About 5.000 runners are expected to participate in the Central American Games marathon this Sunday, March 17, forcing the downtown core of San José to be closed to vehicular traffic from 5:00am to noon Sunday, confirmed the coordinator of the Committee on Safety, Rafael fair Arias.

The mayoral adviser recommended drivers to avoid the area bound by the La Sabana park, Avenida 10, Plaza Gonzalez Viquez, Avenica Central and Paseo Colon. (See map).

The Juego Centromamericanos (Cental American games) come to a close Sunday with a big closing ceremony at the Estadio Nacional (National Stadium) starting at 7:00pm.

Tickets for the event are still available online at or call centre at 2206 7770 and Servimás outlets in Mas x Menos and Walmart stores across the country, La Barberia in Santa Ana and the Ramada Plaza Herraduea hotel. Prices start at ¢12.500 to ¢20.500 plus service charges.


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