With the participation of some 250 people among athletes, fans and personnel from the Peruvian Army and the National Police Force, today takes place the first chasquis race “Chasquiton 2009”, which launches the Second great Parade of Tourism in Cusco, reported the local chamber of commerce.
The activity, to mark the International Day of Tourism, is organized by Cusco’s Chamber of Commerce, Cusco Regional Chamber of Tourism (CARTUC), the Peruvian Association of Cusco Travel Agencies (AATC), the Regional Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Dircetur) and Cusco’s Festivities Municipal Enterprise (Emufec).
The event is sponsored by Peru’s Export and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru), Cusco’s regional government and the provincial municipality of Cusco.
The competence began in Corca (40 minutes away from Cusco) where the participants ran the last stretch of the Inca Trail from Cusco to the sea.
Orlando Andrade, manager of Cusco’s Chamber of Commerce, said that the race seeks to put value in the destiny Cosca-Cusco, “is the road that the Incas followed to bring fish from the coast”.
The parade begins at 10.45 at the Almudena Square in Cusco, with the participation of 120 delegations, among public and private institutions, schools, universities, hotels and restaurants.