ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA
THE BAJA POST/EDITOR
Physical activation is something that the World Health Organization has been mentioning very often, due to the COVID19 crisis that has imposed a forced confinement for most of the world population, so the NGO Ayudemos a Mexicali “Let us support Mexicali” has organized a “virtual race” which can be run in a treadmill or at a park, said Ramón Gonzalez, director of Todos Somos Mexicali (We´re all Mexicali, an NGO that has joined this event, where the registration fee funds will be used to purchase medical equipment for hospitals dealing with the COVID19 crisis.
There are two manners to participate: “Challenge among friends” running 5, 10 or 21 kilometers in a cumulative fashion or “Pro Challenge” where you can submit proof that you ran 21 kilometers, the second one has attractive prizes donated by sponsors, and donations start at 250 pesos (22 dlls.) which includes a participation diploma and 550 pesos that also includes a t-shirt with an exclusive design by Mexicali artist JM.
The event aims for people to activate physically and keep donating, said Gonzalez, and explained that it is very important to run individually, not in groups, and beware the temperature in case you run in a park, all details and information can be seen at: www.apoyoamexicali.org, he reminded that the race is VIRTUAL and can be done with the following apps: Nike Running, Garmin, Strava, Runkeeper, which you may download to your cell phone, tablet or computer.
Participants may register at www.apoyoamxli.org/carreravirtual open from May 12 up to May 29 at 11:59 P.M. Results will be published in AYUDEMOS A MEXICALI social media.