Korrika 2017, Reno Style!

A couple of weeks ago, on Sunday, April 9, the Center for Basque Studies and the Jon Bilbao Basque Library, alongside friends and family, organized our own Korrika here in Reno and we had a blast. As most of you know from our previous posts, the Korrika is a community run to raise awareness of the Basque language. Besides myself, even though I’m working hard on it, all of the participants spoke Basque and speak it daily. It’s wonderful to see the language endure in a place like Reno. Our run coincided with the last day in the Basque Country, which ended in Iruñea-Pamplona after 2,000 kilometers of non-stop running starting in Otxandio on March 30. We’re glad to have participated and thank Iñaki Arrieta-Baro, Amaia Iraizoz, and Irati U. for putting it together. Here are a few pics and video from the event. We hope to see you there next year!

The start of the run at Rancho San Rafael

Passing the baton

What a beautiful day to run!

Running with the Basque Sheepherder Monument in the background


The group


Join us next year! We’ll be sure to keep on supporting euskara!


  1. Whitney Bilbao

    May 15, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    You should have advertised for this more! I would be happy to spread the word for it next year. Always looking for ways to be more involved in the Basque community. Too many people don’t know about it in Reno.

    • edurne arostegui

      May 30, 2017 at 11:15 am

      Dear Whitney, We will definitely advertise more for the next event. We’d love to have your help the next time Korrika comes around. Take care

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