The third edition of “The ibis Koh Samui Trophy” brings the new, spectacular and fast growing sport of Adventure Racing to the South of Thailand. Supported by ibis Hotels, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Tourism Association of Koh Samui and the Thai Hotel Association of Koh Samui, this inaugural Adventure Race is set to attract 100 teams from around the world. Scheduled to take place on the 17th of September the race will start and finish from the magnificent Bophut Beach in front of the ibis hotel.
Adventure Racing is a highly visual and dynamic sport genre, stretching competitors to their limits. It is a sport that is rapidly capturing the imagination of sport people in Thailand, as well as around the world. The Koh Samui trophy event will offer 4 disciplines: Running, Cycling, Kayaking and Swimming. The competitors will hike and trudge through unspoiled jungle, paddle and swim on the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Thailand and cycle over the mountains with spectacular ocean views. There will be two divisions consisting of Adventure (an easier course for newcomers) and Extreme (the full course designed for athletes and experienced racers) and will be accessible for everyone to participate. Likened to an expedition with a stopwatch, adventure racing requires teamwork, perseverance, strategy and determination.