Eric Orton's "The Cool Impossible"Ultrarunning Retreat


About Eric Orton's Nicaragua Retreat

November 9-16, 2013

Coach Eric Orton and Fuego y Agua Events invite you to join us on an adventurous running retreat on the majestic volcanic Island of Ometepe, Nicaragua. 

Fuego y Agua’s retreat with Coach Eric provides the opportunity for like-minded athletes to practice and learn the intricacies of ultrarunning in an exotic and foreign environment. The activities planned will test you both physically and mentally leaving you refreshed and better prepared to tackle your next ultramarathon.

Each day of the retreat is filled runs through the jungles of Ometepe, to and from waterfalls, up and down volcanoes, nutrition lectures, exercise clinics, and of course ample free time to relax by the pool.

This retreat is ideal for the beginner or intermediate ultrarunner. All meals, lodging, activities, park fees, clinics, lectures, and transportation after arrival in Nicaragua are included. 

NOTE: *This event is expected to sell out. Space is limited to 13-15 participants.


The Experience, What to Expect

Upon arrival on Ometepe, we will come face-to-face with a mile high active volcano looming overhead. We will then travel to your new home for the next several days, Totoco Eco-Lodge, located in the jungles high up on the slope of the dormant Maderas volcano. The panoramic view of Ometepe from your private villa will give you chills as you begin to understand the inexplicable mysticism that is Ometepe.

Accompanied by Coach Eric, local bilingual runners and guides, and 13 new unforgettable friends, we will explore Ometepe in a way no other Nicaraguan tourist ever has.

We will run along the beaches that rest between the two volcanoes, through the jungles as monkeys howl from the trees above, on hidden trails that only local farmers (and our guides) know of, and even up to the dormant volcano’s crater where you can cool down in the crater lake.

We will see how the majority of Nicaraguan families live as we pass by countless private properties littered with live animals roaming around, clothing drying from the barbed wire line that hangs from tree to tree, and homes constructed entirely from local resources. We will run through countless beaches, plantain and fruit farms, smile, wave, and “hola” at the farmers as they smile eagerly at us in return.

Meals will be plentiful and prepared from the eco-lodge's neighboring farms consisting of only the freshest organic ingredients. Vegetarian and Vegan options will be available to accommodate different diets.