BuyPlaya Run for Ak Lu'um



On the morning of March 20, Riviera Maya athletes and families gathered in Playa del Carmen’s Parque Leona Vicario to take their marks for the “Run for Ak Lu’um”, a 5K race sponsored annually by BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors, the premier brokerage for Playa del Carmen real estate. Over 100 runners, walkers and families with strollers weaved their way through the streets of the city and past the glamorous resort zone, finishing at the historic Parque Fundadores, overlooking the shores of the Caribbean.




Winners took home an official certificate of completion and prizes generously donated by local Riviera Maya businesses. The top finishers and times in each category were as follows:


Adult Male                                          Adult Female                                       
1st Miguel Novelo 17:15                    1st Stephanie Morton 20:39         
2nd Arturo Navarro 19:29                  2nd Cecilia Guerrero 21:05         
3rd Rodrigo Salazar 19:44                3rd Emily Egge 22:32                   

1st Nancy Pérez 23:34
2nd Kevin Fernández 23:54
3rd Sebastian Huart 24:43

Winners Family Burillo Gil 27:31

The BuyPlaya “Run for Ak Lu’um” will be held again next year at the same time with an official date to be announced in January 2011. Organizers anticipate the event will grow over the years, ultimately attracting athletes from outside the Riviera Maya and drawing positive attention to the unique efforts of the school. “The Riviera Maya is so new and there is tremendous opportunity here. With opportunity comes responsibility.” states Rob Kinnon, owner of BuyPlaya Real Estate Advisors “As local business owners we need to support all efforts to protect the natural resources of this region. By teaching our children to respect and care for the world around them, Ak Lu’um is investing in the future of the Riviera Maya. That’s something we can really get behind!”

BuyPlaya Run for Ak Luum 2011 

BuyPlaya Run for Ak Luum 2011 


Ak Lu’um International School is a Waldorf Initiative founded in 2006 in the jungle close to Playa del Carmen. The school’s mission is to educate, promote sustainability, develop ecological awareness and encourage children from 2 to 12 to reconnect with our earth. Students at Ak Lu’um learn with their minds, hearts and hands. The curriculum is academically challenging and meaningful with many opportunities for hands-on learning and artistic development. Ak Lu’um welcomes children with special needs and seeks to integrate them fully, giving all children an opportunity to better know, understand and love their fellow human beings. The community at Ak Lu’um International School is bilingual (English-Spanish) and culturally rich with over 10 nationalities represented by staff and pupils.