Runners and their committed fans from near and far will be descending upon Puerto Vallarta to participate in a marathon that will be held on Sunday April 15, 2018. Puerto Vallarta is an ideal place for a marathon since it is home to jaw-dropping natural surroundings and incredible sunny weather that both the participating runners and their fans can enjoy. Family-friendly Garza Blanca Resort & Spa, along with adults-only sister resort Hotel Mousai, is delighted to be a sponsor of the impending marathon. Both properties are thrilled to offer special vacation deals to help celebrate this terrific event so that visitors can indulge in an amazing vacation in Puerto Vallarta while in town for the marathon. On your mark… Get set… Go!
Puerto Vallarta Marathon Special Vacation Offers
If you are planning to travel to Puerto Vallarta during the dates surrounding the marathon, Garza Blanca and Hotel Mousai will be providing preferential rates when booking a stay at either property. When you purchase a room-only package (European Plan) when booking, you can also take advantage of free breakfast every day during your stay. If children will be joining you during your travels, this travel incentive might appeal to you even more: when two full paying adults have booked a stay with an All Inclusive Plan, two accompanying children can eat and stay for free!
Details About the Marathon
Competitive runners will have the option of participating in a full marathon (which will measure 42,195 meters) or a half marathon (which will measure 21,097 meters). Both races will begin at the Port Terminal in the marina on Sunday April 15, 2018 at 6:30 am. There will also be a recreational 5k race that will begin at 8:30 am for runners who want to challenge themselves without as much intense training beforehand. The various marathons welcome everyone to participate, from the general public to experienced athletes. The marathon races will observe the following age categories: Free (18-39 years old), Master (40-49 years old), Veteran (50-59 years old) and Veteran Plus (60 years and over). There will be a time limit of 6 hours for the marathon and a time limit of 3 hours for the half marathon.
The full marathon will award the first three female runners and the first three male runners to reach the finish line, no matter which age category they are in. Each first place winner will receive a $10,000 Mexican pesos prize, each second place winner will receive a $6,000 Mexican pesos prize and each third place winner will receive a $5,000 Mexican pesos prize. Each of these winners will not be eligible for any prizes in their respective age category. For the age categories, the first three female and first three male winners in each category will win a prize: each first place winner will receive a $4,000 Mexican pesos prize, each second place winner will receive a $3,000 Mexican pesos prize and each third place winner will receive a $2,000 Mexican pesos prize.
The half marathon will award the first three female runners and the first three male runners to reach the finish line in each age category. Each first place winner will receive a $2,000 Mexican pesos prize, each second place winner will receive a $1,500 Mexican pesos prize and each third place winner will receive a $1,000 Mexican pesos prize. The marathon awards ceremony will take place right after the race on Sunday April 15th, 2018 at 12:30 pm.
You can learn more about the marathon or register for the race by following this link: www.maratonpuertovallarta.com
Plan your vacation at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa during the Puerto Vallarta Marathon and join in on all of the racing fun!