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A GVI Mexico team of enthusiastic and brave volunteers and staff will be running an eco marathon - Maraton ecologico de la Riviera Maya- on Sunday 28th October in order to raise 2000USD that will pay for construction material transportation to continue building Punta Allen recycling center.

The team is formed by: 

Laura Mulvey:10 km

Daniel Ponce Taylor: 21 km

Monique Mancilla running with baby Alaia: 3 km

Ruaidhri Le Mage: 10 km

Amanda Cota: 10 km

Lluvia Soto: 10 km

Cynthia Arochi: 10 km

Martin Povea-Jiménez:10 km

Harry Gladwell: 21 km

Charley Burgess: 10 km

Willem Costigan-Jones: 3 km

Valeria Hernandez Urraca: 10 km

Tristan Maceiras: 10 km

Benjamin Booth: 3 km

Samantha Rodriguez de la Gala: 3 km

Robert Hey: 10 km

Carlos García: 10 km

Phillip Creed: 10 km

Teague Gudeman: 10 km

Michael Orr: 10 km

Gene Bergeron:3 km

The construcition of this center is an initiative from Punta Allen local fishing village  inside Sian Ka'an biosphere reserve, who want to build a place to store recyclable waste once separated. They have made bins out of chicken wire and the municipality of Tulum has donated a land to built it. So far, the base has been built thanks to the funds from former challenges and fund raising initiatives together with federal governmental resources.

The road to Punta allen is a dirt road and a very bumpy one, so transportation for building material is very expensive, the fund raising target will cover 5 trips to enter the missing material to finish it. 

Furthermore, the marathon slogan is "Run for you, run for your challenge" and the goal is to set up green roofs in Playa del Carmen city through the participation of people in the marathon.

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My Project

Raising money for: Establishing a recycling centre, Mexico

The aim of the program is to encourage community members of Punta Allen, situated within the UNESCO Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, to participate so it becomes an example to the rest of the region.

Donations 35

Well done Robbie, I understand you ran a bit further than you thought you were going to!

Donation by Dominic and Ann on 03/11/12


+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Michael O! Rock n roll

Donation by Nima Book on 29/10/12


Well done Robbie! Great effort! Say hello to the beautiful town of Playa del Carmen! Best wishes for the recycling centre ...

Donation by Helene Nash on 28/10/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good one Rob, shame about the shoes

Donation by Grom xxx on 28/10/12


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well Done Charley Lots of love Grandma & Grandpa XXX

Donation by Sue Burgess on 28/10/12


Donation by Sue Burgess on 28/10/12


Wow can't believe you ended up running 21k!

Donation by Sonya Frearson on 28/10/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Robbie, Enjoy the run and the rest of your time in Mexico.

Donation by Grandma & Grandpa. X on 28/10/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Robbie, Good luck to you and your team, 10km in flip-flops sounds hard work! XX

Donation by Mum, Dad, Chris & Ellie on 28/10/12


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Run fast Phil, I'm not sponsoring you to lose! £10 is from Mum but she's also off gallivanting around they world & some of us have to do the admin!

Donation by Andrew Creed on 27/10/12


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Phil Creed! Dominate! :o) x

Donation by Ben Jacques on 27/10/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Go Tristan! and all of GVI! Thanks for helping raise funds for such a worthy cause. 10 kilometers. All the way!!!

Donation by Pamela and Richard on 27/10/12


Go Lluvia!

Donation by James Fulton on 27/10/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Go Teague!! Do you have a goal time? Under 40 minutes?? Have fun, way to go!!

Donation by Kim Hunt on 26/10/12


Teague, have a great race and a great time with your work there. Looking foward to seeing you soon. Bruce, Elise, Ross,Calley, Cosmo and Dre!

Donation by Bruce Coldsmith on 26/10/12


Best of luck, Teague.. and all the best

Donation by Horst on 26/10/12


Good luck everyone! Drink lots of water and post some pics. Sonya x

Donation by Sonya Frearson on 25/10/12


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

good luck phil love dad x

Donation by edward creed on 25/10/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Love and best wishes to you Charley and all others for the day. No doubt lots of pre-race water drinking and post-race tequila drinking x

Donation by Guy on 24/10/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Adrienne Lopez on 24/10/12


fire up GVI

Donation by Michael Orr on 22/10/12


good luck phil x

Donation by gillian creed on 21/10/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Mary Le Mage on 20/10/12


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Harry!

Donation by Lee Gladwell on 19/10/12


Good luck with the run Mikey. I'm doing a Walk for Premmie babies on the same day - but only around Lake Tuggeranong!!

Donation by Jo, Jason, Will & Ari on 19/10/12


Donation summary

  • * Online donations$1,075.05
  • Offline donations$0.00
  • Text donations$0.00
  • Total raised£7,241.00
  • Gift Aid$113.28

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