The annual Cinco de Mayo 5K was conducted on Sunday 5th May and the usual traditional themes associated with this activity were recognized. The date, distance, and start time were all five-related. Performance awards were presented to the first five male and first five female finishers. Finisher number 5 received cinco bottles of mayo(nnaise). Finisher number 55 received a commemorative sombrero. Random awards included fiesta-themed items from The Church-mice, Cayman Distributors and the Glassblowing Studio. Gift certificates were donated by Agave Grill, Carlos and Martin's and Breezes by the Bay. Event shirts were provided by Cayman Printworks.
In addition to local participants, visiting celebrants hailed from as far away as Arizona. Jason Saunders completed the two tours of Camana Bay in handy fashion to finish in 17.21. Evans Simiyu (18:54), Pablo Brito(19:03), Pedro Ramos (19:04) and J.P.Hanekom(19:13). rounded out the fearsome fivesome. Sizzling senoritas and senoras included Tiffany Cole (21:06), Tracey Walker (22:55), Melissa Lim (23:03), Jacqueline Davis (23:04) and Bridget Kidner (25:04). The party continued for some time at Carlos and Martin's with spicy food, drink, and conversation.
Information prior to the 2013 Cinco: Everyone is invited to travel South of the Border to Camana Bay on Sunday afternoon, 5th May 2013, where the traditional Cinco de Mayo 5K will be conducted by the Phoenix Athletic Club with the usual start time of 5:55 pm. For a mere 15 Caymanian pesos, celebrants will receive event shirts, and theme-related performance awards and random prizes. Chihuahuas and other canine friends of all sizes are welcome. Ability to speak Spanish and knowledge of Mexican history are not requirements for entry. Participants arriving on horseback are requested to hitch their mounts in the open area near CNB and Ogier offices. Drivers of stagecoaches and other wheeled vehicles carrying passengers should exercise extreme caution and be aware of the rules while traversing roundabouts. Red, white and green are the featured colours of the day. Sombreros are optional and the attachment of spurs to running shoes will result in disqualification.
To register, download and complete the registration form and bring it and CI$15 registration fee with you on the day. Registration opens at 5pm for a 5:55pm start.
Following the presentation of awards, the fiesta will continue at Carlos & Martin's. Due to regulations,mariachi bands will not play and the Mexican Hat Dance will not be performed. However, specials on food and drinks should keep everyone in high spirits throughout the evening. Ole! Fiesta! Cinco!
Wear your sombrero, carry your maracas, lead your chihuahua and join persons of all ages and abilities as they celebrate the Mexican victory over the French invaders at the Battle of Pueblo on 5 May in 1862. Viva Le Quatro! Viva Le Cinco!
2012: The Cinco De Mayo 5k, sponsored by Carlos and Martin's Tex-Mex Cantina, took place at 5:55pm on Friday 4th May. Dominic Corbin was first finisher with a time of 18m8s. First female finisher was Emily Davies with a time of 22m29s. The 2012 route began at the entrance to Safehaven Drive and follows an out-and-back course.
2011: The annual celebration of Cinco De Mayo and the traditional 5K run got underway at 5:55pm on Thursday 5th May 2011. Marius Acker and Tiffany Cole were the first male and female finishers.
2010: More than 140 visitors and residents turned up for the 2010 Cinco De Mayo 5k. Top honours went to Beth Schreader in a time of 20:36 for the ladies, and Marius Acker with the best overall clocking of 17:03.