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Run for Guatemala... in Guatemala!

Friday, September 29, 2017

This is a unique week-long event of volunteering and immersion (5-11th March 2018) culminating with a 10k, half marathon or full marathon event through the stunningly lush and volcanic landscape of Guatemala.

Join Team Wonder in Guatemala in March 2018!

We are delighted to partner with Impact Marathon Series for the 2018 Guatemala Marathon. Are you up for the challenge?

For more than 5 years Wonder Foundation has been working with Fundación Junkabal in Guatemala City to bring essential education and training opportunities to women and girls living in poverty, particularly those living around the city's rubbish dump - the largest of its kind in Central America.

What's it all about?

This is a week-long experience and a unique opportunity to visit our project, see the impact of your donations and also give back. We hope as many of you as possible will sign up for Wonder. Before flying out to Guatemala you will fundraise for our project. Whilst there you will visit Junkabal and see first hand how the money you raise impacts the lives of women and girls living in poverty. What's more, you'll have a direct impact when you are there too as we will spend 2 days in Guatemala City working on a community project for Junkabal. At every stage, from signing up, to fundraising, to getting on the plane and for every moment you are in Guatemeala you will be supported by Wonder Foundation and Impact Marathon Series to make sure it's a week to remember.

The run!

After five days working, living and socialising in the stunning Athlete's Village looking out over the volcanoes of Guatemala it is race day! The trail running route is designed to be challenging but stunning. Guatemala's landscape is lush, volcanic and beautiful. You can choose a 10k, a half marathon or a full marathon (and if you don't fancy running you can even walk it!). The Impact Marathon Series don't do "average races" so whichever distance you go for and whatever pace you take it at it is going to be memorable.

How to sign up

Packages start from £445 for the week which includes 6 night's spot in the Athlete's Village, all food & water, all in-country transport, race entry (including race stash and finish line gifts) and all organised activities. To secure your place simply visit the Wonder Foundation's sign up page to register and pay a £195 deposit today. Once you've signed up Beth from Impact Marathon Series will be in touch to give you lots of information and the next steps.

Over a quarter of places have been snapped up already, but if you are not quite sure and want to know a bit more then please get in touch with our Fundraising Manager, Ruth (who is signed up for the trip herself!). She'll be happy to talk you through it and answers any questions and concerns. Ruth can be contact on

To find out more about the Wonder Foundation's work in Guatemala with Fundación Junkabal please click here.