Join Huarache Turbo for our 2nd Annual La LLORONA RUN: 5-Miler Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run! The race will take place Saturday, May 6, 2017 @ 7pm. The Location will be at Lady Bird Johnson Park, (10700 Nacogdoches Rd, San Antonio, TX 78217). Cash prizes for top 3 costumes and many more surprises. Bring a friend, dress up for the occasion, run with us and stay for the Fiesta.
A sad story of a woman who murdered her children and, because she feels overwhelming guilt, she searches for them in the night wind, crying, full of sorrow "¡ay mis hijos!" (oh, my children!"). It is said that on a full moon the wind blows angrily, personifying the desperation that La llorona has for finding her children. As a child, I was so traumatized by this story that the slightest howl of the wind would send me shivering beneath my blankets. I would imagine La Llorona and fear that she would capture me. Legends like La Llorona is what I miss the most from my childhood life and thanks to this nostalgic feeling I am here organizing a run. - Ceci Iñiguez