The Seventh annual Playa Dominicalito 5K/10K Walk/Run will be Sunday, March 1, this year.
The event is fundraiser for lifeguards at the local beaches and the animal welfare organization D.A.W.G. All the proceeds are donated because local merchants and international businesses pay for the costs associated with the race, organizers said.
The local public elementary school receives funds based on the number of kids that do the Toucan 2K run entirely on the beach. The course includes the beach, some jungle, steep mountains (for part of the 10K), a little village and a couple small rivers to cross (bridges optional), said the organizers. Many participants bring their dogs to give them a little exercise too. There are several locations to sign up in the Dominical area and additional information can be requested at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dominical, Playa Dominicalito and nearby Playa Hermosa are among the few beaches in Costa Rica that have professional lifeguards.