12 Things You Need to Know About the 2014 Holy Saturday Cross Country Classic
The “Holy Saturday Cross Country Cycling Classic” is the top sporting event in Belize that draws crowds in the thousands.
This year, the Holy Saturday Cross Country Classic is scheduled to take place on April 19th 2014.
The event is covered in “real time” (live coverage) throughout the country.
The race begins in Belize City.
The race is comprised of 144 miles.
At 6:00 a.m., cyclists start the race at Leslie’s Imports (Mile 1 ½) on the George Price Highway.
Cyclists are categorized into four groups, 18 Year Old , Under 23, Elite and Masters.
The mood is always celebratory during the race due to the peaceful and happy nature of the Belizean people.
The “Finish” line will be at the newly renovated, Belize Telemedia Limited (BTL) Park.
The standard race time is approximately 6 hours so make sure to have an extra bottle of water.
The first race was held on April 5th, 1928
The Easter season is typically the hottest time for Belize and post-race activities usually consists of island or pool side relaxation!
Source: Cahal Pech Belize Travel Blog