Turkey’s first and only extreme sport festival Falcon Fest was held between 4-9 August thanks to the cooperation of Samsun Metropolitan Municipality and Samsun Tourism Area Infrastructure Service Association (SAMTAB). The events were organized in two places, Şahinkaya Canyon and Vezirsuyu Nature Park. And Triathlon of Samsun was done at Samsun on 5 August within the festival.
During the festival, a lot of events were organized between 4th and 9th of August, including Kano, Dragon Boat, Paragliding, Paramotor, BASE Jump, Slackline / Highline, Rock Climbing, Trekking and Mountain Biking as well as concerts.
International Falcon Fest was organized for the second time by Samsun Metropolitan Municipality and SAMTAB at Vezirköprü Şahinkaya Canyon between 4-9 August 2018. 620 athletes from 14 countries participated in the 10 different extreme sport events including Kano, Dragon Boat, Paragliding, Paramotor, BASE Jump, Slackline / Highline, Rock Climbing, Trekking and Mountain Biking.
Within the festival, one of the Turkey’s best natural beauty Şahinkaya Canyon hosted canoe, dragon boat, Basejump, ropejump, paragliding, paramotor, highline, rock climbing and trekking events. On the other hand, Vezirsuyu Nature Park hosted canoe and slackline events, cycling tour and mountain biking race. And in the nature park, the participants could listen to the concerts of various bands.
Nonetheless, within the festival, Triathlon of Samsun, which is Turkey’s first long distance triathlon, was organized on 5 August in Atakum, Samun. 350 athletes from 9 countries participated in three different categories of triathlon: sprint (short distance), olympic distance and long distance.
Festival’s Youngest Athlete: Nisa Nur
The youngest participant of the festival was Nisa Nur Ozdemir, who was accompanied by his father Şenol Özdemir. She finished 13 km long distance sea caneo racecourse. Nisa Nur Özdemir, an extreme sports enthusiast who want to travel the world with cycling in the future said “I enjoyed the festival very much. I can do many sports thanks to my father. I want to travel the world with bicycles in the future”.