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Oax Sport Kicks Off the 2022 Season with a National Competition in Mexico City

Desierto de los Leones 2022
1. Oax Sport Kicks Off the 2022 Season with a National Competition in Mexico City
2. Exceptional Participation of Oaxacan Runners in Desierto de los Leones 2022

Athletes supported by the Texas nonprofit are a few days away from traveling to the capital to take part in one of the major trail races in Mexico

Oax Sport is happy to start the 2022 athletic season by supporting seven athletes from Oaxaca to go to Mexico City for a national trail running race. The event is the ‘Ultra Trail Desierto de Los Leones’ that will take place this coming April the 2nd at Desierto de Los Leones National Park, located in the Sierra de las Cruces mountain range west of the big city.

The event is part of a national series called ‘Ultra Trail Mexico Series’ and it’s organized by Ochoa Sports Management (OSM) of Jalisco. The organizers will be also responsible for hosting the first ‘Ultra Trail Mont-Blanc’ (UTMB) in México, this coming October in Puerto Vallarta.

“We are very happy to be able to continue supporting Oaxacan athletes and in this first event of the year it will be the most athletes we have supported to participate outside the state and it’s first time for most of them to receive Oax Sport support. This is achieved thanks to the people and companies that trust Oaxacan athletes by supporting them with their donations.” Eddi Pérez Silva, Athletic Director at Oax Sport Inc.

Juana Cruz

The athletes supported by Oax Sport, who come from four athletic teams and six regional communities, received support in the form of covering the race fees and personalized apparel. So far, a total of 10,000 MXN (≈$500 USD) has been paid by Oax Sport for their participation in this event. The benefited athletes are:

From Team Oax Sport:

  • Juana Cruz Garcia in the 50k distance. She is from San Juan Quiahije, Juquila District, Costa Region.
  • Felipe Arellanes Ruiz in the 9k distance. He is from Santa Catarina Cuixtla, Miahuatlán District, Sierra Sur Region.

From Team Atlethós:

  • Luis Fabian Santiago in the 9k distance. He is from San Pablo Yaganiza, Villa Alta District, Sierra Norte Region.
  • Juan Zurita Victoria in the 9k distance. He is from Magdalena Apasco, Etla District, Valles Centrales Region.

From Team Bekw yâs:

  • Roque Luis Garcia in the 21k distance.
  • Luis Alberto Santiago in the 9k distance.

Both are from the Zapotec indigenous community of San Pablo Güilá, Tlacolula District, Valles Centrales Region.

From Team Carroñeros SAE:

  • Ruben Toledo Rosado in the 50k distance. He is from El Espinal, Juchitán District, Istmo de Tehuantepec Region.

Oax Sport continues its mission of supporting and financing athletes to go to the largest sporting events in the country. The Ultra Trail Mexico Series is a great way to meet and learn from the country’s best athletes. An experience that allows the benefited young runners to learn and grow in their desired sports discipline.

“It is very satisfying for Oax Sport to restart activities despite the pandemic situation that we have not yet fully overcome. The events stopped for a long time, and going to a national level race represents for us and for the runners a reward for the training that was not suspended.

We hope that the young people enthusiasm will be rewarded with their results and in the donation from the community towards this sports project” Diana García, Public Relations at Oax Sport Inc.

Supporting these talented athletes is possible with the donation and help of the public and community. As a nonprofit agency, classified by the IRS as a Public Charity, Oax Sport Inc can receive tax deductible donations to support the athletes and further its mission as a nonprofit sports organization that allows sports persons from Oaxaca to travel and attend athletic competitions in Mexico and the USA.

About Oax Sport Inc.

Oax Sport Inc is a Texas nonprofit sports organization, classified by the US government as a Public Charity, that supports athletes from Oaxaca communities by looking for opportunities to receive financial support and to take part in athletic competitions. The primary source of income for the organization is private donations.


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Multidisciplinary in design, with a passion for writing and photography, I grew up in an environment enriched by nature and various popular artistic expressions. I deeply value my surroundings and those who respect and strive to improve themselves and the community.

My commitment to these values leads me to volunteer my time at Oax Sport, where I assist low-income athletes from Oaxaca, reflecting my desire to support and foster growth and development on both an individual and collective level.

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