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14 Great Gear


Joan Westlake finds some nifty products good for the outdoors.

16 Trails to Try

Sue Berliner put together a list of great trails for an endless number of E-ticket rides.

20 Stick and Stones

Getting up to speed on stress fractures, by Lynn Mushorn



A r i z o n a’ s S p o r t s & F i t n e s s R e s o u r c e

Publisher’s Note. . 6 True Tweeting by Sue Berliner

Fast Breaks. . . . . . . 8 Women’s Expo, Tri Fashion Show, VOAz, Green Tweens

On Schedule. . . . . 10


Hiking the Bell Rock Trail near Sedona. Bell Rock in the background. Photo by Elias Butler,

Freaky 5k, Monster Bash, Amica Championship, Desert Grande

Fit Fare. . . . . . . . . . 22

On this page

Nancy Clark explains how athletes can be sedentary

Photo by Elias Butler,

Sweat Shorts. . . . . 24

Sunset at Yuma Point in Grand Canyon National Park.

ARR Summer Series, Red Rock Sprint & Unified Tri, Tour de PV

Que Pasa. . . . . . . . 28 The SWEAT Marketplace. . . . . 29

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True Tweeting



hy do birds sing? I don’t know. From the reaction of the bird lovers around me at the sold out Audubon Society Film Festival; they were just as stumped. David Rothenberg, musician, composer, author, philosopher-naturalist and producer of the documentary: Why Birds Sing, would do anything to support his controversial idea that birds might actually be singing for the sheer joy of it. Including filming himself stripped down to his tighty-whities in a hotel room while recording his clarinet chirping. It was not a pretty visual and I missed the purpose. After the flick, I joked with the friend that suggested the event; I requested he repay the lost hour of my life. Then the strangest thing happened the next morning. Upon finishing a ride on a regularly traveled route, I heard birds singing and I smiled. It is a solid bet the birds perform regularly at that corner. I just never heard them or worse; I did not listen to them. It is so easy to become disengaged from our surroundings. We have become a reclusive society. We insulate ourselves in offices, cars and at home. Even while working out, plugging in and tuning out seems to be the norm. Nature and the outdoors have gotten lost in our Shuffle. It is not surprising the only tweets we tune into are from Twitter. Thomas L. Friedman wrote in his latest bestseller, Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America: Children who connect with nature perform better in school, have higher SAT scores, exhibit fewer behavioral problems and experience fewer attention deficit disorders. We are hard wired to enjoy nature. The impetus for that quote: Richard Louv’s Last Child in the Woods. Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder. Louv’s book delves into the staggering divide between children and the outdoors. A child advocacy expert, Louv directly linked the lack of nature in the lives of today’s wired generation—he calls it nature-deficit—to some of the most disturbing childhood trends, such as the rises in obesity, attention disorders, and depression. He brought together research indicating that direct exposure to nature is essential for healthy childhood development and for the physical and emotional health of children and adults. The book spawned Leave No Child Inside initiatives throughout North America. ( The last week of September, activities were held across the country to celebrate Take a Child Outside Week. The goal is to break down obstacles that keep children from exploring the natural world. Outdoor recreation provides numerous benefits. It is good for the mind, aids in stress reduction; improved self-esteem, confidence and creativity; spiritual growth; and an increased sense of exhilaration, adventure and challenge from life. Physical benefits include cardiovascular and muscular fitness, as well as improved functioning of the immune system. Outdoor activities can enhance ones social life by connecting with like-minded people. It has economic payoffs. People who regularly participate in outdoor recreation tend to be more productive at work and it can create job opportunities. Outdoor recreation can help the environment as awareness and involvement increase. This is especially true for today’s youth. If a child sees a babbling brook, experiences the shade of a tall aspen or hears a bird sing, it encourages concern for Planet Earth. We need to groom our next generation of stewards. I may opt out of the next Audubon Society Film Festival, but once I heard the birds sing the morning following the movie, I no longer required the return of my lost hour. The waste turned into value. I was better for attending and happy I did. I understand why time flies for me while traversing a trail but piddles along pounding pavement.

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We don’t stop hiking because we grow old, we grow old because we stop hiking. –Finis Mitchell, American mountaineer and forester

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TNT Honored Hero

About 2000 or more participants in the upcoming PF Chang’s Rock N’ Roll Marathon Arizona will be running for a cause, few will be an honored hero. Melissa Rynders, Associate Pastor at North Scottsdale United Methodist Church, wife and mom, planned to run with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Societies’ Team in Training (TNT) at some point. A friend had told her about the powerful experience she had. “When I was diagnosed in April of 2009,” said Rynders, 29. “The LLS contacted me with information about support groups, studies, etc. I was reminded of the wonderful work that TNT does to raise money for research and awareness about blood cancers. Since my treatment was going well and I had very little side effects, I decided that now was the time to participate in TNT, raise funds, train with a team, have support and make new friends. This will be my first ever half marathon and Rock N’ Roll is perfect because of the fun atmosphere and camaraderie that comes with it. I love to dance and lead a youth dance group at my church.” When TNT learned she was going through treatment, they asked her to become an Honored Hero. In addition to training and fundraising she will serve as a source of inspiration for the rest of her team. She has been fortunate to have few side effects from her treatments. During chemo she didn’t miss a group run and that has been the case during radiation treatments. “I know that it would be easy for me to be tired and skip out on the training,” said Rynders. “I also know that there are people who are supporting me financially and teammates who are counting on me to be there. So I am strong for those whose treatment has not been as easy as mine.” She said being an honored hero has been a blessing. She has the opportunity to share her story with others, to show them that cancer does change your life, but that it does not have to be for the worse. Being an honored hero helps her give back in a way that so many can’t when they are affected by blood cancers. To learn more or join the team call 800-482-TEAM or visit

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. –Anne Frank, Author


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Cool weather means an abundance of events to choose from. Need motivation to get up and go, a new pair of running shoes always helps. Sole Sports has a deal for you. Recycle your old shoes and get a $10 discount toward a new pair for donating your shoes which go to a local homeless shelter. In addition to donating to the local shelter, Sole Sports is the official supplier of shoes for Chances for Children Arizona. The Valley shoe expert assists in getting shoes for the beneficiaries of the organizations programs. Chances for Children-Arizona aims to provide children in Arizona. opportunities that otherwise may not be affordable to them. They are committed to fighting childhood obesity and improving quality of life by supporting partnerships and programs that provide access to sports, physical education, and character education. For details on all their programs, visit www. You will find Sole Sports Running Zone conveniently located at the northeast corner of Rural and Warner, west of the 101 in Tempe. Stop in or meet new running friends at weekly runs at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday evenings and 6 a.m. Saturdays. Find more Sole at 480-522-2475 or www.

