Corsica Raid 2018
The Corsica Raid Adventure is one of the most exciting adventure races with over ten sports and adventure disciplines.  The non stop action takes you across the beautiful island of Corsica  over 5 days and 5 nights. The Adventurers participate in canyoning, trail coastering, orienteering, sea kayaking, swimming, snow running, MTB and a lot more to reach their destination. The Corsica Raid Adventure is part of the Outdoor Race World Tour ( ORWT) founded by adventure racers and takes place on 5 continents.

Raid Amazones Cambodia March 2018
RAID AMAZONES is a women-only adventure-sports camp, mixing team racing and local discovery that takes place in some of the most beautiful locations in the world. Raid Amazones provides a perfect mix of adventure, nature sports, teamwork and women power as well as social responsibility. In March 2018, Raid Amazones took place in Cambodia.

USW UK Challenge 2018 
The Brecon Beacons mountain range in Wales is the venue as more than 100 teams take on 3 days of physical and mental challenges, ranging from running and canoeing to anagrams and riddles, testing every core skill of both body and mind. Fitness is essential, but not enough – teams will need patience, strategy, intelligence and teamwork to succeed.

Perskindol Swiss Epic 2018
The 2018 Perskindol Swiss Epic kicks off five days of pure mountain bike heaven in Bettmeralp. Riders navigate some 50 Valais municipalities visiting quaint mountain villages, past traditional vineyard terraces beside the magnificent Aletsch glacier. Covering 50-80km each day, with 1800-2800m of climbing, the Perskindol Swiss Epic culminates in the resort town of Zermatt at the foot of the magnificent Matterhorn.

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HORIZONSPORTS, the world’s only Nature Sports & Wellness video platform, which is motivating the world to be more active in nature, has announced a new partnership with the It’s Great Out There Coalition. Founded by the European Outdoor Group, the It’s Great Out There Coalition is an International Non Profit Association with a membership of many of Europe’s leading outdoor businesses.  HorizonSports motivates people to be active in nature through premium sports and adventure videos, while the coalition is leading the #itsgreatoutthere campaign to encourage more people to lead healthier lives by getting active in the outdoors. Building on the synergy between the two projects, HorizonSports will set up an #itsgreatoutthere channel with dedicated contents within Horizonsports TV and both organisations will work together to promote each other across their media, events and other outlets.

Laurence Fox Hopper, HorizonSports CEO said: “By working together we can really make an impact on society and motivate people to lead more active and healthy lives by enjoying the outdoors”.

Andrew Denton, Secretary General of the It’s Great Out There Coalition, added: “Working with HorizonSports is another great way for us to communicate positive #itsgreatoutthere content to a big audience across Europe.  We’re already reaching millions of citizens on a regular basis and this new partnership will allow us to inspire even more people with dynamic and accessible content.”

 

 

About HORIZONSPORTS

HorizonSports is the only nature sports & wellness subscriber video on demand (SVOD) platform that caters to people who hike, run, cycle, love mountains, want to be healthy and more active in nature with over 200,000 unique viewers per month through a combination of SVOD platform, Android / Apple App, and through smart TVs. HorizonSports aggregates and produces the best inspiring video content from the top outdoor, sports events, lifestyle and adventure TV producers with a balance of sports and Wellness premium programming available for unlimited on demand, Live sports and streaming TV viewing. HorizonSports is also available on Watch It, Samsung TV Plus, Vewd and Pluto TV.

About the It’s Great Out There Coalition

The It’s Great Out There Coalition is an International Non Profit Association (INPA), registered in Brussels, and set up and launched by the European Outdoor Group (EOG).  Run by an executive team and non-executive board, the coalition will lead a pan-European consumer facing campaign to inspire more people to get active in the outdoors.  The It’s Great Out There Coalition is funded by membership fees, with 23 Founding Members, which are:

  • AS Adventure
  • Berghaus
  • Columbia
  • Intersport
  • ISPO
  • Jack Wolfskin
  • KEEN
  • Mammut
  • Marmot
  • McTrek
  • Merrell
  • Nordisk
  • OutDoor
  • Primaloft
  • Regatta
  • Reima
  • Salomon
  • Schuster
  • Sport2000
  • Ternua
  • The North Face
  • Vango
  • Vaude

Businesses and other organisations that operate in the outdoor sector are encouraged to join the coalition as members or supporters.  For more information about terms and costs, contact arne.strate@itsgreatoutthere.com.  In addition, the It’s Great Out There Coalition offers a range of sponsorship options for companies.  For more details, contact Arne Strate.

