The community of the Friendliest City in the World, Puerto Vallarta, along with the Office of Tourism, the Hotel Association and the Jalisco Secretary of Tourism and event sponsors, through the organization body with the consent of the Mexican Athletic Federation, invite Running Clubs, and the general public, to participate in the 6th Annual Puerto Vallarta International Half Marathon & 5k Run on Sunday, November 2nd, 2008.
This race is a dream come true! Walk, trot or run 5K or 21K along one of the most beautiful routes in México. Along the way, you will enjoy beautiful scenery, excellent weather and live Mexican music, making every kilometer fun!
Date: Sunday, November 2nd, 2008
Starting Time: 6:50 am – Half Marathon runners and 7 am – 5K runners
The Course: Start and finish lines will be located at the Municipal Stadium Agustín Flores Contreras near the Sheraton Hotel. Heading north on Francisco Medina Ascencio Avenue, Caracol Plaza, Pitillal Bridge, Peninsula Plaza, Marina Pier, Sam’s Club, Navy Base, Marina Vallarta, Marina Plaza, International Airport, Corona Beer Building, turning back at the Crucero de Las Juntas to race your way back to the finish line.
Rules: The race will be governed by the current rules of the Mexican Athletic Federation.
Registration: Must be completed no later than Saturday, November 1st, 2008. There will be no registration the day of the event. You may register during the Expo at the Municipal Stadium “Agustin Flores Contreras” from 9 am to 7 pm, or you can register online at Active.com.
Categories & Divisions (Male & Female):
• Open – 18-39 years
• Master A – 40-49 years
• Master B – 50-59 years
• Master C – 60+
Entry Fees: $20 USD p/p. No refunds. Race is limited to 1600 runners
• Bib Number
• Drinking water along the route
• Medical assistance during the event
• Signs along the way
Prize Money: $180,000 Mexican Pesos to be divide between all categories and divisions in the all trail. A 7% discount for the Mexican Athletic Federation applies for the Mexican athletes, and 14% for foreigners athletes. Competitor can’t change categories. Prizes are only given to winners with ID and a bib number. All prizes must be collected within 30 days.
Water Stations, Medical Assistance & Washrooms: At the finish line and every 2 kilometers (2K, 4K, 6K, 8K, 10K)
Lockers: Service from 6 am you can use this service with you bib number.
Medical Exam: We recommend you have a Medical Exam before participating in the event. Our organization committee, the Municipal or State Authorities and our sponsor, are not responsible for accident or death before, during, or after the event.
Marathon Judges: There will be Marathon Judges along the course. The decisions of the judges are final. The runners have to have the number on the front of the shirt or they will be disqualified.
For more information, visit the event website at MaratonVallarta.com.