Kvarner newsletter / no 5

RAF 2008
Adrenaline sports competitions

This year’s Rijeka Adventure Festival – RAF 2008 – includes a series of attractive cultural, entertainment and sports events. Particularly interesting will probably be the 150-kilometre long Ki Challenge 2008 international adventure race.

In the period between the 11th and the 13th of April, Rijeka will host the 3rd Rijeka Adventure Festival – RAF 2008. The organiser of this festival, which mixes cultural, sports, promotional and entertainment events, is the Ad Natura nature sports society from Rijeka.
As in the last two years, the organisers expect many visitors at this year’s RAF and are expecting competitions of many participants in various adrenaline sports. The venues for the competitions will be the Karolina Riječka Pier in Rijeka harbour, the Croatian Home of Culture (Hrvatski kulturni dom) in Sušak, and the Discordia club.
In addition to interesting documentary films about various sports achievements and numerous presentations, one of the most interesting events of RAF 2008 will definitely be the 6th Ki Challenge 2008 International Adventure Race. In this very demanding 150-kilometre race, the competitors take part in different disciplines such as trekking, kayaking, mountain biking, orientation, caving, and abseiling. The race lasts for two days and takes place in Kvarner, Gorski kotar and Istria. In addition to the competition part, this race is also important for the tourism of the area because it takes place in the areas that offer several possibilities for adrenaline sports and the development of that kind of tourism. A part of the RAF 2008 will be the Rijeka Open 2008 climbing competition and a demonstration of wall climbing for anybody interested.