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Tarahumara &
Copper Canyon

with special guest, Mirna Valerio.

All - inclusive running retreat.
Oct 10th - 15th, 2019.

From $1,850 USD

 6 days & 5 nights ALL inclusive.

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 Experience Overview

Join us on this odyssey into one of Mexico's most iconic landscapes, the Sierra Tarahumara, where we will connect closely to the culture, traditions and running heritage of the Rarámuri.

We will be guided and hosted by local Rarámuri runners who will help us understand their cosmovision and take us into the depths of the Tarahumara Canyon.

6 days, 5 nights

Avg. Daily Distance

Chihuahua, Mexico

All levels

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About the experience

The Rarámuri, most commonly referred to as “Tarahumaras” or "The ones with the light feet" due to their natural ability to run long distances, are the original inhabitants of the state of Chihuahua. Their running is tied into mysticism, tradition, survival and identity.

This 6 day trip will take us running through the heart of the Sierra Tarahumara, hosted by local Rarámuri ultra-runner Silvino Cubésare and a group of young local runners.

We will embark on a historic 15km run through the picturesque village of Creel and into the surreal rock formations of the Tarahumara Mountains and drive deep into the beautiful Copper Canyon in a mind-blowing 21km run down and up the canyon in the vecinity of Guachochi.

Local medicine men will guide us through cleansing rituals that will allow us to reconnect to our primitive selves and to nature in deep and meaningful way.
We will provide daily yoga and meditation sessions designed especially to guide you on a path of physical and mental well-being.

We are happy to have Mirna Valerio joining us to co-host this experience and share her wealth of knowledge and valuable approach to running. Mirna is a renowned ultra-marathon runner, author, and educator that is challenging the assumptions of what runners and athletes should look like.



Special Guest: Mirna Valerio

Mirna Valerio is a native of Brooklyn, NY, a former educator, cross-country coach, ultrarunner, obstacle course enthusiast, and author of the recently published memoir, A Beautiful Work in Progress. Although she began running in high school, she recommitted to the sport after a health scare in 2008. It was then that her love for running and all its attendant benefits were reignited. She soon started her blog Fatgirlrunning, about her experiences as a larger woman in a world of thinner athletes.

Mirna's athletic story was featured in the WSJ, Runner’s World, on the NBC Nightly News, CNN, on the CW Network, and in the viral REI-produced documentary short, The Mirnavator. Her writing has been featured in Women’s Running Magazine, Self Magazine Online, Outside Online, and Runner's World Magazine. Most recently, she was chosen as a 2018 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.





Day 1: Arrival in Chihuahua City

Arrival in Chihuahua City
Visit to the Center of the City
Dinner at Creel's center

Day 2: Creel / Batopilas

Meditation session
Guided 12 km trail-run - 7.5 mile in Creel
Lunch at Creel
Shuttle to Batopilas
Meeting with our local Rarámuri guides
Dinner at Batopilas

Day 3: Batopilas

Meditation session
Guided Run To A Community in Batopilas
Hang Out with Locals
Yoga Session
Sleep In A Community

Day 4: Batopilas / Guachochi

Meditation session
Run in Batopilas
Shuttle to Guachochi
Sleep In A Community

Day 5: Guachochi / Chihuahua City

Meditation Session
Run in Guachochi
Local Activities
Shuttle to Chihuahua City
Farewell Dinner in Chihuahua City

Day 6: Chihuahua City

Meditation Session
Airport Shuttles (all day)


What’s included?

  • Shuttle service from and to the Chihuahua Airport and all along the experience.

  • Exclusively designed trails and activities.

  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions.

  • “Chepe” train ride.

  • Support and knowledge of our local guides.

  • Local food.

  • Lodging.

    * We recommend having personal travel insurance.

* We recommend having personal travel insurance.




All of our trips are designed to welcome hikers and runners of all fitness levels. We will assign different guides to groups of different levels so that no one is left behind. You will feel safe and comfortable throughout the trip whether you're a professional runner that wants to add these runs to your training, an amateur who wants to explore the world of trail-running or a casual hiker who wishes to challenge him- or herself while enjoying nature in a secure environment.    


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