Amazing race takes in Bophut

3 Sep 2012

An episode of the annual extreme sports race is set to reach Koh Samui later this month. Two-member teams will bike, swim, kayak and run as they compete to win the local heats of the Amazing Thailand Adventure Race Series on 15 September.

The race is being staged by Active Management Asia (AMA) and the base for all the activities is the Hotel Ibis Samui at Bophut. There are two levels for the race, Extreme and Adventure.

The former is really only suitable for hardened competitors, while Adventure can be attempted by the less serious athlete. Teams can enter under five categories which are all-male, all-female, mixed-sex, joint ages above 80 years old and joint ages above 100 years old.

An AMA spokesperson told media reporters that more than 100 teams had said they would be competing. The closing date for competitors to submit their entries is 11 September.

There are several different fee options applicable for each team and a full list can be found on the organiser’s website. An après race snack and fruit basket are included in the fees.

The exact course for the race has not been announced by the organiser, but they say the cycling sector of it involves mountains and the running is on forest paths. AMA says medical professionals and ambulances from Bangkok Hospital Samui will attend in case any competitor overexerts themselves or there are any accidents.  

The 1Stop Samui activities guide offers ideas on what to do on the island when there are no endurance races to take part in. 

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