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Race previews BMW Tangamanga International Marathon

11 January 2021, 8am

Inspiring surrounding to awaken all your senses

Awakening the senses

BMW Tangamanga International Marathon
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Mexico conjures up images of colour, music, fun, beautiful landscapes, delicious food and many other great things. Imagine all these in one place – with running central to them all.

That place is San Luis Potosi, a beautiful city in the north of Mexico with amazing sporting destinations.

The BMW company settled in the city and became part of our community – particularly the running community. They came together with the Maraton Internacional Tangamanga organisation and began a great journey together.

The marathon has increased numbers year by year and impacted thousands of families in a very positive way, by promoting a healthy way of life through running.

Running in San Luis Potosi offers inspiring spots to run, the nourishment of natural surroundings and a cultural experience. Over 35 years the event has developed a course that embraces dozens of historical monuments and awakens all your senses.

It is a flat course and compact enough to allow people to cheer runners on throughout its length. Relay participants start at different points along the course and keep company with the full marathon runners. Music stations and museums taking their art to the streets provide you with a distraction from the distress of racing as your mind keeps pace with music and art all along the way.

Runners from all over Mexico participate in this traditional marathon together with foreign runners travelling from more than 20 different countries. Traditional, boutique, and five-star hotels all offer great prices for participants.

San Luis Potosi offers many opportunities to shop for hand-made craft items from the different indigenous communities of the state. Santa Maria del Rio town is the home of the traditional “rebozo” and is about 30 minutes away. If you make the trip you can buy silk shawls and witness the traditional process by which these garments are created in the Rebozo Museum.

There are many first-class restaurants from different national cuisines in San Luis Potosi, but the most highly recommended is the “huasteca” food with the most delicious flavours imaginable.

San Luis guaranties you the best vacation ever: you will run a first-class marathon, half marathon, 10km or 5km, and enjoy of one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico, with the second largest urban park in the country where you can run trail and road surrounded by forest.

You can extend your trip to take in nearby towns which present different kinds of scenery. The “huasteca potosina” offers waterfalls, river rapids and lagoons where you can dive, raft and hike; there are parks for running; there is the desert and the famous ghost town “Real de Catorce” where you can stay in ancient hostelries converted to boutique hotels.

Visit San Luis Potosi to run, travel, eat and drink and experience the best running trip of your life.

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