Outbound Collective logo

Running 62 miles in the North Sierra of Oaxaca, Mexico

A mystic and magical 3 day trail running expedition with Eric Orton (Born to Run coach) in the north Sierra of Oaxaca, Mexico.

By: Aire Libre + Save to a List

AL-02: SIERRA NORTE DE OAXACA from Aire Libre on Vimeo.

For our second big adventure named "AL-02: Sierra Norte de Oaxaca",  we ran +62miles in the Sierra Norte de Oaxaca, Mexico, in the Commonwealth of Villages. 

We chose this magical location because the Commonwealth of Villages are looking to develop as their main economic source eco-tourism, so that this translates into a better and sustainable development of the 8 communities that compose the Commonwealth of Villages. 

It was a three day epic trail running expedition, that we got to share with Eric Orton (Born to Run coach). The 8 towns are all connected by amazing trails. Several were commerce routs that from the Zapotec Civilization, you can actually find writings on some rocks. At a point you have to cross a bridge that was built by the Spanish conquistadors. You can also find trenches from the Mexican Revolution. On top of it all, the natural landscapes are mind blowing. 

One of the objectives of this adventure is to spread the word through the pictures and video we captured that you see here, to inspire and get people from all over the world interested in visiting Oaxaca and this amazing natural area, which would end up helping the towns in their eco-tourism project and local economy. 

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

Do you love the outdoors?

Yep, us too. That's why we send you the best local adventures, stories, and expert advice, right to your inbox.


An ode to Midwest adventure

Erica Zazo

Our guide to bringing dogs to national parks

Aurora Slaughter