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Jacó Happenings

It’s not too late to sign up for the Reto Jacó Extremo 4.0 taking place April 16. This extreme athletic event will be 40 percent on sand, 60 percent on asphalt and 100 percent adrenaline. The race starts at 4:30 p.m. at Morgan’s Cove Resort. Registration costs ₡6,000 ($12) and is open through April 15. In Jacó, entries can be made at the Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce office in the Pacific Center in front of Cabletica (2643-2853). Fore more information about the event, visit

To get in shape for the race, don’t miss Speedy’s Boot Camp April 2, which will be heading out into nature for a good training workout of hiking up a mountain. Meet at 8 a.m. at the foot of Miro’s mountain, across from the gas station outside of south Jacó. The cost is ₡7,000 ($14). To reserve a spot, contact Horace Speedy at 8804-2766.

The second Jacó Flag Football League season is about to get under way. After a successful first season, the league has four teams – Poseidon, Bohio, Morgan’s Cove and Los Amigos – each with a 15-person roster. Games are played Tuesday nights under the lights in the Jacó stadium, at 6 and 7:30 p.m. The season is six weeks with two playoff games, making it a total of eight weeks. The frist game this season will be played April 26. If you are interested in signing up for the 2011 season, email Doug Giampapa at with your name, position and phone number.

Condé Nast Traveler magazine named Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce member Mark Mead the “Villa Rental Specialist” in Costa Rica. He is one of only 44 people in the world to earn the distinction, and the only expert recognized for Costa Rica. Congratulations, Mark!

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