Starting from the iconic church of Santo Domingo we will slowly warm up, running alongside an Aqueduct which had provided water to the city for just under 200 years.
We will then reach the traditional neighborhood of Xochimilco, one of the oldest in the city, and where the traditions surrounding Day of the Dead are still alive and well (no pun intended).
With our legs warmed up, we can start climbing, slowly but surely to the Auditorio Guelaguetza.
At this point, we’ll be done with the climb, arguably the hardest part of the run. We will thereafter take our run downtown, passing by the Zocalo (main square) and making our way towards the city’s main market
Once in the market, with its dizzying amount of colors and smells, we will make our way to the best place to enjoy a Tejate, refreshing traditional beverage made from cocoa seeds and flowers. We will accompany our beverage with some local cheese, peanuts and the typical Chapulines (fried GRASSHOPPERS!) the bravest of you might try a bit of mezcal too.
Once well hydrated, we will continue to the huge food market and its famous Paseo de la Carne, smoky pathway where meat is barbecued, while exiting this food paradise we will have no other choice than to stop by a typical chocolate factory, and of course try some of this present from the gods.
Don´t forget we are here to run, so let me lead you across the most crowded streets of the city, trust me, that´s an adventure in itself!
Getting away from the bustle of the city, we will pass by eye-catching churches and buildings while heading towards Jalatlaco, the nicest neighborhood of the city with its paved streets lined by colorful houses and numerous murals.
The last kilometer will be through the lush parks El Llano and Conzatti in order to reach your accommodations, where we will end the tour.
For Oaxacan locals, we offer a special discount if you use the code; lovelocalsoaxaca
Si eres de Oaxaca, puedes obtener un descuento especial con este código; lovelocalsoaxaca