Thursday, March 20, 2014
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Also, local photographer Jim Stein was out on the 50M/50k course and got some great photos. Jim is donating all proceeds from his photo sales to our organization. See you all again next year!
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Also, for runners attending the pre-race dinner Friday evening, remember we encourage you to bring your own plate, cup and utensils to save space in the local landfill. We will, of course, have paper/plastic plates and utensils for those that can't bring their own.
See the JMTR "Entry" webpage for packet pickup details.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The 2013 JMTR Finishers Pottery for finishers of the 50k and 50m races is done and it looks awesome! The Toya family of Jemez Pueblo, NM handmade hundreds of the pots for this year's race. Come run hard and finish to earn one of these fantastic pieces. Each pot is handcrafted by the Toya family of the Jemez Pueblo in Northern New Mexico and therefore no two are exactly the same. The process in crafting the pottery is extensive:
First the clay is is dug by hand, 5 gallons at a time. All sticks, rocks and impurities are removed via sifting through a large wire mesh then through smaller wire mesh until it is pure.
Volcanic ash is dug by hand and mixed 1 gallon to the 5 gallons of clay. The ash must also be cleaned of sticks, rocks and impurities. The ash is worked through a very fine silk cloth until it resembles talcum powder.
The clay and ash are mixed together with water to form a workable material. The clay is rolled by hand into long strands. The strands are coiled to form the pot and then the coil pot is smoothed by hand.
The red and white paint on the pot is made from boiling rocks the Toyas have gathered. The black paint is made from boiling wild spinach they have harvested. After the spinach has been boiled it is then buried along with native prayer. Per tradition, the rocks and spinach are boiled only in rain water that is collected and stored in jars until it is used for the boiling.