Nosara, Culture, Sports

Kids and Adults Ran Together in Aventura Nosara 2013

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On Saturday, November 16th, a dose of adventure passed through Nosara’s landscape with the second “Nosara Aventura” race, in which 50 adults and about 20 children participated.

The event was organized by the Nosara Civic Association (Asociación Cívica de Nosara). Its purpose is to support a different association every year. Registration had a cost of $30 and the proceeds will be given to the Security and Volunteer Firefighter Association of Nosara (Asociación de Seguridad y a los Bomberos Voluntarios de Nosara).

This second edition definitely had a good dose of adventure through trails, forests, beaches, sand and Nosara’s nature. Deborah Moss, one of the participants, told about her experience in the race: “The route was beautiful and included all the different parts of Guones. My shoes say a lot about the route; we ran through the mud and this wasn’t the case when training on the street.”

The morning was very sunny and participants had assistance and water every two kilometers, hydration provided by Gatorade, an official T-shirt, a medal and trophies for the first three places. Runners of over 50 years of age were also rewarded, and a weekend car rental from Toyota was raffled.

Two routes were planned to start at the same time, of six and thirteen kilometers. Both routes started in front of Bagelmens and passed through gravel roads to Harbor Reef and Nosara Yoga Institute, returning through various trails in the forest. Here the runners were faced with challenges such as mud and water that made the path somewhat unstable. At the Guilded Iguana, those ran six kilometers returned via the beach in Guiones, and those on the thirteen-kilometer route continued to Playa Pelada, where they turned back to the finish line.

The event was supported and sponsored by several companies, including Toyota, The Harmony Hotel, Harbor Reef, Nosara Beach Hostel, Costa Rica Yoga Spa, Constructora Luis Hernández, Il Basilico, Gatorade, Guilded Iguana, Jungle Mini Golf, Villa Mango, BCR, Paradise Medical Service, and Spanish Institute.

Participating children were very excited about the activity. Their route was one kilometer, guided by a vehicle until Harbor Reef and then returning to the finish line. “Last year we set up the children’s race at the last moment; this year we have many more. This appeals to parents and community members and is very nice,” said Ethel Araya, one of the organizers of the event.

The organizers are calling on the community to continue to participate every year: “We want to be a nice way to raise funds and attract the kind of tourism that we want to have in this community, which is a healthy tourism,” says Araya.

Man 6km

First: Sergio Santana 

Second: Barry Oliver

Third: Carlos Hernández


Woman 6km

First: Paige Wilson, 

Second: Victoria Aragón, 

Third: Melissa Gonzáles


Man 13km

First: Héctor Zuñiga, 

Second:David Venegas,

Third: Robbie Vickers


Woman 13km

FirstYorleny Villareal 

Second: Karin Degraff

Third: Jatleen Swalling


Kids boys

First: Carter Blumes, 

Second: Skyle McMillan, 

Third: Ky Shook


Kids girls

First: Anyela Oliver

Second: Laurana Piguet

Third: Franciny Chalmers