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Volunteers for Outdoor Arizona Outdoor volunteering is fun. It should be, but it is critical. Well-constructed and maintained trails foster greater connections to the outdoors, essential to our health. Hands-on work to restore and protect native habitat enhances the integrity of local ecosystems, which can contribute to everything from cleaner water to greater opportunities for people to experience the joy of nature. Volunteers for Outdoor Arizona offers carefully planned conservation projects where you donate your valuable time to work that makes a difference in Arizona. Join VOAz for a good day’s work and meet others who share your love of the outdoors. You can pick a project that suits your abilities, have a fun, productive experience, kudos included and revel in the warm-fuzzies that come from doing the right thing. VOAz and The Nature Conservancy have partnered to restore the natural habitat of the Verde River Springs Preserve and the surrounding Upper Verde River Wildlife Area. Volunteer efforts will protect the native fish and plant habitat at the Verde headwaters by removing significant invasions of nonnative species (primarily salt cedar), removing unneeded reaches of fencing, and preserving the integrity of the perimeter fence. Scheduled volunteer work events at the Verde River Springs Preserve are October 3 and 17. For more details visit Want additional volunteer opportunities?, a service of VOAz, is an online, searchable database of volunteer opportunities offered by public and private organizations throughout Ariz. At find opportunities to build and maintain trails, restore wildlife habitat, protect threatened native species and more. Conserve, Build, Restore.

There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing. –Alfred Wainwright, British hill walker and author of guidebooks on the fells of the English Lake District and coast-to-coast walks

Raising Green Tweens

Raw Beauty of World Wonders Elias Butler, an Arizona native currently living in Flagstaff, fell in love with the landscapes of the Southwest at an early age. His passions are creating fine art from the raw beauty of the landscape and writing compelling stories about the people and the land. Butler’s recent adventures in Northern Arizona are featured this month. He took the cover photo on a day hike around Sedona’s Bell Rock. For the table of contents page, he captured the beauty and serenity of the Grand Canyon from Yuma Point at sunset. Butler’s first book was published in 2007. Grand Obsession: Harvey Butchart and the Exploration of Grand Canyon (co-written with Dr. Tom Myers) documents the life of hiker extraordinaire Harvey Butchart. Butchart covered over 12,000 pioneering miles in the Grand Canyon. Grand Obsession is the winner of a 2008 National Outdoor Book Award. Butler’s photography has been published in Arizona Highways, National Geographic Adventure and numerous other publications. He believes in preservation of the Southwest’s fragile landscapes, and contributes a portion of his work to organizations dedicated to protecting both land and wildlife. See more of his work at www., or attend his exhibit Nov. 12-22 at the Patagonia by Ducksback store, Town & Country Mall, Phoenix.

Although environment-friendly ways of life are accessible, it can be a challenge to have those habits stick at home. The difficulty can be more intimidating if parents are reforming their habits and their children’s. Do not fret- here are some quick tips to include kids in the fun of going green from E, The Environmental Magazine and their Earth Talk ( earthtalk). For starters, teach children how to recycle. It is a good way to inform them and can make them feel important if they are in charge of all recycles. They can also use recyclables for crafts or decorations to personalize their room. If the home has particular food choices, like local, organic, or vegetarian, explaining why those choices are made helps them to make good choices in the future. Also, include kids in preparing meals so they can get creative and see the benefits of their food choices. Finally, go outside. Once children experience nature with hikes and picnics, they can better understand why it is important to tread greenly on the earth.

Tri Fashion Tribe Style Celebrate triathlon with Tribe. Mark Nov. 14 on you calendar for the 3rd Annual Tribe fashion show. It is a Tribe party galore: Free food, drinks and spirits plus great music kicks off the annual event. Then local triathletes hit the runway strutting their style in the latest in tri gear from swim suits to wetsuits. Once the paparazzi flashes flicker out, the raffle frenzy begins. Per Kevin Weitzel, Tribe owner, a ridiculous amount of free swag will be given away. Last year, the event cracked $9,000 in freebies. All the fun takes place at 1800 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale. The magical evening gets underway at 6:00 p.m. That is the weekend prior to the grand daddy of Arizona triathlons, Ironman Arizona. Tribe is also on the move to a new location currently under construction.The move is expected to take place on or around Dec. 1. Be on the lookout for more details on Facebook, Twitter, in Sweat Magazine and the Tribe E-newsletter which you can sign up for at

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In every walk with nature one receives more than he seeks. –John Muir, Scottish-born American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of U.S. wilderness

Rock Two Runs and Double Down Here is your chance to earn some extra hardware. Completing two winter races warrants special recognition and an extraordinary medal. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series introduced a new challenge with some serious bling attached: the Desert Double Down. To earn the Desert Double Down, competitors need to run or walk the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon or Half Marathon on December 6, and then complete the P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon or ½ Marathon six weeks later on January 17, 2010. For more information on the Arizona and Las Vegas events and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, visit

