The Coastal Challenge #TCC2014 – Stage 6 Preview

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Day 6 – Bahia Drake (Osa Peninsula Corcovado Park)

The final day is very much a procession. Depending on the overall standings of the race, this day is very much like the last day of the Tour de France. It’s a beautiful circular route over 23.7km that manages to encompass everything that has gone before it. An early morning run down the middle of a river, climbing and scrambling, dense forests followed by open pastures and then some of the most incredible beaches and coves will bring the 10th edition of the 2014 TCC to a close. Nestled at the rear of the beach at San Josesito, the only checkpoint of the final day waits at 13km. Scenery and courses don’t come much better than this. Each and every runner will witness Corcovado Park in all its glory. The evening beach fire, beers and awards BBQ will be a memory that will last in each and every runners minds for a long time to come.

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The Coastal Challenge #TCC2014 – Stage 5 Preview

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Day 5 – Sierpe to Bahia Drake

Another long day at 47.5km but what a day and what a course awaits; the route provides a pure rainforest experience. Much of today’s route is in accessible by vehicles. In truth, they only true way to navigate this course is by foot or by boat. The trails are dense, technical and muddy but they interspersed with dramatic water crossings, plantations, small villages and as the stage comes to a close the sea awaits and the stunning Drakes Bay. It’s a paradise. The day starts with a short transfer and water crossing by boat. This is necessary to get all the runners on the correct side of the water. Leaving Sierpe a 5km climb awaits, from the summit, the route very much drops down to the finish with short sharp climbs at 22km, 39km and 43km. Three checkpoints at Sabalo (16.1km), Florida (26.2km) and Guerra (36.1km) are followed with a final water station at 41km. Today is arguably the toughest day for the TCC staff and team as gaining access to the course and route is extremely difficult.

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