On April 8, the Association for the Conservation and Development of the Escazú Mountains (CODECE) will hold its fourth annual cross-country race to raise funds and awareness for its projects. Organizers expect this year’s event, sponsored by Tin Jo restaurant and Dos Pinos, to double participation over last year’s 150 runners, according to Diana Rojas of CODECE.
The route is a challenging 21 kilometers around the protected zone of the Escazú hills, starting and finishing at Escuela Juan XXIII in San Antonio de Escazú, with the start time set for 8 a.m. Experienced walkers are welcome to join the race, and families can take part in the traditional festival organized by the community.
The registration fee of ¢4,500 ($9) includes lunch, snacks, a medal and a Tshirt.
Cash prizes ranging from ¢10,000- 40,000 ($20-80) will be awarded for first, second and third place in men’s, women’s, juniors’ and seniors’ categories.
To register, deposit the fee in Banco Nacional account 159408-4 and fax your deposit receipt to CODECE at 228-5695, or visit one of the following: Deportes Tibás in Tibás, north of San José; Zapatería Buuts in downtown San José; New Balance in Multiplaza Escazú; Boutique Gvanni in downtown Escazú; or Penny Lane or Trofeos Cali in Cartago, east of San José.
For more information on the race or to volunteer to help, call 228-0183.