- The Coastal Challenge
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. Although simple in concept, the race will prove to be extremely difficult in terms of distance, terrain and the tropical climate. The heat and sun will take their toll and you may be severely tested at times. All that said, if you enjoy long distance running or multi-sport competitions, the Coastal Challenge will prove to be a tremendously unique and rewarding running achievement.
It's the diversity you will find astounding!
Jungle and rainforest trails, mountain trail and single track across ridgelines, highlands and coastal ranges; pristine beaches, rocky outcroppings and reefs, river valleys, river and estuary crossings. It ends in Corcovado National Park, one of the premier rainforest experiences in the world, as well as a Unesco World Heritage site. It really defies description!
Total course elevation gain of more than 34,000 feet.
Costa Rica 6 days 6 stages 225km (155 miles) - 130k short course option
While embracing the spirit of adventure, discovery and camaraderie, The Coastal Challenge will afford you the opportunity to compete at your highest level against an international field in one of the longest, toughest and most memorable running events you will ever experience.
Our events bring together a community of like-minded runners, travelers, and adventure seekers, providing an opportunity to create life-long memories and lasting friendships one challenging adventure at a time.
For nearly a decade we have welcomed runners who embrace new challenges, tough terrain and a deeper connection with new cultures while on a journey of discovery.
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The Coastal Challenge