As well as delivering sustained consumer facing campaign activity, the It’s Great Out There Coalition is directly supporting grass roots initiatives in Europe that meet the coalition’s key aims and objectives.  For more details of the grant application process, contact arne.strate@itsgreatoutthere.com.

The It’s Great Out There Coalition is also working closely with European Commission in Brussels (with the European Outdoor Group), helping to represent the outdoor sector to policymakers and seeking to secure European funding for key community-led projects designed to inspire more European citizens to get active.

 

Contact:

HorizonSports : Philippe Deleplace (philippe@horizonsports.com)

https://www.horizonsports.com/

Its Great Out There Coalition: Chris Lines (chris@rightlines.info / +44 (0)7971 868329)

www.itsgreatoutthere.com

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The It’s Great Out There Coalition aims to inspire generations of Europeans to embrace the outdoors. We believe in the positive impact of outdoor activity on individuals and society. Fitness, life skills, fun, health, unforgettable memories & a sustainable connection with nature – the power of outdoor sports is phenomenal.

 

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In Depth UTMB 2018 – Running & Being
This is a unique and intense behind the scenes summary of UTMB week. Everybody remembers the fantastic Victory of Xavier Thevenard and the abandon of world favourite, Kilian Jornet but what about all the other participants? Most of them went through the adventure of their life. No celebrities in this documentary but moving stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. The documentary takes you to unseen nooks and crannies in Chamonix during the UTMB week with interesting stories including interviews with the UTMB founders who explain it all.

Raid Amazones Cambodia 2017
RAID AMAZONES is a women-only adventure-sports camp, mixing team racing and local discovery that takes place in some of the most beautiful locations in the world. Raid Amazones provides a perfect mix of adventure, nature sports, teamwork and women power as well as social responsibility. In December 2017, Raid Amazones took place in Cambodia.

Cycleguard Long Course Weekend 2018 
The Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park hosts this swim, bike, run event which is made up of three races in three days – the Wales Swim, the Wales Sportive and the Wales Marathon. With each discipline taking place as a separate stage, by the time competitors finish the marathon in the historic coastal resort of Tenby they will have completed an iron-distance triathlon.

Movie Trailers from the upcoming Ladek Mountain Film Festival

Three new movie trailers of award winning films including into twin galaxies about a ski and kayak expedition in Greenland, life in four elements about a human journey through Earth, Air, Water and Fire, mountain of the crystal diggers about mountaineering and crystal digging in Chamonix France.

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HorizonSports, la seule plateforme vidéo au monde entièrement dédiée aux sports de pleine nature et au bien-être est partenaire du RAID AMAZONES, seul raid nature itinérant à travers le monde 100% féminin associant l’esprit d’équipe et la découverte de certaines des plus belles destinations au monde. Le Raid Amazones propose un mix parfait d’aventure, de sports de nature, d’esprit d’équipe, de féminité et de solidarité. HorizonSports diffusera les images des éditions du Raid qui se sont déroulées à Bali, en Californie, au Cambodge et au Sri Lanka. Les programmes mettent en valeur l’endurance, la force, la vitesse et la faculté de résoudre des problèmes de la part des équipes de concurrentes venant de différents pays.

Laurence Fox Hopper, CEO d’HorizonSports indique : « Nous constatons, partout dans le monde, une augmentation de la participation féminine dans les sports de nature et nous recherchons plus de programmes susceptibles de motiver les femmes à repousser les limites des sports de nature et d’aventure. Notre partenariat avec le Raid Amazones est complètement en phase avec cette démarche. »

Alexandre Debanne, créateur du Raid Amazones déclare : « je suis ravi de ce partenariat avec HorizonSports. C’est le partenaire media idéal pour nous aider à promouvoir le Raid Amazones partout dans le monde et encourager plus de femmes à participer. »

 

A propos de HORIZONSPORTS

HorizonSports est la seule plateforme vidéo à la demande (VOD) dédiée aux sports de pleine nature et au bien-être à destination de toutes celles et ceux qui marchent, courent, pédalent, aiment la montagne et veulent rester en bonne santé et être actif en pleine nature. HorizonSports compte plus de 200 000 utilisateurs uniques par mois au travers d’une combinaison de plateformes SVOD, OTT, Smart TV et via ses applis mobiles Apple et Android. HorizonSports agrège et produit des vidéos inspirantes en provenance des plus grands événements sportifs outdoor et des meilleurs producteurs de programmes outdoor et d’aventure avec un équilibre entre les programmes de sport et ceux dédiés au bien-être. Ces programmes sont disponibles de façon illimitée en VOD, live et en streaming TV. HorizonSports est également disponible sur Watch It, Samsung TV Plus, Vewd et Pluto TV.

