Third Royal Resorts Foundation Race, Cancun, February 18, 2018
On a sunny Sunday morning in Cancun Hotel Zone on February 18, 2018, 700 people took part in the Third Royal Resorts Foundation Race in support of a good cause. Their goal was to raise money to build a kitchen at the Don Bosco Youth Center on the outskirts of Cancun.
The competitors included Royal Resorts employees, members and guests and local runners. They took part in 10 and 5k road races, a 3k walk and a race for children. This year, 69 children signed up to race and there were around 60 Royal Resorts members and guests, some of whom competed in 2017.
Overall, the number of competitors was up on 2017 and the hope is that more and more runners and walkers will sign up for the Royal Resorts Foundation race in the years to come, support a worthy cause, do some exercise and have fun.
The athletes gathered in the Captain’s Cove restaurant parking lot at 6:30 a.m. to stretch and warm up in a routine led by members of the Royal Resorts Social Activities team. At 7 a.m. on the dot, the starting gun sounded and the runners were on their way, bound for El Mirador.
This was a real family occasion with smiles all around. Many competitors brought their children, and even grandchildren, to join them in the race or support them on the sidelines.
The Director of the Ciudad de la Alegría community center, of which the Don Bosco Youth Center is part, and some of the teachers and students attended the event. They were cheering on two of their classmates who competed in the race.
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Third Royal Resorts Foundation Race Results
The overall winners of the 10k and 5k races are as follows:
Men’s 10k Race Libre (13-39 years)
Juan José Zubiran
Women’s 10k Race Libre (13-39 years)
María del Rosario Liserio
Ana Teresa Arredondo
Men’s 5k Race Libre (13 – 39 years)
Women’s 5k Race Libre (13-39 years)
Rosa Cruz Urbina
For more race results and times visit www.asdeporte.com
The field of competitors included national and international athletes, including four competitors from Colombia.
The race brought Royal Resorts employees together from all over the company. The first three employees to cross the finish line in the 5 and 10 km races for men and women received prizes, while also having the chance to win in their race category. One of the Royal Resorts lifeguards, Julio Cesar Ferman was a double medal winner in the Masters category.
Thank you for making the Third Royal Resorts Foundation Race a big success
A big thank you to all our competitors, volunteers and race sponsors. You helped raise money to build the kitchen at Don Bosco Youth Center and help improve the lives of vulnerable teenagers in Cancun and give them hope for the future. See you in 2019!
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