La Milla Race “Healthy Fun”

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Quetzalnango news coverage of “La Milla”


On April 26, 2015, hundreds of runners from all over Guatemala gathered in Quetzaltenango to run “La Milla”. Organized by Mission Atletica, the one-mile race awarded each runner with a pair of athletic shoes donated by Bay Area schools, businesses and individuals. The mayor and other local leaders declared the race a great success and were very happy to host an event that encourages people to participate in sports. Mission Athletica director Edgar Hernandez noted, “I knew it was a popular event with young people because they posted lots of pictures and tagged their friends on Facebook.” Mission Atletica plans to hold another race later this year, so please donate your used athletic shoes!

Heart of Marin 2014 Awards nomination for Mission Atletica

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Heart of Marin medal given to Edgar Hernandez and Mission Atletica

Mission Atletica and it’s founder Edgar Hernandez received two nominations to the 2014 Hearts of Marin Awards for Non-Profits.

Mission Atletica was nominated to The Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence Award which is given to two organizations that have demonstrated exemplary service to their constituents.

Edgar Hernandez, head of Mission Atletica, was nominated in the category of Excellence in Innovation. This Award recognizes the work of an individual, organization or partnership that has developed new, creative and effective strategies for advancing solutions to critical issues in our community.

Edgar, Head of Mission Atletica, Art, Secretary of Mission Atletica, Maureen Bennett, friend of Mission Atletica attended the event that was held in San Rafael on January 8, 2015.

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Members of Mission Atletica at 2014 Hearts of Marin Awards


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Edgar Hernandez head of Mission Atletica at Heart of Marin Award Ceremony


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Join Us at The Marin Human Race

Come support Mission Atletica by running or walking in the Marin Human Race on May 10th at the Marin Civic Center Lagoon and Fairgrounds.

This event supports may local non-profit endeavors, such as Mission Atletica which provides running shoes to youth in Guatemala. Mission Atletica also organizes races in Guatemala which help to provide training and mentorship to help youth avoid gangs and drugs.

Mission Atletica will have a running shoes donation box at our booth during the event. We also welcome any donations to help us ship these shoes to Guatemala.

The Marin Human Race is the largest collaborative fundraising event in Marin County.

Race day features a mostly flat 5k course, pancake breakfast, kids’ races with free registration, music, kids’ activities, community fair, free refreshments, prizes, giveaways and more!

Come to the Community Village, the fun part of the Marin Human Race – with over 100 local nonprofits and business booths, this fair is fun for everyone.


Highlights this year include:

  • Kids Finish Line with jump houses provided by Jubilee Jumps  and games sponsored by Urban Sitter
  • Free Pancake Breakfast – brought to you by members of the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership board
  • Fresh coffee
  • K9 Corral – a dog play area and agility track.
  • And dozens of free refreshments provided by local vendors