The 10th Annual Ruta de Paz Marathon returns to Playa Potrero

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The 10th annual 5K, 10K and kids beach race will begin at 4PM on May 2nd at the Costa Rica Sailing Center in Potrero, Guanacaste and we want you to be a part of the celebration!

Each year they aim to improve the success of Ruta La Paz, not only by enhancing the experience for the athletes and sponsors, but by increasing the funds raised for the La Paz Community School scholarship program. Thanks to their sponsors and nearly 300 participants including World XTerra Champion Rom Akerson, last year’s race raised $25,000. Their goal for this year is to raise $40,000, which will cover the tuition for 4 scholarship students at La Paz.

Support from prestigious local businesses like yours is crucial to their success. Please contact them at ​RutaLaPaz@lapazschool.org​ or direct at 8350-9102 to reserve your place as a race sponsor.

Here is a fantastic recap from last year’s race! LINK

La Paz School runners

About the La Paz Community School Scholarship Program

The La Paz Community School Scholarship Program is a donor funded initiative that is aimed at identifying underprivileged children in our communities and offering them a mind enriching education with the expressed intent of creating future leaders who will have the capacity and skills to serve their communities, nations, and the world. This program matches donors directly to individual students in order to provide a tangible connection. The Scholarship Program students graduate with a bilingual International Baccalaureate education and a strong sense of connection between self, family, community and world. They are balanced, empathetic, and passionate lifelong learners who know how to make the world a better place. Scholarship students come from lower income families where the annual income is often less than $7,000 USD per year and they may be the first in their family to ever receive a secondary education. Scholarship students are empowered to attend a college or university of their choosing with the end goal of returning to their communities as strong agents of sustainable change.

The fundraising goal to support the 41 scholarship students enrolled for 2019-2020 school year is $400,000. Donation levels to help achieve these goals are as follows.

La Paz Community School is recognized as a non-profit association in Costa Rica and is a partner with a 501(c)3 registered non-profit organization in the United States, World Children’s Project (EIN# 42-1649091). As a result, donations made in Costa Rica may be claimed as a deductible expenses on tax filings and donations made in the United States are fully tax deductible.

La Paz sponsors

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