Join Scena Performance and runners from all over the world at Volcán Rincón de la Vieja in Liberia, Costa Rica for the North Face Endurance Challenge! Race day is Saturday, May 27, 2017 with distances between 10k and 80k.
The North Face Endurance Challenge Costa Rica 2017 is a trail running endurance race that will combine an athletic challenge with tourism. It is part of the International Race Series organized by The North Face, seeking to promote mountain sports immersed in nature in a safe and responsible way, with a minimum impact philosophy. Learn more about The North Face Endurance Challenge Costa Rica.
This race format includes categories for beginning trail runners as well as for the intermediate and expert ultra runners. The race courses explore stunning natural terrain and their difficulty varies with the different distances offered. The race altitude will be between 850ft and 3,280ft above sea level, depending on the race course length. This mountain race will have all trails clearly marked and the challenge will be to explore your own limits within the race distance chosen.
After the race, return home, or a trip to the tone-y Dream Las Mareas Resort. CONTACT US for full information about this great trip!
Travel and Accommodations
Scena Performance offers two tour versions, a full-length adventure experience and a shorter option for those of you who may be pressed for time or have other destinations in Central or South America you wish to visit.
Option 1: Full Adventure (7 nights/8 days)
Wednesday, May 24, depart Wednesday, May 31
Option 2: Trail Experience (4 nights/5 days)
Wednesday, May 24, depart Sunday, May 28
Both tours will begin with welcoming you upon your flight’s arrival in Liberia. We will then travel to the race hotel at Volcán Rincón de la Vieja. On Sunday, either head home, or join us at Dreams Las Mareas!
Costs and Optional Add-ons
Tour fees for both groups are all-inclusive of race registration, noted ground transfers, most meals, guides, gratuities, planned activities and accommodations, based on double occupancy. Although airfare to Liberia is not included in the package, we will provide support for choosing and booking your flight and ensuring that your schedule coordinates with joining the group. Our hotel accommodations will be in the mid-range, with comfortable amenities, excellent locations, and a welcoming, informal style, perfectly suited to the active traveler.
Ground transportation will be dedicated to our group wherever possible. Our group hosts will travel with you at all times, and depending on regional activities, we will be joined by expert local guides to maximize your experiences there.
Available upgrades include single room occupancy upgrades, and for the Trail Experience participants, optional city excursions during our group stay that provide opportunities for further cultural exploration. If you would like to extend your stay, we can assist you with setting up an itinerary beyond your race event to travel to other destinations in Costa Rica or South America.
Should you have family or friends you would like to include in the tour who will not be racing, they are more than welcome to join for an adjusted fee. Please contact us for further information about this option.
Not included in the group cost is airfare to/from Liberia, Costa Rica domestic airport transfer or parking, cost of immunizations (if necessary), visa or passport requirements, any insurances including medical, emergency evacuation, baggage, and trip cancellation (all recommended), excess baggage charges, airport taxes, alcoholic beverages and personal items.
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