During the past three years, hunger has quadrupled in Central America! According to the United Nations, Covid set about the worst humanitarian crisis in Central America in more than a century. 

Run or walk with us in 2022, and let’s bring help and hope to hard-working families in Central America that are looking to rebuild their lives. Partnering together with ENLACE, Run for Central America, will be participating in a number of events to raise funds and awareness for this crisis.

I am thankful for the opportunity to run and bring awareness to help to those families that usually seeing running or walking away from their homes as their only option for a better life.

Deiby Guzman: (Elgin, IL)

I am running in support of ENLACE, as it is a great opportunity to raise awareness of, and funds for, one of the greatest humanitarian needs of our day in Central America. ENLACE has been serving in El Salvador since 1993 and has the proven ability to transform lives in local communities. In addition, as someone who has not historically been a long distance runner, training for and completing the race will serve as a significant personal achievement.

Jim Hulslander: (Cary, IL)

I’ve been a runner for as long as I can remember. I’ve completed numerous marathons, triathlons and races longer than a marathon. I’ve always wanted to use this gift to help others. When I heard of the opportunity to join the Relay Across El Salvador I was so excited. To be able to raise money for the communities and then to see these communities while running is a privilege.

Karen Wray: (Crystal Lake, IL)

How can my church get involved?

If you are a church leader, and you are looking to get your people plugged in and serving in Central America, we want to partner with you.  Our mission is to equip churches in both the U.S. and in Central America to transform their communities. We would love to come alongside you and your church in your efforts to raise up people with a heart for the world and release them for impact.

If you are interested in forming a running team at your church or if you are interested in learning about our ministry in Central America or sending a serving team, reach out to David McGee at [email protected]

I’m not a runner, how can I participate?

You may not be a runner.  You may not even be a walker.  Thankfully, previous experience is not what we are looking for on our team.  We are looking for people that see the incredible poverty and challenge facing families in Central America, and they are willing to take on the challenge of training and running on behalf of these families.  Our experience is that a motivated person with a willingness to put in the work and follow one of our training plans can run or walk to the finish line!

Tell me more about what my giving supports.

Your giving makes a life transforming impact in the lives of families in Central America.  These are families living in extreme poverty on less than one dollar a day. Your giving helps them build latrines and install clean water systems, provide loans to women starting small businesses, repair roads and bridges, build schools and health clinics, construct homes and so much more.  Your giving rebuilds communities, restores hope and helps families thrive.

Do you have training guides to help me prepare for my run?

Yes we do! We have a training and nutrition guide for endurance running, training schedules for novice and intermediate runners and specific training guides and schedules for run/walkers.  We are here to do everything we can to help you succeed and exceed your wildest goals.