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Presenting: FUNDENIC-SOS & Yo No Tiro Basura as Gold Level 2013 Sponsor

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Presenting: FUNDENIC-SOS & Yo No Tiro Basura as Gold Level 2013 Sponsor

We are excited to announce FUNDENIC-SOS and Yo No Tiro Basura as Gold Level Sponsors for Fuego y Agua 2013! 

FUNDENIC-SOS is a nonprofit organization that promotes and highlights the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources and the environment throughout Nicaragua.

Dr. Jaime Incer, the founder of FUNDENIC and the father of environmentalism in Nicaragua will be at Fuego y Agua as an honorary guest. 

Yo No Tiro Basura is an initiative by FUNDENIC-SOS to keep Nicaragua clean and free from garbage. We will be working closely with Yo No Tiro Basura for our Isla Limpia day of Trash Pickup on Thursday, Feb 14th.

We would love to have as many volunteers as possible there to help out during Isla Limpia! 

Things are getting exciting, runners are signing up and Fuego y Agua will be one huge party in 2013!

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Ultramaraton Fuego y Agua collaborates with Carrera Verde for running shoe donations to Nicaragua

Ultramaraton Fuego y Agua collaborates with Carrera Verde for running shoe donations to Nicaragua

This June, over 400 Nicaraguan runners will receive a pair of running shoes donated by Ultramaraton Fuego y Agua in collaboration with the US Embassy, Fundenic, Managua Runners, and the American Nicaraguan Foundation. The first presentation of this donation will be on Sunday, May 13 at the Carrera Verde in Managua. Fuego y Agua started in 2008 as a vision to bring responsible eco-tourism in the form of an extreme ultramarathon on Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua. One of the projects every year has been to donate new or gently used running shoes to the children of Ometepe for the NDI/FYA Calzado Kids Race the day after the ultramarathon. This year there were over 450 children running and over 450 pairs of running shoes were donated! There is nothing more wonderful than seeing the children’s faces as they finish the race with their new shoes. After several years of exciting growth, Fuego y Agua has decided to expand their “side” project to all of Nicaragua. The American Nicaraguan Foundation will be providing shipping and logistics support while Managua Runners will provide assistance in distributing the shoes to those runners who need it most. Donations come from runners in the US as well as Soles4Souls, RunningWarehouse.com and Marathon Kids. The purpose of the donations is to provide those who cannot afford running shoes an opportunity to train and compete. Fuego y Agua encourages healthy living through running and intends to grow the sport in all of Nicaragua. Fuego y Agua is proud to work with Fundenic (Yo No Tiro Basura), the US Embassy, Managua Runners, and Nicaragua’s Carrera Verde to make this donation possible. We look forward to working together in the years ahead to accomplish the mutual goals of growing responsible eco-tourism, a better protected environment, and an increasingly healthy population.