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Join people from all over the world coming to run and experience the beauty of the peoples and the lands of the Sierra Tarahumara. Choose from a variety of endurance events including: a 4-day Stage Race, 100 Mile Ultramarathon, Marathon, and Half Marathon events.
All events take place in the Sierra Tarahumara, a mountain and canyon range that is part of the Sierra Occidental. The lands are better known as las Barrancas del Cobre or the Copper Canyons. The area consists of six main canyons that in parts are deeper and wider than the Grand Canyon in the US. The Copper Canyons are home to the Tarahumara peoples, or as they would refer to themselves ‘Raramuri’ (believed to translate as ‘The Running People’. The lands are a true treasure that because of the remoteness has remained mostly unspoiled and has retained its beauty and local culture.
How to enter the Copper Canyons Endurance Runs
- Run 100mi
- Run 100mi
- Run 26.2mi
- Run 13.1mi
Copper Canyons Endurance Runs routes
Canyon to Canyon Stage Race
‘Canyon to Canyon’ is a magical, cultural, and athletic journey through the Copper Canyons, the largest and deepest canyon system in North America. You’ll meet and compete alongside the indigenous peoples of these lands, the famed Tarahumara (Raramuri) endurance runners who where made familiar via the best selling ‘Born to Run’ by Christopher McDougal. Over four days of running you’ll experience over 100 miles that will become etched in your mind for life.
In addition to your running adventure, ‘Canyon to Canyon’ will expose you to six evenings of full emersion into the culture and beauty of the Barrancas through music, dance, food, a full day adventure park, craft education, and story telling, all cumulating with the magnificent Festival de Cerocahui!
100 Mile Endurance Run
The Copper Canyon 100M Endurance Run will take you on ancient trails and pathways revealing some of the most beautiful and challenging landscapes on the planet. You will run along ridgelines with never ending views, up steep mountains, down technical descents into deep canyons, over fertile valleys and across river systems. You will experience 100 miles which will be etched in your mind for life.
In addition to your race, the trip will completely expose you into the culture and beauty of the Barrancas through music, dance, food, a full day adventure park, craft education, and story telling during the magnificent Festival de Cerocahui!
Marathon & Half Marathon
The Copper Canyons Marathon and Half Marathon take you through the gorgeous landscapes of the Barrancas del Cobre alongside the famed Tarahumara (Raramuri) endurance runners made known by the best selling ‘Born to Run’ by Christopher McDougal.
In addition to your running adventure, you will be exposed into the culture and beauty of the Barrancas through music, dance, food, a full day adventure park, craft education, and story telling during the magnificent Festival de Cerocahui!
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