BuyPlaya's Second Annual 'Run for Ak Lu'um' Scheduled for March 20, 2011

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

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 AM 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 $150 MN per adult participant, $100 MN per child, and $100 MN for each individual participating in a family group. Participants may register the day of the race between 6:45 AM and 7:30 AM. Pre-registration is strongly recommended and may be done Monday through Friday in the following locations: Starbucks Playacar (4–8 PM), 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 Web page. 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 Waldorf Init