Adventure challenge Raid Amazones in Sri Lanka enters its second phase

PUBLISHED Mar 31, 2022

Athletes making a start

Raid Amazones 2022, an adventure challenge currently underway in Sri Lanka, is in its second phase.

Raid Amazones is the largest sports tourism event in Sri Lanka since the COVID-19 pandemic started. This year marks the 20th, and 253 female athletes, mostly French, participated in the first phase of the race, which took place from March 16 to 22. The second phase began on March 28, with 216 competing.

This women’s adventure race takes place in a different country each year. It has previously been hosted in Bali, Cambodia, Kenya, and other countries, and Sri Lanka is the stage for the event this year. The backdrop includes the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sigiriya and Kaudulla National Park. Participants are currently competing in horseback riding, running, orienteering, mountain biking, canoeing, archery, and other skills on courses rich in natural and cultural heritage.

The second phase will run through April 6. About 600 people, including athletes and officials, have joined the event.

  • Mountain bike race

  • Canoeing

  • Local residents cheering on the athletes

  • Athletes interacting with children