Fuego y Agua 2012 | Post Race Thoughts


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FUEGO Y AGUA

February 18, 2012

Ultramaraton Fuego y Agua 2012 Post Race Newsletter


Thank you to all of those who participated in the 3rd Edition of Ultramaraton Fuego y Agua as Runners, Volunteers, Sponsors, Spectators and Supporters! It was a huge success on so many levels. The family atmosphere and comraderie was very strong and made for a unique experience most of us will never forget. 

We are already getting things ready for 2013 and Registration is NOW OPEN

Records and Results
The temperatures were high this year, definitely our hottest race up to now. The temperature did not keep runners in the 25k and 50k from tearing up course records though! Johnson Cruz Barrios of Isla de Ometepe demolished his own 50k Course Record of 2009 by almost an hour finishing in 5:18. Gabriela Stephens of Pennsylvania, USA brought the Women's 50k Course Record down over an hour finishing in 7:50! Dirian Bonilla of Jinotega Nicaragua tore up the 25k Course for a 2:15 Finish, bringing the record down by 17 minutes. Gillian McCarthy of Ireland brought down the Women's 25k Course Record by finishing in 3:06. 

The 100k had an almost 50% dropout rate with 19 starters and 10 finishers. Ben LaVigeur won the men's 100k in 13:08 and Mary Bridges took the women's win in 20:16. 
RESULTS POSTED HERE

Volunteers
We would never be able to accomplish this race without the support of our incredible volunteers. Hauling massive amounts of water and equipment through brutal terrain to the volcano Aid Stations is only one of the many exhausting tasks our volunteers go through. The positive energy and encouraging attitudes of all volunteers were what helped the runners get through their races this year. Thank you Volunteers!

Shoe Donations and Calzado Kids Run
A massive Thank You to all of those who participated in gathering shoes and/or hauling shoes down to Nicaragua for the Kids Race. Over 400 children participated from all over the island, our biggest event yet! Hauling duffel bags full of shoes on a plane can be a very tough ordeal, but the looks on these kids faces made everyone's effort completely worthwhile. Thank you Everyone for your Massive Effort, We did it!
Thank you to Marathon Kids for donating the 400 shirts and medals for the Kids Race, this was the icing on the cake and all of the children were very proud to wear their shirts and medals.

Sponsors and Supporters
Our Sponsors this year really came through for Fuego y Agua and were extremely supportive. We could not have done it without you and look forward to your support for next year!

Photography
Official Fuego y Agua Photography was provided this year by Un-Focused Photography. 3 Photographers were all over the course all day and took a lot of excellent photos. Please contact them on their website if you are interested in getting any photos from 2012.  *Un-Focused Photography will also be at Fuego y Agua 2013. 

We are excited about what 2013 will bring. Runners are already signing up quickly and we will be capping the race at 100 runners per distance. We also hope to collect even more shoes for an even bigger Calzado Kids Race!

The 100k Challenge still stands, run it in under 11 hours and you will get a refund on your entry fee! 

If you have any questions, feel free to send us an email at ultrafuegoyagua@gmail.com.

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"corre como loco, cambia tu mundo" ("run like crazy, change your world")
Josue & Paula | Race Directors