Runners and walkers at Saguaro National Park were treated to a cool September morning of light rain and rainbows at the Southern Arizona Roadrunner’s 44th annual Saguaro National Park Labor Day Run!
Participants, ranging in age from infants being pushed in strollers to 80-year old competitors, took on one of two challenging courses, the 8-mile (and notoriously hilly) course on the Cactus Forest Drive, or a 5K run to the Javelina Picnic Area.
Nearly 2000 people completed the sold-out race, including a free Children’s Dash. Friends of Saguaro National Park was the primary beneficiary for the event, and Western National Parks Association produced several sale items specifically to commemorate the race.
Next year, the race will fall within days of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, and will be themed accordingly. For more information, please see: see http://www.azroadrunners.org/races/detail/saguaro/ or contact Chief Ranger Paul Austin.