Copper Canyons Endurance Runs

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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.
Participants
Canyon to Canyon Stage Race, 100 Mile Endurance Run, Marathon, and 1 more
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Calendar
Mon, 14 Oct 2019
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Chihuahua, Mexico
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Elevation

20 to 50m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Sierra Tarahumara, Juventud Nte, 31123 Chihuahua, Chih., Mexico
Mon, 14 Oct 2019
Canyon to Canyon Stage Race:
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100 Mile Endurance Run:
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Marathon:
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Half Marathon:
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Races summary
Here's what races are available for Copper Canyons Endurance Runs
Half Marathon
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13.1mi
US$105.00 - US$1,430.00
Marathon
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26.2mi
US$135.00 - US$1,460.00
Canyon to Canyon Stage Race
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100mi
US$1,595.00 - US$1,895.00
100 Mile Endurance Run
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100mi
US$225.00 - US$1,495.00
Route information
**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!
What's included
All inclusive packages are available, which includes all accommodation and transport.
Canyon to Canyon Stage Race All Inclusive Package: $1895
Canyon to Canyon Stage Race All Inclusive (own transportation): $1595
Canyon to Canyon Stage Race Only: N/A
Copper Canyons 100 Mile All Inclusive Package: $1495
Copper Canyons 100 Mile All Inclusive (own transportation): $1195
Copper Canyons 100 Mile Race Only: $225
Copper Canyons Marathon All Inclusive Package: $1460
Copper Canyons Marathon All Inclusive (own transportation): $1160
Copper Canyons Marathon Race Only: $135
Copper Canyons Half Marathon All Inclusive Package: $1430
Copper Canyons Marathon Half All Inclusive (own transportation): $1130
Copper Canyons Half Marathon Race Only: $105
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE “ALL-INCLUSIVE” PRICING?
The pricing includes the following:
· All round-trip ground transportation from El Paso Texas to the Copper Canyons
· All race entry fees
· All nights lodging
· Breakfast and Dinner for each day of the trip
· Admission to cultural events and day excursions such as zip lining or tram rides
· Custom event gift and finisher awards
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How to get there
Sierra Tarahumara, Juventud Nte, 31123 Chihuahua, Chih., Mexico
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WHERE ARE THE COPPER CANYONS?
The Copper Canyons (Barrancas del Cobre) are located in northern Mexico in the State of Chihuahua. The Canyons are a series of massive canyons in the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains. Popular for hiking and running, they get their name from the copper-green hue of the canyon walls.
Event day logistics
In-depth agendas for the duration of the event are available on the official event website, and will be sent to you nearer race day.
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Copper Canyons Endurance Runs
‘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.
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Spectator Info
Spectators are welcome!
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What to bring
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I BRING?
While the weather is ideal this time of year, this is a mountain and canyon event and you will experience very warm days and perhaps very cold evenings and your gear and clothing should address this. Also, please get your Pesos in advance, as there are not really available places to exchange once in the Barrancas.
We will provide a list of suggested items to carry during your runs. However, the race does not have a required kit. We will you are an experienced athlete and understand what you will need relative to whatever conditions the day will bring.
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