Feb 28 2012
If you’re looking for a new way to see Sihanoukville and get some exercise, the second weekend in March has a lot to offer in the way of a half marathon and bicycle race.
Sihanoukville Bike Race and Ride
On March 10 at 06:00, join cycling enthusiasts and adventure junkies on a ride down Cambodia’s coast during the first Sihanoukville Bike Race and Ride. There are two race categories, a 20km fun ride and and a 60km race for the serious cyclists out there.
The proceeds from the race go to Village Focus International, an NGO that works with vulnerable villages and communities in the region with a focus on improving the lives of children.
The race will go through local villages, downtown Sihanoukville and along the coast (including some challenging hills) and promises some beautiful scenery. Bicycle rentals are available, as is transport for your bicycle from Phnom Penh if needed. They’re also having a beach barbecue lunch on Ochheuteal Beach from 11:00.
You can register online or at the following venues:
OffRoad Cyclery, 18 Street 360, Phnom Penh. T: (012) 555 123
adidas, 64 Norodom Boulevard, Phnom Penh. T: (023) 726 906
adidas, 598-600 Treet Tep Vong, Modul I Village, Siem Reap. T: (063) 965 906
ANA Travel, Serendipity Beach Road, Sihanoukville. T: (034) 933 729
You can get more information at the Village Focus race site.
Sihanoukville International Half Marathon
On March 11, there’s going to be a half-marathon in Sihanoukville that starts at Ochheuteal beach. There’s a 21km half marathon that goes past Sokha beach, Independence beach, Victory beach and then to the sea port. If this seems like a bit much (it has been getting very hot lately), there’s also a 10.5km road race and a 3km family fun run.
The race is being organised by the same organisers as the popular Angkor Wat half-marathon and should appeal to those who enjoy running in extreme heat. They will also have a gala dinner the night before featuring a traditional cultural performance and presumably featuring the beverages of the event’s sponsor, Cambrew (makers of Angkor beer).
You can get more information or register online here.
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