Get your running shoes out and ready for Corre Mi Tierre Por Colombia, happening this Sunday, March 13th. Registration is open to anyone who wants a healthier way to spend the day and indeed, there will be a longer route of 8kms for ameteur-level athletes and a shorter one of 4kms for families and friends just out to have fun. The minimum age for the long run is 14 years old while the short one does not have an age limit.
Cristina Martinez, a Corre Mi Tierra crew member, said the event seeks to promote culture and young talent. “We are very excited; this is our first race in the city, and we have already exceeded our goal of 500 people being inscribed.” The sporting event was first held in Medellin in 2011, and just this year it has begun moving around the country. This week it will be here and and then it will move to Cali. “We are working to expand the event to other cities,” she said. “This year we are going to include both Bucaramanga and Eje Cafetero in the calendar”.
There will be awards for the first place finishers across four categories which will be divided by age: men up to 39 years old, women under 39 years old, men over 40 and women over 40. Also, as one of the slogans of the race is that “Everyone is a winner”, other prizes will be raffled across all entrants.
The race route will begin behind Sagrado Corazón School and will continue through the University Corridor. Runners are expected to arrive at 6am. There will be a warm-up at 6:30 and the actual races will start at 7am (8K) and 7:30am (4K). Along the way, there will be music stages set-up at each kilometer and there will also be plenty of water on hand. The actual races should only take an hour or so and they expect to begin the awards ceremony around 8:30am.
To register, inscription prices are 50,000 COP for the 8K race and 40,000 COP for the 4k. Children under 12 can run in the 4K for free. The registration fee includes a t-shirt, a small bag, your official number, a tag, a medal and, of course, the ticket for the raffles. Online registration ends on March 11th, You can register in person at the Sportline store in Buenavista Mall until March 12th.
For more info check out their web site. Good luck!