6 Marathons - 6 Countries - 1 week!
Z Adventures are proud to present the 2016 edition of the “Southern Caribbean Challenge”. We will take adventurers and sports enthusiasts on a 6 country journey filled with unique running challenges and cultural immersion. Our athletes have the option to partake in one or more running events over a fun-filled one week cruise vacation. The events will take place in Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Netherlands Antilles. The Southern Caribbean Challenge is designed to accommodate every kind of runner and walker. Participants will get a chance to explore the islands, meet like-minded adventure-athletes, and soak in the sights and sounds of each destination. Not only that, the comfort of being on a luxury cruise ship will allow participants to relax and enjoy the evenings with family and friends. Runners & walkers can choose any distance they like ranging from 5K, 10K, half marathon to full marathon.
DATES: Jan 30 - Feb 7, 2016
LOCATIONS: San Juan, PUERTO RICO; St. Thomas, US VIRGIN ISLANDS; Bridgetown, BARBADOS; Castries, ST. LUCIA; Basseterre, ST. KITTS; Sint Maarten, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
CRUISE PACKAGES: We have the following prices locked in until Aug 26, 2015.
INTERIOR STATE ROOM: USD 530.61 pp based on twin sharing. Single room: USD 969.61.
OCEAN VIEW STATE ROOM: USD 580.60 pp based on twin sharing. Single room: USD 1,069.61.
There are only 30 spots available and are guaranteed to fill up quickly. Interested participants would need to complete the RESERVATION FORM below. Once we receive the form, we will email you a GROUP BOOKING REFERENCE and a phone number to call to reserve your spot. All cruise bookings will be made by participants directly with the cruise ship and the price is inclusive of taxes, fee and port charges. This price is guaranteed for 2 weeks only. A deposit of USD 250.00 is required to reserve the spot on the cruise ship with the final payment due on November 15, 2015. For all other staterooms, please inquire directly with the cruise office.
MARATHON PACKAGE: USD 895.00 per person. This includes one night accommodation in San Juan (twin sharing), transfer from hotel to cruise ship, swag (includes T-shirt, Cap & Hydration pack), race entry fee for all 6 professionally managed events by local organizers, medals for each event, welcome reception, cocktail party on cruise ship and other activities. For full details, please read the "INCLUDED & FAQ" section below.
DAY 1 – Saturday 30 January 2016 - Arrive in San Juan
Arrive at the official race hotel by 6pm. Meet your new running and walking friends at the Welcome Reception at 7pm and enjoy a pasta group meal to kick start the vacation.
DAY 2 – Sunday 31 January 2016 – San Juan Harbor Marathon
The first marathon will start at 6am to ensure that all runners complete the event by 1pm. Runners would then return to the hotel to shower up before heading to the port in a private coach to catch the 10pm cruise.
DAY 3 – Monday 1 February 2016 – St. Thomas Cove Marathon
The cruise will dock at the port at 7am. Upon disembarking, we will start the race at 7:30am on a 5.275km out and back course. Enjoy the fresh breeze as you navigate your way through the beautiful island. Runners would have till 4:00pm to complete the race.
DAY 4 – Tuesday 2 February 2016 – Fun Day at Sea
It’s a day to eat, relax and pamper yourself in the spa or participate in the numerous activities aboard the cruise ship. We will arrange talks by nutrition experts and seasoned marathon runners.
DAY 5 – Wednesday 3 February 2016 – Carlisle Bay Marathon
We will arrive at the port at 8am. Upon disembarking, the race will commence at 8:30am on an out and back course. Enjoy the sights of Bridgetown on a fast and flat course. Runners would have till 4:00pm to complete the race.
DAY 6 – Thursday 4 February 2016 – Pitons Peak Marathon
The cruise will dock at the port at 8am. Upon disembarking, we will start the race at 8:30am on a 5.275km out and back course. Enjoy the fresh breeze as you navigate your way through the beautiful island. Runners would have till 4:00pm to complete the race.
DAY 7 – Friday 5 February 2016 – St. Kitts Waterfall Marathon
This will be the 3rd marathon in consecutive days. We will again arrive at the port at 8am. Upon disembarking, the race will commence at 8:30am on an out and back course. Enjoy the rainforests, waterfalls, and lovely crescents of sand as you navigate through the course. Runners would have till 4:00pm to complete the race.
DAY 8 – Saturday 6 February 2016 – Philipsburg Waterfront Marathon
4th marathon in as many days. We will again arrive at the port at 7am. Upon disembarking, the race will commence at 7:30am on this beautiful 37-mile isle which offers cosmopolitan culture, international shopping, and world-class cuisine with a laid-back Caribbean atmosphere. Runners would have till 4:00pm to complete the race.
DAY 98 – Sunday 7 February 2016 – Return to San Juan
We would arrive back in San Juan at 7am. After a one week vacation of running & relaxation we would depart home with bragging rights, awesome memories and like-minded energetic friends!
A comfortable stateroom retreat, where some rooms also feature pull-down beds – ideal for families. Stateroom amenities: Television Soft, comfortable, and cozy linens Hairdryer/Bathrobes 24-hour stateroom service. Ample closet and drawer space
OCEAN VIEW STATEROOM
Large windows offer excellent views of the ocean and sneak peeks of each destination. Stateroom amenities: Television; soft, comfortable, and cozy linens; Hairdryer/Bathrobes; 24-hour stateroom service; ample closet and drawer space.
Relax and admire the passingStateroom amenities: Television; soft, comfortable, and cozy linens; Hairdryer/Bathrobes; 24-hour stateroom service; ample closet and drawer space. Separate seating area
A spacious room, that includes Priority check-in during embarkation. Stateroom amenities: Whirlpool bath Vanity dressing table; Television; soft, comfortable, and cozy linens; Hairdryer/Bathrobes; 24-hour stateroom service; ample closet and drawer space.
INCLUDED & FAQ
PRICE: USD 895pp (Runner)
· One night accommodation in San Juan
· Welcome reception in San Juan
· Transfer from race hotel in San Juan to cruise ship
· Race entry fee and transfers for all 6 events
· Nutrition and fitness talks and sessions
· Private dining with your hosts and fellow participants
· Cocktail reception on cruise ship
· Most shipboard activities
· Cruise credits for onboard shopping
What’s not included:
· Cruise ship package
. Airfare from/to San Juan
· Transfer from San Juan airport to host hotel
· Return transfer from cruise ship to the airport
· Gratuities on cruise ship: ~$84 per person
· Alcoholic beverages
· Hotel room telephone, mini bar and hotel food and drinks between meals
· Accommodation after the cruise
· Personal items purchased
Non-runners pay USD 300.00 only.
INDIVIDUAL RACE ENTRY FEE: USD 100.00 (only applicable to non-cruise runners). The price includes a finisher's medal & T-shirt.
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