World-Famous Raramuri Ultramarathoner Leads San Eli 5k
Activate Comunidad: Walk, Jog, Run with Arnulfo Quimare
The Legend of Ultra-Marathons / La Leyenda de los Ultramaraones
AN ELIZARIO, TX. – On Saturday, May 25, 2019, from 9am to 1pm, A.Y.U.D.A., a local non-profit, invites the public to participate in Activate Comunidad, Walk/Jog/Run and festival with Marathon Legend, Arnulfo Quimare. Race begins at 9am A.Y.U.D.A., 1325 Beverly Ann Drive, San Elizario, TX, 79849. Categories in all ages include 1km, 2km and 5km, with awards for the first 5 places in each category. Register at (915) 851-0272. Families, strollers, wagons and pets are all welcome! Free snacks for all participants. Food, live music and entertainment; bring your own chair. Donations of new blankets, jackets, cotton fabric, beads and thread will be collected for Raramuri communities.
Arnulfo Quimare is one of the world’s greatest runners. Once a year, the Raramuri run the Copper Canyon Ultramarathon, a 47-Mile footrace that has attracted not only the top Raramuri runners, but also the best athletes from around the world. Ultra legend and seven-time Western States 100 Mile champ Scott Jurek ran the Copper Canyon Ultra in 2006–and lost to Arnulfo Quimare, a 27-year-old Raramuri goat herder wearing hand-made sandals. Arnulfo is featured in the best-selling book, Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall. In 2009, he ran the Boston Marathon in huaraches and traditional garb. In addition to Mr. Quimare, Governor of the Raramuri, Rosalinda Guadalajara will be in attendance. Raramuri and local arts and crafts will be available for sale.