Saturday, April 25, 2015: 

Welcome to Lima, Peru!  A thriving metropolis in the heart of South America.  Some of you may have flown in a day earlier to adjust or have more of a look-around.  Others, you’ll be hitting the ground running!  Authentic Peruvian cuisine will be served at the hotel for dinner, followed by a debrief of what’s to come throughout the week.


Sunday, April 26, 2015:

Breakfast and then it’s time to board the buses.  We’ll be headed to the  vast desert peninsula known as the Paracas National Natural Reserve.  We’ll have lunch in Paracas, check into our next hotel, and then it’s time for our first race.  Regarding our daily “races”, know you can  race, run, jog, or walk - doesn’t matter.  Whatever you do, be prepared as our first distance will cover a 9.3K coastering and desert run.  

Dinner and pool party at the hotel to follow.


Monday, April 27, 2015:

Load up at breakfast and then we’re headed to Huacachina, otherwise known as “The Oasis”.  You’ve never seen anything quite like it.  And what better way to enter “The Oasis” than with a 4.1K sand dune run to the tropical haven in the middle of nowhere.  Rest assured, this is not a mirage!  

After lunch in Huacachina, we’ll all be riding sand dune buggies up the top of the dunes and “sandboarding” down!  Snow will be replaced by sand as we cruise/ride/sled down these massive mounds of sand. Skilled boarders will rip through the sand. First timers on any kind of board will have a hilarious sledding escapade down.  

When we’re through with the Oasis, it’s back to Lima so we can prep for our FLIGHT to the defining region of Peru that next morning.  You haven’t seen anything yet!


Tuesday, April 28, 2015:

One city, two towns, and two races later, you’ll be pinching yourself that this week has just begun.  Now it’s time to board our flight from Lima to Cuzco!!!  The cost of your roundtrip internal flight is included in the registration fee.

After touchdown in Cuzco, we’ll have a nice brunch, check into our hotel, and get ready for Race #3.  Our 6.2K race will take us through the salt plantations of the ‘Sacred Valley’.  THE Sacred Valley!  Most can only dream of having the opportunity to do something like this.  Run if you’d like.  That or take it slow and take it in - your choice.

Dinner and next day review to follow.  The race to Machu Picchu continues!!!


Wednesday, April 29, 2015:

Rise and shine!  It’s a light breakfast followed by our 13K race on the original “Inca Original Trail”.  This will take us straight to our next mode of transport, the “Perurail”.  Board the train to Aguas Calientes.  This is the ideal town to prepare for our final trek to Machu Picchu.  

It will have been our longest distance raced and tomorrow marks the crown jewel of the week.  Check in to our next hotel and enjoy the area.  We’ll have dinner at the hotel and then hit the town. Don’t stay out too late.  The moment we’ve all been waiting for is only a few short hours away.


Thursday, April 30, 2015:

This is it, everyone!  We’re racing straight to the entrance of Machu Picchu.  This is one of the seven newest wonders of the world.  It is on hundreds of thousands if not millions of people’s “bucket list”.  Not only will we be going there - we will be on a 5K trek, racing straight to the entrance!  We’ll give you plenty of time in terms of hours so you can hike, lie down, relax, meditate, smile, laugh, and KNOW you’ve completed your race week and are winning the game of life.  

We’ll be making our way back to Cuzco, our home for the next two evenings.


Friday, May 1, 2015:

Please take this lazy morning to sleep in and enjoy a slow start to the day.  It’s your free day to enjoy Cuzco.  Local shopping is highly recommended for those last minute gifts you’d like to bring back to your loved ones.  Museums here are amazing, giving this area and Machu Picchu that much more perspective.  

For the more adventurous crew that just won’t rest, we’ve partnered with Nature Vive on a ziplining and rockclimbing adventure.  This is the only activity which is optional and comes at an additional cost ($75).  Forego the museums and shopping for one last adrenaline seeking adventure (maximum 50 occupancy).

A Race2Adventure week is not complete without a final dinner, awards ceremony, and late night celebration.  Friends that will last a lifetime, 38 kilometers of exercise, multiple cities and towns, a wonder of the world, and another country later - our journey is near-complete.  Congratulations, everyone!


Saturday, May 2, 2015:

Most of the group will be flying back from Cuzco to one last night on the oceanside city of Lima.  You’re on your own tonight.  Take some time to yourself or coordinate a final group dinner.  We’ll all be flying home early Sunday morning.

A select few, with extra time on their hands, may opt to stick around Cuzco.  Maybe it’s for an extra day or even an extra month - it’s that amazing.  But head further south and things like Lake Titicaca and La Paz, Bolivia are within your reach.


Sunday, May 3, 2015:

Goodbye, Peru!  And as for all the participants, see you next time!