After some deliberation last month, we made the tough decision and announced that we were removing the Nicaragua ULTRAS from the calendar. At that point it made the most sense to focus solely on the SURVIVAL RUN. However, the ULTRAS are the events that brought FUEGO Y AGUA to life, and we were reminded of that after we received an unprecedented number of emails and Facebook messages from runners begging us to reconsider and to bring it back!
With all of that, we are excited to announce that we are bringing FUEGO Y AGUA NICARAGUA 25KM - 50KM & 100KM back to Ometepe in 2018!! We are also very excited to announce a new addition to our team, brought on to direct the new FUEGO Y AGUA ULTRA TRAIL division! Gerhard Linner is a very accomplished ultra marathon racer and Race Director. A resident of Costa Rica, Gerhard has been a solid supporter of FUEGO Y AGUA since our first race in 2008. Gerhard will be managing all of the ULTRA TRAIL races in Nicaragua as well as bringing some new ideas and events to Central America! We are currently working on having FUEGO Y AGUA ULTRA TRAIL NICARAGUA as the first official Skyrunning event in Central America, and we hope to announce this for 2018!
A message from Gerhard:
I have been involved in adventure sports all my life. First practicing for fun, then at a competitive level in BMX, MTB, Adventure Racing, trail running, etc., and have also been working in adventure travel for the past 21 years. I’m super excited of being part of the FUEGO Y AGUA ENDURANCE team, as the Director for the ULTRAS in Nicaragua. The idea is to bring back the race to Ometepe in 2018, and start working in other events around Central and South America before that. I have been organizing races in Costa Rica for the past 7 years, and now I will work in the integration of the ULTRA TRAIL ADVENTURE RUN (U.T.A.R.) to FUEGO Y AGUA ENDURANCE starting this next October, so we can have a FYA race in Costa Rica as our first race of what will become the FUEGO Y AGUA ULTRA TRAIL SERIES. I want to help FUEGO Y AGUA ENDURANCE grow internationally and make them bigger and even better than how it has been so far. I am very confident that with the help of the great team and with new and fresh ideas we will be able to produce world class Ultra Trail races that will attract top runners from all over the world. Stay tuned for our updates, and start training, you will need it!