Into Outdoor Fitness – 15th Annual Raid Amazones

If you’re into outdoor fitness this could be worth looking into. It’s a woman only event over 5 days so it’s a serious proposition for many, the site is in French as this is traditionally a French race that they’re bringing over to California.

Greater Palm Springs, California Serves as the First North American Destination for 15th Annual Raid Amazones

270 women compete in a five-day fitness competition in Greater Palm Springs and California Desert Region from November 14-19, 2016

PR Newswire

For its first time in North America, Raid Amazones, or the “Amazon Race,” will take place in Greater Palm Springs and the California Desert Region. This 15th edition of the annual Raid Amazones is hosted by Visit California in collaboration with Discover Los Angeles and the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Après le Raid Amazones en Californie... vous irez où ? Mono Lake !

Nearly 270 women of all fitness levels will compete in a series of outdoor fitness adventures and competitions, as well as afternoon tourism experiences. The aim of Raid Amazones, founded by French television personality Alexandre Debanne, is to give women an opportunity to test their limits and support team building and female solidarity while discovering a new country, culture and scenery.

The format for the California race includes teams of two and three during five half-day challenges. Events include hiking, running, mountain biking, canoeing, archery, triathlons and more. The race will take place from Monday, November 14 through Saturday, November 19.

“We are thrilled to be the first North American destination to host this event,” says Scott White, President & CEO of the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Our year-round sunshine and picturesque hills and canyons with miles of hiking and biking trails make Greater Palm Springs a mecca for wellness, and the perfect outdoor adventure destination for the acclaimed Raid Amazones.”

What: 15th Edition of Raid Amazones (Amazon Race)

Where: Greater Palm Springs, California and California Desert Region

When: Monday, November 14, through Saturday, November 19

Après le Raid Amazones en Californie... vous irez où ? Sequoia !

Race Schedule:

Monday, November 14: Trek in Pioneertown Mountains Preserve
Tuesday, November 15: Bike race in Anza Borrego Desert State Park
Wednesday, November 16: Canoe race at Salton Sea State Recreation Area
Thursday, November 17: Scavenger hunt in Los Angeles
Friday, November 18: Triathlon at Lake Perris State Recreation Area and overnight camping at Joshua Tree National Park
Saturday, November 19: Morning hike in Joshua Tree National Park and closing night Finale hosted by Visit California at DoubleTree by Hilton Golf Resort Palm Springs
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