Training for the La Paz Half Marathon

Whew! I just completed a 9 mile run the length of the malecón up over the hill towards Costa Baja and back home through the centro district. This route took in part of the course of this year’s half marathon, which is different from the prior years’ courses.

The Medio Maraton Costero La Paz 2013 will take place Sunday, May 5. There will also be 10k and 5k events. To see the full course map, click here.

The weather has been warm and sunny in La Paz. This morning there was a cool breeze off the water. I love watching the egrets and cormorants fishing on the rocks and people stand up paddle boarding and kayaking in the clear blue green waters of the bay while I’m running by.

This year will be the first time that I haven’t been able to get at least one 10 or 11 mile run in before the race. Instead, I’ve been increasing my weekly miles (21 miles this week) and working on speed work for my 10k runs.

Joining me on the “Journal del Pacifico” running team will be Customer Service Manager Celia Devault and Bruce Bennett of Allende Books.

Journal del Pacifico running team at La Paz half marathon 2012

The Journal del Pacifico running team at La Paz half marathon 2012
Janice Kinne, Bruce Bennett and Celia Devault. Photo by Kat Bennett

Last year the Director of Deportes (Sports) for La Paz municipal surprised me by asking that I help handle out medals to the finalists as a guest presenter.La Paz half marathon 2012, La Paz, Baja, Mexico

You can register for the half marathon at the Dirección de Deportes y Recreación located at Bravo #400 between Guillermo Prieto and Serdán in La Paz. You will need a copy of your passport and $100 pesos. All participates receive a commemorative t-shirt, medal and certificate. For more information you can view the Convocan here or email:

We look forward to seeing our running friends from La Paz, Todos Santos, Pescadero and Cabo on the big day!

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