Playa del Carmen's first marathon will take place on Sunday, October 28th. The 42k (26 mile) course will traverse 5th Avenue, downtown, jungle and beach. If you don't want to run a full marathon, you can also register for the half-marathon, 10k or 3k races.

The race is being organized by Trixperience and Efecto Verde (Green Effect). Efecto Verde is a non-profit organization that is bringing rooftop gardens to urban environments. Rooftop gardens improve air quality, reduce energy consumption and can even provide food. For each registered marathon runner, a planter made of recycled materials will be donated for rooftop gardens in Playa del Carmen. Also, 50% of registration fees will be donated to Efecto Verde for their rooftop garden projects.

You can register in English here until October 26th.

Playa del Carmen Marathon 

Website: Maraton Ecologico de la Riviera Maya