Are you a runner and due to travel to Grand Residences in February? If so, why not sign up for the Fourth Royal Resorts Foundation Race? It’s on Sunday February 17, 2019 (week 7) in Cancun and if you are on vacation around that time we hope that you’ll bring your friends and family to support a worthy cause. On this occasion we are supporting a scholarship program that helps low-income students to get a university education.
Take part in the 5 or 10-kilometer race or the three-kilometer walk and there’s a Fun Run for the kids too.
• The race takes place on February 17 at 7 a.m. Starting point: Captain’s Cove Restaurant to Westin Regina and back again.
• 3, 5 or 10 kilometers
•Age categories for men and women
Free (15-39 years) Master (40-49 years) Veteran (50 and over)
• Race Fee is $280 pesos per adult and $230 pesos per child and includes a souvenir t-shirt and finalist’s medal, race number, chip, water and an isotonic drink at the finish line
Prizes will be given to the first three places in each category in the 5 and 10 km races for men and women. The first three Royal Resorts employees to cross the finish in the 5 and 10 km races for men and women will also receive prizes.
Children’s Fun Run
Bring the kids! There is a race for them too!
• Children aged 4 to 7 years
• Children aged 8 to 12 years
This year’s cause
The Race goal this year is to raise $435,000 pesos for a program that provides college scholarships for low-income students so that they can get their university degree. This is the equivalent of 12 scholarships.
The Royal Resorts Foundation partner for this year’s race is Fundacion Lomas, a charity that seeks to make a college education in Mexico accessible for all and to address the shortfall in Quintana Roo where a 2014-15 study indicated that more than 70 percent of 18 to 23 year olds had not gone to university.
Education is essential for development and combating poverty and by helping address the educational imbalance with college grants, Fundacion Lomas and the Royal Resorts Foundation will be giving opportunities and the hope of a better future to young people.
To date, Fundacion Lomas has given 247 scholarships and its goal is to grant 35 scholarships a year to students at senior high, technical college and university level. Fifteen grants are available for college students who need to do work experience as part of their degree. Ten additional scholarships are part of the Cero Rezago Educativo (No child left behind) program to enable students to complete primary and secondary studies so that they can continue to middle and higher learning.
Register for the 2019 Race today
Invite your friends and family to take part!