Korrika: Run in Support of Euskara

Korrika (Basque for running) is a promotional race initiated in 1980 in the Basque Country.  This annual event serves to bringing awareness to Euskara, the Basque language, and now the Basque Diaspora is more and more getting involved with events in San Francisco, Mountain Home & Boise, ID & NYC!

Korrika, is an exhibition race held regularly in the Basque Country in order to celebrate and support the Basque language.  The race is organized by the AEK (Basque acronym for the Coordinator of Literacy and Basque Promotion) usually lasting two weeks.  The first Korrika took place in 1980, and every race follows a different course, although it always endeavors to cover a significant proportion of the historical Basque territories. The race raises funds for the promotion of the Basque language, with segments 'sold' to a particular individual or organization, who will be the figurehead of the race for a segment in relays with an engraved wooden stick, preserved from the first race held, and adorned with the Basque flag or ikurriña. 

Korrikaren Mezua | A Message from Korrika

"Euskalakariak gara munduan euskaraz bizi nahi dugulako eta mundua euskaraz bizi dugulako."

"We are Basque speakers because we want to live in Basque in the world and because our world lives in Basque."

Korrika 2011: San Francisco

EGUNA:  Sat. April 16, 2011
NOIZ:  10AM--Noon
NON:  Speedway Meadow,
Golden Gate Park

Join us in solidarity with runners in the basque country to celebrate Euskara!  Please come out and celebrate the 17th edition of Korrika!!  We will be gathering at Speadway Meadow in Golden Gate Park on Saturday, April 16.  Running will take place from 10am-12pm.  Lunch will be provided afterward.  There will be games & prizes - all ages are welcome!To read more about Korrika, you can find information on Wikipedia.  With questions about the event on the 16th, please contact


Korrika 2011 New York City

EGUNA:  Sat. April 16, 2011
NON:  McCarren Park (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

The Eusko Etxea has organized an event to celebrate the arrival of the KORRIKA in New York city on the 16th of April. Please come and join us in support of KORRIKA and Euskara!!!  At 2 pm the KORRIKA will run in McCarren Park (Williamsburg, Brooklyn). At 4 pm we will continue our celebration with a lunch (we will serve a traditional Basque bean soup) at Eusko Etxea.  More information at

Korrika NY

Korrika 2011 Mountain Home, ID

EGUNA:  Sun. April 17, 2011
Assembled participants below ran/walked 2-3 miles.

Mountain Home

Mountain Home

Mountain Home

Korrika 2011 Boise, ID

This is the first time for Korrika in Boise. So, get your running shoes ready! The run will start at 10:00 am at the Euskal etxea. Come earlier (9:30) to sign up. We will take cash and checks. Cash would be easier. It costs $10 per person, children under 14 do not pay. The money will go to prepare future Basque language teachers here.  Promotional water bottles and back-packs and postcards will be for sale. Please, bring red, white or green clothing to run/walk. If you have any further questions, send an email to



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