World’s Toughest Race
What is Eco-Challenge
Eco-Challenge is the ultimate expedition race in which international teams of adventure athletes will race non-stop, 24 hours a day, across hundreds of miles of rugged backcountry terrain complete with mountains, jungles and oceans. Each team is comprised of a racing team of four competitors and must include at least one member of the opposite sex, plus one assistant crew member. The race will encompass a variety of non-motorized forms of transportation including outrigger paddling, mountain biking, rappelling, climbing, whitewater rafting, pack rafting and paddle boarding. Navigation must be done with map and compass only and teams will be required to use expedition problem-solving skills in their quest for the finish line.
Fiji is a rugged volcanic land with dense jungles surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. Much of the country is uninhabited and remote. Villages maintain an ancient South Pacific tribal value system governed by local chiefs; it is a land rich in culture and tradition.
Fiji is both a paradise and a fascinating study in contrasts. Azure blue waters crash against white sand beaches. Dense jungle flourishes in the shadow of black volcanic rock. The descendants of cannibals and fierce warlords are now gracious hosts.
Everywhere the mix of old and new, fact and fable, reef and rainforest, sky and sea casts a spell upon the islands. Your team will mountain bike remote trails to towering waterfalls, paddle down white water rivers, negotiate narrow gorges, navigate and trek over mountain ranges and highlands, bushwhack through intense jungles to remote villages. The course will demand skilled team decision making by incorporating navigational changes and expedition problem solving.