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Tijuana Marathon (2013)

After running the San Diego Rock ‘n Roll Marathon in 2012, I was curious if there was a marathon in Tijuana. Sure enough, 2012 was the second time they were running the Tijuana marathon. I wasn’t up for running these two back to back, so I had it on my mind to run it next year.

IMDET (Instituto Municipal del Deporte de Tijuana) hosts the marathon for free. I knew I needed to get started training, but I wasn’t sure when the race was until I received this response to my inquiry on Twitter:

They then posted the promo poster (not high enough resolution to read the details):

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On Runkeeper, I found last year’s route, too:

Tijuana Marathon Race Map

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So. Who’s in? :)

Border Crossing Foursquare Badge

Foursquare Badge: Border Crossing - You evaded the border patrol twice in one week!

As someone who crosses the border between San Diego and Tijuana regularly, it’s a geeky delight to win back the mayorship of the U.S.-Mexico Border Crossing at San Ysidro Port of Entry on Foursquare. Of course, there will be no discounts or special rewards offered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. But it’s still useful to share with friends, and if anything, it’s a fun novelty. (Update: A day after posting this, @dr_chuy regained the mayorship.)

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Saturdays in TJ: Los Fútbolistas II

As my nephews become young men, their passion for soccer only increases. Just two years ago, they were playing on small patches of grass in a neighborhood park. Now, they’ve graduated to the harsh dirt fields of the local school league.

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Nortec Collective & Orquesta de Baja California at Entijuanarte ’09

Video screens accompany the live performance.

La Orquesta de Baja California joined forces with Nortec Collective artists Bostich and Fussible on Sunday for a free concert in the plaza outside Tijuana’s cultural center. It was the final day of Entijuanarte, a three-day contemporary art festival featuring work ranging from painting and photography to digital and performance arts.

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Cascarones – Confetti Eggs

Rosario surprises her nephews with a few cascarones, hollowed out eggs full of confetti (luckily these weren’t full of flour!). This is a great example of the innocent play and spontaneous laughter that fills our time in Tijuana.

Hiking Tijuana’s Cerro Colorado

Looking East Over Tijuana

The rolling hills above Tijuana’s sprawling suburbs define the physical landscape of a city not often thought of for its geology. The highest peak, Cerro Colorado (Red Hill), stands about 500 meters (1,640 ft) above sea level. The western edge of the summit is marked in white with the phrase “Jesucristo es el Señor” (Jesus Christ is Lord). Local radio and television stations broadcast from antennas on top of hill. A dirt trail carved out by maintenance trucks runs up from the eastern edge of its base in the neighborhood El Florido. People use the trail to hike to the top. In addition to the panoramic view, there are a couple small caves along the sides of the peak.

Cerro Colorado Map

Here are a few photos and a video from a recent trip up Cerro Colorado:

Cerro Colorado: La Subida

Cerro Colorado: Rest Stop

Tijuana Panorama Desde el Cerro Colorado

Walking Across the top of Cerro Colorado

Graffitied Cross

Cueva del Cerro Colorado

Nathan Above Tijuana

Cerro Colorado: North West View



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