Yesterday, nearly 100 walkers and runners gathered at the Leona Vicario Park in Playa del Carmen to participate in the 1st Annual "Buy Playa San Valentin 5K" to benefit Ak Lu'um International School. The morning air was sharp and cool, the perfect temperature for a run through the streets on Playa del Carmen. As our daughter attends, the Riviera Maya's only not for profit private school, Rob and I were pleased to sign on as the title sponsor. Considering that this was the first year Ak Lu'um has attempted an event of this nature, we were all very impressed with the turnout and the organization of the run. The registration ran smoothly, professional timekeepers were brought in from Cancun and the Municipality cooperated with extra Police on hand to stop traffic and ensure the safely of the runners on Playa's busy streets. Prizes were awarded in several divisions: Adult male, adult female, children and first family to cross the line together! We had runners and walkers of all ages! Lots more photos from the race can be found on the Facebook Event Page and on Buy Playa's Facebook Page.

Buy Playa 5k for Ak Luum School
Early morning registration

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John and Matt looking for their personal best

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Runners take your marks......

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2nd place in the kids division!

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1st place in the family division!

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Walkers finishing the course

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Siobhan and Richard with Liam

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Stephanie - 1st in the women's division

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Denise mans the water table

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Trish and Bob

We would like to thank all of the local busineses who joined Buy Playa Real Estate Advisors by donating their time, money and services to make this event such a great success. Also thanks to all the Ak Lu'um parents and teachers and the many volunteers who came out to help organize and excecute the race!

Abyss Dive Center
Asiana Restaurant
Bauer Compressors Mexico
Bicipartes Luisito
Condominio Playacar
Hot Baking Company
In the
Moskito Property Management
Municipio de Solidaridad
Playa Fitness Center
Tierra Espana Restaurant

We appreciate you all and hope you will support Ak Lu'um again next year for the 2nd Annual "Buy Playa San Valentin 5k"!