 

A propos du RAID AMAZONES

Seul Raid Nature itinérant à travers le monde et 100% féminin, le Raid Amazones a déjà écumé la Guyane, le Kenya, le Sri Lanka, la Réunion, l’île Maurice, la Malaisie, Mayotte, le Cambodge, Bali, la Californie…
Après dix-huit années de succès, ZBO (Alexandre Debanne) prépare activement la dix-neuvième édition du Raid Amazones. Un trail féminin multisports et accessible à toutes.

Les prochaines éditions se dérouleront du 10 au 20 octobre et du 22 mars au 1er avril 2019 au Sri Lanka.

Le succès de ce raid féminin unique au monde s’explique par un concept doté de valeurs très actuelles, tournées vers la découverte, l’aventure, l’humain, la solidarité et le sport (Run & Bike, Trail, VTT, Canoë et Tir à l’Arc).

Les concurrentes ont la possibilité de soutenir une association de leur choix pour donner encore plus de sens à leur participation au Raid. En plus, chaque année, le Raid Amazones soutient une association solidaire dans le pays traversé. En 2018, c’est l’association Reconstruire et Vivre qui est soutenue.

Reconstruire et Vivre est une association locale Sri Lankaise, à but non-lucratif, fondée au lendemain du tsunami de décembre 2004 et dirigée depuis plus de 10 ans par Patricia Wickramasinghe-Villette (Française, résidant à Sri Lanka depuis 1995, rescapée de ce funeste 24 décembre, avec Chandra, son époux Sri Lankais et leur fils alors âgé de 8 ans).

A ce jour, en plus d’avoir aidé des familles à reconstruire leur maison, Reconstruire et Vivre a construit 3 écoles maternelles, 2 centres informatiques et un Community Centre

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HorizonSports :

https://www.horizonsports.com/

Raid Amazones :

https://www.raidamazones.com

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HorizonSports, the world’s only Nature Sports & Wellness video platform, motivating the world to be more active in nature, is partnering with RAID AMAZONES, a women-only adventure-sports camp, mixing team racing and local discovery that takes place in some of the most beautiful locations in the world. Raid Amazones provides a perfect mix of adventure, nature sports, teamwork and women power as well as social responsibility. HorizonSports will broadcast the exciting series of six-day all-women adventures that take place in Bali, California, Cambodia and soon in Sri Lanka. The programming highlights speed, strength, endurance and problem-solving skills, featuring amateur female participants from different countries.

Laurence Fox Hopper, HorizonSports CEO said: “We believe that worldwide, women are becoming more active in nature sports and we seek more programming that motivates women to push the boundaries of nature sports and adventure. Our partnership with Raid Amazones is a step in that Direction.”

Alexandre Debanne, Founder of Raid Amazones said “I am delighted to partner with HorizonSports. They are an ideal media partner to help promote Raid Amazones adventure challenge to a worldwide audience and encourage more women to participate.”

 

 

About HORIZONSPORTS

HorizonSports is the only nature sports & wellness video on demand (VOD) platform that caters to people who hike, run, cycle, love mountains, want to be healthy and more active in nature with over 200,000 unique viewers per month through a combination of SVOD platform, OTT offers, Android / Apple App, and through smart TVs. HorizonSports aggregates and produces the best inspiring video content from the top outdoor, sports events, lifestyle and adventure TV producers with a balance of sports and Wellness premium programming available for unlimited on demand, Live sports and streaming TV viewing. HorizonSports is also available on Watch It, Samsung TV Plus, Vewd and Pluto TV.

About RAID AMAZONES

The all women Nature Adventure sports venue takes place in beautiful locations around the world. The Raid Amazones has already taken place in Guyana, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Reunion Island, Mauritius, Malaysia, Mayotte, Cambodia, Bali, California. ..

After eighteen years of success, ZBO (Alexandre Debanne) is actively preparing the nineteenth edition of the Raid Amazones. A women’s multisporte adventure and accessible to all.

The next editions will take place from 10 to 20 October and from 22 March to 1 April 2019 in Sri Lanka.

