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Micah True in Colorado with Raramuri runners in the 90's

"I now find myself unusually shy and humble, very vulnerable. And, I move. I love running some long trail that I don't know. It keeps me in the present. And, I usually get to the top of the mountain, in this town of destination, fresh and surprised, that I'm there already. Because I'm not wondering where I am, or when the goal will be attained. Each breath, in the present. I need to carry this more into every day of living." Micah True- Batopilas Canyon

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Run Free November Newsletter

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Run Free November Newsletter

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Ultra Caballo Blanco (Copper Canyon Ultramarathon) Newsletter View this email in your browser
Welcome to the 2nd Edition of the Run Free Newsletter!


Ultra Caballo Blanco News

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The Run Free Newsletter will be released about 4 times per year. Unfortunately we experienced some major technical issues since the last newsletter and lost our entire subscriber list. If you did not receive this in your inbox, simply subscribe again and receive it next time it is sent out! 

We have a new website!
Thank you everyone for your patience while we got everything up and running. The new website link is www.ultracb.com. 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 doug@mexicohorse.com 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 Norawas.org 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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Mas Locos at the 2012 Javelina 100

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Mas Locos at the 2012 Javelina 100

Update by Maria Walton - RD

Fifteen Mas Locos raced across the Sonora Desert of Arizona. The Javelina Jundred, truly captures the natural beauty, along with the power of Mother Earth. Two Mas Locos traveled from Sonora, and Chihuahua, to take on their first 100-mile adventure. As Jesus finished, he humbly asked if Nick and Jamil would give him an extra belt buckle for their president, who truly admired Caballo Blanco. Jesus and Francisco have ran the CCUM for the past three years. Jamil and Nick lovingly gave them race shirts, and hats, for their entire running team of Mexico! Tyler Tomasello and I distributed hundreds of 2013 Race Posters. The Millers hosted a beautiful post-race celebration. We truly believed that Micah's spirit was with us. And, Guadajuko just grins :D

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11 x 17 CCUM 2013 Posters Available

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11 x 17 CCUM 2013 Posters Available

If you are interested in one of these gorgeous posters, please use the Paypal Link to submit payment and we will one out to you!

POSTERS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE 2013 EVENT!

Purchases will be used to help cover the following costs for the 2013 Event

  • Corn for the Raramuri
  • Transport to/from event for the Raramuri
  • Food for the Raramuri

 *Please add $8.00 for shipping internationally (Non USA or Canada)

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October Race in Cerocahui

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October Race in Cerocahui

Mario Muñoz, the coach for the Equipo Caballo Blanco running team, is hosting a 60k ultra in Cerocahui near Urique this October. See flyer for details. 

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Welcome to the New Website

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Welcome to the New Website

Thank you to everyone for your patience.

We have now rolled out a new website with more travel information, course info and an improved look. 

Feel free to provide feedback by emailing us at info@ultracb.com

Run Free!

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