About 150 athletes of all ages participated in the October 12th SamaRun race, enjoying and competing in a Guanacaste setting.
“SamaRun” was born with the idea of achieving social work and maintaining the cleanliness of the beach and the community. The Samara Tourist Chamber (CASATUR) will also use the proceeds to make repairs in the cafeteria of the local school.
The race was supported by athletes from Sámara as well as nearby and distant communities. Some participants traveled from the Central Valley in San José to compete and support the cause.
Athletes had the option of registering in two categories: five and ten kilometers. The 5 km route started in front of the police station in the center of Sámara, on the main road towards Cangrejal, passing through a road to reach the beach.
The 10 km route went in reverse and passed through 1 km on the beach to the village of Matapalo, and returned via the main road to Sámara’s center.
The race started at three in the afternoon with a hot sun and a good attitude among the attendees, all in the mood to have some fun and support the sport.
First, second and third places in the 10 km category were Hector Zúñiga, Pablo Villegas Calvo and Roberto Lucadei, respectively. The prizes awarded included clothes, bicycles, coffee, and gift certificates for stays in different hotels, among others.
Additionally, the program had a race involving children from 2 to 12 years, who were awarded with prices, fruits and raffles
SamaRun was born from the idea of Karla Montuoro, who presented the project to the Samara Chamber of Tourism (CASATUR) with Carolina Alvarez, and later joins Melissa Jiménez to collaborate, which through an arduous work has managed to carry out such activity.
The event had the attendance and sponsorship of a number of businesses and micro enterprises such as BCR, Agua Cristal, Gatorade, Florex, Gusto Beach, Galaxy, Imprenta Nicoya, Tajo Monte Roca, Gollo, Librería Ayales, and Servicentro Sámara , among others. Some employers offered their products and services at low and affordable prices for everyone. There were food sales, coffee tasting, and complementary hydration and fruit for competitors.