This series of articles pays hommage to our collaborators in the Copper Canyons. Without them, our projects with the Raramuri communities would be almost impossible. They invest their time and their hearts, away from the limelight, and help make our common vision of peace and sharing a reality. We present this acknowledgement as our humble thanks for all they do, and for being our friends.
Every year, around race time, Entre Amigos fills with familiar and
new faces; Mas Locos and «hopefuls», or first-time runners, gather
to enjoy some community time and prepare for the big day. Everyone is
welcome to use the organic garden, which is ripe with leafy greens,
beans, sweet beets and many other wonderful, healthy crops.
With his work, Keith has not only created a small Eden in the
Barrancas; he also quietly promotes an alternate lifestyle, based on
cooperation and simplicity, through his own humble example. He
partnered with local people in the management of the property,
positively affecting their income and their lives, bringing the
dignity and pride of honest work.
As a supporter of the Ultra Marathon Caballo Blanco, Keith hosts
dozens of Mas Locos in his hostel, private cabins and campground. He
also provides Norawas with local, logistical support for our various
projects. But most of all, Keith is a good man and a dear friend who
contributes in making each of our visits in the Barrancas a
fulfilling, joyful and meaningful experience.