Empowering Women Expo

Oliva Newton-John, songbird superstar, battled breast cancer. Actress Valerie Bertinelli wrestled with her weight. Both will be speaking at Arizona’s Ultimate Women’s Expo being held at the Phoenix Convention Center on October 17-18. The Expo features over 500 exhibits of products and services including fashion, beauty, health, fitness, home, careers, financial planning, education and much more. Attendees will also enjoy a full schedule of speakers on four stages, book signings, celebrity appearances, and cooking and design demonstrations. The Sephora Beauty Pavilion will transform attendees with free beauty makeovers. The China Mist Tea Garden, a sanctuary of relaxation, will provide complimentary massages amidst the peaceful serenity of the garden inside the busy expo hall. Newton-John will explain how she overcame her own battle with breast cancer. She shares the story to promote public awareness of the importance of early detection in her presentation “Making the Most of Everyday.” Valerie Bertinelli’s empowering talk “Taking Back your Life” outlines her struggles with weight issues over the years, how she lost a total of 40 lbs and is now a health and weight-loss activist. Arizona’s Ultimate Women’s Expo hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. The $10.00 admission price includes all speakers and seminars, demonstrations and cooking shows, free samples and more. For specifics visit or call 866-618-3434

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October 10 Dust Devil Mountain Bike Series The 2009 Dust Devil Mountain Bike Series kicks off this year at McDowell Mountain Regional Park competitive track, near Fountain Hills. The Marathon race starts at 8 a.m., which is 41 miles long. Cross Country distances have a variety of distances and start times, all of which depend on the participant’s race category. The mileage ranges between three miles to 25 miles with Cross Country races starting as early as 9 a.m. Kids 14 years old and under are free, so those that are 12 years old and under can race the kid’s race at 11 a.m. The series continues Oct. 31 at Estrella Mountain Regional Park and wraps up on Nov. 21 at White Tanks Regional Park. Athletes are responsible for parking, which costs $6, and must also be members of USA Cycling. One-day licenses are available for purchase if needed. To register, go to www.

October 25 SOMA Half-Iron Triathlon Due to demand, Red Rock’s Soma is strictly a half iron distance. Athletes start at 6:30 a.m. at Tempe Beach Park on the south bank, just west of the Mill Avenue Bridge. The 1.2 mile swim is a rectangular course. The bike portion is described as a relatively flat, urban, looped course that is 18.6 miles per loop. After completing three loops, athletes run two laps of 6.55-miles around Tempe Town Lake. The race can be done solo or with friends in a relay. Relay participants are encouraged to have some fun with creative names, costumes and more. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Chances for Children Arizona. For more information, swim over to www.

October 31

Monster Bash Triathlon The first Monster Bash Triathlon will kick start your Halloween with a variety of options. The event includes a Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquathlon, Relay, Kids Tri and 5k fun run. The ghoulish gathering takes place at the Surprise Aquatic Center 15831 N. Bullard Ave., Surprise. The fun starts with the kid’s events at 6:30 a.m. Kids in the 4-5 age group may be parent assisted. The big kid’s

events begin immediately after the last “little monster” crosses the finish line (approx. 7:30 a.m.). Race packets will be available at Surprise Bicycles race week and Roadrunner Sports, Scottsdale, on October 30. There will be No race day registration or packet pick-up. For details on the course, packet pick-up and more visit,

October 31 Freaky 5k Grab your costume and your pillow case; the ravens will be flying low at a spook-tacular Halloween treat for you and the family. The Freaky 5K is an evening 5K run/walk with trick-or-treating along the course....mmm, sugar. For the little creatures, there is a 1-mile Lil’ Goblin Fun Run. The Freaky 5K begins at 5 p.m. at CityCenter of CityNorth, Loop 101 and 56th Street. Awards and prizes will be given for the best costume, best Halloween spirit plus prizes to overall first, second and third place male and female winners in the 5K. Plan to stick around after the run for more freaky fun. Shake your skeleton to live music and a beer garden, face painting, pumpkin decorating, a spooky movie, ghostly merchant specials and more. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale. Register by October 20 and be entered to win a $100 prize package courtesy of CityCenter of CityNorth. Early registration is $35 ($15 Lil’ Goblin Fun Run). For more spooky details creep into

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November 1 TMC Fleet Feet Half-Marathon & 5K The Fifth Annual TMC Fleet Feet HalfMarathon & Saguaro Physicians 5K Run & Walk & TMC for Children Fun Run Everyone Runs has all the essentials for a great race: beautiful course, live music and lots of fun. Sabino High School is race headquarters. The flat course offers great views of the Catalina Mountains. There is live music on the course as well as the finish. The gun goes off at 7:15 a.m. At the finish, racers are greeted with music and a Mexican breakfast plus smoothies. Other race features include kid’s activities and free childcare from Tucson Medical Center. To sign up jog over to www.

November 7 Desert Grande Duathlon/Triathlon Usher in November with the 18th Annual Desert Grande Duathlon/Triathlon, to be held at the Central Arizona College, 8470 N. Overfield Rd. in Coolidge. The Duathlon distances are a 1.5-mile run, 10.3-mile bike and 3-mile run. The triathlon distances swaps the first run for a 400-meter swim. The popular flat and fast course is perfect for novice to experienced triathletes. Packet pick-up and check-in begins at 5:30 a.m. on race day. Line-up for the swim begins at 7:15 a.m. Need more info? Contact Nick Russo at 520-4218677- x 4540 or visit

Amica Series Championship Race

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The Amica Championship is the open-entry finale to the inaugural Amica Triathlon Series. Set in Lake Pleasant State Park, the Championship features a .5 mile swim, 17.2 mile bike and 3.1 mile run. There are three divisions: Pros, Series Qualifiers and Age Group. Anyone can enter the Age Group division, no qualifying is necessary. The Pro’s compete for a $20,000 prize purse, making it an exiting event. The race starts at 8 a.m. Packet pickup is Saturday at the Carefree Resort. To kick off the final event of the 8-race series, the Town of Carefree presents The Amica Insurance 5k on October 31 with Girls on The Run as the beneficiary. The Kids Race starts at 3:30 p.m. followed by the 5k at 3:45 p.m. For details run into

Blue Water Triathlon Want a competitive weekend of events, put the 10th Annual Blue Water Resort and Casino Triathlon on Nov. 8. in yourCrackberry. Held in Parker, Ariz. on the banks of the Colorado River bordering Arizona and California, this triathlon draws participants from all over. Long course, sprint distances and relay options are offered. No matter what event you choose, you will be close to the beautiful blue water; whether it’s swimming in Moolyayla Lake, cycling from dam to dam or running on the water’s edge. Expect ideal temperatures in the mid-80s. The long and relay distances get started at 7:45 a.m. The sprint triathlon hits the water at 8:10 a.m. Register at www. S

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Great Gear and Goodies By Joan Westlake Whether you are hitting the trail, an urban pathway or rushing river, the right gear can make it a dream trip or a nightmare. Before you go crazy in the outdoor shops and equipment Web sites, here are some new SWEAT-tested stuff to consider.

