Running in Yucatan
Editor’s Note: There are so many running events in the Yucatan in the next two months that we figured they needed their own page! If you are a runner, here are a number of events for you!!
Runs for April and May
Ultra Marathon Fe: Sunday, April 2, 2015
This race is from Chelem to Telchac Puerto. Length of Race: 50 km and 100 km
Location: Departure: Church of Chelem
Time: 6:00 PM
Registration: $600 pesos.
Registration: Salvador Alvarado Stadium, Monday – Saturday, 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM.
Online Registration: http://manivelasst.com/Grupoee/
Cancun Commando Race: Sunday, April 19, 2015
This race is the first militarized steeplechase in Cancun – 6 km of mud, obstacles, effort and lots of fun. Visit the announcement (banner at the bottom of the page) at www.masaccion.com.mx. Registrations are pending and coming soon, so check back with that site often.
The 3rd Carrera Gran Santa Fe: Sunday, April 19, 2015
Some say this is the most anticipated race this year. The 3rd 2015 Carrera approaches at GranSantaFe in Merida. Unfortunately, we cannot seem to find out more about this… we’ll post it here when we do!
Location: Caucel, Gran Santa Fe, Merida
Time 7:00 AM
Career Tribune, Campeche: Sunday, April 26, 2015
This is a 10 km and 5 km hike.
Location: Moch Cohuo Park, Campeche
Registration: $150 pesos
III Annual Trecevision (Channel 13) Race and Walk Sunday April 26, 2015 The run will be 9,750 km and 5 km for the walk. Proceeds will be donated to charitable institutions as needed. In 2013, the cumulative total was donated to the Center for Child Welfare for the Homeless (CAIMEDE). In 2014, a community kitchen was equipped in La Mielera, located on the Periferico and which serves vulnerable people in this area. This year, nearly 1,500 participants will take part in this race. Participation categories include: free, submaster, master, veterans, and veterans plus for both sexes. The wheelchair category will be mixed gender as well.
Location: Parque de las Americas, Merida
Time: 7:00 AM
Admission: $100 peso donation. Registration can be made, beginning April 1 at the Salvador Alvarado Stadium between 5:00 AM and 10:00 AM, or at the Trecevision offices between 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM.
Corro Por Una Sonrisa (Run for a Smile): Sunday May 3, 2015
This run is being organized by the New Generations Rotary Club of Merida.
Location: At the head of Paseo de Montejo
Time: 7:00 AM
The 5th Triathlon Tres Rios, Riviera Maya: Sunday, May 17, 2015
This triathlon is for children and Sprint. More information soon on http://masaccion.com.mx/
Location: Hacienda Tres Rios, Riviera Maya
Time: 12:00 AM
Yucarrera 5 km: Sunday, May 17, 2015
More information at: https://www.facebook.com/yucarrera5k?notif_t=fbpage_fan_invite
Location: Paseo de Montejo
Time: 7:00 AM
Carrera Mayan Race Xmatquil: Sunday, May 17, 2015
5 km or 10 km, 15 to 20 obstacles. This race also has a children’s category.
Time: 7:00 AM
Registration: $250 pesos
17th Marathon of the Marina: Sunday, May 31, 2015
This is the oldest and longest race in Yucatan, and it absolutely has the best prizes! If you plan on running or walking in this race, please register early so you will have the latest in directions for the Marathon and for the Half Marathon. There will be very few changes, but some must be made because of construction in Progreso, so you want to know about those early on. There will be a total of more than $500,000 pesos in cash handed out as prizes. This race includes the following categories: free, submaster, master, veterans, and veterans plus for both sexes. The wheelchair category will be mixed gender as well. There will also be a new motorcycle and free trip to the Mayan Riviera (including spending money) for the first local to cross the finish line, and cash bonuses for the first five Yucateco men and first five Yucateca ladies to cross the finish line.
Location: Begins at the Monumento a la Patria
Time: 5:00 AM
Registration: April 27 – May 8: $170 pesos. May 9 – May 31: $200 pesos. Tickets available from the box office at Salvador Alvarado Stadium and the Polifunctional Gym.
Find out about more races (yes, there are more!) at the CorreYuk Facebook page.