Costa Rica’s firefighters (Bomberos) are holding their first ever race – Carrera Bomberos 2012 – on Saturday 8 December 2012.
The race starts at 7:30am.

The objective of the tace is to promote a culture of prevention in the framework of celebrating “Semana del Bombero 2012” (Firefighter Week 2012).

The race starts and finishes at the Academia Nacional de Bomberos (National Fire Academy) in Desamparados. The run is 8.5 kilometres and cost to participate is ¢7.000 colones per person.

The price of admission includes insurance in case of accidents, a t-shirt, a medal, water to keep hydrated, a snack and prize with first place winner taking home ¢50.000, second place ¢30.000 and third place ¢25.000.

The categories are: junior (up to 19 years of age), adult (20 to 35), veteran (36 and up) and special (those in wheelchairs).

Tickets can be purchased at the Runners stores in Desamparados, Heredia, Pavas and Curridabat. If you do not live close or can get to a Runners you can write to info@bomberos.go.cr for more info.


For more info go to www.bomberos.go.cr  or visit their Facebook page.

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