Two Events This Year:
A 50K and 10+K Run.
The 10+K begins at the North Mountain Visitor's Center and turns in a clockwise loop over North Mt and Shaw Butte, covering a distance of 7.76 miles ending back at the Visitor's Center.
The 50K, with it's ascent of 8200 feet, is designed for ultra runners, Rim to Rim hikers and other extreme athletes. Participants will be shuttled from the Visitor's Center to the start at the intersection of Invergordon and Cholla, then go on a 31 mile endurance trek through the Phoenix Mtn. Preserve, ascending Camelback Mtn., Piestewa Peak, North Mtn., Shaw Butte and all the nameless hills in between, finishing at the North Mountain Visitor's Center.
The event is free, but participants are urged to give or raise donations for Sunshine Acres Children's Home.
The money raised is used to take the children on a memorable hike at the Grand Canyon, a trip that has left lasting memories in the children and staff who have gone the past two years.