follow the ignatian way

Follow ARIEL LAGUILLES on the never before attempted challenge of running through the 406 mile-long ST. IGNATIUS WAY from Azpeitia to Manresa, and setting a record in the process. 

may-june 2019

IGNATIAN RUN by Ariel Laguilles

Ariel Laguilles will take on the never done challenge of running the Ignatian Way from Azpeitia to Manresa, and setting a record in the process.

But more than setting a record, Ariel and the team want to promote this beautiful and historical path, the same one St. Ignatius of Loyola embarked on in 1522. This pilgrimage led St. Ignatius to develop what is now known as the Spiritual Exercises, which serve as the framework for Ignatian Spirituality. Varsity Sports & Educational Tours will assist with fundraising, promotion and overall logistics of THE IGNATIAN RUN.


improve the infrastructure

improve the Ignatian way

To raise funds and donate to improve the infrastructure of the Ignatian Way
(main legacy of the event).

setting a world record

setting a world record

Ariel to be the first person to run the Ignatian Way in 8 days, setting a world record.

promote the ignatian way

promote the ignatian way

To support those who promote the Ignatian Way internationally.

setting a world record


ariel laguilles

Ariel is a product of Jesuit education, having attended Gonzaga College High School and Boston College, and served as a Jesuit Volunteer. Ariel is now back in DC, working at Gonzaga as Chair of the Modern Language Dept. He is also an assistant coach for the cross country team.

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