Tenth Annual Vail Jingle Trail 5k and Santa’s Little Helper 1k

jingle_art DATE:  Saturday, December 12, 2015

 LOCATION: Cienega High School, 12775 E Mary Ann Cleveland Way, Vail, AZ 85641

 START TIME: 1k 8:45am; 5k 9:00am

 COST: 5k is $20 and a new unwrapped toy until 11/13/15, $25 and a new unwrapped to from 11/14/15 through day of race. The 1k is $10 and a new unwrapped toy.
Benefitting Cienega High Schools Key Club, and The Shyann Kindness  Project Toy Drive.  Must bring new unwrapped toy for bib# pick up. This year the 1k will kick off the event at 8:45am and the 5k run/walk will start right after about 9:00am.

All participants will receive a free long sleeve t-shirt if registered by 12/4/2015.

The 5K will be run on a cross country course on the High School campus. The race will start and finish in the Stadium. We will have music and refreshments.

Day of race registration and bib # and t-shirt pick-up starts at 8:00a.m. Don’t forget to bring your new unwrapped toy.

 

 

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The Seventh Annual Pecan Classic 15k, 5k and 1.5 Mile Family Fun Run

DATE: Saturday, November 14, 2015

LOCATION:  Green Valley Pecan Company, 1625 E Sahuarita Road, Sahuarita, AZ 85629

START TIME: 8:00am

BIB PICK UP AND DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION: 7:00am

COST:  Pecan Classic 15k & 5k – $35 until 9/30, $45 10/1 to race day ( chip timing)

Family Fun Run – $15 12 & under, $20 13 & over

PARKING: Parking is free until 8:30am  Anyone arriving after that will have to pay $5.00.

Come be a part of this run, and run through the Pecan orchard in November in all it’s fall colors… The race route will travel a scenic course on the orchards south of Sahuarita Road on dirt roads and trails through the pecan orchards, giving runners a unique opportunity to see the farm and enjoy the most amazing Fall running experience under the trees. The Pecan Classic 15k features unique awards to first place man and woman.  The top three men and top three women will receive gift baskets from the Pecan Store and $100 for a new course record.  Awards to top three finishers in each division in the Pecan Classic 15k and 5k and will have chip timing.  All race participants in the Pecan Classic will receive a FREE tech t-shirt which is guaranteed to all who pre-register by 10/31 or a cotton t-shirt which is guaranteed to all who pre-register from 11/1 thru 11/7.  The Family Fun Run features ribbons to all participants and a cotton t-shirt if pre-registered by 11/7.  This years beneficiary will be decided by the Pecan Festival Committee later in the year. Come for the pecans and much more!

The Sahuarita Pecan Festival will be held on Saturday, November 14th , from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Festival will celebrate the culture, cuisine and music of the Santa Cruz Valley. Designed to be fun for all ages, live entertainment and family-friendly activities, including real harvest demonstrations, hayrides and games, will be available for children and adults to enjoy.  A variety of regional food and pecan-related dishes will be showcased, along with a local arts and crafts market and live music.

 

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Hotshots… Run to Remember and Never Forget 7.25 Miles

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DATE: Saturday, September 12, 2015

LOCATION: Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail, Vail AZ 85641

START TIME: 6:50am

COST: $35 through 8/1/15; $45 from 8/2/15 through 9/10/15
NO DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION. LIMITED TO FIRST 250 PARTICIPANTS. 50 spots held for first 50 finishers from previous year.

Bib number pick up will be from 6:00 a.m. – 6:40 a.m. Cars must be in the Park by 6:15 a.m. The gate will be closed for the race.

COURSE: This 7.25 mile course will start and finish at the cowboy statue in La Posta Quemada Ranch. It is a cross country course of pavement and trails with hills and some rocky footing. COURSE MAP

All participants will get free entrance into the Park and a tech t-shirt to all participants  guaranteed if registered by 9/1/15.

We are putting on this run to honor first responders, both on 9/11 and in Yarnell, AZ.  It will be modeled after one of my favorite races the Dipsea, it’s unique *handicapping system has made winners of men and women of all ages. Just like the Dipsea gives numbered shirts to the first 35 across the finish line, we will be giving numbered shirts to the first 19 finishers.  The Dipsea has the bronze bear, we have the Pulaski awarded to the first finisher.
This race will benefit the Prescott Firefighters Charities which have established a 501(c)3 relief fund which will benefit families of the 19 firefighters killed in the Yarnell Fire.

Tagg’s $1 pledge is some thing extra we do and will be donated to the Wildland Firefighters Foundation.

Directions to Colossal Cave Mountain Park:

From East 22nd Street, turn south onto scenic Old Spanish Trail and follow it about 17 miles to Colossal Cave Mountain Park.
Or, take I-10 east from Tucson to exit 279 (the Vail/Wentworth exit), turn north, and follow the signs for about 7 miles.

HANDICAP/HEAD START CHART   This chart is based off the Dipsea Handicap/Head Start system.

 

Online registration here

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Pulaski Award generously donated by:

Metal Works Precision Machine & Tool, INC

 

 

fdawards_2270_107364364The famous Pulaski tool combines a cutting axe blade on one side and a trenching tool on the other end to combine two effective firefighting tools into one easy to carry tool. The tool was designed by Forest Ranger Ed Pulaski but he never got a patent for the tool nor did he receive any compensation for his invention from the US Forest Service. The 1910 fire brought fame to Pulaski for saving his firefighting crew by guiding them to a mine tunnel as the forest fire overtook them and cut off all escape.

