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On Sunday, September 23rd the La Romana Bayahibe Hotel Association and Tourism Cluster celebrated the sixth edition of the Bayahibe 10k race, with the participation of more than 600 runners, to benefit the Father Sebastián Cavalotto Special Education School.

In the first place overall male winner was Ramoncito Mejia, in second place Mario Doroteo and in third place Pedro Herrera.

In the overall female category, the winner was Sorangy Rodríguez in the first place, in the second place Jordan Diaz and in the third place Deimi Padilla.

An early morning Zumba class warmed athletes up and participants of all ages stretched their muscles and rose their cardio levels in preparation.  Ana García-Sotoca, Executive Director of the Association of Hotels and the Tourism Cluster La Romana Bayahibe, stated that the Bayahibe 10k has managed to position itself as one of the most popular competitions among all runners in the country.

“This event is part of the commitment that both entities have to promote the La Romana destination as well as support the social inclusion of people with disabilities, and sports in the area,” said García-Sotoca. She stressed that part of the funds obtained this year will be allocated to the Special Education School Father Sebastián Cavalotto, institution that is responsible for providing basic education to children and adolescents with limited resources with some type of disability in La Romana.

Spectators gathered at various points along the route to cheer the runners on and then waited expectantly for the announcement of the raffle winners, which this year included money prizes, travel awards, gift certificates and more.  At the end of the event, the participants were surprised with a refreshing foam party, it was without a doubt an incredible event! Congratulations to everyone who came out and showed their support for the 5th edition of the Bayahibe 10k!

The event was sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, AFP Siembra, Seguros Universal, Banreservas, Altice Dominicana, Humano Seguros, Banco López de Haro, Compañía de Electricidad de Bayahibe, Air Europa, Farmacia Carol, Gatorade, Luminos Lighting, Central Romana, Cool Heaven, Be Live Collection Canoa, Dreams La Romana, Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus, Catalonia Gran Dominicus, Dreams Dominicus La Romana, Viva Wyndham Resorts, Casa de Campo.

As well as, Agente de Cambio Quezada, Asociación Romana de Ahorros y Préstamos, Banco del Progreso, Gestiones Sanitarias y Ambientales, La Estancia, Tony Transporte, Kviar Bayahibe, Whala Bayahibe, Afro Tours Entertainment, Abreu Toribio, Andima Travel, Ayuntamiento de Bayahibe, Aqua Park, Club BTT La Romana, Café Santo Domingo, CESTUR, Caribbean Saona, Coco Bahía Natural Store Dominicus ,Clínica Canela, La Romana Bayahibe News, Hawaiin Tropic, MeloDrone RD, SportLine América, Defensa Civil La Romana, MTB Bayahibe, Multiplaza La Romana, Petronan La Flor de Bayahibe,  Toñitos Grill,  Turinter, Maybel Petronan, Helados Bon, Operadora Caoba, Restaurante Kukka Beach, Artec Digital Agency, Palmera Turística Saona, Policía Nacional, Punto Italia, Quaker, Salud Publica, Saona Dreams, Silgon, Skull Gym, and Vita Salud.

Information and photos courtesy of the La Romana Bayahibe Tourist Cluster
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