The six-women relay team completed the race without stopping for two days and nights, this past weekend.
The 6 indigenous Rarámuri women from the the mountains of Chihuahua, MX, made history by being the first group of women to complete the Speed Project ultramarathon. They ran in traditional huaraches and bright embroidered dresses from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.

Rarámuri runners have been called “modern spartans” by cardiologists who’ve studied them.
The Indigenous Rarámuri, or Tarahumara, are renowned for producing many long-distance runners, who typically run in sandals made with discarded car tires. One Rarámuri runner Lorena Ramírez became familiar to many after she was featured in the 2019 Netflix documentary “Lorena, Light-Footed Woman.”

The team reportedly received $6,000 for participating, which didn’t cover their expenses.

The women– who are all mothers– set up a fundraiser to raise $30,400 to cover things like visa and travel expenses, as well as rentals and equipment needed to participate in the race in the first place.


Steph Amaya Mora (she/her/hers) is the Arizona Digital Partner Organizer, based in Phoenix, Arizona. She's Mexican and Salvadoran-American journalist who has volunteered and helped organize with local groups throughout her professional career. She has experience writing stories and producing podcasts for Ability360, the Center for Independent Living in Phoenix, servicing people with disabilities and promoting the center. She has a bachelors in Journalism and Mass Communication from Arizona State University.