Siem Reap visitors can enjoy Kep Trio fundraiser -

February 26, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News highlights an annual sporting event is set to take place in the southern Cambodian province of Kep next month.

People staying in hotels in Siem Reap may like to participate in the fundraiser, which is organised to support a community project called Hand in Hand Cambodia in the village of Chamcar Bei.

The Kep Trio consists of a half marathon, a 10 km run and a 10 km cycle ride.

Taking place on Saturday March 6th and Sunday March 7th, the event will see participants run and cycle through the beautiful countryside of Kep's Phnom Voar mountain range.

Registration is priced at $50 for runners and $75 for bike riders, with this fee covering the cost of an airport transfer to Kep, an event T-shirt and a celebratory dinner.

Participants are also asked to contribute a minimum donation of $200 as part of the fundraising drive.

According to the organisers, fundraisers who complete the event will be greeted by the villagers of Chamcar Bei on March 7th, when they can "see first-hand what the money they raise is helping to achieve".

As a relatively isolated region, Phnom Voar became a notorious battleground during the Cambodian Civil War.

Organisations such as UNESCO have been working to improve living conditions in the area since the 1990s.