Oh dear Lord, is it that time of year already? I'm guessing by now, most of you have recovered from last year's Three-legged Bar Crawl/Race so grab a partner, wring out your liver, get your drinking shoes on and get ready to do it again! This year, the event falls on St. Patrick's Day but you'll need more than the luck of the Irish to win this race!

7th Annual Three-legged Bar Crawl Playa del Carmen

When: Saturday, March 17, 2012
Time:   6.30pm
Start/ Finish: La Ranita Bar on Calle 10 between 5th and 10th (in the Hotel La Rana Cansada)

Participating bars include:

Bar Ranita
Babe's Noodles and Bar
Manne’s Biergarten
Dirty Martini Bar
Bad Boys Beach Bar
Tequila Barrel
Zenzi Beach Club

As always, there is no set pattern/order that teams must run in, but they all must visit every bar on the list, consume a shot of tequila or a beer, and then get their race card signed by the staff member in charge at each bar. Anyone wishing to enter please email threeleggedrace.playadelcarmen@gmail.com. Follow the Playa del Carmen Three-legged Race event page on Facebook for up to the minute news and updates! If you are unable to participate in the race itself, please consider sponsoring a team! Registered teams must raise at least 600 pesos in donations from sponsors. Part of this 600 pesos will go to purchase the drinks for the teams, with the balance going to help raise funds for the upcoming Bomberos' Training Academy.

The Bomberos' Training Academy is now going into its 11th session, an effort funded by donations from residents, visitors and Riviera Maya business leaders. Last year, over $30,000 mxn was collected during this fundraising effort, money that will go toward the purchase of updated equipment, training and community services. In past years several departments have been gifted with Jaws of Life, equipment which is invaluable in the effort to save lives. The annual Bomberos' Training Academy, initiated by Brian Borjesson, provides essential instruction for local firemen teaching them to effectively use these newly acquired tools. With support from guest instructors from the United States, this week-long training exercise is often the only organized instruction available to new firefighters. Obviously, the more money raised the better!

If anyone would like to make a donation directly to the Playa Bomberos Fund, please use PayPal and the email address sicomono@gmail.com. This is Brian Borjesson’s account, and all donations will be paid to the Bomberos by him.