The Mixteca 900 Challenge will conclude in Puerto Escondido on Saturday after traversing over 900 kilometers along offroad tracks.
More than 150 racers from Mexico and the United States left Oaxaca city on Wednesday, driving either utility terrain vehicles (UTVs, usually carrying two occupants) or all-terrain vehicles (ATVs, straddled by the single operator).
The general director of Mixteca 900, David Alberto López Virgen, explained that the challenge will take the drivers to places inaccessible with normal vehicles through adrenaline-fueled experiences, and also give them the opportunity to learn about the natural and cultural richness of the communities they will visit along the way.
They spent their first night at San José del Pacífico.
Participants and their families arrived in the state days before the race and will remain on the beaches of Puerto Escondido after the competition is over.
The organizers said Oaxaca is a perfect destination for sports and adventure tourism, due to the wide range of climates, ecosystems, natural landscapes and cultural attractions, offering thrill-seekers unique experiences.
Drivers will conclude the three-day race at Zicatela Beach.
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