The legendary Tarahumara Indians have been running the trails of the Sierra Madre Mountains for hundreds of years and are known world-wide for their unsurpassed endurance. If you are a runner or athlete and want to test your skills along side the original ironmen of the Sierra Madres and Run with the Tarahumara, don’t miss this unique cultural opportunity for exclusive access to these renowned athletes by competing in the Korima Race. Whether a weekend warrior or a more leisurely paced runner, this tour offers a more accesible approach to Run with the Tarahumara, at whatever pace suits you and your ability. This truly fascinating and inspiring affair at 5,500 feet through the Sierra Madre Mountains unveils many of the mystic secrets of the Tarahumari (Raramuri) of the Copper Canyon.
Day 1 – Oct 11 – Hermosillo
All day arrivals to Hermosillo International Airport (HMO). Transportation to the hotel is included. Option available to motorcoach from Phoenix to Hermosillo. Motorcoach transportation included. (D)
Day 2 – Hermosillo to San Carlos
Welcome breakfast and orientation at the hotel to discuss the week’s activities. Brief sightseeing in Hermosillo before departing for San Carlos. The afternoon is yours to explore the area or spend time at the hotels private beach club. Kick-off fiesta at the beach club this evening. (B L D)
Day 3 – San Carlos
1st of series of 3 runs – 3.5 miles
This morning marks the first run of the series. The 3.5 mile run takes place on the beach along the sea of Cortez. A group dinner is included this evening at a local restaurant. (B L D)
Day 4 – San Carlos to El Fuerte
Transfer from San Carlos to El Fuerte in the morning with a visit to the pearl farm before we leave town. Lunch will be at a private home in the town of Navajoa. Arrive to El Fuerte around 3:30 pm. Enjoy a walking or fun run tour of town before the folkloric show and dinner at the hotel. (B L D)
Day 5 – El Fuerte to Cerrocaui
Early start this morning to board the copper canyon railway or CHEPE to Cerocaui. Arrive and have lunch at the hotel. Afternoon hike/fun-run to the Cerocaui waterfall. Meet with Tarahumara runners this evening and have an introduction to the Tarahumara culture and enjoy a traditional meal. (B)
Day 6 – Cerrocaui to Divisadero
2nd of our series of 3 runs – 4 miles (Highest Elevation)
This morning you will have the opportunity to run with Tarahumaras in the Sierra Madre Mountains. This relatively untouched locale served as the inspiration for the well-known book, “Born to Run”, and was host to the marathons in which “Caballo Blanco” participated. During the afternoon you will meet again with the Tarahumaras runners and their families to practice a Tarahumara tradition of KORIMA, the simple yet beautiful notion of sharing abundance with others, rather than living a life of excess. “What I have, you have.” We will share food and supplies. After, transfer to Divisadero (Elevation 8,000 feet).
Day 7 – Divisadero
3rd of our series of 3 runs – 5.5 miles
This morning, run with the Tarahumara along the canyon rim hitting several iconic viewpoints and traverse a canyon via suspension bridge along the way. After the run, you will have the opportunity to visit the new Copper Canyon Adventure Park. Activities include: fly high along the 2nd longest zip line course in the world, ride the Zip Rider the Longest Zip Line in the world, or play it safe and descend into the canyons via the new Copper Canyon Tram (activities optional and not included in price).
Day 8 – Divisadero to Chihuahua
Transfer this afternoon the Historical City of Chihuahua. Stop in Mennonite Country along the way for lunch and to learn about this cultures influence and experience in
Mexico. A farewell dinner at a local restaurant this evening.
Early morning breakfast at the hotel before transferring to Chihuahua International Airport (CUU) or El Paso International Airport (ELP). Option available to motorcoach back to Phoenix (2 Days) via El Paso. Transportation and overnight accommodations included.