THE COSTA BLANCA Yacht Association Mirador Challenge teams have totted up their sponsorship money from the 2017 event which took place at the beginning of April and are delighted to announce they raised €1,300 for two local charities.
MABS Cancer Support and Make A Smile have each received cheques for €650 and express their greatest thanks to the ‘CBYA Chicas’ and the ‘CBYA Machos’ for their tremendous efforts.
The Mirador Challenge is a medium-distance endurance walk of approximately 29 kilometres which links a network of 15 designated viewpoints located along the wonderful coastline of Javea.
It is aimed at teams of five walkers who begin in the early morning at the Granadella mirador and then pass along the coast in a northward direction to arrive at the last viewpoint of ‘Els Molins’, the iconic windmills which sit above the town of Javea and afford stunning views all the way back to the start-point.
The idea behind the development of the Mirador Challenge was primarily to open up this official network of ‘miradors’ to many more people who would be otherwise unaware of their existence. The secondary aim was to create a timed endurance walk covering many different types of terrain that would complement Javea’s excellent sporting and leisure calendar.
There are two disciplines for taking part in the Mirador Challenge:
The ‘Sports’ option for those who want to test themselves by covering the entire length of the challenge in the fastest time possible and the ‘Leisure’ option for those who want to take it easy and enjoy the stunning views as they pass along the route.
The CBYA Chicas were the ninth to cross the finish line as part of the ‘Leisure’ category, followed by the CBYA Machos a little later in fourteenth