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Huairasinchi Set For It's 16th Edition

Press Release (As supplied/unedited) / 06.06.2019See All Event Posts Follow Event
Presentation at the race press conference
Presentation at the race press conference / © Huairasinchi

Proyecto Aventura, the organizing company of Huairasinchi Movistar 2019 are preparing for an expedition adventure race which has had more editions than any other in the history of sport.  It will, for the first time, will be based in Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, a city located in the north centre of the country joining the low area of Ecuador with the mountains.

Huairasinchi will start with the arrival of several international teams to the country next Friday, June 7th. Competitors and teams from Estonia, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, New Zealand, France, USA, Denmark, Spain, and of course Ecuador will be present. The race will have 38 teams in total, 25 in the ARWS expedition category and 13 in the ‘Adventure Category’.

The competition schedule will start with the registration of teams on Saturday, June 8 at the hotel Zaracay in Santo Domingo and later the opening ceremony and technical testing will be held on the same site. Unlike other years the organization will not deliver maps and route information in advance and the racers will find out about the route in a "lock down" during which they will not have internet access, only one hour before leaving.

The competition will start at 07:30 am on Sunday June 9th, after teams have been moved from the city of Santo Domingo to the start point by bus. The route will have a surprising diversity, taking into account that the race height will be between 250 and 4200 meters above sea level. Huairasinchi has defined a route that is very different from traditional tourist routes and focuses on discovering Ecuador in a different way to show it to the world as an adventure destination.

The teams in the expedition category must complete a route of 433 km with a maximum of 80 hours on the route. The Adventure Category will have a 180 km course with a maximum of 36 hours to reach the finish. The detail of each of the stages is already public with information on distance, positive and negative elevation, and estimated hours of arrival. For the expedition race the route will be: 40km kayak on the 1st stage, 138km bike on the 2nd, 62km trekking oin the 3rd, 130km bike on the 4th stage, 30km trekking on the 5th, and 38km bike on the last stage.

The teams  in the adventure category must travel 183 km in a maximum 36 hours, completing: 20km kayak in the 1st stage, 138km bike on the 2nd stage and finally 25km trekking in the third stage of the competition. The winners for this category will arrive at the same finish site on Monday, June 10th in the afternoon.

The final award of the category ARWS expedition will be held on Wednesday, June 12th at the hotel Zaracay of Santo Domingo at 18:00.

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