation, Active
Management Asia has established an international reputation for solid logistics and challenging race
courses. These non-stop races, ranging in length from 4-8hours, require teams to run, trek, mountain
bike and paddle, while navigating a course through the wilderness. Likened to an expedition with a
stopwatch, adventure racing requires teamwork, perseverance, strategy and determination. Active
Management Asia is also a leader in corporate training, specialized in experiential learning.
For more information:
Active Management Asia Co., Ltd
Khun Golf (087 518 4666) | Khun Sairung (087 792 1175)
Tel: 02 7189581-2
Fax: 02 7189583
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