As Partners, with El Presidente, Leobardo Diaz Estrada, and Director of Tourism, Cecy Villalobos, it is with great honor to announce on March 3, 2013, the celebration of the 9th annual, Caballo Blanco, Copper Canyon, Ultra Marathon in Urique, Chihuahua, Mexico. On 5/14/12, the Board of Directors voted to dissolve Norawas de Raramuri (Friends of the Running People). The decision was made with a sense of sadness, not only for the loss of Micah True, but for the ending of three years of dedication, commitment and passionate support of the running culture of the Tarahumara (Raramuri) families of the Copper Canyons of La Sierra Madre. Those who have shared this vital work with our Mexican neighbors, have experienced the opportunity of a lifetime.
The Caballo Blanco Foundation: www.caballoblanco.org, has been formed independent of Norawas de Raramuri. Yet, this foundation will share a common mission, to continue Micah's legacy, to ensure that the Caballo Blanco, Copper Canyon Ultra Marathon, continues.
Since 2003, Micah's simple dream was to run free with the Raramuri, to celebrate as one, with all cultures. In reverence we share this journey with the athletes and their families, running in a spirit of hope, harmony, beauty and peace among our sacred Mother Earth.
In honoring all traditions of this 50-mile foot race, both cash prizes and food vales (vouchers), are rewarded to the top finishers. Runners completing each loop, receive vouchers which provides maize, beans, rice, flour and non-GMO seed corn for their families. This reward ensures nutritional sustenance to both the physical and cultural survival of the Raramuri people.
The celebration will also include a Kids' Run - March 2, 2013- A race for the children of Urique, awarding to everyone, finisher medals and shirts.
An extended Hike Option before the 50 Mile Race will be available as well. Further details, dates, and pricing will be announced at a future date.
The Caballo Blanco, Copper Canyon Ultra Marathon will be co-directed by Mas Locos: ultra runner Maria Walton, and by ultra runner and philanthropic race organizer, Josue Stephens, founder of the Fuego Y Agua Ultra Marathon in Nicaragua.
The Caballo Blanco Foundation will be directed and managed by Micah True's agent, and CEO, Scott Leese. The Foundation's Website, Media Manager of Communications is Canadian Mas Loco, Francois "Flint" Bourdeaux.
The Official Race Website: www.caballoblanco.org/ccum
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Micah's vision ignited a bonfire. May his spirit invite you to keep this flame burning with strength, warmth, and light. We will share this glow into the hearts of everyone that loves to run free!
Maria Walton, and Josue Stephens Scott Leese, CEO/Founder Caballo Blanco Inc. Foundation