Now in it’s 2nd year, our Guatemala race is the ultimate way to explored this surprising, challenged by beautiful nation!
This is not just any 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. Embrace the nation, learn its history and help develop the discussions and the opportunities to build a strong future for the country!
You’ll be treated to the usual blend of stunning locations, hugely impactful volunteering and the hardest race of your life. With a volcanic backdrop, some massive social issues to support and meeting 50 brand new friends for life – this will be an unmissable race for any runner.
Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km options available and the week runs from 4th-10th March with the race on 9th March!
How to enter the Guatemala Impact Marathon Series
- Run 42.2km
- Run 21.1km
- Run 10km
Guatemala Impact Marathon Series routes
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!
10km - Beginners Welcome
This outstanding course winds it's way down into the southern lava field. You'll be heading through small farms (fincas) on dusty and rocky trail until you reach where the lava once flowed. The views of the volcano rising above you, pumping out fumes into the sky will live long in the memory.
You can run it fast, or run it slow - but remember to savour each step and enjoy the journey.
Half Marathon - 21km - Things are hotting up....
This route heads down to the far side of the lava field - you'll spend half your time running on brittle lava rock that will make for hot race but with plenty to distract you. Uninterupted views of the worlds' most active volcanoes (literally, to your left and to your right!) and a challenging course.
The out and back nature means you have a ton of high fives coming your way but also a tough hill to look forward as you head back for your glorious finish.
Marathon - 42km - The Beast of Pacaya
There are some courses, that when you run them, they touch your life forever. This route is absolutely one of them.
With 2000m climbing up to 2400m altitude to the crater of an active volcano, where you feel the rumble of the earth beneath your feet and the deep black lava rocks.
From the volcano, you will then head down to the southern lava field and take on kilometre after kilometre that can best be described as ‘running on the moon’.
Guatemala Impact Marathon Series weather forecast
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
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