In 2014 Toma Color inspired by the Color Run which started in the United States as a 5K run. The Color Run is now in over 50 countries. The purpose of the event is to promote health and happiness and came from an ancient Hindu ritual that celebrates the coming of Spring by coloring people.
Here in Puerto Peñasco a group of entrepreneurial friends got together and decided to do something to benefit the community and raise money for charities. This is the 2nd Annual 5K and 10K gathering. Last year it started at the Tiburon Baseball stadium and ended in the Old Port on the Malecon. This years run will start in the Malecon Fundadores through Fremont Blvd to Fremont Plaza. Freemont Plaza is 2.5 KM and return to the Malecon. 5K means one trip on this route and 10K means 2 trips.
In 2014 we had over 800 participants and raised over $120,000 pesos which was donated to the Hemodialisis Center of Rocky Point. 2015 our goal is to increase the amount of participants and also raise money to also help CAM La Montana, a school for children with special educational needs. While you are there registration you might check to see what else is needed for the Hemodialisis Center.
This event is open to anyone and you need not run, you may walk or jog. Last year we had people with children in strollers and wheel chairs. If you are Rocky Point we encourage you to sign up for this event and give to our community. It does not matter if you live here or are just spending the weekend. It is a great way to spend family time and all is for charity. Come meet the people of Rocky Point and learn more about our charities that we work with as a community.
Participants will receive sun glasses, T-shirts with a bag of color for the final picture. At the end of the run the party begins in the Malecon in front of the Governors statues. Dress comfortably wear comfortable shoes. You may want to bring a hat as well and sun block.
Early registration goes from February 15 – March15. For groups of 10 or more the cost is $200 pesos and for individuals it is $250 pesos. From March 16- April the cost is $250 pesos for groups of 10 or more and $300 pesos for individuals. Registration is at Puerto Viejo Cafe in the Old Port (across the street from the Catholic church) They are open Thursday – Tuesday 8am- 10 pm. While you are threat yourself to the best coffee anywhere. It is from Chiapas and is fresh roasted at Puerto Viejo.
For more information you may call 388-8000 or check out the following social medias.
Also, may I remind you of the November Bike Rally November 5th – 8th. Registration will again be north of town at the Barklin Circle K gas station. All money gore to our 7 charities. It is a fun filled event for everyone.