The circuit for the Samana marathon Las Terrenas 5k-10K marathon, has the backing of the Dominican Federation of Athletics Associations, Las Terrenas and national businesses.
Now in its third year, the marathon seeks to position Las Terrenas as a sport-tourism destination of choice, says Alma Arellano, project manager for race organizers LT Expert.
“We believe this event is very important for the progress of Las Terrenas and its community, and we hope Las Terrenas 5K-10K will continue and contribute to the path of developing a cycle of such activities in the area,” says Melissa Prieto, managing director of El Portillo Beach Club and Spa in Las Terrenas.
She added “Last year, in the second edition of Las Terrenas 10K, 291 runners, and 212 little ones took part in the children races. This has meant a tremendous growth compared to the first edition, and the hope for 2012 is to have even a greater participation thanks to the invaluable support of community groups like the Liga Deportiva Los Terreneros, and local and national companies, including El Portillo Beach Club and Spa, Induveca, Fairways Residence, VIP Realty Managers .”
Registrations opened on 1 February through the event’s web page, and at the registration centers on 6th February. In Las Terrenas, runners can register at the office at Plaza Taina, in Santo Domingo at the offices of the Dominican Federation of Athletics Associations and at the Runner’s Shop.