First strength and resistance race
By Jade Arroyo
On March 30 at 4pm, the first Gran carrera de fuerza y resistencia (Grand strength and resistance race), will take place in San Miguel de Allende. It is a one-day competition that will test the physical and resistance strengths of the athletes, besides promoting sports and a healthy and active life style. A highlight is the fact that this event also seeks to promote sport tourism for San Miguel.
The event is organized by Tony Torres, with the support of the COMUDAJ (Municipal Commission of Sport and Youth) and the local government.
This call is for sports-loving males. Other than being over 18, there is no age, size or weight limit. There is room for around 70 to 80 participants, who will face a two-hour course with all sorts of physical tests and obstacles.
Starting at the Parroquia, they will run along Correo to the Salida a Queretaro, until they reach El Atascadero, where it will be a cross country journey, facing obstacles such as mud and oil, jump fences, bike-riding, a one-kilometer swim, weight lifting, etc. until they reach the centro again. The finish line will be the former City Hall, where the winners will be announced by mayor Mauricio Trejo and some outstanding personalities from the regional sports world and bodybuilding, such as the runner Aldo Gómez, the tennis player Ricardo Trujillo and the boxer Enrique “Cobrita” Silva, among others.
The event will be covered by the Red Cross, Civic Protection and Municipality Transit, to guarantee everyone’s safety, both participants and spectators.
There will be 10 first place awards, with prizes in cash from 8,000 pesos for the first place and runner-up prizes of 7,000, 6,000, 5,000, 4,000, 3,000, 2,000, 1,800, 1,500, 1,000 and 800 pesos correspondingly.
Anyone who is interested in participating in this competition can reach Tony or Emmanuel Torres by calling 044 415 104 4971. The cost of the enrolment is 200 pesos; the first 50 people will receive a commemorative T-shirt and a recovery kit.
The organizer, Tony Torres, commented: “The idea is that people from San Miguel enjoy this event, which is made for everybody. I feel it is going to be a huge success.”
For next year the plan is to make the race grow and have three different categories: free masculine, experts and feminine.