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Run Free- November 2013 Newsletter


Run Free- November 2013 Newsletter

The theme of this year's race, is a harmonious collaboration of all cultures."SOMOS MAS LOCOS" - "WE ARE MAS LOCOS"! As similar with the Raramuri Greeting, "Kuira Ba" - We are One! Yes, all of us are MAS LOCOS! 


Run Free November Newsletter


Run Free November Newsletter

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Welcome to the 2nd Edition of the Run Free Newsletter!

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We have a new website!
Thank you everyone for your patience while we got everything up and running. The new website link is There you will find all of the information about the race as well as stories and memories of Micah True, the Raramuri and the Copper Canyons!

Travel Plans
The registrations are coming in and the time is coming to make travel plans. Remember, this year will have a lot of runners and lodging is first come, first served! A much-loved friend of Caballo Blanco, Doug (Diego) Rhodes, has kindly offered to help make lodging reservations for runners, he can help you with any hotel in Urique. Email him at for more information.

Diego owns a hotel in Cerocahui and has a lot of experience in the area. He is also offering the El Paso Shuttle again. 

Norawas and Donations
The nonprofit started by Caballo Blanco and Mas Locos to support the Raramuri is going back into operation soon! We are currently taking donations on the race website, but will be up very soon (we will include a link once it is up). 

Our November Trip to the Canyons

by Maria Walton
We are excited for our upcoming trip to Las Barrancas next week, meeting with Urique Government officials to review race events and logistics. We will share with the people a post celebration of the sacred, Dia De Los Muertos holiday.

This festival celebrates the memories of loved ones who have died. Memorial altars are created to welcome the departed spirits home. Favorite foods, beverages, photos, memorabilia, are placed in the shrine as a peaceful message of prayer, so the souls may celebrate the blessings they brought into our world. The Aztec Goddess, Mictecacihuatl, assures us that nothing is ever lost. That love plants a fire in our hearts and brings beauty to our souls. 

In honor of Caballo Blanco’s legacy, our dear friends, and Micah’s first race sponsors, Dona Tita Quintana, Prospero Torres, Maria and Josue, have selected a beautiful, road side shrine, against a canyon wall, overlooking the sparkling, flowing streams of the Urique River, facing towards the majestic mountains of the ranch of Los Alisos. The peaceful message of Caballo Blanco, will unite all cultures of the Raramuri, Mestizos, and International running communities.

We are honored that many International partners are supporting this event. Marathon Kids will be providing each child, champion medals and shirts for the Inaugural kids’ run. La Carrerra de Los Caballitos, begin on March 2, a race for the children of Urique.  The Alsace Restaurant group, the International Partner with P.F. Chang’s, will provide each child, school supplies.

In a spirit of Korima, the circle of sharing, without expectations of gratitude for the intended results, we encourage everyone to give freely from the heart. Seeds, clothing, blankets, and school supplies are always appreciated.

In honoring all traditions of the 50-mile foot race, both cash prizes and food vales (vouchers), are rewarded to the top finishers. Runners will receive vouchers, which provide maize, beans, rice, flour, and non-GMO seed corn for the Raramuri families. This reward ensures nutritional sustenance to both the physical and cultural survival of the Raramuri people.  

Micah’s vision ignited a bonfire. May his spirit invite you to keep this flame burning with strength, warmth and light. We will continue this glow into the hearts of everyone that loves to dance and run free!

Maria Walton (La Mariposa)
We can use your help with the Corrida de los Caballitos Kids Run the day before the big race. This is our first year doing it and we can use:
  • support collecting pencils, pens, notebooks, erasers, backpacks
  • support transporting items down to Urique
The Children of Urique built an altar in memory of Caballo Blanco for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
Register for CCUM 2013
The 2013 Event Logo was created by an artist in Chihuahua, he has done the race posters since 2009
See you in the Canyons on March 3rd!

Race Directors Maria & Josue
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Corrida de Los Caballitos, where the children Run Free!


Corrida de Los Caballitos, where the children Run Free!


On March 2nd at 9am, the day before the Ultra Caballo Blanco 50 miler, the children of the Canyons will be running the streets of Urique to celebrate life! 

This is the First Annual Corrida de Los Caballitos (Run of the Little Horses), started in memory of Micah True and to encourage the young ones to follow in the running footsteps of their elders. 

All children who participate will receive a shirt and medal donated by Marathon Kids, and a bag of school supplies donated by our supporters and PF Chang's. Everyone is encourage to run with the children and participate in this beautiful event!

We can use your help though! Please contact us to let us know how you can help. 

Thank you and we will see you in the Canyons!

Josue & Maria - RD's