Akabill Molmen was a Hawaiian artist, ultra runner, photographer and friend of many. He handcrafted thousands of clay amulets for the finishers of the Ultra Caballo Blanco, Born to Run and many other trail running events. We would like to remember Akabill for his friendship and contribution. We miss you Akabill.
With great consideration, Norawas de Raramuri (the non profit founded by "Caballo Blanco" Micah True and fellow Mas Locos) has decided not to host the Ultra Caballo Blanco in 2016. We greatly look forward to returning to Urique in 2017.
About this time every year, Norawas reaches out to all its friends who care about the special people who call the Barrancas del Cobre home.
Run Free - Ultra Caballo Blanco July Newsletter
This is exciting news: our latest project, the reopening of the Caballo Blanco Trail, has attracted the attention of Trail Runner Magazine, who published a feature about it in their most recent "Inside Dirt", a publication that reaches hundreds of thousands of trail runners all over the world.
We invite you to read and share the article, which includes the first-ever pictures and video taken from the trail a couple weeks ago.
This project has been made possible by your donations, and we invite you to continue helping us develop projects in the Copper Canyons that benefit the local communities and celebrate their beautiful running culture. Kuira ba!
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Every year, around race time, Entre Amigos fills with familiar and new faces; Mas Locos and «hopefuls», or first-time runners, gather to enjoy some community time and prepare for the big day. Everyone is welcome to use the organic garden, which is ripe with leafy greens, beans, sweet beets and many other wonderful, healthy crops.
With his work, Keith has not only created a small Eden in the Barrancas; he also quietly promotes an alternate lifestyle, based on cooperation and simplicity, through his own humble example. He partnered with local people in the management of the property, positively affecting their income and their lives, bringing the dignity and pride of honest work.
As a supporter of the Ultra Marathon Caballo Blanco, Keith hosts dozens of Mas Locos in his hostel, private cabins and campground. He also provides Norawas with local, logistical support for our various projects. But most of all, Keith is a good man and a dear friend who contributes in making each of our visits in the Barrancas a fulfilling, joyful and meaningful experience.
Run Free - March 2014 Post-Race Newsletter
Run Free - February 2014 Pre-Race Newsletter