Run for your ancestors. Run for your family. Run for your community. And run for yourself.
The goal of this virtual run is to honor the spirit and strength of our ancestors and to remember the legacy of the Pueblo Revolt.
Running has always been a method of wellness, meditation and prayer in our pueblo communities. It has also served as a method to unify our people.
340 years ago, runners in the dark of night carried a message of unity through New Mexico’s pueblo villages.
Po’pay of Ohkay Owingeh sent runners to deliver the message of resistance and revolt among the pueblos. We remember Omtua and Catua of Te Tesugeh (Tesuque) and all of the runners who carried the message of hope and resilience.
These young warriors sacrificed to help their people, and this month we honor them.
We invite you to join us in honoring our legacy of resistance this month by participating in the virtual run.
To join us, all you need to do is set an intention, commit to your goal and get out there and run!
We are far apart we can still stay connected. Make sure to post your run on social media, tag us and include the hashtags:#RunningForResistance#HonoringTheMessengers#PuebloRevoltNeverEnded#1680ToInfinity#RunningForResistance#ForMyCommunity
We know that many of our communities and families are struggling during this time. We have all been affected by the pandemic.
We also know that by coming together as one people, as we always have, we can provide strength to one another.
Let’s dedicate this run to our elders, our young people and the generations to come.