Greeting The Sun Challenge 2013
Start: Saturday, August 3, 2013 @ 5:00 AM (MDT)
Polacca , AZ 86042
Registration Closing Date
Friday, August 2, 2013 @ 11:59 PM (MDT)
Greeting The Sun Challenge is one of the only premier running events held in the First Mesa, AZ area on Hopiland. Join us for the challenging yet rewarding 10K or 5K races, or the easy strolls on the 1 & 2 mile courses. Hope to see you there! Open to everyone of any ability & endurance.
2013 marks the 3rd year of this annual running event that is held within the First Mesa area of Hopiland, AZ. Greeting The Sun Challenge was originally started in 1998, but ceased after 5 years. 2011 saw the revival of the running event, in a new location set at the base of First Mesa. With two years in re-existance, GTSC has been hailed as a tough, challenging, but fun course. GTSC is one, if not the only premier running event held in the First Mesa area on Hopi. We look forward to this years event, and are anticipating your participation. Event is open to everyone of any ability. Happy Runnings! Race event site is in Polacca, AZ, at the First Mesa Community Center. The event site can be accessed by traveling on Hwy 264 (East or West), as there will be Race Signs set at the two major turnoffs to access the event site. (A map is available on our website) The race event is held in early August, along with cool early morning temperatures. Courses consist of pavement, sand & dirt, winding hills & trails, rock steps and exclusively for the 10K a 1-mile ascent up to the First Mesa "Gap". The 5K also features a half mile sand hill ascending up to the First Mesa ridge. Water stations & mile markers will be present on both courses. Registration for event opens at 4:30 AM (MST) at the race site First race (10K) begins at 6:00am (MST) Second race (5K) begins at 6:15am (MST) Third races (2 & 1 mile) begins at 6:30am (MST) Awards will be given in all categories including the 1 mile Dash for Ca$h in the 10K. Refreshments will be available for all participants. Any questions: (928)737-1074 or www.GreetingTheSunRun.com