The Coastal Challenge 2023 #TCC2023 – Stage 6

The 2023 The Coastal Challenge concluded today in Bahiá Drake on the north side of the Osa Peninsula located on the coast of southwestern Costa Rica. A day that confirmed Didrik Hermansen and Katie Schide as 2023 TCC champions. Continue reading

The Coastal Challenge 2023 #TCC2023 – Stage 5

Crossing the Sierpe river at dawn with a new sun welcoming the day, stage 5 of TCC is always a key day due to large amounts of gravel road, a technical and steep descent, the iconic estuary crossing and the heat and humidity that punishes the runner’s when they leave the shade. Continue reading

The Coastal Challenge 2023 #TCC2023 – Stage 4

An exciting and nail-biting stage 4 of the 2023 The Coastal Challenge with Mathieu Blanchard and Didrik Hermansen, once again, going head-to-head, who would come out victorious? For the women, Katie Schide once again won the stage. Continue reading

The Coastal Challenge 2023 #TCC2023 – Stage 3

The ‘Queen Stage’ of The Coastal Challenge at 49km’s is for many, a highlight stage. Have no doubts though. it’s a tough one! A rollercoaster day, the early km’s are spent boulder hopping through a river bed and then the impressive Nauyaca Waterfalls. Continue reading

The Coastal Challenge 2023 #TCC2023 – Stage 2

Climbing out of camp, mountain man Dani Jung was in his element and he lead Mathieu Blanchard and Didrik Hermansen. Peter van der Zon was a way back, it was obvious he was struggling… Continue reading

The Coastal Challenge 2023 #TCC2023 – Stage 1

It was an early start (0300) leaving San Jose and heading to the Pacific Coast for the stage 1 of the 2023 The Coastal Challenge starting at Del Rey beach, Quepos. This year, the shorter Adventure category and the longer Expedition category would run different distances for stage 1. In the past, they have run the same course. Expedition would run 41km with 1071m vertical gain and the Adventure, 32km. Continue reading

The Coastal Challenge 2023 #TCC2023 – Arrival in Costa Rica

For 2023, the runner’s in both Expedition and Adventure categories will experience some new route changes and distances. Notably, the expedition category, on paper, appears to be a tougher race. Continue reading

The Coastal Challenge #TCC2023 Preview

Countdown to the 2023 ‘The Coastal Challenge’ begins and today, we announce the elite up that will travel to Costa Rica to experience six days, 230.5km of racing and 9543m of vertical gain. The ultimate Costa Rican multi-day adventure hugs the coastline of the tropical Pacific, weaving in and out of the Talamancas; a coastal mountain range in the Southwest corner of this Central American country. An ever-changing terrain challenges each participant, from wide, dusty and runnable fire trails to dense and muddy mountain trails. River crossings, boulders, swim through rivers, pass under waterfalls, survive long and relentless beaches and finally finish in the incredible Corcovado National Park, a Unesco World Heritage site with a stunning final loop around Drake Bay before departing for their journeys home via speedboat. Continue reading