Lace Up Your Running Shoes for PEACE
by Laura Gelezunas
It’s time to hit the links, so to speak, for the children in Nayarit. The Third Annual Casa Comunidad 5K Run and Family Walk takes place on April 27, 2008 at El Tigre Golf Course in Nuevo Vallarta. Actually there is more fun. Also offered, a 2.5K Friends and Family Walk plus a Bicycle Parade with prizes for the best decorated bike.
The event hits the starting blocks at 9 am. All participants and fans should meet at the Athletic Club inside the El Tigre Golf Course. Please park outside the north gate.
Schedule of Events:
- 9:00 am – 5k Fun Run (Be at the starting line by 8:45 am)
- 9:45 am – 2.5 km Bike Parade (Be there by 9:30 am)
- 10:00 am – 2.5 km Friends and Family Walk (Be at the starting line by 9:30 am. Strollers are welcome.)
- $200 pesos for one event and $300 pesos for both events.
Racers are encouraged to find sponsors for themselves in order to collect more donations for Casa Comunidad. T-shirts are given to those who raise over $200 pesos and fun prizes will be awarded to the top fund raisers!
If you wish to register before the event call Penney Davis at 329 295 5541 or you can register on race day. But if you wait until race day, give yourself plenty of time.
The races start inside the north gates of El Tigre Golf Course and wind their way through the course, so it is very safe.
The money raised will go towards supporting the many community programs run under Casa Comunidad, which is one of the programs run by PEACE – a non-profit agency in the US and Mexico.
Currently assisting over 700 people, Casa Comunidad provides children and adults with programs and opportunities to develop the necessary skills to be successful, positive contributors to their multi-cultural and multilingual communities. This includes classes in English, after-school programs which features, sports, folk dancing and adventure education, just to name a few. Many of the children involved in Casa Comunidad will be participating in the event.
Come join the fun for a worthy cause!
Racing Fun & Charity
On your mark, get set, go! The whistle blew and competitors made their way on the racecourse for the third annual Casa Comunidad 5K event on April 27, 2008. Over 100 ran, walked and even rode their bikes. The morning weather was perfect for this fun event.
Over $40,000 pesos was raised for Casa Comunidad, which is one of the programs run by PEACE, a non-profit agency in the U.S. and Mexico. Currently assisting over 700 people, Casa Comunidad programs include classes in English for children and adults, after-school programs which feature, sports, folk dancing, arts and crafts and adventure education, just to name a few.
PEACE would like to thank their sponsors: El Tigre, La Cruz Realty, Liverpool, The Four Seasons, Truqui Construction and Villa Anada, plus all those who participated.
Medals were awarded for top finishers and everyone received a t-shirt to commemorate the event.