The elements of success of this unique women’s  adventure experience include social responsibility,  desire for discovery, adventure, teamwork and sports (Run & Bike, Trail, MTB, Canoeing and Archery).

Competitors have the opportunity to support a local non -profit association of their choice to make their participation in the Raid even more meaningful. In addition, each year, the Amazon Raid supports a solidarity association in the country visited. In 2018, the association Rebuild & Live is supported.

Rebuild & Live is a non-profit Sri Lankan local association founded in the aftermath of the tsunami of December 2004 and directed for more than 10 years by Patricia Wickramasinghe-Villette (French, resident in Sri Lanka since 1995, survivor of this fatal December 24, with Chandra, her husband and their 8 year-old son).

To date, in addition to helping families rebuild their homes, Rebuild & Live has built 3 kindergartens, 2 computer centers and a Community Center

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HorizonSports :

https://www.horizonsports.com/

Raid Amazones :

https://www.raidamazones.com

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What a Tor! So far the weather is splendid with a mix of heroic runners, well planned organization, hundreds of motivated spectators and on the first day, a festive atmosphere. It all starts in Courmayeur, Italy, one of the most beautiful Alpine towns at the foot of Mont Blanc.

Starting in Courmayeur, the runners must complete 330km and climb a total of 24 thousand meters within 150 hours – leaders complete the race in less than 75 hours.  The day before the race, the runners are relaxed and looking forward to the challenge…most have done it several times and are there to try and finish…some know what they are getting themselves into – others have no idea and hope they can pull through. After the safety briefing, the night before the race, runners eat a pizza and have a beer in a local pub in Courmayeur….no big deal…everyone is happy and smiling…no stress…..

As Nicoletta (wife of a runner) said, the largest number quit after the first night out on the trail. Nonetheless, the first leg is the most festive. Federica Boifava stopped above La Thuile to play her flute for fellow runners before running off adding to a festive feeling about the race.

We saluted the first one to pass the refueling area above La Thuile on day one– local favourite Franco Collé– as he ran by at a controlled pace while chewing on an energy gel – he is still leading the race as of this writing and then went on to win in 74 hours and three minutes https://www.instagram.com/p/BnoDDYAgVYd/?taken-by=horizonsportstv  . Then more and more runners appeared – Avery Collins, Mr. Runnin High from USA ran by, followed by male and female runners from Italy, Japan, USA, Canada, Spain, China, Germany, France….all very friendly and chatty.

HorizonSports will produce a video that tries to capture what it means to be in the race….by mingling  with the runners and speaking to them as they run …… and then following them on the GPS tracker. Some have already abandoned the race but most are still in the running.

You may ask why they do this? You probably think that after completing one they would never do another again but they return, to prove something to themselves. Not sure if enjoyment is the right term but all sports require giving it all. Maybe in this sport you are required to give even more and reach down into your inner self. Running / walking around 3 to 5 km per hour, after the first 100 or 200 km kilometers, it becomes totally mental. Your body says that is enough – can’t do it anymore but your mind forces you on over the next mountain….Its an adventure. Its tough even for the spectators – you can wait for runners in the towns or climb up the mountain and watch them come down or up……you have to make an effort to see them…The rules are a bit harsh – coaching and team motivation is allowed only in certain rest areas… …. all have tracking devices for safety.

It seems that a younger generation is picking up the baton from the older group – most top runners are between 40-57…….maybe older runners are mentally tougher…lets wait for the results of this TOR to see.

The Tor is one of the most notorious Ultra races….the weather can be brutal and in some cases fatal. The helicopter was called in at La Thuile for an allergic reaction to a bee sting and a runner was hurt falling…nothing major….no rain…warm …perfect…the weather may change…provide another dimension to the race….in the past the weather caused the race to be shortened but never canceled……The race continues until Friday and you can track the runners on the Tor web site. HorizonSports will have a short documentary of the race available by the end of the month.

 

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UTMB 2018 – What a race !
This awesome summary includes all the most exciting highlights of the UTMB 2018 (Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc), the world’s premiere ultra trail event which just took place in the mountains around Chamonix, France, (Photo Pascal Tournaire)
(Two versions : English and Française)

ÖtillÖ Swimrun World Championship 2018
The 13th edition of ÖTILLÖ saw 159 teams of two from 25 nations tackling the 75 km long course, with 65 km trail running and 10 km open water swimming over and between 24 islands in the Stockholm archipelago.

