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Just prior to your run make sure you know what the weather is going to be doing. Rainforests can be very unpredictable when it comes to weather so check the weather channel or the internet to find if there will be rain, what the temperature will be and what percentage the humidity will be at.


Always make sure you let people know where you are going and when they should expect you back, the last thing you want to do is get lost in a rainforest with no one knowing exactly where you are!


During the Run


Whether your planning a short run for an hour or less to an all day run through a rainforest you will probably notice your eyes starting to wander around at all of the different wildlife, always be aware on what may be lurking below you on the ground or even right in front of you, it could be a hazardous object to make you trip over or even a snake which you could easily encounter. If you do see something that catches your eye, stop and take it all in instead of running into a tree! You may also want to carry a camera to share your experience with others after your run.


Rainforest Races


Around the world there are a few races that take place in Rainforests. Probably the most well known of these races is the Jungle Marathon (Ultra marathon), 100 km's over four days or the larger 250 km's over 6 day's through the Amazon Rainforest. Runners are self-sufficient throughout the entire race and are required to carry their foods and provisions during the race! Nights are spent sleeping in hammocks at campsites along the shores of the river, it also comes with millions of mosquitoes so you may want to bring along a mosquito net with your hammock!


Whatever your reason is to run in a rainforest you will come out with a whole new experience that will make you want to go back in again and again. It is an escape from everyday life and it will make you feel like you belong there. You will also come out with a whole new appreciation of nature and how we must preserve these 'Jewels of the Earth' so generation after generation can have the same experience that you once had.


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