 

This years fastest time male and female award will be a one of a kind blown glass flame donated by the Sonoran Glass School.

The top 19 red shirts donated by The Running Shop.

For more information about Colossal Cave Mountain Park go to: http://www.colossalcave.com/welcome.html

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Breeze in the Trees 5k

breeze_artDATE:  Saturday, July 25, 2015

LOCATION: Green Valley Pecan Company, 1625 E Sahuarita Road, Sahuarita 85629

START TIME: 6:30 AM, Day of Race Registration begins at 5:30am

COST: 17 and under $20 until 6/30/2015 ; 18 and over $25 until 6/30/2015  ALL PARTICIPANTS $30.00 7/1/2015 THROUGH DAY OF RACE

T-shirt guaranteed if registration received by 7/19/15
A cool summer 5k through the shady Green Valley Pecan Farm orchards, preparing runners for the Pecan Classic in November. No dogs allowed on course.

The course is on dirt roads and trails through the pecan orchards, giving runners a unique opportunity to see the farm and enjoy the most amazing Summer running experience under the trees. You can upgrade to tech t-shirt for $15 must be received by 7/15/15.

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Seventh Annual Fourth of July 5k Freedom Run/Walk

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DATE: Saturday, July 4, 2015

LOCATION:  Golf Links Sports Complex Ramada #3, 2400 S. Craycroft Rd.
Tucson 85711

START TIME: 6:30 AM, Day of Race Registration begins at 5:30 am

Mark your calendar and plan to be there for the 4th of July 5k Freedom Run/Walk.  A free t-shirt is guaranteed if received by 6/24/15. You can upgrade to tech t-shirt for $15.  Your entry form must be received by 6/24/15.    Every year we will have a landmark of Tucson featured on the t-shirt.

This year we have partnered with That Others May Live Foundation. That Others May Live Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization established in 2002. That Others May Live Foundation provides critical support, scholarships, and immediate tragedy assistance for the families of United States Air Force Rescue Heroes who are killed or severely wounded in operational or training missions.

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The Eighth Annual Al Lindstrom Memorial Colossal Cave 5k Road Race

colossal_cave_art     DATE: Monday, May 25, 2015 – Memorial Day

LOCATION: Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail

     START TIME: 6:30am

     COST: $30 through 3/31/15; $35 from 4/1/15 through Day of Race
Day of race registration and bib number pick up will be from 5:30 – 6:25 a.m. Cars must be in the Park by 6:15 a.m. The gate will be closed for the race. The run will start at La Posta   Quemada Ranch.

The beauty of the Sonoran Desert and gorgeous mountain ranges will surround you.  With views of the Stone Ramada at the Cave and the City of Tucson to the west.  All participants will get free entrance into the Park and a free t-shirt to all who pre-register by 5/15/15 only. You can upgrade to tech t-shirt for $15 must be received by 5/13/15. Awards will be three deep in all age groups $100 prize money for course record Men’s Record – Alejandro Valencia 16:20 and Women’s Record- Everlyn Lagat 18:56. We hope you come out bring the family and make a day at the Park.

The Al Lindstrom Memorial Day Colossal Cave 5k Road Race will benefit The CCC Museum at Colossal Cave Mountain Park and the The Shyann Kindness Project “Passing Kindness On, One Act at a Time”. Bring new, unused school supplies for the Shyann Kindness Projects “Back to School Supply Drive” Pencils, pens, highlighters, binders, backpacks, paper, crayons, etc…

This year we will have Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the race. In an effort to join the battle against childhood cancer, the Perry family will be hosting an Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the event.  Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) mission is to raise money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily research into new treatments and cures and to encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer. ALSF shares the vision of their founder and creator, Alexandra “Alex” Scott – a cure for all children with cancer. Alex passed away in 2004 at the age of eight. Alex’s parents continued the work Alex began with the creation of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Come on out and enjoy a great race and a refreshing glass of lemonade so that together we can help find a cure for childhood cancer. All items at the Lemonade Stand are for donation only with all proceeds going to ALSF. You can get more info here

Directions to Colossal Cave Mountain Park:

From East 22nd Street, turn south onto scenic Old Spanish Trail and follow it about 17 miles to Colossal Cave Mountain Park.
Or, take I-10 east from Tucson to exit 279 (the Vail/Wentworth exit), turn north, and follow the signs for about 7 miles.

For more information about Colossal Cave Mountain Park click here.

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Second Annual Band Aid 5k Run/Walk

BandAidRun1DATE:  Saturday, April 11, 2015

 LOCATION: Cienega High School, 12775 E Mary Ann Cleveland Way, Vail, AZ 85641

 START TIME: 8:00 am

 COST: 17 and under $20 and a case of water: 18 and older $25 and a case of water
Benefitting Cienega High Schools Copper Thunder Marching Band.

All participants will receive a free t-shirt if registered by 4/4/2015.  Tech shirts available until 4/1/15.

The 5K will be run on the cross country course on the High School campus. The race will start and finish in the Stadium. We will have music and refreshments.

Day of race registration and bib # and t-shirt pick-up starts at 7:00 a.m. Don’t forget to bring your case of water for the band.

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Register online here

 

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