The Message | The Run is a 330-mile solo run by Edison Eskeets, Navajo trader at Hubbell Trading post in Ganado, Arizona, following the route of the “Long Walk,” a forced march of thousands of Navajo from their native lands to a squalid internment camp. Eskeets will set off from Canyon de Chelly National Monument on May 18 and arrive in Santa Fe on June 1, the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Bosque Redondo which allowed the Navajo people to return to their homeland. The Message | The Run acknowledges those Navajo who endured the Long Walk and the many who perished.
A gathering at Santa Fe Plaza on June 1 from 10 AM to 4 PM will mark the completion of The Message | The Run on this important anniversary. Please join Eskeets, representatives from The Message | The Run sponsor Western National Parks Association (WNPA), and the National Park Service for refreshments and live entertainment by Deja Voo Band.
To learn more about The Message | The Run and to follow Edison’s progress, please visit www.gofundme.com/themessage-therun.
WNPA is a nonprofit education partner of the National Park Service. Learn more at www.wnpa.org.
Hubbell Trading Post – Long Walk
- 63 Lincoln Avenue
- Santa Fe, 87501
- Free and open to the public