By: L.N. Reklai

June 8, 2017 (Koror, Palau) Palau will hosts its first ever obstacle course challenge this weekend in a two-day event.  

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The first part of the event is going through nature-historical trail in Peleliu State, following some the historical tracks from the WWII.  Participants will go through about 6 miles of natural terrain, including trekking through jungles, climbing the ridges and going through caves the way many of the soldiers experienced in WWII.

“This is a group event and no matter how difficult it maybe, the group has to work together to reach the end.  It is a great way to meet people and build teamwork,” stated Mr. Mr. Kaz Endo, the Course Designer and Event Director of Konger Guam, who developing Konqer Palau course.

The event was first held in Guam two years ago, has been a great success with more and more people participating.  For this event, 200 to 225 people are expected with participants from Guam and Taiwan arriving to participate in the event.

“We plan to make this a circuit, where we can have Konger Guam, CNMI and then Palau,” added Mr. Endo.

The second part of the event consists of the 15 man-made obstacle course constructed at Long Island Park. The course is designed to accommodate adults, children and even people who may not be in the top physical shape.

“The objective is to complete the course.  You may skip certain obstacles if you don’t feel you can complete them, as long as you finish the course. This is about wellness through play,” stated Endo encouraging people to come and join the event on Sunday.

The event is conducted by Palau Visitors Authority and deadline for registering in the second part of the challenge is up until the event date, Sunday June 11. [/restrict]