- Runner participation has increased 600% since its inception, now boasting over 1,200 runners from 12 Mexican states plus the US and Canada. The Guayabitos 5-10K Race will be held this weekend.
The 6th Riviera Nayarit Tourism Half Marathon and 10K will be held on November 22nd in the morning. This is the only run of its kind aimed at visitors that helps the destination by generating income and positioning it on domestic and international levels.
The success of the previous events is noticeable in the increased number of participating athletes, which has grown from 180 in the first race to the more than 1,200 expected in the upcoming race. This represents an increase of 600% as announced in the recent press conference.
The conference was presided over by the director of the Organizing Committee, Arturo García; the Managing Director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau, Marc Murphy; and the Sales Director for the Villa La Estancia Hotel, Jorge Villareal.
Among the representatives there on behalf of the Municipality of Banderas Bay was the Tourism Director, Yosef Verduzco, and Marco Villegas, Director of Civil Protection and Firefighters, who affirmed their commitment to ensure everything ran smoothly. They also announced the addition of 200 volunteers in addition to the crews already working the run in the different areas where it will pass through.
The races include 8 categories in the men’s division and 7 in the women’s division, which include runners between the ages of 18 to 60+. Ninety-five percent of the participants are from Mexico, the balance from the United States and Canada. Jalisco is the state with the most participants (more than half) with the rest coming from 11 over Mexican states.
There was special emphasis placed on the hours and areas in Nuevo Vallarta where there will be street closures to avoid accidents and to help civilians take the necessary precautions when it comes to timing and what routes to take. For more information visit www.mediomaratonrivieranayarit.com.
Guayabitos 5-10K Race
The tourism promotion departments for Compostela and Guayabitos together with the Asociación de Atletismo del Estado de Nayarit invite everyone to end the Pinktober activities in the Riviera Nayarit on a high note by participating in their 1st Guayabitos 5-10K Race.
This race with a cause will take place on November 2nd and will have 5 categories that span runners from 15 to 60+ years of age, starting at 8 a.m. There will be up to $32,000 Mexican pesos in prizes.