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Casa de Campo Resort & Villas announced the fourth edition of the Casa de Campo Corre Marathon for the Hogar del Niño, which in addition to the marathon (42k) includes the half marathon (21k) and distance races of 10k and 5k whose routes are certified by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS). The event, which will be held on Sunday, November 26th with departures starting at 5:30 am, is another example of the innovations that Casa de Campo continues to offer as a destination for the whole community and as part of its new health and sports project.
The details of the marathon were given during a press conference held on Wednesday, October 4th, in the central atrium of Ágora Mall shopping center attended by Xiomara Menéndez Dájer, President of the Patronato Benéfico Oriental, Karla Martin, Director of digital media of Santo Domingo Corre and technical marathon coordinator, Andrés Pichardo Rosenberg, President of Casa de Campo Resort, Fabricio Schettini Vice President of Finance of Casa de Campo, Carlos Sánchez, Renata Soñé and Gabriella Reginato as part of the personalities that will be part of the event, special guests and related personalities, among others. Also attended by Mr. Bernard Conway, official judge of the IAAF International Association of Athletic Federations, who was updating the routes certification in order to continue guaranteeing the quality of the event Casa de Campo Corre for the Hogar del Niño.
Xiomarita Menéndez Dájer explained that the funds raised will go to the Physical Education programs developed by Hogar del Niño as an institution for the educational and nutritional well-being of thousands of children from many vulnerable communities of La Romana. “It is a real honor for us to be able to carry out this activity for the fourth consecutive year, which is proof that the results we have obtained in previous editions have been positive and encouraging. We are pleased to have the support of all those who are always ready to help no matter how big or small their contribution, in addition to their steps, and continue supporting this proposal that benefits those in need,” stated Xiomara Menéndez Dájer.
This event has already become very popular in the country, also reaching runners abroad who have come from Puerto Rico, the United States, Colombia and Venezuela among others, and who have had the opportunity to run a marathon while enjoying the most luxurious and exclusive resort in the Caribbean. Andrés Pichardo Rosenberg, President of Casa de Campo, stated: “For Casa de Campo Resort, we are more than pleased to support this marathon which has become a tradition, the Casa de Campo Corre for the Hogar del Niño.” This event is part of the welfare and sports project that the resort has been developing in the past few years. He thanked the sponsors and invited companies that have not done so to join in supporting this noble cause. “I would like to congratulate Ms. Xiomara Menéndez, president of the Patronato Benéfico Oriental and her team for the great work accomplished with the Hogar del Niño,” added the executive.
Each registered runner will receive a kit including an event rucksack, an official dri-fit of the Marathon, a cap, BIB and CHIP: To collect the Kit and for more information, you can visit www.cdccorre.org. Competitors will receive medals for completing the marathon in addition to gifts, certificates, and important cash prizes. The 42k and 21k races will start at 5:30 in the morning, while the 10k and 5k at 7:00 am; before the various exits there will be warm-up sessions for the runners.
Registrations are already open through the Santo Domingo Corre online platform (https://www.sdctickets.do) and can also be purchased at the offices of Santo Domingo Corre in Santo Domingo and in the Office of the Patronato Benéfico Oriental in La Romana. This event is sponsored by Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, Central Romana Corporation, Costasur Dominicana, Sunix, Tropigas, Hospital for Special Surgery, Banco Popular, Autozama, CEPM, Agora Mall, Editora Hoy, Serviport, One Way Bike and Tres Eventos among others.
The following pictures were taken during the press conference announcing this year’s Casa de Campo Corre for the Hogar del Niño 2017 at the Atrio Central in Agora Mall:
Casa de Campo Corre 2017
When: Sunday, November 26th
Where: Casa de Campo
For more information, contact:
Tel: 809-523-8901 / 809-556-3181
Email: [email protected]
See the specific rules & regulations on their website!
The Hogar del Niño is a children’s daycare and educational center for over 1500 children, located in La Romana town, just outside of Casa de Campo. Children from as young as just a few weeks old up to 18 years old are cared for and educated daily, from as early as 5:30am and staying as late as 7pm.
The organization also provides special schooling to over 75 hearing impaired and blind children, as well as a vocational school where over 235 students receive classes in different areas like: sewing; industrial preparation, installation and electrical maintenance; plumbing and management of computer office programs.