Thursday, November 10, 2016

8th Riviera Nayarit Half Marathon & 10K

  • Approximately one thousand runners from Mexico, the United States, Canada, Switzerland, Australia, Chile and Brazil are expected to participate.

The 8th Riviera Nayarit Half Marathon and 10K is ready to take off next Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 7:00 a.m. on the dot along the beautiful streets of Nuevo Vallarta, Flamingos, and the El Tigre Golf Course.

One of the standouts of this race is that it has maintained its high standards year after year with regards to its equipment, security and hydration requirements—all crucial elements for a successful event.

“This race puts us among the top ten of its kind in the nation and we’re already recognized on an international level,” said Event Director Arturo García. “For the tourists it’s certainly one of the best thanks to our hotel infrastructure, which provides us with a shady, closed-circuit course.”

The running segment in Mexico has grown by leaps and bounds; many are recreational runners and it’s precisely this audience who most enjoys this type of event. One of the objectives of the race is for participants to fall in love with the Riviera Nayarit and return on vacation.

Approximately one thousand runners are expected to attend, mostly from the Mexican cities of Guadalajara, Mexico City, León, Monterrey, Guanajuato, Aguascalientes and San Luis Potosí.

The International market is well represented by runners from the United States and Canada, as usual; this year, however, there are also runners from Australia, Switzerland, Chile and Brazil, the latter with a group of 20 people.  

“The response we’ve had is thanks to the campaigning done by the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau in South America, we’ve ridden the coattails of this publicity on social media, not to mention the fact they brought over a group of Brazilian journalists last year and they published several articles,” said García.


The race is endorsed by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAFF). There will be six categories for women and seven for men, both for runners 18 years and older. Registration cost is $550 pesos and prizes are in kind. For registration and other details please visit www.mediomaratonrivieranayarit.com.

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