Big Mouth Bottles

Whether you are trying to funnel in a chunky smoothie or mix your electrolyte beverage, most reusable water bottles have openings that are too tiny. SIGG, manufacturing aluminum sports bottles since 1908, has a new wide mouth version that solves your how-to-cram-it-in dilemma. The bottles are extremely durable, stop landfills from plastic bottle pollution and come in great colors. For about a decade, those in the know have been selecting SIGG to avoid chemicals that can leach into the water from even the hard plastic bottles, specifically BPAs. Recent reports indicate that SIGG bottles made before August 2008 contain BPAs in their lining, although independent tests indicate no leaching. You can return your “old” SIGG for a new one. Maybe request one of the new wide mouth versions in exchange for your trouble. Go to

Chew That Energy Bev

Need a burst of energy to get you through those last few miles to camp? Lugging bottles of sports beverages really isn’t an option but you could pop a Hydrive Energy Chew. The little bundles of boost come in foil pouches with four individually foil wrapped chews ($4.95).The chews come in Orange Burst and Berry Burst. We were partial to the orange flavor. A pouch of chews contains 400 percent RDI of Vitamin C; 200 percent of Vitamin B3, B5, B6, and B12; 20 percent Calcium; and 160 mg of caffeine that is equal to about two cups of coffee. The chews have been formulated to provide a long-lasting, time-released boost of energy without the crash or jitters. Find them at sports retailers, convenience stores and

Stuff the Stink

If you are putting foot to trail, those dogs are sweating. All that sweat stays trapped in shoes and creates a breeding ground for bacteria. The result – STINK. We tried Stuffitts Shoe Savers, a natural, 100 percent cedar product that absorbs moisture and eliminates shoe odor. This isn’t some chemical spray that just adds its own stink to cover yours while it fries your lungs. We found that the inserts dry out shoes really quickly, which helps prevent bacterial growth. After a workout or long day hiking, insert Stuffitts into your shoe. The cedar lining is refillable. Available at running stores or online for $25 a pair at

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High Tech Undies

Don’t call it underwear. It is performance apparel. If you haven’t replaced those tightie whities with Under Armour yet, put them on your holiday gift list. From long underwear to T-shirts, these soak up the sweat leaving you dry and comfortable. Might take awhile to get accustomed to the tight feel, especially if you’ve been wearing those old man, baggy cotton T-shirts or flapping-in-the-breeze boxers. But, at the end of the trail or the game, you won’t be sporting a sopping shirt that has you chilled and chafed. You’ll get used to the price of $25 for underwear when you see how long this stuff lasts. Find Under Armour for men, women and kids at or go and try it on at the new Under Armour Factory House that opened recently at Outlets at Anthem. Located on the center’s east side next to the Tot Lot play area, the store features value-priced fitness clothing, athletic shoes and training gear. Call 623-465-4707.

Here’s another alternative to the fanny pack of bygone days. The Mountainsmith Tour, $70, measures 11.5 × 10 × 5 inches with numerous pockets and straps. There’s a main and smaller pouch inside a zip area. Outside find a little pouch for easy access to gels, phone, keys or other stuff you’d like to get to quickly. There are water bottle meshes on the sides and you can wear it around your waist, carry with a single strap or buy a dual strap that keeps your hands truly free. It is Mountainsmith super durable so you’ll be toting stuff in this for years to come. Find at better outdoor shops or www.

Bicep Pack

Forget the fanny pack. Carry your Blackberry, keys, money, credits cards and sports gels and more in an Armpocket. Whether you are on an urban dash or Ponderosa pines sprint, these handy packs stay put, unlike some SWEAT has tested. No need to remove your Phone or iPod from your arm because the touch-screen protective plastic allows you to control your device with the slide of a finger. The Armpocket comes in three sizes and several styles with prices starting at $24. Reflective piping helps keep you safe on runs. And, it is eco-cool made from recycled materials with a no-sweat and no-smell bamboo band. Get yours at

Save The Enviro Clothes

Buying outdoor stuff that saves the environment just seems right. Looptworks is a new company with clothes created from remnant materials and components tossed aside at factories around the world. Scott Hamlin, Looptworks co-founder, says the company creates nothing new in the manufacturing of its products or in the running of its business. There are 20 garments in its first collection including jackets, hoodies, skirts, shirts and graphic T-shirts. We liked the Kampung shorts for looking cool on any path you choose. Made from 100 percent upcycled nylon, the shorts are lightweight, quick drying and durable. Why upcycled materials? Hamlin points out that it takes 400 gallons of water to make one organic cotton t-shirt. That’s just wrong. Shop at www. S

Healthy Bugs-Be-Gone

Too much of the anti-bug stuff out there is toxic or ineffective. We really liked that the battery-powered Mosquito Repellent Patio Lantern provides protection from biting insects plus delivers ambient lighting whether you are pool- or creekside. It operates on a single butane cartridge which heats a mat and releases a natural repellent into the air, creating a bug-free zone. The repellent is allethrin, which is a copy of the natural insecticide found in chrysanthemum flowers. The lantern light created a nice ambiance without inviting no-see-ums. The product received a top effectiveness rating from the U.S. Dept of Defense. It weighs almost nothing but is a bit bulky for backpacking. Don’t fear. Thermacell also offers one as small as a television remote control – a bit less than eight inches long. Find it in various colors including manly camo. ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent products and refills can be purchased at mass merchants, hardware stores and outdoor stores. For info or store locations, visit www. or call 1-8-NO-SKEETERS.

