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Last updateFri, 22 Jun 2018 8am

Chapala main drag to close for Sunday races

Avenida Madero, Chapala’s central north-south artery, will be closed to vehicular traffic early Sunday, June 10, to make way for the Carrera Colores y Valores por la Familia, a family-oriented foot race series organized by the Octavio Paz University Campus.

The event starts at 8 a.m. with warm-up exercises at the Fisherman’s Fountain located at the south end of the main thoroughfare, followed by races of varied distances for different ages and gender groups. Sprints of 400 to 900 meters will be open to pre-school and elementary age contestants. Older runners will take laps around the avenue to compete the course of 5.4-km and 10.8-km races.

The program also includes a variety of post-race athletic activities in the area of the waterfont Malecón, continuing until 2:30 p.m.

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