Antigua’s IX Carrera de las Charolas

Carrera de las Charolas by Nelo Mijangos

Pinar Istek from XelaDailyPhoto thinks she can win by publishing amazing photos of the half marathon in Xela. Ha, she doesn’t know we also have several marathons in La Antigua Guatemala, including the world famous Medio Maratón Las Rosas (Half Marathon Las Rosas).

However, Pinar doesn’t know we also have a very unique running race in Antigua Guatemala. It’s La Carrera de las Charolas (The Tray Run). This year was the ninth time 200 waiters and 75 waitresses of La Antigua Guatemala restaurants run the approximately 1.5 kilometers around town with their loaded trays. Waiters and waitresses in their own race. The Tray Run is organized by La Fonda de La Calle Real as a fundraiser; some of the funds (if not all) are donated to the library Fundación Cultural Duane Carter.

Sorry Pinar, you haven’t got a chance against La Muy Leal y Muy Noble Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala, also known as La Antigua Guatemala. 😉

I thank my dear friend Nelo Mijangos for sharing his photographs and providing the background information. Believe it or not, Nelo has covered all nine (nueve) carreras de las charolas.

All photos by Leonel [Nelo] Mijangos

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