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Sunday, October 31, 2010

ROSARITO BEACH - Registration Underway For November 7 Rosarito-Puerto Nuevo Half Marathon

Registration is underway for the sixth 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 absolute winners in both branches are first $5,000 PESOS second $ 4,000 PESOS and third $ 3,000 PESOS.
For winners in the wheelchair categories in both branches first will be $1,500 PESOS, second $1,000 PESOS and third $500 PESOS. The winning Rosarito residents in men and women's categories will each receive $2,500 PESOS. They must prove at least three years of residence with a valid I.D.
Commemorative medals will be awarded for the first 150 men and 50 women who finish and 600 event T shirts for participants.
Entry fee is $100 pesos or $10 U.S. and registration is available at the Rosarito Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Institute of Sport in Rosarito and the Restaurant Puerto Nuevo II.
The last day to register will be Sunday, Nov. 7 from 6 to 7 a.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.

Info provided by the Rosarito Town Crier