International Night Marathon

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  1. V

    V I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    Saturday, December 3, will be the 27th running of the Night Marthon, an annual event run on the streets of the Hotel Zone which also includes runs of 5K and 10K. For more details, click on the link, below.

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  2. ToriB

    ToriB Cancuncare Sun Care Advisor Registered Member

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    My Dad and I are signed up. Hope this head cold goes by then. Jogging healthy is hard enough
     
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    There is only 42 K, 21 K & 5K. I wish they had 10K cause I would do that! But I am signed up for the 5K, cant wait!
     
  4. V

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    Kelley, sorry I may have gotten your hopes up with the error I made in the initial post, about there being a 10K.

    10K sounds a lot more manageable than a half Marathon.
     
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    Crap! I completely forgot about it. Wanted to do the 5K with one of the dogs.

    Thought it was in January :(
     
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    Are you not in town? You can still sign up. Just 100 pesos for the 5K
     
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    Tori: Where do I sign up?

    On V´s link, I dont see anything else except the 42.195 KM run on the 3rd of Dec.

    Do you know where I can get more info?

    EDIT: Found more info under "Carrera". So, better pay the $100 tomorrow(today) as it increases to $150 from Friday.
     
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    ToriB Cancuncare Sun Care Advisor Registered Member

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    We went to the sports complex behind walmart. They close at 5
     
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    Anyone know what time the 5k sets off? I've got the builders in but wouldn't mind doing it if it starts at 6 or something?

    Rawkus: Are you sure they allow you to do it with a dog?
     
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    On the website there is just one time 4pm. I cant figure out where exactly the start and finishing lines are going to be.
     
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    Mat: Have a cold that has its peak now, so no can do. Think someone told me that the 5K "libre"(?) is kind of like "whatever you want" and that people brought dogs etc.

    Cant find any other time than 4pm though...

    Thanks for the info Tori - hope to be able to do it next time. And good luck with your run! :)
     
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    Sorry to hear you're under the weather mate.

    I'll hold off then and do the next one with you. I'll bring my dog as well if we can.
     
  13. V

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    For the details you're looking for, see this page-

    Maraton 2011

    Race packages are to be picked up at the Hotel Plaza Caribe today, until 8 PM; and race day, from 9 AM to 12 Noon. You will have to have this to participate in any of the events.

    Payment is said to be made at HSBC bank (see the website for details), but I suspect ToriB paid in cash, at the sports center she described, which is the headquarters for the city's Institute of Sports, and the sponsor of this event.
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    The race is said to start and end in front of the Malecon Cancun, on Av Bonampak.

    All events will start and end at the same place, as I understand it, with the marathoners running all the way to KM19 in the HZ: the shorter events will run the same route, but turn around and head back to the start, much sooner.

    Confirm the start/finish location when you pick up your race packs.

    There will be a carb packing meal served to the runners, tonight, at 9 PM, at the Hotel Plaza Caribe.
     
  14. V

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    When I ran in the 5K event, it was a free for all! There were handicapped doing it, people running while pushing their kids in carts, etc., a real fun run.

    There were those, of course, going for time, and they were fast! In my over 60 YOA class, one dude finished in something like 17 minutes!

    It's really cool, now, and the times for the marathon will be fast tomorrow, provided it's not too windy on the Caribbean side.

    This is a great event for Cancun: get out and enjoy it, even if you're just planning to watch.
     
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    Packets are to be picked up Fri 9am to 7pm at Hotel Plaza Caribe.

    Dinner is at Margaritaville for a 50peso charge at 8 or 8:30.

    We did pay in Cash. In and out in 5 min.

    Never heard of a Free 5k, and my Dad has been running for over 40 yrs... and organizes a very large 5mile race every year. Who else will pay for all the "goodies" for the event?
     
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    V I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    Maybe it's a generational thing, Tori: a "free for all" is not free, it's anything which is uncontrolled, disorganized, etc. My use of the expression was potentially a little bit misleading, in this context, because the event is far from disorganized: registration is required, participants' times are recorded, electronically, triggered by a chip or something similar in the equipment they issue each runner; the event is truly international, with the winners coming mainly from Africa (where else!).

    As for the other details about race day, race packages, etc., the info I posted is straight off the official website, at Maraton 2011
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    Unless they make changes to the announced start/finish line, here's what they will look like!

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    As you can see, these are fun events, with a very happy, relaxed attitude among the participants, friends and family- not to mention, free massage, fresh fruit and water waiting at the end of the line!

    I used to make an effort to keep people on this forum informed about races in the area, but it never seemed there was much interest in these events; perhaps now there is just a little more.

    There is a 5K said to be coming up on Dec 31, at 8 AM, at Puerto Morelos, but I haven't been able to locate further details. Most events around here allow race day registration in the hour before the race starts (but not the races included in the big, Annual Night Marathon event, which allows registration only until 12 Noon, today, with the race starting at 4 PM).
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    I am interested in them now, so please post away!!!!

    The race is tomorrow (Sat), not today.
     
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    I would be interested in this. The marathon is too soon after my last event but the PM one would work.
     
  19. V

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    Right you are, ToriB, I´m a day off, and I should have said "race day", not today; registration, in this case, is allowed race day, all right, but only between 9 AM and 12 Noon, with the race starting at 4 PM.
     
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    V I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    I mentioned this to my wife, Tori and Kathy, and she said that sounded interesting to her, too. I´ll see if I can´t learn more about what that great port city might be up to, at year´s end!