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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Nov 7 - Rosarito Beach Half Marathon


ROSARITO BEACH, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
Rosarito-Puerto Nuevo Half Marathon
Registration is underway for the fifth Rosarito-Puerto Nuevo Half Marathon on Nov. 7, an event that organizers hope will attract 600 participants in various categories. 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 promoter@rosarito.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. "This event is a tradition in Rosarito and people are excited about another great event with a large of number of participants," said Gerardo Medina, president of the State Association of Athletics.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Ron Raposa
Cell: (619)948-3740
ronraposa@hotmail.com