CANCUN, Quintana Roo, MX (September 8, 2015) — From a very early hour, runners started to arrive to the Playa Delfines look out point, where the starting and finish line of the Charlie & Friends half-marathon were set up. The starting point was at Boulevard Kukulcán, kilometer 17.6 and runners reached the roundabout at the entrance of the Hotel Zone, where a work of art by Mexican sculptor Sebastián is located, before turning back. The race began at 5:30 am for 21-kilometer runners and 6:40 am for 10-kilometer runners, while the 5-kilometer walking competitors began at 7:15 and 7:30.
Carlos Fuentes emphasized the support received by sponsors, as they made it possible to have a successful race, and he added that, from this moment on, they are already working on next year’s race where they plan to keep on surprising participants. Sunset World Resorts & Vacation Experiences was one of the most important sponsors of the event that went on without a hitch.
He pointed out that, as its name entails, “Charlie & Friends” is truly a get together of friends, something that is reflected in the race and its celebratory ambiance. He also said another helpful fact is that part of the race takes place by the Nichupté Lagoon in the Hotel Zone, which makes it one of the only half marathon races that also take place in a tourist area.
Finally, he thanked local authorities for their help in the road safety operations, which made the race casualty free. “We placed special care on road signs and safety, this permitted us to have a race without major incidents,” he concluded.
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