- The Samba Vallarta Hotel organized this free race to be held on World Tourism Day; open to the public, participants include hotel personnel, sports groups and tourists.
This Saturday, September 27, 2014, is World Tourism Day, to be celebrated in the Riviera Nayarit with the 2nd Annual Athletic Race at the Maestro Flamingos Condominium, organized by the Samba Vallarta Hotel. The race starts at 7 a.m.
Thanks to the success of the first race, which included the participation of more than 100 runners, this second edition already has over 300 registrants with the expectation of reaching 400 runners that will participate in the 5K race and 3K walk.
“This race is one of the many strategies of our management to help encourage sports and good health among our collaborators. Last year we had a lot of people ask if they could participate, which is why we considered opening it up to the public, a decision that was taken by our General Manager, Oscar Michaus Chico,” commented Fandor Ojeda, Training Coordinator for Samba Vallarta.
The competition brings together employees from different hotels such as Marival Group, Riu Jalisco and Villa del Palmar, just to mention a few, as well as regional sports groups and, more importantly, there will be participation by the tourists who are in the destination that day.
Fandor Ojeda commented that due to the interest of the guests the hotel is creating special packages for next year that will include the race, especially important this time of year in order to incentivize an increase in tourism.
Till now the registrants’ ages and genders run the gamut, as men, women, youths and seniors are all participating equally.
The first three winners will receive prizes in kind on behalf of the organizing hotel and the sponsors. The route starts at the Samba Vallarta and ends at the Marival Residences and will be attended by the proper authorities to guarantee the safety of the participants.
If you wish to participate simply contact Fandor Ojeda at 01 (322) 226-8250 Ext. 872 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.