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Hikeathon 2018 on Sat 12 May 2018

Scheduled Date: Saturday 12th May, 2018

Hiking has become one of the most popular outdoor activities in Trinidad and Tobago.  On weekends, it is estimated as many as a thousand people hike to the various waterfalls, secluded beaches, and rivers. It is a means of getting to no one’s country, exercising, relaxing the mind and at the same time enjoying the hidden beauty of Trinidad and Tobago.

The 31 kilometers of North Coast from Matelot to Blanchisseue, is filled with secluded beaches and one of the most breath-taking places to visit. Along the route, there are scenic beaches at Madamas, Grand Tacaribe, Petit Tacaribe, Murphy Bay,  Paria Bay and Turtle Rock. Madamas Bay at the river’s mouth is a breathtaking destination where apart from its fantastic scenery the water’s are calm and soothing. During  February to July, these North Coast beaches are a nesting ground for the leatherback turtles, and since there are no drivable roads, this region remains pristine. The trail, which is mainly accessible on foot, is broad and open with rolling hills.

On Saturday 12th May 2018 Island Hikers host their 9th annual Hike-a-thon from Matelot to Blanchisseuse. It is considered to be the greatest hiking event of the year and attracts a variety of participants and foreign nationals. Some do it for the pleasure of walking the North Coast and enjoying the scenery while others approach the expedition with a more a competitive attitude and treat it as a race. It is a challenge to test one’s fitness for the distinguished title of “King of The North Coast.” The event attracts as many as two hundred and fifty participants, and yearly more seasoned athletes get involved. Over the years, the Hike-a-thon finishing times have become shorter, and Michael Honore finished the hikeathon in 2017 in 3hours and 26 minutes.  The fastest record holder for the Hike-a-thon is Roger Rojas in a time of 3 hours and 6 minutes. However, it takes the average fit person 5-8 hours to complete the North Coast trek. On completion, each participant rewarded with a medal, t/shirt food, and drinks.

The Hikeathon, 31-kilometer course, is grouped into three Sections and listed below are the average hiking times.

Leg #1: Matelot to Madamas {hiking time 3 hours}

Leg#2: Madamas to Paria ( 3 hours)

Leg #3: Paria to Blanchisseuse Spring Bridge {2 hours}

Schedule on Saturday 12th May 2018, Island Hikers 9th annual Hike-a-thon from Matelot to Blanchisseuse. Note pre-registration required

To download registration forms visit www.islandhikers.com or contact Mario 749-2956, Marcia 490-2421 or Jamal 7611889.

Assembly: 200am entrance to Eric Williams Medical Complex Mt.Hope.

Maxi-taxi departs from Mt.Hope at 2.45am to Matelot

Start time of expedition 6.30am

Return in the afternoon by maxi-taxi from Blanchisseuse.

What to bring: change of clothing labeled and left in the maxi.

On the trail: 1-2 litres of water, sports refreshments, snacks and a sandwich.

Note the Hike-a-thon is rated challenging and only fit or experienced hikers should attempt. One should be exercising daily and accustom to walking steep hills and long distances.

Cost $300 includes a medal, t-shirt, transportation to matelot and return from Blanchisseuse, meal, and refreshments provided at the finish line.

Venues to Register and drop off Hikeathon forms: Please call hike leaders to arrange a drop-off time.

Option 1

1.Jamal: 761-1889 D/ Martin/St James,

2.Camille: 620-3147 Chaguanas and San Fernando

3.Michelle: 726-5195 POS Beacon Insurance Stanmore Avenue

4.Mario: Port Of Spain Upper Frederick Street: 749-2956 or ask for Scratch 796-5428

5.Ronda: 786-9767 POS McEnearney Motors, Richmond

6.Dennis: 678-2768 Santa Cruz

7.Marcia: 490-2421 St Augustine & Arima

8.Michael: 719-3368 Arima Penta

  1. Robin 681-1389 Belmont

Option 2:

Deposit at Republic Bank, Island Hikers acc#180 483 119 801. Scan and email form and receipt to islandhikers@gmail.com.

Or Whats Up registration form and bank receipt to Mario 749-2956

 email: islandhikers@gmail.com

Contact

Mario Russell
c/o Island Hikers,
#152 Frederick Street,
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago/

Phone: (868) 749-2956,

email :islandhikers @gmail.com

Marcia 490-2421,Michael 719-3368,

Jamal 761-1889,Robin 681-1389,

Camille 620-314, Michelle 726-5195,

,Petronilla 342-1072, Pooran 764-2041

Dennis 678-2768, Adrian 349-9316,

Bob 685-5355, Pedro 346-3460

Ian 682-6177,  Danny 372-7798