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Offbeat Catrina race in Ajijic supports breast cancer treatment

Put on your athletic shoes and join the local alliance with Breast Cancer Awareness Month by signing up for the Carrera Catrina 5K / De-Feet Breast Cancer race, to be held Sunday, October 29, in Ajijic.

The five-kilometer trek for runners and walkers, tied into a Day of the Dead theme, will set out from the Ajijic Malecón, 8 a.m., following a route along Calle Aquiles Serdán and the main highway to the local cemetery, then looping in reverse to reach the start and finish line.

Participants are encouraged to add color to the event by dressing up in costumes or face paint representing the Dia de Muertos icon La Catrina.

The sports outing is sponsored by the Ajijic Rotary Club in collaboration with Chapala’s Comude Sports Commission. Proceeds are destined to fund patient treatments through the SALVATI Guadalajara A.C. Breast Cancer Foundation.

Registrations for a donation of 250 pesos per person are available through October 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tepehua Treasures, Hidalgo 98, Riberas del Pilar; Chapala Med, next to Lake Taco, Plaza Interlago, off the Libramiento; and Comude Chapala at the Municipal Coliseum, Madero 507 adjacent to the soccer field.

The fee includes a commemorative tee-shirt, medal, number tag and rehydration kit. The top three runners will win cash prizes.

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