Iquitos, Aug. 10 (ANDINA). The 13th edition of the world's longest raft race will take place from October 6 to 9 on the Amazon River near Iquitos in northeastern Peru.
The race, the longest of its kind in the world, covers 180 kilometers over three days on balsa-log rafts.
Amateur adventure seekers, professionals, media and supporters from all over the world come to compete for bragging rights, and the honor of living up to the race's motto: "The Faint of Heart Need Not Apply!"
Last year, fifty teams from Peru as well as England, America, Ireland, Australia, Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland, Iran and Israel turned out to participate in this unique sporting event organized by LivinginPeru.com.
"Last year's Amazon Raft Race was a major success and this year's Raft Race will be bigger and better as we are aiming for 75 teams", added Carsten Korch President and CEO of LivinginPeru.com.
This year's event takes place from October 4-9. Teams must be in Iquitos by the evening of October 4 and the race starts on the morning of October 6. For additional information or to sign up visit Peru Experience.