HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO
The Health & Fitness EXPO, will be held on two days: Friday, November 3rd, in the afternoon, and Saturday, November 4th at noon, at the Centro de Convenciones Yucatán XXI. Admission is free and there will be a wide assortment of sport, health and cultural exhibits. Here is where the athletes should pick-up their bib numbers and kits. All runners are required to pick-up their own package and present an official photo ID.
Days and schudule for the EXPO and package pick-up:
- Friday, November 2nd, 2018 - From 12:00 - 20:00 h
- Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 - From 09:00 - 14:00 h
Location of the EXPO:
299-E Street 60 North - Ex-Cordemex
Col. Revolución, C.P. 97118
Mérida, Yucatán, México
The Rock'n'Roll Half Marathon Mérida and the 10K Race will be held a day after the traditional mexican day of the "Día de Muertos" ("Dead Festival"), which in Yucatan is also call as "Xanal Pixán". In this day the deceased are remembered who come to visit their living relatives. To do this mexican people place "altars" ("altares") with photos of deceased relatives, candles, bread of the dead and their favorite food, it is decorated with "papel picado" ("cut papers") or different vivid colours and the typical flower of "Cempasúchil" ("the flower of the coming home way"), and in Mérida they also use wild flowers such as pompoms, carnations and roses. In addition, the family paints their faces like skulls and dress up the typical costumes of this great Mexican party: catrinas, calacas, lloronas ("weepers"), "charro negro" ("black charro"), the "guerrero maya" ("the Mayan warrior") and the typical costume of Yucatan.
Come on, cheer up, make up your face, dress up and be part of the weekend festivities that the Rock'n'Roll Half Marathon MÉRIDA has prepared for you, your family and friends..