For the first time in North America, the 15th edition of the Raid Amazones, or the “Amazon Race,” will be hosted in Greater Palm Springs. Nearly 300 women – most from France – of all fitness levels will compete in a series of outdoor fitness adventures and competitions and tourism experiences. The only event of its kind in the world, the aim of Raid Amazones is to help women expand their limits and support team building, and female solidarity while discovering new countries, cultures and scenery all over the world. The format for the California race includes teams of two and three during five half-day challenges. Events include hiking, running, mountain biking, canoeing, archery, triathlons and more.