Route History

Day 83

We’re heading further south through Chile, and we’re almost at the southern tip of South America! Today we walked 1,182.25 km which puts us in Puerto del Hambre, Chile. Puerto del Hambre is exactly halfway between the South Pole and Chile’s northern border, and since Chile has territories in Antarctica all the way to the South Pole, many consider Puerto de Hambre to be the geographical centre of Chile!

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Day 82

We spent another day walking further south in Chile today – this time we walked 1,017.00 km together! This puts us in Villa Mañihuales, Chile as our ending point for the day – Villa Mañihuales is a small rural town named after the Mañihuales River which flows nearby!

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Day 81

Today we walked 1,301.75 km together and we continued to travel south through Chile. We arrived in Concepción, Chile which was first settled in 1550, but was relocated to its current site in 1751 after several earthquakes and tsunamis over the years razed the original site of the city. 

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Day 80

Today we left Bolivia and arrived in Chile – Special Olympics Chile has over 22,000 registered athletes and Unified partners. We walked together 1,123.50 km today and ended off our day on the Pacific coast in the city of Chañaral, Chile. Chañaral is a small city, largely unknown tourists, and is not far from the Pan de Azúcar National Park (which means “sugar loaf national park”).

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Day 79

Today we left Peru and entered Bolivia, which has over 5,300 registered  Special Olympics athletes! We walked 1,012.25 km today, which puts us in Challapata, Bolivia. Challapata is just northwest of Cerro Azanaques, the highest peak in the Azanaques Mountain Range (at 5,102 m above sea level)!

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Day 78

Today we continued our walk through Peru, which is home to over 15,000 Special Olympics athletes! Our walk took us 1,022.25 km together and we arrived in Abancay, Peru. Abancay is in south-central Peru and is not far from the Ampay National Sanctuary, a wildlife sanctuary that is the home of several endangered plant species.

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Day 77

Today we set off from Colombia and entered Ecuador, home to over 28,000 Special Olympics athletes! It was then on to Peru, where we wrapped up our day’s walk of 1,080.25 km in Cajamarca, Peru – Cajamarca is home to one of the oldest high schools in all of Peru, San Ramon School which was first opened in 1831!

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Day 76

Today we finished walking through Panama and entered Colombia. Special Olympics Colombia has over 5,300 registered athletes and Unified partners. We were able to walk 1,193.00 km today and we made it to the city of Pasto, Colombia in the southern half of the country. Pasto is located in the Atriz Valley and is at the base of the Galeras Volcano!

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Day 75

Today we took a few virtual flights and ferries to reach our friends from Special Olympics Cayman Islands (home to over 150 athletes!) and Special Olympics Jamaica (home to over 4,000 athletes!) before heading to the mainland and reaching Costa Rica – Special Olympics Costa Rica has over 37,000 registered athletes and unified partners! Next up, and the last country to reach on our walk today, was Panama, which is home to over 2,600 Special Olympics athletes! Our walk was 1,167.75 km today, and put us in Metetí, Panama – this is a small town that was established in 1998 (only 22 years ago!) and is the last major town on the Inter-American Highway before it ends in Yaviza, Panama!

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Day 74

Today was a busy day! We left Mexico first and entered Belize, which is home to over 500 Special Olympics athletes! It was then on to Guatemala and El Salvador, which are home to over 1,300 and 5,500 Special Olympics athletes respectively. We wrapped up our day’s walk – a total of 1,414.50 km – in Santa Bárbara, Honduras. Let’s invite our 3,000+ friends from Special Olympics Honduras to join us on our walk around the world! 

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