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!
Mission Atleticaand it’s founderEdgar 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.