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Jeffery from San Mateo, California, and Juan Zurita Victoria from Oax Sport standing together after their run in front of El Tule, the largest tree in America, with a historic church in the background.

Experience Jeffery’s Rainy Run to El Tule with Oax Sport

If you’re a runner looking for a unique experience, running with local athletes in Oaxaca should be on your list. On June 28th, Jeffery from San Mateo, California, joined us for a memorable run tour. This blog post shares his experience, the route, the weather, and how it all unfolded. Let’s dive in!

Setting the Scene

Oax Sport offers unique running experiences where you can join local athletes on scenic routes. On Tree Day, June 28th, Jeffery embarked on a run tour that started at Cinco Señores and looped back to the same spot after reaching El Tule, the largest tree in America.

Starting the Run

Jeffery’s run began at 4:30 PM at the Cinco Señores, a well-known starting point for local runners and cyclists. The route, primarily shaded by trees, provided a cool and pleasant environment. The path is well-maintained and regularly patrolled by police, ensuring safety for all participants.

The Journey

The journey to El Tule was not without its challenges. Midway through the run, heavy rain began to pour. Despite the mud and wet conditions, Jeffery found joy in the unexpected weather. The rain added an adventurous twist to the run, making it more memorable.

Meeting El Tule

Reaching El Tule was a significant highlight. El Tule, known for being the largest tree in America, is a marvel to behold. Standing under its vast canopy, Jeffery experienced a moment of awe and connection with nature. Here are some interesting facts about El Tule:

  • Species: The tree is a Montezuma cypress (Taxodium mucronatum).
  • Circumference: The trunk has a circumference of about 42 meters (137.8 feet).
  • Age: The tree is estimated to be between 1,200 and 3,000 years old.
  • Height: It stands about 35.4 meters (116 feet) tall.
  • Volume: The total volume of the trunk is approximately 816.829 cubic meters.

The sheer size and beauty of the tree make it a must-see landmark in Oaxaca.

Interaction with Local Athletes

Jeffery was accompanied by Juan Zurita Victoria, a dedicated athlete from Oax Sport. Throughout the run, Jeffery and Juan enjoyed conversations in Spanish, discussing various topics and sharing running tips. This interaction provided Jeffery with a deeper understanding of the local culture and the life of Oaxacan athletes.

The Return Journey

After spending time at El Tule, the group headed back to Cinco Señores. The rain had subsided, leaving behind a fresh and invigorating atmosphere. The return journey was smooth, with no logistical issues. The secure cycling path ensured a safe run back to the starting point.

The Impact of the Run

This run tour is part of Oax Sport’s nonprofit initiatives. The experience is designed to provide financial support to local athletes. Jeffery’s participation contributed directly to Juan’s training expenses, allowing him to continue pursuing his athletic goals. This model ensures that every run has a positive impact on the lives of Oax Sport athletes.

Jeffery’s Feedback

Jeffery rated the experience 100%, expressing his satisfaction with the organization, the pace, and the scenic route. He appreciated the opportunity to connect with a local athlete and enjoyed the conversations during the run.

How We Can Improve

While Jeffery’s feedback was overwhelmingly positive, continuous improvement is key. Future tours could include more detailed weather updates to better prepare participants.

Conclusion

Running with Oax Sport is more than just a physical activity. It’s an opportunity to connect with local culture, support talented athletes, and enjoy the natural beauty of Oaxaca. Jeffery’s experience on June 28th highlighted the unique aspects of our run tours, from the challenging weather to the awe-inspiring El Tule.

Your Turn

Have you ever participated in a unique running experience like Jeffery’s? What was your most memorable run? Share your thoughts and stories in the comments below. We’d love to hear about your adventures!

Final Thoughts

Jeffery’s run with Oax Sport was a testament to the unique and enriching experiences we offer. From the scenic route to the cultural exchange, every aspect of the tour is designed to create lasting memories. Join us on our next run and be a part of something special.

For those interested in joining us for a future run tour, visit our Airbnb Experience page to learn more or book directly. Book early and enjoy a 20% discount on your experience.

Have you ever experienced a run in a unique location? What was it like? Share your experiences in the comments!




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Diana Garcia Corporate Director, Public Relations, Creativity Villa De Zaachila, Oaxaca LinkedIn

I'm Diana García, a multifaceted designer from Oaxaca, Mexico. Trained at Escuela de Artesanías INBA-CONACULTA, my passion lies in graphic design, woodworking, and digital content creation. As Creative Director at Oax Sport Inc., I volunteer to uplift Oaxacan athletes. I've also taught design courses at ESCUELA LIBRE DE ARTE Y DISEÑO and contributed articles to the Gaceta of Oaxaca's Cultural Heritage Institute. Bilingual in English and Spanish, I'm committed to community growth and the transformative power of sports.

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