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the state. It goes through Taylor Pass and ends up at West Peak Road. Directions: From Safford take US191 south for seven miles, then turn right onto the Swift Trail Road. Continue to the trailhead parking. Tips: Many trails in these mountains intersect. Call ahead for maps and more information. Safford Ranger District, (928) 428-4150. Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area in Show Low is an 800-acre, cool, country recreation area.

Trails to Try By Sue Berliner, Photos by Tye R. Farrell

Arizona outdoor opportunities abound year round. There are mountains to climb, canyons to descend, caves to explore, rivers to paddle, lakes to swim, streams to fish. That is just for starters, choose your activity and pick a playground. Gland slam options exist at city, county, state, national and federal levels with some of the best offerings in the world. The cost of entry is free to nominal. If one could measure the return on investment, it would have Wall Street whirling. Whether you plan to spend an hour or two, a day, a weekend, a week or more outdoors, no theme or amusement park holds a candle to the E-ticket ride nature provides. Before you go gallivanting across the country or around the world, save some money and explore your own backyard. This is a primer list of Arizona trails, many are multipurpose and just a fraction of what exists. If the distances and difficulty are beyond your current ability, shorten it up. Or want more, combine a few. No matter what path you choose, you will not be disappointed.


50-year Trail Type: Hike, EQ. MB, dogs Location: Oro Valley, Tucson, Catalina

State Park Information: 1-520-628-5798, http:// 7.8 miles, Moderate About: One of several trails in Catalina

State Park. Views of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Directions: Take Az Hwy 77 to Catalina State Park. Tips: Trail begins at the horse corrals beyond the campground.

Bonita Creek Type: Hike, EQ, dog Location: Safford, Gila Box Riparian

National Conservation Area, Red Knolls Canyon Information: Bureau of Land Management, 1-(928)-348-4400. 3-plus miles one way, difficult About: Located in the Gila Box Riparian

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is known for its exceptional water quality and is one of the most significant riparian zones in the Southwest. Directions: Take U.S. 60 east to Globe, then continue on U.S. 70 to Safford. From Mile Marker 341, go 3.3 miles and turn north (left) onto Sanchez Road. Drive 12.5 miles, following signs, to West Bonita Rim Road, then go 1.7 miles, veer right over the cattle guard, and continue straight 3.2 miles. At Red Knolls Canyon Road, veer right and go 3.6 miles to the creek. The drive will take more than 1.5 hours, and it requires four-wheel-drive vehicles. Tips: Expect to cross the creek repeatedly. Wear appropriate shoes.

Clark Peak Type: Hike, dogs Location: Pinaleno Mountains, Safford Information: (928) 428-4150 7 miles, difficult About: This is really two hikes in one

- starting with cool, dense forest and ending up in fire-damaged meadows. This trail offers views of the southeastern portion of

Coronado Cave Trail Type: Hike Location: Sierra Vista, Coronado National

Memorial, Montezuma Pass Information: (520) 366-5515 .75 mile, moderate About: Climbs steadily to the entrance

to Coronado Cave. Permits are required and are free at the Visitor Center. Bring at least two flashlights per person for inside the cave, which goes back about 600 feet. This is a nice hike for kids. Directions: From Sierra Vista, take AZ92 south for 13 miles to Montezuma Canyon Road (Coronado Memorial Highway). Go five more miles to the visitor center and parking area.

Corral Canyon Trail Type: Hike, EQ Location: Galiuro Mountains, Willcox Information: (928) 428-4150 4.2 miles, difficult About: Rugged, rocky and picturesque. Directions: Take U.S. 191 to AZ 266;

Bonita to Aravaipa Road; 19 miles to Forest Road 253. Use Trail #287. Tips: Remote canyon sometimes has water available at Corral Spring.

Douglas Srong Trail Type: Hike, EQ Location: Tucson, Saguaro National

Monument, Rincon Mountains Information: (520) 733-5153 8.3 miles, moderate About: Quickly changes from desert to

oak woodland in the six miles to Douglas Springs Campground. The ascent is slow and steady. Along the way youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll pass scenic waterfalls and stunning views of the city. Return by the same route or proceed to Cowhead Saddle. Directions: From Tucson, go east on Speedway from 1-10 to the end of the road. The trailhead begins here, just east of the parking lot. Tips: This is a remote area. Get info and maps before hand.

East Divide Trail Type: Hike, EQ, dog Location: Willcox, Galiuro Mountains Information: (928) 428-4150 22.2 miles, difficult About: Views throughout this 22 mile trail

along the highest peaks of the Galiuros. Directions: From the area of Fort Grant, take Forest Road 651 to Forest Road 660, and follow this road to its end. Tips: Dramatic and gorgeous trail, worth the effort. Best for experienced hikers.

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Estes Canyon-Bull Pasture Trail Type: Hiking Trails Location: Organ Pipe Cactus National

Monument, Lukeville, Mexico, Ajo, Bull, Estes Information: (520) 387-6849 4 miles roundtrip, moderate About: A loop trail near the Arizona-

Mexico border, through pristine desert including the rare organ pipe cactus. The trail winds through the Ajo Mountains. No dogs allowed. Directions: From Phoenix, take AZ 85 to the entrance to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. The trailhead is on Ajo Mountain Drive. Tips: Stop by the visitor center for information about the area and the status of the trails. Camping is available within the monument. For details, call (520) 3876849. No dogs.

Guindoni Loop Trail Type: Hiking Trails Location: Coronado National Forest,

Whetstone Mountains, Benson, Bisbee, Kartchner Caverns Information: Coronado National Forest, (520)-378-0311. 4 miles. moderate About: Visitors to Kartchner Caverns

that make the time for this trail will find that the uniqueness of the Whetstone Mountains doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop at the caverns. Directions: Take Interstate 10 south to Tucson, then continue east on the interstate to Benson Exit No. 302; drive south on Arizona 90 about 8.4 miles to the turnoff for Kartchner Caverns State Park; turn west (right) into the park, and drive to the last parking area. Tips: Serious desert in the summer, bring plenty of water.

