FEBRUARY 19, 2017
On your marks, get set, go… the Second Royal Resorts Foundation Race will take place on February 19, 2017 and we are looking for runners to join us in supporting a worthy charity cause. This year, the Royal Resorts Foundation has teamed up with Pro Niños Excepcionales A.C., a Cancun NGO that supports children with physical, neurological and mental challenges to help a man who has given his life to caring for sick children. We will be raising money to help Maclovio Tun and his family. Maclovio is 74, his wife Carmen has been confined to a wheelchair all her life after a childhood bout of polio left her unable to walk and their son Reyes has cerebral palsy. Their home is in desperate need of renovation and our goal is to rebuild and extend the house, making it a safe space for all to live in.
Maclovio is the sole breadwinner in his family, steadfastly caring for his wife and his son with dedication and dignity. Pro Niños Excepcionales volunteers first met him 12 years ago when he brought his son on his tricycle to its physiotherapy clinic to request help for the boy. His appeal was granted and in return he helped out at the center cleaning the land and collecting fallen dry wood to sell as firewood. It soon became evident to staff at the center that he did not have a steady job and after meeting Carmen, it dawned upon them just how precarious Maclovio’s situation was.
In order to help him, Pro Niños Excepcionales hired Don Maclovio to work in its equinotherapy center. To this day, he cleans out the stables, looks after the horses and leads them around the paddock during sessions with children.
A Race with a Mission, to Rebuild Maclovio’s House
Maclovio and his family live in a house that is literally falling down. It was seriously damaged during Hurricane Wilma and has never been repaired. Parts of the roof are missing, others leak when it rains and falling tiles, crumbling plaster and rotting wood are a constant problem. There is no front door, a safety issue for such a vulnerable family, only one bedroom, an improvised kitchen, no cupboards or closets and no bathroom. The lack of clean water and sanitary facilities are serious health concerns.
Our goal is to raise money to renovate the house completely, adding a second bedroom, a proper kitchen-dining room, a bathroom and the ramps and other mobility aids that Carmen and Reyes desperately need. This project will improve the lives of Maclovio and his family, giving them a home that they will be more comfortable in.
Sign up for the Second Royal Resorts Foundation Race
By competing in the Second Royal Resorts Foundation Race you can transform the lives of Maclovio and his family and help renovate their home. Sign up today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Invite your friends and family to take part too!
The closing date for registration is February 11.
Race Registration Details
- The race takes place on February 19 at 7 a.m., the starting point is Captain’s Cove Restaurant, km 16.5, Kukulcan Blvd, Hotel Zone, Cancun and the route takes you as far as Westin Regina and back.
- Race Fee is $250 pesos per adult and $150 pesos per child
It includes a souvenir t-shirt and finalist’s medal, race number, chip, water and an isotonic drink at the finish line
- 3, 5 or 10 kilometers
- Age categories for men and women
Free (15-39 years) Master (40-49 years) Veteran (50 and over)
Prizes will be given to the first three places in each category in the 5 and 10 km races for men and women. The first three Royal Resorts employees to cross the finish in the 5 and 10 km races for men and women will also receive prizes.
Children’s Fun Run
Bring the kids! There is a race for them too!
Children aged 4 to 7 years
Children aged 8 to 12 years
If you don’t want to run, why not join us by signing up for the 3-kilometer walk? It’s open to all ages.
If you are not going to be in Cancun in February you can still support the cause by making a donation to the Royal Resorts Foundation online at www.royalresortsfoundation.org or during your stay at Royal Resorts.