This race is being held in honor of Janis Best, an intelligent, passionate and inspirational woman who touched the lives of everyone she encountered. She was on the board of the Yavapai Humane Society and an ardent animal rights supporter. This run will be held in her honor.
The first annual Janis Best Memorial run will take place on the beautiful Peavine trail in Prescott Arizona. This course will be run on an old railroad grade trail that winds thru scenic boulders, and past the picturesque waters of Lake Watson. The half marathon course will head out farther and jump on the Iron King trail towards Prescott Valley where you will turn around and head back to the finish.
The course follows the former Santa Fe, Prescott & Phoenix Railway corridor that fed into Prescott, once the territorial capital of Arizona and famous for its copper mining. Wooden decking and railroad ties lie scattered by the trail. The half marathon runners get some additional sites as they run by a few antique train cars and many more castle like boulders.
All proceeds (after costs) will benefit the Yavapai Humane Society.
Event details and schedule
Packet Pickup/Registration Friday Oct 27 Noon – 3:00 pm Location: Yavapai Humane Society on Sundog Ranch Rd.
Race day Packet Pickup/Registration 6:30 am – 7:30 am
Start times for all races
Half Marathon – 7:30 am
10K – 7:40 am
5K – 7:50 am
1 mile fun run/walk – 8:00 am
Parking will be free for this event at the Peavine trailhead. Once the parking lot is full there will be parking available offsite at the old Room Store building at the mall. Shuttles are being kindly provided by York Motors. Parking map has been added as one of the photos to this page. Click thru them to find it.
To help keep costs down t-shirts will only be guaranteed if you register by Sunday October 8th. We can not guarantee you will receive a t-shirt if you register after the 8th.
Course cut-off is 12:30 pm for all events
10 year age group awards and fastest female/male runners for the Half marathon, 10K, 5K.
5k (1.55 miles, and at the finish)
5K Course link with elevation Profile https://www.strava.com/activities/1102962871
10K (1.55 miles, 3.1 miles, 4.65 miles, and at the finish)
Half Marathon (1.55 miles, 3.1 miles, 6.55 miles, 10 miles, 11.55 miles and at the finish)