First ever trail running competition starts in Dominica


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first_imgLocalNews First ever trail running competition starts in Dominica by: – April 7, 2014 Share Tweet 32 Views   one comment (photo credit: the one run facebook page)Dominica is the setting for the inaugural One Run competition which has been described as the “ultimate trail running competition”.According to the competition’s website theonerun.com, the event is set each year on a remote and unspoiled tropical island.The race is being held by the United States based organization The One in conjunction with the Nature Island Environmental Trust (NIET). The competition began today Monday, April 7, 2014 and will feature the 115 mile Waitukubuli National Trail.Runners are expected to complete a set amount of miles during each stage which occurs daily from April 7 to 11.“The race gives runners and athletes of all backgrounds the chance to experience a very different kind of island escape; taking on some of the most breath taking trails on the planet while competing to become the first to race across the island’s rugged landscape and reach its opposite shore,” the organization’s website states.Runners are also expected to find many opportunities for adventure along the route and will be challenged at various points to go beyond the trail, visiting areas of the island rarely seen or visited.The competition includes five segments to be run over five days and as the race progresses runners will travel through and camp in remote villages along the route where they will have a chance to immerse themselves further and connect with the island’s people and pace of life.Over the five day competition, runners will travel 125 miles, ascend 30, 000 feet in an attempt to be the first to run from one end of the island to the other.Competitors will start at the trail’s beginning in Scotts Head and end at the Cabrits in Portsmouth and will be housed at the Eggleston Retreat House, the Barana Aute in the Kalinago Territory and the Syndicate Parrot Reserve along the way.“While the race was conceived to be the ultimate trail running competition, runners and athletes of all abilities will be given ample time to complete the course”.“It will be by no means be easy, challenging elite and novice runners alike, but anybody with a sense of adventure, a strong will and a desire to discover one’s edge and step beyond it will have a chance of finishing,” the website states further.Registered participants from all over the world will also have the chance to learn about Dominica’s history.Stage one twenty miles, stage two 30 miles, stage three 15 miles, stage four 35 miles and stage five 20 miles.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img

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