4 Marathons - 4 Countries - 1 week!
Z Adventures are proud to present the 2016 edition of the “Eastern Caribbean Challenge”. We will take adventurers and sports enthusiasts on a 4 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 USA, Turks & Caicos, Dominican Republic and Bahamas. The Eastern 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: April 23, 2016
LOCATIONS: Fort Lauderdale, USA, Grand Turk, TURKS & CAICOS, Amber Cove, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC and Half Moon Cay, BAHAMAS.
CRUISE PACKAGE: USD 498.00 per person based on twin sharing (OCEAN VIEW STATEROOM). 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 September 15, 2015. For all other staterooms, please inquire directly with the cruise office.
MARATHON PACKAGE: USD 700.00 per person. This includes one night accommodation in Miami (twin sharing), transfer from hotel to cruise ship, swag, 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 23 April 2016 - Arrive in Ft. Lauderdale
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 24 April 2016 - Port Everglades Marathon
The first marathon will start at 3am to ensure that all runners complete the event by 10am. Runners would then return to the hotel to shower up before heading to the port in a private coach to catch the 4pm cruise.
DAY 3 – Monday 25 April 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 4 – Tuesday 26 April 2016 - Turk Marathon
The cruise will dock at the port at 9am. Upon disembarking, we will meet at the pier from where we will start the race at 9:30am on a 5.275km out and back course. Enjoy the fresh breeze as you navigate your way through the sights and sounds of Grand Turk. Runners would have till 4:30pm to complete the race.
DAY 5 – Wednesday 27 April 2016 - Amber Cove Marathon
We will dock at Amber Cove at 8am and start the marathon from the welcome station. The race will be run along the beach on an accurately measured out and back course. Runners would have until 3pm to complete the course. For those who finish early, they can enjoy the island and its various excursions.
DAY 6 – Thursday 28 April 2016 - Fun day at sea
It’s the 2nd day to eat, relax and pamper yourself in the spa or participate in the numerous activities aboard the cruise ship. We will again arrange talks by nutrition experts and seasoned marathon runners.
DAY 7 – Friday 29 April 2016 - Half Moon Marathon
The final marathon on this adventure will take place in the beautiful surroundings of Half Moon Cay. The race will commence at 8:30am and runners would have until 3pm to complete the desired distance. In the evening, celebrate with your new found friends, exchange photos and contact details. The Awards Ceremony and a final group dinner will take place at sunset.
Day 8 - Saturday 30 April 2016 - Ft. Lauderdale
We would arrive back in Ft. lauderdale at 8am. 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 passing scenery from your stateroom’s private balcony. Stateroom 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: Television; soft, comfortable, and cozy linens; Hairdryer/Bathrobes; 24-hour stateroom service; ample closet and drawer space.
INCLUDED & FAQ
PRICE: USD 700pp (Runner)
· One night accommodation in Miami
· Welcome reception in Miami
· Transfer from race hotel in Miami to cruise ship
· Race entry fee and transfers for all 4 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 Miami
· Transfer from Miami airport to host hotel
· Return transfer from cruise ship to the airport
· Gratuities on cruise ship: ~$100 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 deduct USD 350.00 from the above pricing.
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