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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

ROSARITO-PUERTO NUEVO - More than 550 Runners Compete In Half Marathon

ROSARTIO BEACH, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO---More than 550 people participated Sunday in the sixth Rosarito-Puerto Nuevo Half Marathon along a coastal route through the popular tourist destination.
The event began at 7:30 a.m. at the Pabellon shopping center at the north entrance to the city and concluded at the world famous lobster village.
"We are very pleased with the outcome of this event," said Mayor Hugo Torres. "Not only was the turnout excellent, it's a great event to combine athletic competition with the promotion of tourism."
Competitors were divided by age categories as well as gender and a special wheelchair/physically challenged category. Winners received from about $500 to $50, plus lobster-shaped trophies.
The event was sponsored by the city's Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Baja Department of Tourism and the Puerto Nuevo Restaurant Association. It was founded by Puerto Nuevo restaurant owner Rosa Maria Plascencia.
Info provided by The Rosarito Town Crier