We will start this Obelisco Reforma 5k Tour in a beautiful and large square known as El Obelisco. It is named this way for the huge monument. It has located in the center of the hotel and the financial area of Guatemala City. Its location allows you to have a panoramic view of several areas. This is the starting point of many races that are organized on weekends. The cycle lane of La Reforma Avenue has a modern design. It is suitable for athletics or cycling or just take a long walk.
The large buildings that function as hotels, offices, or apartments surround it. It’s beautiful gardens and ornamentation make you forget that you are in the heart of a city of 2 million residents. As we go along on this visit, we’re discovering a large number of monuments La Reforma Avenue has. Also, the works of art dating from 1898. They are dedicated to great figures of art, literature, and politics of Guatemala. There are also some government buildings all around.
This flat route offers a very comfortable environment for runners of all kinds. Its amplitude allows a large number of athletes to visit it daily at any time of the day. It is having the central offices of banks, financial and insurance companies. In addition, at the edges of this boulevard, there are also embassies, ministries, corporations, hospitals, shopping centers, restaurants, discos, and museums.
At the end of this city running tour, it is the emblematic Yurrita church. It is a picturesque church which, despite being quite old, still operates on weekends for public or private services. Close to this point are the Polytechnic school, the Botanical Garden, and the Olympic stadium.