December 2024. A total of 2,200 employees of Coyol Free Zone and the companies based there once again took part in the Carrera Clásica Coyol, a competition aimed at promoting health and wellness, as well as supporting the infrastructure and equipment needs of educational centers in the geographical area of influence of the Park.
This activity -which was held in its tenth edition- is a 5- and 10-kilometer competition, as well as a 3-kilometer recreational walk. The Clásica Coyol had the participation of runners representing 49 companies, most of them based in the Coyol Free Zone, and other external organizations that supported the event as sponsors:
- Clínica LHS
- Vision Engineering
- Ingelectra Electromecánica
- H&M Fusión
- Holcim Modular Solutions and
- Grupo Yeril
As well as invited companies: Proquinal Costa Rica and Boston Scientific.
Traditionally, the amounts collected are used for infrastructure works in schools and high schools in the area. An example of this was the ¢8,900,000 colones contributed to the Professional Technical High School of Ulloa for the equipment of the Electromechanics and Industrial Electronics laboratory, as a result of the 2022 Edition of this race. With these contributions, Coyol Free Zone reiterates its commitment to promote education in STEM areas in Costa Rica that directly impact the capabilities of human talent for Life Sciences companies.
The Santa Rosa de Poás de Alajuela School, Carrizal de Alajuela School and Lagos de Coyol School are also among the schools that have benefited previously, where technological equipment and security perimeters have been installed to guarantee the wellbeing of the students.
“We are very happy to see how year after year the participation of athletes and companies in the Clásica Coyol increases. This year 2023 reached the highest number of people registered in the history of the race. This initiative provides spaces for health, physical activity and bonding among the park’s employees in many productive areas, and mainly allows us to support local educational centers in some of their most urgent needs”, said Carlos Wong, Managing Director of Coyol Free Zone.
This free trade zone is the leading medical device export park in Costa Rica and provides quality employment for 22,000 employees. As part of a comprehensive wellness strategy for its human capital, year after year it develops different initiatives to promote recreational spaces, health fairs, and a sense of community for healthy coexistence and support for physical and mental health.