King of the Mountain
PLEASE GO TO THE WEBSITE TO REGISTER.
It's on again!
The second "annual" King of the Mountain race.
Do you think you can race over a mountain?
The challenge is on. To run from one side of Wolchulsan to the other and claim the title of "King of the Mountain!
The race will take you from near sea level, almost vertically up to 809 meters above sea level, then across a ridge to the second peak of 743m and down the other side, finishing about 8.6 kilometers later, in the beautiful temple surroundings of Dogapsa.
There will be an entrance fee of W5000 (optional to pre-paid on regristration or on the day). This year the profits will go to a group trying to raise awareness and empower the youth of Korea to care for their environment. The non-profit orginisation is called Environmental Awareness Education Program.
To read more about the founders of this organisation and the work it is doing, please visit this link
to an article in the Gwangju Blog or this link
to Maria Lisak's blog for useful information about the program.
Prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, and a certificate for all who enter. Although sponsorship is not mandatory, a prize will also be given for the person who raises the most money for the EAEP.
Even if you don't think you're up for the challenge of racing over a mountain, please join in and do a "fun run / walk" with your friends. Perhaps you'd like to join in the theme of caring for the environment and bring along a trash bag to collect some garbage in the park and make it a little more clean & "green".
26th June 2010 (Weather permitting)
Check-in will be from 9am.
The race will start at 10am.
Wolchulsan is in Jeollanamdo province close to the small town of Yeongam. It is about 1 hour from Gwangju and 45 minutes from Mokpo (both on the KTX line).
I hope to see some of the great folks from our climbing community come along and have some fun supporting this great cause.