Ultimate, fun and comprehensive Tent test: MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2person 
Denys takes you through a complete and step by step set up of the Hubba Hubba with commentary and practical hands on viewing giving you an in depth  understanding of what the Hubba Hubba NX  two person tent is capable of. Denys will try the tent in all conditions -no shelter, with shelter, toughness, inside space (Denys is 2 meters tall), ventilation, ease of use, weight and lots more.

Bluewater International Gran Fondo 2018
The fourth Annual BIGF welcomes cyclists to Lambton County’s Bluewaterland will start and finish along the shores of Lake Huron in Sarnia’s beautiful Mike Weir Park. Bluewater International Granfondo is part personal challenge and part serious competition with riders having three routes to choose from.

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UTMB coverage every day !
All the best coverage of the UTMB (Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc), the world’s premiere ultra trail event now taking place in Chamonix, France.  We are posting an update every evening this week followed by four fully comprehensive programs after the event ends. (DR photo Michel Cottin)

Tenerife Blue Trail 2018
This 97km race climbs from the Atlantic coast to the summit of Teide, the highest mountain in Spain and the third highest volcano in the world. Starting at midnight and with just 23 hours to complete this epic journey, competitors must climb a total of 5000 metres and cross the beautiful but treacherous volcanic landscape of Tenerife.

Movie Trailers from the upcoming Ladek Mountain Film Festival
Three new movie trailers of award winning films including addicted to altitude – dedicated to Slovak Himalaya mountaineering expeditions , Ario dream – about the expedition in the deepest cave system in the world and Bonington mountaineer – about the life of one of the world’s best-known mountaineers – Sir Chris Bonington.

Carpathian MTB Epic 2018
The Carpathian MTB Epic 2018 is the ultimate mountain bike adventure in the Land of Dracula. The 2nd edition of this wild and rugged solo-format mountain bike event is Romania’s first multi-stage event to be registered in the international calendar of the UCI. It was held at Cheile Gradistei-Fundata, an Olympic-level resort in the Transylvanian Alps.

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HORIZONSPORTS, the world’s only Nature Sports & Wellness video platform will once again be covering on all its venues across Europe the UTMB® (Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc). During the event, HorizonSports will broadcast several News Reports and a few days after the event a 24-minute Highlight (Best of UTMB® 2018) and a 24-minute Magazine (Inside Running & Being). All these programs will be available for viewing anywhere and anytime on any connected screen within the EEU countries in Europe through the HorizonSports mobile APP and browser as well as on Smart TVs, reaching over 200.000 unique viewers.

Laurence Fox Hopper, HorizonSports CEO said: “We are thrilled to, once again, cover the UTMB® and propose a full range of programs about this fantastic event to all our viewers and more specifically to our strong community of ultra-trail enthusiasts”.

 

 

About HORIZONSPORTS

HorizonSports is the only nature sports & wellness subscriber video on demand (SVOD) platform that caters to people who hike, run, cycle, love mountains, want to be healthy and more active in nature with over 200,000 unique viewers per month through a combination of SVOD platform, Android / Apple App, and through smart TVs. HorizonSports aggregates and produces the best inspiring video content from the top outdoor, sports events, lifestyle and adventure TV producers with a balance of sports and Wellness premium programming available for unlimited on demand, Live sports and streaming TV viewing. HorizonSports is also available on Watch It, Samsung TV Plus, Vewd and Pluto TV.

Trail Running is a very strong category within HorizonSports’ programming line up thanks to official partnerships such as the one signed with UTWT® (Ultra Trail World Tour). Through this partnership, HorizonSports will also broadcast 2 x 52-minute programs dedicated to UTMB®, CCC® (Courmayeur-Champex-Chamonix) and TDS® (Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie).

 

About UTMB ®

The UTMB® is a trail-running event full of superlatives! An essential event for trail-runners from all over the world. Each year, Elite runners from the trail running community find themselves in the Mont Blanc region as well as almost 10,000 enthusiastic runners (all events combined) in order to participate in one of the event’s 7 races. The 2018 edition (the 16th) will take place from August 27th to September 2nd and will gather 10 000 runners and 20 000 accompanying from 100 nations. The event takes place in 3 countries and18 communes, across 7 valleys, 71 glaciers and 400 summits. The most famous races are UTMB® (170 km, 10 000 m D+), TDS® (122 km, 7 300 m D+), CCC® (101 km, 6 200 m D+).

Contact:

HorizonSports : Philippe Deleplace (philippe@horizonsports.com)

https://www.horizonsports.com/

UTMB : annegery@infocimes.com

 

www.utmbmontblanc.com

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