It is Semana Santa in Antigua right now, this old, magical colonial town hosts over hundreds of thousands of pilgrims through the week to celebrate the death of Christ. This is the town we call home whilst Team Impact is prepping #GuatemalaImpact and it truly is one of the worlds hidden gems. Feliz Semana Santa to all our partners in Guatemala... 📸 @adamdickens
A lot of Impact Runners start off nervously dipping their toe in the Impact waters... It doesn't last long. Within hours, the entire group is effervescent, bubbling and creating a community that lives long after the final runner has crossed the finish line.
New member of Team Impact, the dashing @davmatter, undertakes his new role as Chief Rake Man with the gravitas it deserves...
The Sustainable Development Goals are inherently global. To achieve them, we must reach far outside of our own worlds... We must work with every single community, culture and country. Along that journey, we better be ready to discover things we never knew. What #ReducedInequality means to the people of New York, London and Chicago is unique... And what it means to the people of Quetzaltenango, Nkope or Kakani...is unique. This journey to the future global community we are all building will need to go through all these places along the way...
Taking on the work in our Gautemalan Finca makes for a pretty brutal day...
The race that's not a race. The stories of our Impact Runners are what inspires us to keep finding new ways to develop the Impact dream.
**GUATEMALA IMPACT 2019** The Beast of Pacaya is unlike any other race in the world. We run, not for a personal best, but with others, for others. We run to celebrate the human spirit. We run for those not able to run. We run because we believe the world can change. We run for @theglobalgoals. We run because we are running for something bigger than us, yet within us. We run for Guatemala, for equality, for the indigenous. And when we do this, we unleash the #powerofrunning to change the world. 🎥 @vaderstudios
Very few marathons can compare to what is on offer at Guatemala Impact. From the heat that rises from the lava below, to the brutal heat from the sun above. From the sandy flats and technical descents to the 2000m of climbing you will need to do to reach the finish below. This is not only the hardest marathon of your life, but the most powerful one as well. #powerofrunning #GuatemalaImpact
The best way to cool down in the lava fields...
Through the lava... Through the heat. We run. #powerofrunning 📸 @adamdickens
On your right, we have a man storming his way to a new course record, by over an hour. On your left, we have a man in a blue tutu running a brutal trail marathon on an active volcano. #powerofrunning 📸 @adamdickens
**LAUNCH OFFER** Guatemala Impact 2020 Registration is now open! For those signing up in our first week, we are adding a bonus two day trek up to the summit of Acatenango Volcano. You will be hiking higher than the neighbouring active volcano, the fearsome Volcan de Fuego. This means you will be camping in the most perfect place to watch the lava flows, the multiple releases of pressure... And then a sunrise like no other. This will be free for you and any friends that register for Guatemala Impact 2020 in the next 7 days... So... Lets get you signed up!