Spring-time Adventure Includes All Kinds of Outdoor Activities, Ranging from Soft and Sublime to Bold and Potentially Punishing
Travel + sport.
Are you a lean, mean, traveling machine? Pushing one’s physical limits while exploring the world not only recharges the personal batteries, but also comes complete with drop-dead-gorgeous scenery, new friends, and memories to last a lifetime. Luckily, when it comes to all of the above, these athletic endeavors runneth over.
The Chapman’s Challenge
May 15 – 17, 2020 | Malaysia
This one-day run/hike/swim challenge is an ode to the past suitable for IRONMAN enthusiasts. Nestled amidst an ancient rainforest, on a private island fringed by white sandy beaches, lies Pangkor Laut Resort. Running for its fourth consecutive year, The Chapman’s Challenge pays tribute to the unbreakable strength within the human spirit. Consisting of a 3.8-km road run around the island and a 2.4-km rainforest trek, the race culminates with a 1-km swim in the sea of Emerald Bay before concluding at Chapman’s Bar, where the names of the top five finishers are displayed after the race. As the beach is bathed in the golden hues of the setting sun, enjoy cocktails and a sumptuous barbecue dinner at Emerald Bay, prepared for you and your comrades to celebrate your achievements. | pangkorlautresort.com
Tour de Tschuggen
July 16 – 20, 2020 | Switzerland
This exclusive, adrenaline-pumping three-day bike ride spans more than 155 miles of the Swiss Alps. You’ll cross the breathtaking Viamala canyon, pass the uncountable switchbacks of San Bernadino Pass, and enjoy a speedy descent through the Misox in direction to Ticino. Also suitable for E-bike riders. The Tour de Tschuggen is hosted by the Tschuggen Grand Hotel, one of the most exceptional five-star hotels in Switzerland that delights its guests in the heart of the Grisons mountains with its luxury, elegance, and interior furnishings that are both colorful and full of surprises. | tschuggen.ch/en
3rd Annual Serengeti Girls Run
October 27 – November 1, 2020 | Tanzania
The multi-stage, all-women event is suitable for runners of all levels who will encounter an abundance of wildlife and breathtaking scenery as they cover 21km each day. Runners are accompanied by scouts from the Grumeti Fund Anti-Poaching Unit, and a support team in a shadow vehicle to ensure their safety and comfort. Each runner’s participation includes a donation to help fund numerous nonprofit initiatives, including academic scholarships for local girls; mentorship and internship opportunities; enterprise development training; and environmental education. Singita Sabora Tented Camp, situated on the plains of the Serengeti, is the luxurious base for five nights. | singita.com
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