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race the pearl

yasas hewage
You've probably heard of Race Across America (RAAM), Race Across Europe & Ironman Triathlon,  but there is nothing like #RaceThePearl. It's long enough to push your body and mind to boundaries beyond imagination, feast your eyes in the glory of nature, Let your mind float searching for answers to life and still be at work on Monday morning. There is nothing else like it!

Welcome to The Pearl of the Indian Ocean ..!

yasas hewage

Race Director /Finisher
Organizer Race Across Sri lanka 
Director Ironman70.3 Cololmbo 18/19 
Sri Lanka's First ever 24 hour cycling race


Live Life Beyond Limits

RACE THE PEARL is a 24 Hr Cycling Challenge, that will push all known physical and mental boundaries in an attempt to ride a bicycle across Sri Lanka, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean. Some will Race and some will Ride. The route is between the furthest two points of Point Pedro and Dondra head and will almost bisect the island and take you through a varied mix of terrain of pan-flat straight-arrow roads, mild uphills and downhills, green and barren land, while riding through day and night, rain and shine. An Exhilarating, Exotic, and Epic Endurance Challenge that stacks up against and beyond any Ultra Endurance Event in the World. The men & women of steel who complete this will cherish the prestigious ' Pearl Jersey ' and add to the collection of stories of living life beyond limits.

You will take part as a Solo Rider or a Relay Team up to 5 members. Race start is on 28th October 2023 morning at 00.01 it's a midnight party  at the top most tip of Sri Lanka, Point Pedro in the Jaffna Peninsula. 

Most  international riders will arrive at the Katunayake International airport and make it to Colombo for  few days. Some will stay at the touristy city of Negombo  before they leave for Jaffna / Point Pedro for the race start . It's generally a 7 hour drive by Car or Coach depending on the time you leave . The train is an option if booked early .Refer to the lodging section for star rated all the way to cheap and cheerful options. 

On Race day you will need a Rider Support Vehicle (RSV)  , which can be coordinated with the help from Spinner . Good to plan this early 


The race consists of 5 Aid Stations / Timing Stations where each rider has to sign off . Each Aid Station provides Solid Food such as Sandwiches or  Pasta  and Nutrition in the form of  fruits , electrolytes , and water as well as washroom facility . The time spend at these stations is at the discretion of the rider, as the clock is ticking


Rider and Rider Support  Vehicle (RSV) Crew  need to be capable of road side bicycle mechanics and route navigation.


Race finish is at Dondra Head the Southernmost tip of Sri Lanka at the picturesque lighthouse . It is an adrenaline rush, a moment you and your team will cherish all your life. Our team will capture pictures . The awards and after party is held at a nearby partner hotel 

Most will spend a few days Down South to recover . The beaches are amoung the best in the world , Some will head towards Mirissa for whale watching, others will go a bit inland for Elephants and Leopards in the Yala  National park. The return back to Colombo or the Katunayake airport is approximately 2 hour on the highway .Some will come to Colombo to meet some friends and do some shopping for tea, cinnamon for some its work on monday and for others it's a flight back home, but for most it's a promise to come back 12 months from now.

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