Open Invitation to the Fifth Flamingos 3-7K Race in Riviera Nayarit
Marc Murphy - Riviera Nayarit CVB

September 28, 2017

The 5th Flamingos 3-7K Race by Grupo Diestra is ready to go on September 30,2017, in order to promote healthy living with those who work with the hotel sector as well as help broadcast a positive message about sports within the community.

The Samba Vallarta by Emporio Hotels and Suites and the Groups and Events desk of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) extend the invitation. It’s open for those who work with the hotel as well as the general public and boasts the slogan “Running For Our Health.”

This time the event will extend help to those in need, as they are asking participants to register for free with a donation of a non-perishable food item that will be sent to the region’s most needy, according to Aldo Hernández Ojeda, Human Resources Manager for Grupo Diestra.

According to Hernández, the race came about as a cultural activity for the wellbeing of those who work for the company, but thanks to the success it’s had since its first year they decided to make it an open invitation.

Marc Murphy, Managing Director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau, indicated this event is a great opportunity for people to come run in the destination as it promotes sports tourism as well as trying to encourage healthy habits with the hotel workers. “It also helps unite families and will be a fantastic experience for all involved.”


The 5th Flamingos 3-7k Race will take place within the Condominio Maestro Flamingos development in the Riviera Nayarit. The starter pistol goes off at 8:00 am, though registration packets, a briefing and warm-up exercises start by 7:00 am.

As happens every year, the race consists of a mixed 3km walk for hotel workers and the general public and a 7 km race divided into four categories: Women Workers’, Open Women’s, Men Workers’ and Open Men’s categories.

After the race participants can enjoy a free breakfast to be followed an awards ceremony. The first three places in all categories, men’s and women’s, will receive a prize. A participation medal will be awarded to the first places and a printed recognition will go to the first three places in each category.

Registrations continue through race day.

For details, email or telephone (322) 226-8250 Ext.872.

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