Rosarito, Baja-Rentals knows, has long been know for its bike rides and surf contests. Continuing the trend as a health haven Rosarito will now host a half-marathon for residents and visitors. The fifth annual iteration of the event will start in Rosarito and make its way to Puerto-Nuevo's famous lobster village, on November 7th, 2009. The organizers expect that the event will attract between 500 and 1000 participants in various categories.
As per their press announcement "Categories for the event along the Pacific Ocean are men, women 18 to 24; 25 to 29 30 to 34; 35 to 39; 40 to 44; 45 to 49; 50 to 54; 55 to 59 and over 60 years. There also is a wheelchair category. Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place in each category, including wheelchairs. Cash prizes for the winners are first $400, second $300 and third $ 200. For winners in the wheelchair categories first will be $150, second $100 and third $50. The winning Rosarito residents in men and women’s categories will each receive $200. They must prove at least three years of residence.
Commemorative medals will be awarded for the first 150 men and 50 women who finish and shirts given to each participant. Entry fee is $100 pesos or $10 U.S. and registration is available at the Rosarito Convention & Visitors Bureau or the Institutes of Sport in Mexicali, Ensenada and Tijuana. The last day to register will be Friday, Nov. 6 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the race pavilion. More information is available by calling 661-614-1454 in Puerto Nuevo, 661-612-0396 in Rosarito or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org From the U.S. people can phone 1-800-962-BAJA."
Management of the event is provided the State Association of Athletics of Baja California and the event is endorsed by the Mexican Federation of Athletics.Gerardo Medina, president of the State Association of Athletics said "This event is a tradition in Rosarito and people are excited about... another great event with a large of number of participants,” Since the beginning of the year there have been two 50 mile bike rides, several surfing tournaments and a bi-national basketball tournament held in Rosarito. The Rosarito Board of Realtors, AMPI has also sponsored two open golf tournaments that have drawn sell out fields. Rosarito continues to position itself as a top healthly lifestyle vacation and residential destination and many of those events are sponsored by Baja Rentals.