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 Tarahumara Country

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about copper canyons 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.

Our friend Micah True (Caballo Blanco) said “We are the Messengers.” Micah may no longer be with us, but his simple message of love, and peace and people from all over the world coming to run and experience the beauty of the peoples and the lands of the Sierra Tarahumara will last forever. The seed that Micah planted with the (now named in his honor) Ultra Marathon Caballo Blanco continues to be one of running’s most magical events. It is our goal to do all we can to carry on Micah’s message and introduce more of the lands, and bring more athletes together and create more opportunity for these loving communities of the Barrancas del Cobre.  

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An All-Inclusive Experience

Stage Race All-Inclusive Package 

1.     All necessary Transportation from El Paso Texas Host Hotels to the Copper Canyons and return to El Paso Texas.   
2.     Entry and all fees for all days racing     
3.     All nights Lodging during the trip:
Three nights total lodging at Hotel Mansion Tarahumara (based on double occupancy) 
Two nights in Urique Hotel (various locations) 
One night Hotel Mision Cerocahui 

4.     All Breakfast and Dinners throughout the trip (traditional Tarahumara aid station foods on course) 
5.     All day admission and unlimited zipline and tram rides, and line jump at Parque de Adventura 
6.     Admission to nightly cultural entertainment and events (music, dance, after parties, etc) as well as the Cerocahui Cultural Festival  
7.     Custom handmade finisher awards and special event gift 

Pricing 

All inclusive: $1895 until September 14th, $2195 after

All inclusive provide own transportation: $1595 until September 14th, $1895 after 

 100 Mile Endurance Run All-Inclusive Package 

1.     All necessary Transportation from El Paso Texas Host Hotels to the Copper Canyons and return to El Paso Texas.   
2.     Race Entry and all fees     
3.     All nights Lodging during the trip:  
Two nights total lodging at Hotel Mansion Tarahumara (based on double occupancy) 
One+ night at Hotel Mision Cerocahui (available immediately upon race finish) 

4.     All Breakfast and Dinners throughout the trip (traditional Tarahumara aid station foods on course) 
5.     All day admission and unlimited zipline and tram rides, and line jump at Parque de Adventura 
6.     Admission to nightly cultural entertainment and events (music, dance, after parties, etc) as well as the Cerocahui Cultural Festival  
7.     Custom handmade finisher awards and special event gift 

Pricing 

All inclusive: $1495 until September 14th, $1795 after 

All inclusive provide own transportation: $1195 until September 14th, $1495 after

Marathon and Half Marathon All-Inclusive Package 

1.     All necessary Transportation from El Paso Texas Host Hotels to the Copper Canyons and return to El Paso Texas.   
2.     Race Entry and all fees     
3.     All nights Lodging during the trip  
Two nights total lodging at Hotel Mansion Tarahumara (based on double occupancy) 
Two nights lodging Cerocahui area lodges (San Isidro or Del Oso) based on double occupancy 

4.     All Breakfast and Dinners throughout the trip  
5.     All day admission and unlimited zipline and tram rides, and line jump at Parque de Adventura 
6.     Admission to nightly cultural entertainment and events (music, dance, after parties, etc) as well as the Cerocahui Cultural Festival  
7.     Custom handmade finisher awards and special event gift 

Pricing 

All inclusive: $1450 until September 14th, $1750 after

All-inclusive provide own transportation: $1150 until September 14th, $1450 after 

 OTHER EVENT PRICING

(Note: event hotels and lodges will be fully booked for all-inclusive package participants. Cerocahui area be totally full for independent lodging however camping will be available nearby, contact for options) 

1.     100 Mile Endurance Race Registration only: $225 
2.     Marathon Race Registration only: $135 
3.     Half Marathon Registration only: $105 

Crew and Support Options and Pricing 

1.     Stage Race all inclusive agenda with no racing but with multiple transportation between nightly accommodations and added cultural options is priced at the same rate as participant package. 
2.     100 Mile all inclusive agenda less the race but with additional nights hotel (Saturday as runners are still on course) and local transportation from Hotel Tarahumara to Cerocahui and added cultural event options (Temezcal) is priced at same rate as running participant package. 


Event Accomodations

Mansion Tarahumara Hotel 

One of the most beautiful lodging properties in all of the Copper Canyons. Sitting on the edge of one of the deepest canyons on the planet. (Lodging for Canyon to Canyon, 100 Ultramarathon, Marathon and Half Marathon events lodging)

Hotel Mision Cerocahui 

Easily one of the most stunning accommodations in all of the Barrancas and Sierra Tarahumara.  Surrounded by mountains and fertile valleys, just a few minutes from Urique Canyon, the largest in North America. The Mission Hotel is in an old vineyard and on one side is the historic church of the mission, with its original altar that dates from the mid-1700 and is still intact. (Lodging for Canyon to Canyon and 100 Ultramarathon events lodging)

Urique Hotels 

You will spend two nights in the bottom of North America’s largest Canyon. The specific hotel and rooms will be based on signup date.  (Lodging for Canyon to Canyon and 100 Ultramarathon events lodging) 

San Isidro Lodge 

A beautiful Eco Lodge that is a favorite of all visitors to the Copper Canyons.  Wonderful grounds to explore high above the Cerocahui valley with a Temezcal on site.  Many cultural activites to experience for your non racing traveling partners. (Marathon and Half Marathon events lodging)

Del Oso Lodge 

Picture the perfect rustic old world ranch in the middle of the most amazing barrancas on the planet and you will see Del Oso.  Check out the range high above the ranch to see how it’s name came about (we won’t tell, you’ll have to see it for yourself). (Marathon and Half Marathon events lodging)


meet our Race organizers

Race Director: Robert Goyen

Rob is the co-founder of Trail Racing over Texas, one of the largest and most well known race series in Texas. With a wealth of knowledge in planning and executing ultra distance events, Rob brings his expertise to the Copper Canyons to create a world-class running experience.

Race Coordinator: Michal Miller

For over a decade Michael has been traveling to the Copper Canyons and experiencing all the wonderment the lands have to offer.  After the heartbreaking loss of Micah True (Caballo Blanco) he has helped with the coordination and support of the Ultra Caballo Blanco (a true running pilgrimage event) Michael also sat on the board for the nonprofit Norawas de Raramuri and founded a company that is dedicated to supporting the people of the Sierra Tarahumara.  

Cultural Coordinator: Mario Munoz

Mario grew up in the Sierra and has dedicated his life to introducing others to all the special aspects of the lands and people of the Copper Canyons.

Cultural Leaders: Arnulfo Quimare and Manual Luna

Known to the running world via the bestselling Born to Run, Arnulfo and Manual have been running these lands since they first laced up Huaraches.  They will coordinate their communities to support aid stations, and organize all local athlete needs and support.

Lodging and accommodations: Cecy Villalobos

Friends, Amigos, Norwa (Sponsors)