Champs: The "Hunter" team came in first place of Tú Làn Adventure Race 2016 in the central Quảng Bình Province after a three-day wilderness challenge involving a traditional Độc Mộc (dug-out canoe), jungle treks, climbing up and down hills, and swimming in underground rivers in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park. -- Photo courtesy of Oxalis Adventure Tours
Quảng Bình — The Hunter team won the Tú Làn Adventure Race 2016 in the central Quảng Bình Province on Sunday.
The three-day wild challenge involved a traditional độc mộc (dug-out canoe) boat race, jungle treks, climbing up and down hills, and swimming in underground rivers in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park.
The Funny Walker team came in second place, while Destiny finished third in the second edition of the wild race in the new destination in central Việt Nam.
Director of Oxalis Adventure Tours, the race organiser, Nguyễn Châu Á said 10 teams with 100 members competed over 30km of dirty trails and rivers.
The Hunter team were awarded the first prize of VNĐ50 million (US$2,270) by the race organising committee.
Funny Walker pocketed VNĐ40 million ($1,770) in cash prize, while Destiny took home VNĐ30 million ($1,330) as the third prize.
The race organisers said the competitors overcame their fears and challenged their limits, but they also got the chance to explore incredible and magnificent destinations such as Rat Cave, Hùng Tôn Cave and Hùng Tôn Valley.
Quảng Bình, home of the largest cave in the world, Sơn Đoòng Cave, offers visitors treks, caving tours and a race.
In the first race, funds were raised for local schools hit by a flood in 2010 in the nearby Tân Hoá Commune. – VNS