Heart of Rocks Trail Type: Hike Location: Chiricahua National Monument,

Willcox Information: (520) 824-3560 8 miles roundtrip, moderate About: A fun hike with funky rock forma-

tions. Directions: From Phoenix, take I-10 south past Tucson. Get off at the Willcox exit and go south on Arizona 186 to the monument, which is 37 miles southeast of Willcox. Chiricahua National Monument is about 240 miles from Phoenix. Tips: There are no services - gasoline, food or restaurants - at Chiricahua National Monument. There is a $4-per-car fee to enter the park.

CENTRAL AREA Blevins Trail Type: Hike, MB, EQ, dog Location: Phoenix, Usery Mountain

Recreation Area, Mesa, Pass Mountain, Apache Junction Information: (602) 506-2930 3 miles. easy About: Multi-use trail through pretty

KEY: EQ=Equestrian Trail • MB=Mountain Bikes • WC=Wheelchair accessible • dogs=dogs allowed Sonoran desert. Along the Blevins Trail are nice views of the Superstition Mountains. Directions: Take US 60 to Ellsworth Exit. Head north to Usery Pass Road. Tips: There is a small fee to enter Usery Mountain Recreation Area. Picnic areas and camping facilities are available.

Boulder Canyon Trail Type: Hike, dogs Location: Superstition Mountains,

Superstitions, Tonto National Forest, Boulder Canyon, Marina, Canyon Lake, A Information: (480) 610-3300 Six-mile loop, moderate About: Several scenic vistas along the

way, including Weaver’s Needle and Battleship Mountain. Part of the trail runs adjacent to Boulder Creek. Directions: Access via the Canyon Lake trailhead across from the Canyon Lake Marina. Take State Route 88 north from Apache Junction, about 15 miles, to Canyon Lake. Plenty of parking is available at the Marina. Tips: Bikes not allowed, horses not recommended.

Bronco Trail Type: Hike, EQ, dogs Location: Phoenix, Carefree, Scottsdale,

Cave Creek Information: (480)-595-3300. 7.4-mile round trip, moderate About: The Bronco Trail makes an out-

standing introduction to the Cave Creek Trail System, 30-some miles of interconnected routes meandering through the high, rugged hills northeast of Carefree. Directions: From Carefree, drive east on Cave Creek Road about seven miles. Bear north at the turnoff to Bartlett Dam Road and continue 7.6 miles to the large, well-signed trailhead. The pavement ends 4.5 miles past the Bartlett Dam Road turnoff (except for a section near Camp Creek), but the dirt road is easily passable in family sedans. Tips: Designed for equestrians. Water trough and small, short-term corrals for horses. This is a hot desert hike, best avoided June-September.

Bull Pass Trail Type: Hike, EQ, dog Location: Superstitions, Superstition,

Apache Junction, Lost Dutchman State Park, Weavers Needle Information: (480) 610-3300 14.4-mile loop, difficult About: Nice view of Weaver’s Needle, the

rugged, challenging trail winds through the Superstitions. Directions: From Phoenix, take U.S. 60 east. Turn north on Idaho Road (Exit 196) and go 2.2 miles to the Apache Trail (Arizona 88). Turn northeast and drive about five miles. Just past Lost Dutchman State Park, between Mile Markers 201 and 202, turn east on Forest Road 78 (First Water Road). Tips: Best avoided during the hottest summer months.

Camelback/Echo Canyon Type: Hike, dogs Location: Camelback Mountain, Phoenix

Information: (602) 256-3220 2.5 miles round trip, difficult About: The busy and popular route up

Camelback Mountain begins at the Echo Canyon parking lot. Directions: From the intersection of Tatum Boulevard and McDonald Drive, head east on Tatum to the parking lot and trailhead. Tips: This trail should not be underestimated. It’s nearly all uphill with some boulder scrambling. Wear sturdy shoes with good traction. Leave the dog at home in hot weather.

Charles M. Chrstiansen Memorial Trail Type: Hike, MB, EQ, dogs Location: Phoenix, Squaw Peak, Phoenix

Mountains Preserve Information: (602) 262-7901 11 miles. moderate About: A major artery in the Phoenix

Mountains Preserve Trail system. It accommodates hikers, bikers, runners and equestrians. Terrain ranges from level to very difficult. Directions: There are several starting points, depending on how long you want to hike. One trailhead is at Dreamy Draw Park. Head east on Northern Avenue, where the road dead ends at the park. Tips: Bring water, exposed desert trail.

Chillicut Trail Type: Hike, EQ, dogs Location: Four Peaks, Theodore Roosevelt

Dam, Roosevelt Dam, Punkin Center, Mazatzal Mountains, Roosevelt Lake Information: (928) 467-2236 5.8 miles, difficult About: Trail follows an old, steep road,

possible to drive on with a high-clearance vehicle. No cars are permitted beyond this first mile, and the road turns into a trail after another half mile or old road. Trail ends near Buckhorn Mountain. Directions: From Pumpkin Center, go south on Az188 to Forest Road 445. Turn right to Forest Road 445A. Make another right to the trailhead. The trailhead is in Rock Creek, which parallels Forest Road 445A. Tips: Four-wheel drive possible along the first mile of this trail, which follows and old road. Most people walk in . This is some serious desert, so avoid during warm weather.

Ford Canyon

Pass Mountain Trail

Type: Hike, EQ, dog Location: Phoenix, Surprise, White Tank

Type: Hike, EQ, Dogs Location: Phoenix, Usery Mountain

Mountains Regional Park, White Tanks, Waddell Information: Maricopa County Parks and Rec (623) 935-2505

Recreation Area, Mesa, Pass Mountain, Apache Junction Information: (602) 506-2930

3 miles, moderate About: Nice views along the trail, which

leads hikers and equestrians past scenic rock formations and through Ford Canyon. This trail hooks up with several other trails in the park. Directions: From Phoenix take Olive Avenue west to the park entrance. Follow the signs to the trailhead. Tips: Small fee per vehicle, to enter White Tank Mountain Regional Park.

Hunter Trail (Picacho Peak) Type: Hike, dogs Location: Picacho Peak State Park,

Phoenix, Tucson, Picacho Information: (520) 466-3183 2.2 miles one way, Difficult About: Begins at the parking lot near the

Saguaro Ramada on Barrett Loop Drive and climbs 1,500 feet during the short trip to the summit Directions: Halfway between Phoenix and Tucson on I-10. Take Exit 219. Tips: Allow 4 to 5 hours hiking time. Bring water and wear gloves, to better grasp the cable handholds at steeper parts of the trail.

