Sunday, March 1st, 2015 at 7 AM is the 7th annual Playa Dominicalito 5K/10K Walk/Run that starts on Playa Dominicalito. The race is organized so that 100% of the registration benefits the lifeguards at Playa Hermosa and the animal welfare organization D.A.W.G. that rescues dogs in our area. 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). Many participants bring their dogs to give them a little exercise too. There are several locations to sign up in the Dominical / Uvita / San Isidro / Quepos / Cortez area and additional information can be requested at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, March 1st is the 2015 date of the 7th annual Playa Dominicalito 5K/10K Walk/Run that starts and finishes directly below the development on Playa Dominicalito. It starts at 7 am sharp. It was the first ever event like this in the area when we created it and we were told that if 20 people showed up including our volunteers, then consider it a success. That first year we had 28 volunteers and 156 participants (some were both). Since then it has been about the same size. We have had several officials from the government sports agency ask us to “go big” because it has a lot of Costa Rican elements incorporated into the course including the beach, some jungle, mountains, a little village and a couple small rivers to cross (bridges optional) but we have resisted and it remains a small event. Many have participated every year.
The expenses to put on the event are fully funded by us with the help of commissions we receive from many of the local tour groups and car rental companies we recommend as well as a few donations by national (and one international) companies. This allows 100% of the registration fees to go towards the lifeguards at Playa Hermosa and the animal welfare organization D.A.W.G. that rescues dogs. The local public elementary school receives funds based on the number of kids that do the Toucan 2K that is run entirely on the beach. Last year there were very few running due to school be out but we hope we can get them to come out this year. Additionally, many of the local restaurants and tourist businesses donate dinners/lunches, massages and adventure tour certificates that are given away during a random drawing at the end of the event to participants and volunteers.
Attached is a document with information about the race. You can sign up at our office or several other places in the area. Assignments for volunteers includes attending to the several water stations we have along the course, selling race shirts, helping with registration the day of the race (and you can still participate in the event) or taking photos to be placed on our Facebook site.