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    Three Costa Rican races take on honorable causes this weekend.

    Did you know that even a light jog can burn around 10 calories a minute? Or that physically active people are 60% less likely to develop Alzheimer’s? Most know the importance of exercise, but 1 out of 4 people in Costa Rica is still overweight!

    Considering the oldest person to ever complete a marathon didn’t even start running until he was 89, I think it’s safe to say it’s never too late to start running. Plus, with three races throughout Costa Rica of various lengths and difficulties, this weekend may be the perfect time to get out there!


    The 2015 BMW Triathlon Series continues this weekend with its fourth event, this time at Hotel Marriott Los Sueños in Herradura. The goals of the series are to promote sports, healthy lifestyles, tourism and an appreciation Costa Rica’s beautiful nature. The event will be broadcast live by TD + Canal 15 on Cabletica.

    LOCATION: Hotel Marriott Los Sueños
    Saturday, September 5

    • 1:00 pm: Kids 9-11
    • 1:30 pm: Kids 12-13

    Sunday, September 6

    • 6:05 am: Olympic Masc.
    • 6:07 am: Olympic Fem.
    • 6:10 am: Sprint Masc.
    • 6:12 am: Sprint Fem.


    • Kids 9-11: 200M, 1K, 4K
    • Kids 12-13: 400M, 2K, 10K
    • Sprint: 750M, 5K, 20K
    • Olympic: 1.5K, 10K, 40K

    SIGN UP: closed

    Children of No One, Children of Everyone

    From the heart of San Jose, this bi-distance race will benefit the Trauma Unit of the National Children’s hospital. Runners of the 9.8K option will be competing for up to ‎₡100,000 in prizes. All can participate in the raffle for a 150CC R8 Sport Scooter.

    LOCATION: National Children’s Hospital
    DATE: September 6, 2015
    TIME: 7:00 am
    LENGTH: 3.5K (see route), 9.8K (see route)
    COST: ‎₡10,000
    SIGN UP: at any of the following locations

    • Runners Pavas
    • Runners Heredia
    • Runners Desamparados
    • Runners Curridabat
    • Endurance 26.2 Alajuela
    • Endurance 26.2 Santo Domingo
    • Miguel Foticos
    • Athletic Corner
    • Gimnasio En Forma
    • online

    I Run for My Grandparents

    The third annual “I Run for My Grandparents” race takes off this Sunday in Santo Domingo de Heredia. Money raised from the event will go towards the Hogar Esperanza retirement home in Zurquí. Non-runners are invited to participate in Cardio Dance, also at 7:00 am.

    LOCATION: Sports Plaza of San Miguel in Santo Domingo de Heredia.
    DATE: September 6, 2015
    TIME: 7:00 am
    LENGTH: 10K
    COST: ‎₡10,000
    SIGN UP: at any of the following locations

    • New Balance Escazú
    • New Balance Plaza Lincoln
    • New Balance Paseo de las Flores
    • Snack’s San Miguel
    • Deportes Tibás
    • Centro Aventura Santo Domingo
    • Centro Aventura Guadalupe
    • Hogar Esperanza de Zurquí


    • Banco Nacional: 100-01-031-001117-4
    • Banco Costa Rica: 001-0272429-4
    • To: Asoc. Casa Diurna del Adulto Mayor Esperanza de Zurquí
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