- This race is totally focused on fun and family and is being run to help with the reforestation of public spaces and beach cleanups in Bahía de Banderas.
Everything is ready to go for the very first 3K and 4K Riviera Nayarit Green Race, which will take place next Sunday, January 15, 2016. The starting line is at the Hotel Samba Vallarta and the race will wind through the Condominio Maestro Flamingos area, mainly down the Paseo de los Cocoteros Avenue.
“There will be an open category for men and another for women,” commented Santiago Orozco, president of the Riviera Nayarit Lion’s Club and the event organizer. “We want to make this a recreational race, in fact, we’ve already confirmed we have several entire families racing together.”
The Riviera Nayarit Lion’s Club is organizing this benefit race using the slogan “Planting the seed for a better future.” All of the money raised will go to the entity’s Ecological Campaign, which encourages caring for the environment through reforestation campaigns in public areas, beach cleanups and the creation of urban gardens.
“We’ve planted about three thousand trees and now we need to raise funds to bring in more trees than we currently have a budget for,” said Santiago Orozco, who also thanked all the support given to the project by the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Runners will receive prizes in kind on behalf of the sponsors. Registration is MX$250 per person; the first 350 runners who register will be given a dry-fit commemorative t-shirt and a flowering tree of the primavera or rosamorada species.
Tickets can be bought directly by calling 322 135 7786. There are also several establishments around town selling tickets, and they can be purchased online. For details visit: https://www.clubdeleonesrivieranayarit.com/green-race.html.
Runners from Tepic and Guadalajara are among the confirmed participants, along with a group of local residents. There will be prizes in kind on behalf of the sponsors for the first runners to reach the finish line. The race begins at 8 a.m.; runners should arrive by 7 a.m. T-shirts will be handed out on Saturday, January 14th at the Paradise Plaza, local J-2, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; tickets will also be sold at that time.