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Challenge for thrill-seekers

PUBLISHED : Monday, 26 February, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 26 February, 2007, 12:00am

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Thrill-seekers should hurry to sign up for the Porsche Outward Bound Adventure Race 2007, because there are limited vacancies.


So far, more than 70 teams have entered the endurance race, which has become popular among adventure lovers. Registrations, which will be accepted on a first come, first served basis, will close once the figure reaches 85.


This year's race, the sixth so far, will be held on March 11.


While the previous five races were held in Sai Kung, organisers have opted for a change of scenery and moved the event to Shek O Bay. The race will start there at 7.30am and finish at Stanley Plaza.


Categories include youth (14- to 17-year-olds), and open men, women and mixed (18- to 39-year-olds) and masters men, women and mixed (over 40).


The race distance is 15 to 20 kilometres for the Challenging route and 20km for the Elite route, which does not have an age limit.


Teams should look forward to an endurance test consisting of kayaking, swimming, sea orienteering and trail running lasting around three to five hours. Be prepared for a few surprise challenges along the way.


The multidiscipline race is organised by Outward Bound Hong Kong (OBHK).


Funds raised from the event will be used to support the work of OBHK, which trains young Hongkongers to become future leaders.


Other beneficiaries include Caritas, Hong Kong Federation of Handicapped Youth, Hong Kong Christian Service, Hong Kong Phab Association, and the Hong Kong Society for the Deaf.


There is a HK$1,000 registration fee for each team.


For full details or to apply, visit www.outwardbound.org.hk/ar/


For more information, call 2544 6067 or send an e-mail to donation@outwardbound.org.hk or fundraising@outwardbound. org.hk