MERIDA — Following a route from Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche, to the Mayakoba complex in Quintana Roo, the 2017 Mayan Rally will be the fourth edition of this competition.
Benjamín de la Peña, its founding president, said that this event to be held from May 19 to 28 is considered the only rolling museum in the world, with 110 collection cars with great historical value. The cars will travel more than a thousand kilometers on the roads of the Yucatan Peninsula, with the aim of enhancing the cult of historic motoring, in a framework of cordiality and hospitality.
In addition, social responsibility actions will be promoted, with the donation of wheelchairs and guidance on health issues for the benefit of the families of Mayan communities of Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo, he said.
He explained that with the support of the Telmex Foundation, and the contribution of competitors, who will donate one peso for each kilometer traveled, and sponsors, medical care will be provided to children with diabetes type 1, and wheelchairs will be given to children, youth and adults who require them. Women will also be informed about the pros and cons of Hysterectomy, by the United Foundation for Chivis, and the Carlos Slim Foundation will give talks about the importance of organ donation, he remarked.
This event wants to show the natural, gastronomic, cultural and archaeological wealth of this area in the Mayan World, while promoting the ‘We Are All for Mexico’ campaign.
The tour will begin on Sunday, May 21, leaving Ciudad del Carmen at 8:00 am and arriving to the city of San Francisco de Campeche, at 2:00 pm, traveling 216 kilometers, and there will be an awards ceremony.
On Monday, May 22, they will leave San Francisco de Campeche at 8:00 am, heading to Uxmal, where there will be a welcome reception and an award dinner, passing through Calkiní and Isla Arena, a journey that will cover 276 kilometers.
For Tuesday, May 23, the route will be 145 kilometers, starting at 9 am Uxmal, passing through Santa Elena, Ticul, Tekit, Cenote Santa Barbara, and arriving to Mérida, at 5:30 in the afternoon, where another awards ceremony will take place.
On Wednesday May 24, the rally will have a break, so that the participants will go visit Celestún, and in the afternoon they will participate in activities with social responsibility at the Convention Center Yucatan Siglo XXI.
On Thursday, May 25, the day starts at 10 am, traveling 224 kilometers, passing by Temax, Uayma and Valladolid, where there will be dinner and awards.
For Friday, May 26, the departure from Valladolid will be at 8 in the morning, with the final destination Mayakoba, passing the archaeological area of Coba and Playa del Carmen, where there will be a welcome cocktail and a fashion show.
Finally on Saturday, May 27, there will be the Golf tournament, a Catamaran ride and an auction of paintings.
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