How to enter the Guatemala Impact Marathon
- Run 42.2km
- Run 21.1km
- Run 10km
Guatemala Impact Marathon 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, this is 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. To make sure the fun isn't spoiled, not too much will be released about what to expect on the day, but be assured, this won’t be an ‘average’ race…
As always, this is an Impact Marathon, so expect the unexpected!
10km - Starter for 10
This outstanding course winds its 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'll then turn back to take on what has been imaginatively nicknamed the Finca Ascent.
You can run it fast, or run it slow - but remember to savour each step and enjoy the journey.
Half Marathon - 21km - Mountain Ridge
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. Uninterrupted 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, will touch your life forever. This route is definitely one of them.
With 2000m climbing up to 2400m altitude to the crater of an active volcano, you'll 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’.
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