National Trail (Summit Trail) Type: Hike, MB, EQ, Dogs Location: Phoenix, South Mountain Park Information: (602) 534-6324 15 miles, Moderate About: Goes the length of the park, the

largest city park in the country. Views includes scenic desert landmarks and Indian petroglyphs. Popular trail for mountain bikes and runners. Directions: From Phoenix, take Central Avenue south to the park entrance, and follow the signs to the end of San Juan Road. Tips: Also known as the South Mountain Summit Trail. Bring plenty of water, regardless of the season.

7 miles, difficult About: Outstanding views of the

McDowell, Goldfield and Superstition Mountains. Allow 4 to 5 hours to navigate around the slopes of Pass Mountain. Directions: Take US 60 to Ellsworth Exit. Head north to Usery Pass Road. Tips: Small fee to enter. Picnic areas and camping facilities are available.

Pinnacle Peak Type: Hike, EQ, Dogs Location: Scottsdale, Phoenix Information: (480) 312-0990 3.5 miles, easy About: The 3.5-mile hike winds around

one of the Valley’s most prominent landmarks offers panoramic views. Directions: Take Loop 101 to Princess Drive (Exit 36) and go east to Pima Road. Take Pima north for 4.5 miles, then turn east on Happy Valley Road. Go two miles, then turn north on Alma School Road. Proceed one mile to Pinnacle Peak Parkway, turn west and follow the parkway almost a half-mile as it curves north. The park entrance is on the west. Tips: Tough trail for horses, but they are allowed. Well-experienced equestrians only. You’ll find water, restrooms, picnic tables and a large ramada,

Squaw Peak Circumference Trail Type: Hike, MB, EQ, Dogs Location: Phoenix, Squaw Peak, Phoenix

Mountains Preserve, Sunnyslope Information: (602) 262-7901 3 miles, moderate About: Nice varying Sonoran Desert trail,

great for running. Other trails connect. Directions: The trailhead is at the Apache

Ramada, within Squaw Peak Park. Entrance to the park is off of Lincoln Drive in Phoenix. Tips: Parking can be difficult during peak times: winter weekends, summer mornings.

Cholla Trail Type: Hike, dogs Location: Camelback Mountain, Phoenix Information: City of Phoenix, (602)

261-8318 2.5 miles, moderate About: The Cholla Trail not as steep as

Echo, and requires some long steps up over boulders. Sweeping views of the Valley from all directions. Directions: From Camelback Rd. on the Phoenix-Scottsdale border, go north on Invergordon Rd. (64th Street), then west on Cholla Ln., just north of Chaparral Rd. Tips: There is no parking lot. Park along certain stretches of Invergordon, be aware of the no-parking zones.

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KEY: EQ=Equestrian Trail • MB=Mountain Bikes • WC=Wheelchair accessible • dogs=dogs allowed

EAST AREA Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness Type: Hike Location: Winkelman, Safford,

Superior, Aravaipa Canyon Information: (928)-348-4400. 11 miles one way, moderate About: No dogs allowed in the wilder-

ness area. Plenty of seclusion and wonderful side canyons to explore. Directions: Bureau of Land Management, 1-(928)-348-4400. Tips: Avoid this hike in the summer. Bring plenty of water regardless of the season. Hikers need a permit, call ahead. Remote, rugged and not for wimps.

Highline Trail Type: Hike, EQ, Dogs Location: Payson, Tonto National

Forest, Mogollon Rim Information: (928) 687-1301 Clifton Ranger District 17 miles, Difficult About: This picturesque hike runs

just below the Mogollon Rim. Many connecting trails offer opportunities for side trips. Most of the trails offer outstanding views. Ends at Rose Spring.

KP Trail Type: Hike, EQ, dog Location: Springerville, Greer Information: (928) 339-4384 9.4 miles, difficult About: An alpine hike complete with

spruce, pine, aspens. The South Fork of KP Creek gently flows by. Directions: Take U.S. 60 east to Springerville; turn south on U.S. 191; after about 28 miles, turn east onto the signed road to the KP Cienega Campground. Drive 1.3 miles to trailhead. Tips: Bring rain gear.

Phelp’s Trail Type: Hike, EQ, Dog Location: White Mountains, Apache-

Sitgreaves National Forest, Greer, Springerville, Mount Baldy Information: (928) 333-4372 7 miles, Moderate About: Formerly known as the

East Baldy Trail. It takes hikers into the Mount Baldy Wilderness. Nearby Greer is one of the prettiest places around. Directions: From Highway 273, continue to Forest Road 113G to the parking area and trailhead. Tips: Trail maps are available by calling the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, at 520-333-4372.

Stair stepping the Lime Kiln Trail Directions: Take US191 north

of Clifton to the Stray Horse Campground. The trailhead is west of the campground. Tips: It’s too easy to get confused with all the interconnecting trails. Be sure to call (928) 687-1301 for maps of the trail system before your trip.

Keet Seel Trail Type: Hike Location: Kayenta, Navajo National

Monument, Four Corners, Tuba City Information: (928) 871-6645 16 miles roundtrip, moderate About: View a spectacular Anasazi

cliff dwelling via a beautiful canyon. This trail is closed during the winter. Directions: From Tuba City head north on US160, then north again on AZ564 to the Navajo National Monument Visitor Center. Tips: The Navajo Tribe requires permits to hike and camp on their land. Reservations can be made in advance, 20 people per day are permitted to visit. No water along the trail or at the campground.

Raspberry Trail Type: Hike, EQ, Dogs Location: Alpine, Bear Mountain,

Mogollon Rim Information: (928) 339-4384 9.5 miles, difficult About: Year-round water, thick pines

and aspen groves, and sweeping views make this difficult and remote hike worth the effort. It ends at Blue River Road. Directions: From Alpine, head south toward the Strayhorse Campground, where you’ll find the trailhead at the back end. Tips: The seasonal wild berries along Raspberry Trail are edible.

