Running Shoes Bring Hope to the Youth of Guatemala

Edgar Hernandez knows the power of a pair of shoes. He grew up in Guatemala barefoot until the age of 14.

A donated pair of running shoes led him to a passion for running that changed his life. Today, he runs Mission Atletica in the San Francisco Bay Area, organizing donations of running shoes and delivering them to children in his home country. Mission Atletica also sponsors road races and other events to help Guatemalan youth get a stronger start in the race we call life.

Donate your running shoes to help a child:

  • Avoid infections
  • Have a better sense of self-esteem and well-being
  • Excel in sports without injury to his feet or other joints
  • Join a community of athletes worldwide