Alliance for Progress race goes to Flamingo May 3

The 4th Annual Ruta la Paz Race is headed in a new direction. Although it will still be divided into a 5-kilometer and 10- kilometer sections, the races are now taking place at Playa Flamingo and sporting a new charity partner.

The Alliance for Progress of Education in Guanacaste is made up of a collection of non-profits that strive towards providing opportunities for the region’s youth. All proceeds will benefit the alliance’s members, and the Guanacaste Community Fund has promised to match any amount up to $15,000.

“The four non-profits in the alliance are fundamentally transforming the educational offerings in Guanacaste through a comprehensive approach that engages students in all of the central coastal Guanacaste region in meaningful learning in and out of school,” said Abel McClennen, the director of La Paz Community School.

The school is a bilingual, non-profit institution with preschool, primary, and high school tracks. Founded in 2007, the enrollment has already grown to 215 students of varying backgrounds.

The Saturday, May 3, event hosted by Global Sportx Group will start at Playa Flamingo and lead runners along the northern coast to Playa Potrero. There are expected to be more than 750 runners participating. Pre-registration can be done online and costs $20.

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