Athletes run for housing in El Salvador

More than 400 athletes came out for the race “Santa Ana runs for decent housing” to raise awareness and funds for Habitat for Humanity El Salvador.

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (July 20, 2011) – Last Saturday 416 Salvadoran athletes laced up to run for decent housing in the town of Santa Ana, El Salvador.

College students, members of the national army and Habitat for Humanity El Salvador staff members were among participants. Numerous employees of sponsoring businesses also joined the race.

Winners in various categories were awarded trophies and gifts from the event sponsors.

The race received logistical support from the National Civil Police of El Salvador, which sent volunteers to keep athletes safe throughout the route. The event was closed with a formal awards ceremony in which athletes in each category were recognized.

A team of judges from the National Sports Institute of El Salvador and the municipal government of Santa Ana provided additional support to the event.

About Habitat for Humanity Latin America and the Caribbean Habitat for Humanity first opened its doors in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in 1979, and has since helped more than 100,000 low-income families to access adequate housing in the region. Headquartered in San Jose, Costa Rica, the Latin America and Caribbean regional office coordinates the efforts of 16 national organizations, as well as unique partnerships throughout the region. For more information, visit

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