The Louis Tewanima Association is a non-profit grass roots organization who for the past 39 years has sponsored the annual Louis Tewanima Memorial Footrace held each year on the Hopi reservation in honor of Louis Tewanima, the first and only Hopi Olympian to represent the United States in the 1908 and 1912 Olympic Games. He won a Silver medal and set a American record for the 10,000 meter race in the 1912 Games that stood until broken by Billy Mills in 1964. We continue to commemorate his desire to promote the physical, health and well-being of Native American youth.
A FREE Pre-Race “Carb” Dinner will be held on Saturday, August 31st from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. MST at the Shungopavi Community Center in the Village of Shungopavi, located east of the Hopi Cultural Center on Hwy 264.
The footrace will begin at the baseball field in the Village of Shungopavi on Sunday, September 1st at 6 a.m. MST. Traditional Hopi prizes and medals will be awarded to the top winners of the 5K and 10K races. Registered participants will also receive a t-shirt.
Pre-Register by mail** deadline:
postmarked by August 1, 2013 and
received by August 19, 2013.
**The Louis Tewanima Footrace is not responsible for lost, delayed or misdirected mail.
Pre-Register in person deadline: by August 1, 2013.
For a registration form, click here.
Register ONLINE (additional fees apply).
The Louis Tewanima Footrace Committee is seeking volunteers for this year's race. If you would like to help, contact Sam Taylor by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your generous donation will greatly assist the Association in continuing to conduct the footrace each year and to provide scholarship opportunities for students pursuing higher education. Gifts through currency, personal check, money order or bank draft can be made payable to the Louis Tewanima Association and are deeply appreciated. For more information on how you can contribute, please contact Catherine Talakte at 928-637-3300.
T-shirts from past races are on sale:
39th Annual (2012).......$15.00
Before 2012..................$ 5.00
Each t-shirt design features artwork from a local artist. T-shirts may be purchased before and on race day.