18 - 28 September 2017


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  • 60km

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  • 120km

  • 400km


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Funds raised for Ecuador

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£ 37,667
£ 48,417
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Project cost |  €1750,- excluding airline tickets

More than 35 million slaves are more than 35 million too much - I am fighting against injustice!
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In 2017, we will travel to Ecuador for the second time. Ecuador is a country where the beautiful nature is in stark contrast to the harsh living conditions of many Ecuadorians. Poverty, drugs and alcoholism are the major issues many face.

During the Muskathlon you will meet local people, hear their stories and visit Compassion projects.

Join us in Ecuador! Help eradicate children from extreme poverty by completing a run, cycle or trek!

The Muskathlon is an ultimate endurance event at an extreme location, in order to raise maximum funds to fight injustice. The Ecuador Muskathlon for Muskathletes from North America will take place May 17-21 2017, out of Quito, Ecuador. 4M organises this Muskathlon in partnership with Compassion, liberating children out of poverty, in Jesus’ name.
At the Muskathlon Event Muskathletes from Europe will join the North America group, to run together. The Muskathletes from Europe arrive in Ecuador a few days early and follow a seperate program during the week, due to logistical factors.

The story behind the Ecuador Muskathlon
The focus of this Muskathlon will lie at the coastline of Ecuador. We will visit Machalilla, a poor village of fishermen. Poverty is wide spread, the people of this region are forgotten by the rest of the world. The fishermen are working to pay off the debts on their boats, which is virtually impossible by all costs for maintenance. This leads the fishermen to a cycle of working, baying off debts, making new debts etcetera, so much so that they are living in slavery.To break this cycle Compassion has started a project in Machavilla, thus enableing the children to receive an education which allows them new jobopportunities.

The track leads partly over dirt roads through the hilly terrain and partly over main roads. The Muskathlon will be held in the Machavilla region.

The Muskathlon-week
During the Muskathlon-week you will be exposed to the raw reality of extreme poverty. As always, children are the first and foremost victims when poverty is at hand. Compassion does a wonderful job in liberating children out of poverty, in Jesus’ name. When children receive education, health care and nutricious food, their chances for breaking the poverty cycle increase dramatically. Apart from that they learn about Jesus Christ. Many children are being saved through the work of Compassion.

The weekprogram for North America participants: will look like the following (adjustments can be made)
Wednesday: arrival, teammeeting, inspirational session
Thursday: visit Compassion project and local church, first training, inspirational session, teamtime
Friday: funmorning full of sports and adventure with local children, inspirational session, teamtime, rest
Saturday: Muskathlon-Event and celebration
Sunday: closing inspirational session and departure

For the Europe group the weekprogram will look like the following (adjustments can be made)
Saturday: arrival, teammeeting, inspirational session
Sunday: visit local church service, visit slum, inspirational session, teamtime
Monday: visit Compassion project and local church, first training, inspirational session, teamtime
Tuesday: visit Compassion child, inspirational session, teamtime
Wednesday: discover the relationship between Compassion and the local church, inspection of the Muskathlon track, inspirational session, teamtime
Thursday: funday full of sports and adventure with local children, inspirational session, teamtime
Friday: day of rest and preparation for Muskathlon Event, inspirational session, teamtime
Saturday: Muskathlon-Event and celebration
Sunday: closing inspirational session and departure

The costs of the Ecuador Muskathlon are 1.050 euro (from North America) and 1.750 euro (from Europe), not including airfare to and from Quito, Ecuador.

This fee includes:

 - Information/guidance
 - for the North America group: one on one Coaching in raising funds and training for your Muskathlon

 - Hotelaccomodations, logistics and food during the Muskathlon-week
 - Local Transfers
 - Inspirational sessions for personal development
 - Teamtime
 - Exposure to the work of Compassion
 - Cultural visits during the Muskathlon-week
 - Medical care during the week
 - Trainingsessions

 - Muskathlonshirt or -jersey
 - Food and drinks during the Muskathlon
 - EventMedical care and coaching for the Event

The Muskathlon-fee does not include:

 - Meeting your personal sponsorchild by Compassion. This is to be arranged through Compassion.
 - Transportation of your bike to and from Ecuador

Practical information
 - Your Muskathlon-adventure starts on September 18, 2017 at 3 pm at Quito airport, and ends on September 28, 2017, 2 pm at Quito airport.
 - You need to book your own flight to and from Quito, making sure you are on time for the start of the week. It is not possible to leave early. 
 - If by some reason out of the sphere of influence of Compassion or 4M the airlines do not offer tickets at the given dates for the majority of the group, the dates and/or times of the Muskathlon can be changed by one day.
 - This Muskathlon is open for men and women.
 - At this Muskathlon you can participate in running (21, 42 or 60 km), cycling (120 km) or walking (60 km).
 - The Muskathlon-program will be held in English.
 - The Muskathlon-Event will be run together with Muskathletes from different parts of the world.
 - Every Muskathlete commits to raise 10.000 euros for the work of Compassion.
 - Every childsponsor that is found, counts for 1.000 euros at your personal fundraisemeter.
 - When you register you receive a personal profile at, you can raise your funds through the website.
 - At registration you pay 100 dollar.
 - 6% of all funds raised is used to cover operational costs for the Muskathlon.