Walk2Nicaragua – The 1,080 Mile Journey

Photos by Natalie Edgar. March 2, 2012.  Miami, FL. On Friday, Imagination Federation, a non-profit organization that works towards the education of children in Chacraseca, Nicaragua hosted their second annual Walk2Nicaragua walkathon. The aim was to collectively walk 1080 miles—the distance between Miami and Chacraseca.  While the main location for the event was at the Miami Dade College Kendall, others took the initiative to gather and walk for the cause as well. 25 students from Mast Academy walked the Rickenbacker causeway, 100 citizens of Chacraseca, Nicaragua completed a total of 755 kilometers (469 miles) around the small community, and 12 fellows of the NHLI 2012 Executive Leadership Program held in California gathered in San Juan Bautista and walked 16 miles.  Over 400 Participants at Miami Dade College finished 1,080 miles 12 hours after the start of the event. Although the distance goal was not only reached, but also exceeded, their second goal is still in progress. With about a month left of the campaign, Imagination Federation has raised 4,500 dollars out of their 10,000-dollar goal.  For more information, or if you would like to support this cause, visit www.fundly.com/walk2nicaragua

March 2, 2012. Miami, FL. Jorge Vega Rosado, infielder for the Toronto Blue Jays tweets @imaginationfed about his 2 mile run for Walk2Nicaragua.

March 2, 2012. Miami, FL. Producer and DJ, Danny Arrondo volunteered to support the Walk2Nicaragua event by hyping the participants with energetic music throughout the community event.

March 2, 2012. Miami, FL. Volunteers took shifts during the event to keep track of the miles that were completed to reach the 1,080 mile goal.

March 2, 2012. Miami, FL. Miami-Dade firefighters support the event, Walk2Nicaragua by running around the track at Miami Dade College Kendall campus.


4 responses

  1. love the DJ photo!

    March 7, 2012 at 12:44 pm

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  3. what an awesome event and cause!! would love to participate in this one day. we’ll fly to miami to support the nicaraguan cause any day!! thanks for sharing natalie 🙂

    November 20, 2012 at 10:46 pm

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