“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” ― Charles Darwin
The Fuego y Agua Survival Run is over until next February. Every year, we volunteer to help at the aid stations for the races. 45 Survival runners line up to register for the race. How many will finish? Their motto is:
“Hold up your right hand and repeat after me: “if I get hurt, lost or die, it is my own damn fault.”
Survival runners are colorful and unique.
Look at his magnificent red hair.
The Bobbsey twins entered as a team.
My daddy is racing! Go, Daddy, go.
The Survival racers and staff check their equipment before the big 80K race begins.
Hmmm…a Survival racer in a kilt?
Tattoos come in all shapes and sizes.
Repeat after me, “if I get hurt, lost or die, it is my own damn fault.”
And they are off! The cutoff time is 30 hours. They will complete many strenuous challenges, while racing up and down Maderas and Concepcion volcanoes. Along the way, they will receive 4 idols, with the words I. Did. Not. Fail. on each volcanic carved idol.
“The objective of this race is to strip you of all comforts and to put you in true Survival mode. The obstacles/challenges are natural and based on the daily survival of the local culture on Isla de Ometepe.” Fuego y Agua website
How many finished? Stay tuned for the results.