Once again, Ak Lu'um International School, Mexico's first ecological school, is inviting all Riviera Maya athletes and families to participate in the third annual "BuyPlaya 5K Run for Ak Lu'um" race through the streets of Playa del Carmen.
Sponsored by BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors, the race will take place on March 25 at 7:45 a.m.
Participants will run, walk or stroll the five-kilometer course leaving from the Parque Leona Vicario, making the loop through Playacar and finishing in the historical Parque Fundadores.
This year, the organizing committee has opened the race to professional level athletes offering special prizes for the 1st place winners in both the Professional Male and Professional Female categories.
"We fielded so many inquiries from professional runners and running groups before last year’s event that we felt compelled to open the race to this level of competition." said Race Coordinator Gabriela Nuñez. "We hope this will take the event itself to a whole new level and draw even more attention to the school and it’s generous supporters. Participants may run, walk or stroll, competing as individuals or as a family."
Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Professional Male, Professional Female, Amateur Male (13 years and up), Amateur Female (13 years and up), Children (6 - 12 years) and Families (three or more participants).