Explore the best running routes in Oaxaca for all skill levels. From El Tequio Park's flat terrain to Fortin Hill's challenging trails, find your perfect run. Support Oax Sport and make a difference.
The Sierra Norte of Oaxaca is a premier destination for trail and mountain running enthusiasts. Here’s why this region stands out, and how Oax Sport plays a vital role in promoting this incredible experience:
1. Diverse Trails
With over 100 kilometers of trails, the Sierra Norte offers paths suitable for beginners to professional athletes.
2. Pristine Environment
Approximately 70% forest coverage ensures a pure and sustainable running environment.
3. Unique Climate
Mild temperatures and well-distributed rainfall create perfect running conditions year-round.
4. Rich Indigenous Culture
Indigenous communities like the Zapotec and Mixe enhance the running experience with their unique traditions and hospitality.
5. Oax Sport’s Commitment
As a key supporter of local athletes, Oax Sport actively engages with the Sierra Norte’s running community. By offering training, events, and support, Oax Sport helps elevate the region’s status as a world-class trail running destination. Our collaboration with low-income athletes in Oaxaca further reflects our dedication to nurturing talent and promoting healthy lifestyles.
6. High-Altitude Training Benefits
Altitudes ranging from 1,500 to 3,100 meters (4,921 to 10,170 feet) present significant training advantages.
7. Supportive Community
Local running clubs, events, and Oax Sport’s initiatives create a sense of camaraderie and encouragement.
Easy access from Oaxaca City and various accommodation options cater to different preferences and budgets.
Marked trails, guided tours, and a low crime rate ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
The Sierra Norte of Oaxaca offers an unparalleled trail and mountain running experience, enriched by stunning landscapes, diverse trails, and vibrant indigenous culture. Oax Sport’s dedicated involvement in the region further strengthens its appeal, connecting runners to the land, community, and a shared passion for the sport. Whether you’re embarking on your first trail run or training for a competitive race, Sierra Norte, with Oax Sport’s support, promises a remarkable and fulfilling adventure.