Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Huge thanks!

Thanks to volunteers, runners, encouragers and sponsors!  This was a success and we are able to send $1500 to Red Vida de Esperanza to help with medicines, disaster relief and providing resources for communities, schools and churches in Potosi, Bolivia and beyond!

Pictures and winning results coming SOON! :)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Countdown to the 4th Annual Llama Leap: Nueve dias.

We are so excited for the 4th Annual Llama Leap 5K AND 10K. We hope you will come out and leap with us and help support the ministry of Red Vida de Esperanza.
Final preparations are happening and we are so grateful to so many wonderful people who have supported the event--more on them at a later time! (their support also helps us to send more money to Dr. Jorge!)
You can go ahead and register here:
Once again Leslie Lane Llamas will bring some of their fluffy llamas to join us. Verdad Viviente (and friends) will be providing us with some live music. There will be refreshments. Top finishing guys and girls will receive medals AND we will also do drawings for some neat AND practical door prizes.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Llama Leap 5K/10K: some logistics

Hi Folks! 

One update: we will do manual timing for this event and Athlete Guild has agreed to post the results on their page! So if you register online with them you will be able to go back and view/compare your results from your other local races.

Here's the link to register online. 

There will be plenty of parking. 

There will be live music, fresh breakfast, and real furry llamas! 

If you register before 3/27 we will make sure you get a t-shirt in your size (plus it's $5 cheaper to register before then!)

Also, don't forget to find us on Facebook! 

Monday, February 17, 2014

4th Annual Llama Leap. 5K...and new for 2014: 10K too!!

Get your running shoes out and start practicing because on April 5, 2014 we're hosting the Fourth Annual Llama Leap to benefit the kiddos in Bolivia!  We're so pleased to announce that we will have live music again this year and furry llamas, and delicious refreshments, and a good workout...which means lots of FUN!

Here are some specifics:
WHEN: April 5, 2014 8:00 AM (Registration starts at 7:00 a.m.).
COST: $20 for 5K and $30 for 10K before 3/27
            $25 for 5K and $35 for 10K after 3/27
       (*You should also register before 3/27 to make sure you get a cool t-shirt in your size!)
LOCATION:  First Baptist Church 1314 E Cedar St. Seguin TX 78155

Sunday, March 31, 2013

3rd Annual Llama Leap [Pictures + Winners!]

Yeah Bekah!
Mr. Leslie and one of his well mannered llamas
Thankful for all the volunteers! Tim, Paul, Jon & Peter.
Interaction with the llamas makes this a one of a kind event!
More volunteers keeping track of times at the finish line: Kate, Jules, Jackie, Mrs. Hagerup and Coach Robbins.
Girl winners: 1st: Michelle P. (middle), 2nd: Teresa G. (Right), 3rd: Julie H. (left)
Guy winners: 1st: Victor (left), 2nd: Jerod M. (right), 3rd: Thomas G. (not pictured)

Thanks to our sponsors and door prize donors:
Added Value Renovators
Polcyn Pulling Team
El Ranchito
Ewald Tractor
Bill Miller BBQ
Seguin Animal Hospital
Seguin First Baptist Church
Guadalupe Regional Fitness Center
Home Depot

And KUDOS to Katie Polcyn who organized the event this year!  She put in countless hours all besides working a full-time job and with a 2 hour daily commute on top.  Thanks for your service for the work in Bolivia, and for making a fun day for the rest of us!

See you all next year!!!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Llama Leap Route (T-11 days!)

P.s. I mapped this at mapmyrun.com. It's an awesome site for mapping your runs (obviously!), but there are lots of other cool fitness resources there too that you might enjoy.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

The 'Why'

Hello friends, runners and/or llama enthusiasts! We are so excited about the upcoming Llama Leap and hope you are too! Some of you may be thinking that you are not 'good runners' or that getting up to register for a 5K at 7am on a Saturday is ridiculous, but please know that it is going to be worth it. For you and for the children of Bolivia. It is cool to get a T-shirt and eat some snacks, get a little exercise and hang out with friends. The cool thing is that you are also helping through your participation in the Llama Leap. I experienced Bolivia personally for the first time in January and it was incredible. I forget how blessed I am. I have food to eat. Even healthy food. I have a bed, a bathroom, and a clean home. And if I get sick or hurt, I have resources (medicine, doctors, the ER) to help me heal and recover. These things are not guaranteed and not given to many kids all around the world. I think they deserve to have the same opportunities that we have and that is why we host the Llama leap every year. In hopes that others who care will help while having a lot of fun. You will find out more as we continue preparing for the Llama Leap and the actual day of the event. But I wanted to let you know we are excited to see you all and to help Dr. Jorge and Bolivia! Gracias a todos. --Katie