O n the 4th and 5th of March, the province of Asuncion in the department of Ancash will be hosting one of the most challenging Downhill competitions on Peruvian soil. The skateboard championship is being organised by DH Media and sponsored by the Provincial Municipality of Asunción and will take place partly within the Nacional Park Huascarán.
Start of the race will be the Punta Olímpica Tunnel and with a length of 1,384 metres, it´s the longest carved car tunnel in Peru and the highest altitude tunnel in the world at 4,735 metres above sea-level.
The event is not without risk for the participants as at certain points the skaters reach speeds above 50 km per hour. In a video posted by DH Media, Alvaro Garcia Alcazar is completing a raw run and this gives an interesting impression of the scenery and action. Click here to see the video
The Yaku Raymi Downhill Skateboarding Championship offers participation in the following categories such as junior, ladies, open and masters and is open for the public.