Riviera Maya Athletes and Families Welcome Spring with a 5K Race

Playa del Carmen’s  second annual ‘Run for Ak Lu’um’ scheduled for March 20, 2011

Playa del Carmen, Mexico – Ak Lu’um International School, Mexico’s first ecological school, invites all Riviera Maya athletes and families to participate in the second annual ‘BuyPlaya 5K Run for Ak Lu’um’.  Sponsored by Playa del Carmen’s leading real estate company, BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors, the race will take place on March 20, 2011 at 8:00am sharp.

Participants will run, walk or stroll the 5 kilometer course leaving from the Parque Leona Vicario, making the loop through Playacar and finishing in the historical Parque Fundadores. The course will be well marked and staffed with volunteers providing a safe and enjoyable event for runners of all ages and fitness levels. Participants may run, walk or stroll, competing as individuals or as a family. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

Adult Male (13 years and up)
Adult Female (13 years and up)
Children (6 – 12 years)

Registration fees are $150mn per adult participant, $100mn per child and $100mn for each individual participating in a family group. Participants may register the day of the race between 6:45am and 7:30am. Pre-Registration is strongly recommended and may be done Monday through Friday in the following locations: Starbucks Playacar (4-8pm) Abyss Dive Shop (9-5pm) and Ak Lu’um International School (8-2pm). Each runner will receive water during and after the race, fresh fruit and other snacks at the finish and an official ‘Corre Por Ak Lu’um’ t-shirt when they present their tag at the end of the race.

Event organizers are currently looking for corporate sponsors and local businesses that would be willing to donate prizes and other race support items. Please contact Sandra Mancilla or Gabriela Nuñez for additional information, sponsorship levels and special needs or visit the official webpage http://www.akluum.com/correporakluum . All race proceeds will support daily programs and special activities at Ak Lu’um International School in Playa del Carmen.

Ak Lu’um International School is a non profit Waldorf Initiative founded in 2006 in the jungle close to Playa del Carmen. The school’s mission is to educate, promote sustainability, develop ecological awareness and encourage children from 2 to 12 to reconnect with our earth. Students at Ak Lu’um learn with their minds, hearts and hands. The curriculum is academically challenging and meaningful with many opportunities for hands-on learning and artistic development. Ak Lu’um welcomes children with special needs and seeks to integrate them fully, giving all children an opportunity to better know, understand and love their fellow human beings. The community at Ak Lu’um International School is bilingual (English-Spanish) and culturally rich with over 10 nationalities represented by staff and pupils.