The fifth athletic race Prohibido Rendirse, which will be held on Sunday, November 12 of this year and whose funds will be used to fund students through the Foundation of the Autonomous University of Baja California (FUABC), is a major challenge for all who dare to participate.
The event will begin at 8:00 am in the foothills of the Cerro del Centinela, starting from the Silicon Border enttrance on kilometer 15.5 of the Mexicali-Tijuana highway.
There are different circuits: 10 km cross-country race; 3 km of hiking; 2 km for children with 25 obstacles; 5 km with 40 obstacles and 5 km with 45 obstacles, which is aimed at trained athletes. The top three places in each category will receive prizes.
The registration fee is 350 pesos per person and includes a participant number and shirt, all contestants who finish the race will receive a medal and for the first time in this event, all participants will enter the raffle of a Honda motorcycle.
The presentation of the event to the media was chaired by the UABC Rector, Dr. Juan Manuel Ocegueda Hernández, who thanked the family Aguilar Hernández for making this effort in honor of his son Eric Aguilar Hernandez and at the same time support low income Mexicali college students who wish to obtain their diploma.
He also mentioned that the race has an important social impact as it promotes physical activation and sport in society in general, aiming to help with health problems such as obesity in which Mexico is positioned among the top places in the world. “Activities like this seek to promote good habits that contribute to public health and improve the welfare of society,” said the Rector and invited the university community and the Cachanilla society to participate and support Baja California.
Lic. César Méndez Macías, attended the event in the name of the President of the Board of Directors of the UABC Foundation, Lic. Francisco Rubio Cárdenas. The Treasurer of the organization said that this is an event that includes all types of competitors, from high performance athletes to those who wish to spend some quality time with the family. “This is a sports party that strengthens the ties of the UABC with the community.”
There was also the presence of accountant Teresa Hernández, member of the Organizing Committee of the race and mother of Eric Aguilar Hernandez, who said that each edition of Prohibido Rendirse has been different, but all have maintained her son’s essence and philosophy of life: “Motivate people to never surrender in life, not even as they face adversities.”
She added that last year there were 2024 participants and that they expect to reach or even exceed 2500 this year.
For those who do not run there will be food stalls, musical attractions, raffles, among other entertainment activities.
Professor Emilio Manuel Arrayales Millán, Director of the Faculty of Sports; Julio León, Director of the Municipal Institute of Sports and Physical Culture (Imdecuf), and Georgina Walther Cuevas, Executive Director of the UABC Foundation also attended the event.
It should be noted that there will be medical and safety services in all circuits. Those interested in obtaining more information can call (686) 552-9448 or go to: www.fundacionuabc.org