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CAF, Development Bank of Latin America is proud to present a new edition of the CAF Marathon that is committed to sustainability and the responsible use of resources.
As is the case in sports, preserving the environment is an integrating element in our societies. Creating environmental awareness is only possible through innovative and exemplary actions.
The commitment belongs to everyone involved: organizers, runners, and all those attending: We are counting on you to make this CAF Marathon the best one in Latin America, and the first green Marathon in the region.
To learn more about CAF and the environment, go to http://www.caf.com
Creating environmental awareness is only possible through innovating and exemplary actions.
It is a measure that quantifies the CO2 emissions released into the environment in the production of goods and services.
It is the measure of the water consumption for the production of goods and services.
It is a natural fertilizer made from organic material resulting from plant residues.
It is the use of already used products, incorporating them once again to the production cycles, saving great quantities of raw materials and reducing the energy consumption that is necessary for productive processes.
→ Run with your bottle. If you have used all your water, through to one side of the route, close to a hydration stand.
→ In the runner areas, you may leave water bottles, Gatorade bottles, plastic caps, and banana peels in recycling containers.
→ Take the cell phones and electric accessories that have fallen into disuse, together with your sports shoes, to the delivery of materials.
This complex is located in Avenida Bolivar, and was designed by architect Daniel Fernández-Shaw. It is made up of 8 buildings for residential use, with 317 apartments each and two twin towers that reach 225 meters. For many years, they were the tallest in Latin America.
Twin towers with 32 floors each, constructed in the decade of the 1950’s. They symbolize the country’s transition from an agricultural to oil producing economy. They are also known as the towers of El Silencio.
Inaugurated in 1883 with the name Guzmán Blanco Promenade, it has Paris style neoclassical gardens. In 1898 stairs were built known as Stairs of El Calvario.
Inaugurated in 1944, it was the first urban renewal project in the city of Caracas, in charge of architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva, and sculptor Francisco Narváez. It includes the well-known O’Leary Square, built in honor of independence fighter Daniel Florencio O’Leary, of Irish descent.
This monument was built at the beginning of the XX century to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Carabobo and the centenary of Venezuela’s independence. Eloy Palacios created the sculpture. In 2006, the Major’s Office of the Municipality of Libertador restored the work of art.
This is a triangular geometric figure with a continuous ramp that ascends and descends. The main architect was Dirk Bornhorst. It is currently the headquarter of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN, for its acronym in Spanish).
Inaugurated in 1956, its design is neoclassical and its purpose was to be similar to the place that the Champs Elysees had in the Parisian architecture. Currently, it is used for military parades.
Public space designed in 2006 by architect Jimmy Alcock. It has a sculpture by artist Magdalena Fernanández known as “Los Mástiles” (The Masts).
Inaugurated on December 3rd, 1953, it was an icon of modernity for the times, including restaurants and meeting rooms open to large terraces. Architect Gustavo Guinand created the project.
Designed by urban planner Luis Roche and inaugurated in 1945. In 1967 its name changed to Plaza Francia (Francia Square), after an agreement was signed between Venezuela and France to have a France Square in Caracas and a Venezuela Square in Paris.
Tower designed by Francisco Pimentel, Bernardo Borges, and Pablo Lasala. Inaugurated in 1973, it is 117 meters high and has 24 floors, three of which are occupied by the famous Patek Phillippe watch brought specially form Switzerland.
Inaugurated in 1940, it houses a water fountain that has night lighting. The physichromie is a tribute to Andrés Bello, by Carlos Cruz Díez, and the “Abra Solar” sculpture is by Alejandro Otero.
This park was inaugurated in 1940 as Parque Sucre in the old estate called “La Industrial”. In 1937 the name was changed due to the large number of centenary trees it had. Inside, there is a water fountain called Venezuela, created by Catalonian artist Ernesto Maragall, representing the five geographic regions of the country.