The Impact Marathon Series has landed in Guatemala and is all set for an extraordinary experience. Youll 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 85 brand new friends for life this will be an unmissable race for any runner.
The Impact Marathon experience is a dish best served small... we look for each person to have a personal experience, where 85 people become one community. Its important to us to have enough people to make an impact but not so many to lose the close, intimate experience.
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.
Day 1 - 5th March '18
After your flight arrives in to Guatemala City during the day, youll be whisked to our Athletes' Village, a short drive from the UNESCO World Heritage town of Antigua. Here youll 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 weeks activities a surprise, so well be revealing lots more over a glass of Gallo beer this evening.
Day 2 - 6th March '18
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.
Day 3 - 7th March '18
A morning spent with the projects and people youll 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
Day 4 - 8th March '18
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.
Day 5 - 9th March '18
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.
Day 6 - 10th March '18
The moment has come. Start line, time to run together, as a community in one of the worlds 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, well have a huge welcome home for you. Party into the night, you deserve it...
Day 7 - 11th March '18
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!