The Athletes' Village will be your home for the week and we promise you, it’s an absolute beauty. Nestled up in the hills surrounding Antigua you will be treated to views of not one but THREE beautiful volcanoes… including one you may be lucky enough to see spurting out lava in the evenings. You'll rise each morning to yoga within the on-site avocado farm (yes, an avocado farm!) and come the evening, our campfire will serve as a melting pot of stories and connections to bring the 85 runners together as one.
This is not just a race, it's a week-long community engagement and world-changing adventure. This is your chance to link in with the exciting Guatemalan culture and create a platform for change. We are here to embrace the nation, to learn its history and to help develop the discussions and the opportunities to build a strong future for the country.
After five days working and living in our stunning Athletes' Village looking out over the volcanoes of Guatemala – it’s time to run on them. That’s right, we are plotting a tough, beautiful trail running route that will test you and inspire you in equal measure and will take you on a volcanic journey of exploration. It’s not our style to reveal too much about what to expect on the day – that’d spoil the fun. But be assured, we don’t make ‘average’ races…
As always, this is an Impact Marathon, so expect the unexpected!
Living in our Athletes' Village is an unforgettable experience. Rise each morning for yoga as the sun rises over the volcanoes, spend the day working on inspiring projects in the local community, enjoy empanadas and a cold beer at the Sunset Bar... then wrap up warm for a peaceful sleep. Not bad eh?
The entire week is about community: the Guatemalan community; the Athletes' community and your own community at home. This is not a race but a platform to create massive social change and you are about to become part of a global movement to unleash the #powerofrunning.
We have an 8 person dormitory here & 2 more beds situated in cabanas – it’s like that awesome school trip you never forgot! Buzzing place that'll be overflowing with positive energy! It’ll be warm, comfortable and not like camping at all. It’s a simple life – but as you walk out the door, you will find a nice sauna just to your right and a stunning view right in front of you. There’ll be a combination of running showers and bucket showers – at this time of year, you will be plenty warm enough.
The Impact Marathon dream is to elevate running to be a major contributor to achieving the UN GLOBAL GOALS!
1. Each runner selects the Global Goal they are most passionate about.
2. Each runner goes out and makes magic happenign by fundraising for this Goal
3. We select the BEST, most awesome and brilliant organisations in Guatemala tackling this goal
4. Each runner visits and works at the EXACT projects they fundraised for
Charities are due to be anounced following rigerous due-dilligence from third party development agencies.
After your flight arrives in during the day, you’ll be whisked to our Athletes' Village, a short drive from the UNESCO World Heritage town of Antigua. Here you’ll get to know your fellow travellers whilst enjoying an evening of amazing Guatemalan food and starting to learn more of what you'll be experiencing this week. We like to keep much of the week’s activities a surprise, so we’ll be revealing lots more over a glass of Gallo beer this evening.
Wake up to watch the breathtaking sunrise over Agua, Fuego and Acatanango and get into the swing of life at your project. The morning yoga session is one of the many highlights of the trip, simply unmissable. For those wanting to get a feel for the terrain, you can also head out on one of our training runs. Then the project work begins, depending on your selected UN Global Goal you'll be working with organisations in the region to bring about change in their communities.
A morning spent with the projects and people you’ll be supporting, really getting to know them and seeing the difference you have made first hand. We have a surprise ready for you in the afternoon…
We rise with the sun to finish our project work as one big happy family. You'll now be feeling far more in rhythm with Guatemalan life and understanding the amazing as well as challenging sides to life in the country. Seeing your project through to completion will be an outstanding moment and is what makes the Impact Marathon experience completely unique. We finish the day celebrating with a drink or two at our Sunset Bar.
You have a big day tomorrow so today it's time to unwind. We will have some mini-lectures and workshops around the themes of the week and your time in Guatemala. We'll also create our pop-up cinema in the evening to show our favourite trail running film of the year! We want you pumped and excited for the big day tomorrow. Head into Antigua to buy some lunch, relax with your fellow competitors, and tour this absolutely beautiful colonial town. In the evening will be the famous pasta party in preparation for race day.
The moment has come. Start line, time to run together, as a community in one of the world’s most outstanding locations. The magic of race day: Get ready for a remarkable finish line moment as you take the final steps of the hardest race of your life. And at that finish line, we’ll have a huge welcome home for you. Party into the night, you deserve it...
The race is over and you'll have the usual aches and pains to remind you. To take your mind off it we have organised some incredible experiences that show you the very best that Guatemala has to offer. Alternatively, and reluctantly, we will let you return home and transfers to the airport are included!
- 6 Nights' Accommodation in Guatemala
- All Food & Water
- All in-country transport
- Race Entry (including race stash and finish line gifts)
- All organised activities
- Flights to Guatemala
- Travel Insurance
- Alcohol, soft drinks & incidentals
Making a booking
The deposit for this trip is £198
Your full balance is due 3 months before your trip starts. If you book within 3 months of departure then the full balance is due at the time of booking. If you have any questions please contact our team at email@example.com or call +44 (0) 203 394 0050.
|Sunday 4th Mar 2018 - Sunday 11th Mar 2018||£795|
|Monday 5th Mar 2018 - Sunday 11th Mar 2018||£795|
|Monday 4th Mar 2019 - Sunday 10th Mar 2019||£845|