WEST AREA Bill Williams River Type: Hike, dogs Location: Alamo Lake State Park,

Rawhide Mountains, Wenden Information: (928) 505-1200 9 miles one way, moderate About: Remote area of the state.

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Hikers may have to wade or swim through some narrow channels. Directions: Call the BLM (928) 505-1200. Tips: Warm weather hike, hot in the summer. The water helps.

Burro Creek Type: Hike, dog Location: Wickenburg, Wikieup,

Kingman, Burro Canyon Information: (928) 757-3161 20 miles, moderate About: Deep in Burro Canyon is a great

for birdwatching and rock collecting. Plan on getting your feet wet, the trail is the creek bed and is little used. Directions: Take U.S. 93 60 miles northwest of Wickenburg. Turn off at the signed turnoff a mile south of Burro Creek Bridge and proceed to the campground. Tips: The trailhead is accessed from the campground, where there are restrooms and fresh water. Do not drink the water in Burro Creek.

Harquahala Peak Type: Hike, WC, dogs Location: 35 miles west of

Wickenburg, AZ 12 miles roundtrip to the peak, difficult About: Harquahala Peak is the

highest point in southwestern Ariz., a 3728 foot gain hike. It was home to the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in the early 1920s. It is just outside the 22,880-acre Harquahala Wilderness, created in 1990. Directions: From Phoenix take I-10 west to Salome Road (Exit 81). Turn right and follow the road for 31 miles to the small town of Salome. Follow Hwy 60 for about 13.8 miles. The dirt road that leads to the trailhead is between mile posts 70 and 71 and is marked by a palm tree on the north side of the highway in the dirt rest area. Just off the highway there is a gate and a wilderness usage sign, go through the gate, turn right and follow the dirt road for 2.1 miles to the trailhead. A high clearance, two wheel drive vehicle will easily make the trip. Tips: Allow about six hours for the strenuous hike


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NORTH Benham Trail Type: Hike, EQ, dog Location: Williams, Kaibab National

Forest Information: (928) 635-2633 4.5 miles, difficult About: A challenging hike up Bill

Williams Mountain for those in good shape. Climb through pines and for the panoramic views. Directions: From Williams, go south on Forest Road 173, or Perkinsville Road about 3 miles to Forest Road 140. The trailhead is at the end of

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Castle Creek Trail

Buena Vista Trail

Mingus Mountain, Crown King, Castle Creek, Horse Thief Information: (928) 771-4700 - Prescott National Forest

Type: Hike, Ski Trails, MB, EQ, dog Location: Lakeside, Pinetop, Show Low,

White Mountains Information: (928) 368-5111 9 miles, moderate About: Nice views along this hilly trail,

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Type: Hike, EQ, dogs Location: Prescott, Bumblebee, Mayer,

6.7 miles, difficult About: Hike goes into the rugged Castle

on AZ60 about 4.5 miles. Turn left at Forest Road 300 and the trailhead is on your left. Tips: Challenging for mountain bikers.

Creek Wilderness. Little-used area offers lots of privacy, and camping is available in the Horse Thief Basin Recreation Area. Directions: From Crown King take Forest Road 52 to the trailhead, one mile east of Kentuck Springs Campground. Tips: Take maps into this wilderness area.

Bullroad Trail

Coytoe Buttes

Type: Hike, EQ, dog Location: Prescott, Bumblebee, Mayer,

Type: Hike, dogs Location: Utah, northern Arizona,

follows portions of logging roads. Directions: From Show Low, head south

Mingus Mountain Information: (928) 771-4700 - Prescott National Forest (PNF) 7.7 miles, Difficult About: Trail offers views of Mingus

Mountain, lots of pine tress and a riparian area near the water. Directions: Call PNF for directions Tips: Nice and picturesque, this trail is great for horses.

Calloway Trail Type: Hiking Trails Location: West Clear Creek Wilderness,

Northern Arizona, Payson, Pine, Strawberry, Coconino National Forest, C Information: Coconino National Forest, 1-(928)-527-3600 Distance varies, Moderate About: Picturesque. The West Clear Creek

Wilderness is one of the most beautiful places in the state for cool backpacking, hiking, swimming and fishing. Directions: From central Phoenix, take Loop 202 east to Arizona 87 (Beeline Highway). Go north through Payson and Strawberry. About one mile past the junction of Arizona 260, turn left on Forest Road 149. Go about 13 miles to Forest Road 142 and turn left. Go about nine miles to Forest Road 142B and turn right. The trailhead is at the end of the road. Tips: Nice, summertime hike. No dogs allowed in designated wilderness areas.

Vermilion Cliffs, Paria Canyon, Page. Information: (435) 688-3246

mer. The water helps.

Ghost of the Coyote Trail Type: Hike, Ski Trails, MB, EQ, dogs Location: Show Low, Pinetop-Lakeside,

White Mountains, Apache Sitgreaves National Forest Information: (928) 368-5111 16 miles, difficult About: Views of the White Mountains and

ample opportunities for wildlife encounters. Javelina, mountain lions and turkey are often seen in the area. Directions: From Show Low, at the downtown post office, go 8.1 miles west on AZ260, to Burton Road. Turn north, and go 1.1 miles more to the trailhead. Tips: Trailhead parking is limited, bring plenty of water.

Groom Creek Loop Trail Type: Hike, MB, EQ, dogs Location: Prescott, Groom Creek,

7 miles roundtrip, Moderate About: Landscape of improbable

shapes and colors, and an outdoor photographer’s dream. There is a small fee per vehicle. Directions: Call for directions.

Elden Lookout Trail

Bradshaw Mountains Information: (928) 771-4700 - Prescott

National Forest 10 miles roundtrip, moderate About: Hike through dense pine forest on

the way to the Spruce Mountain summit. Directions: From Prescott, take Gurley

Type: Hike, EQ, dog Location: Flagstaff, Kaibab National

Forest, Mount Elden Information: (928) 635-2676 6 miles roundtrip, difficult About: Steep trail ascends the east slopes

of Mount Elden. Great views of Flagstaff and the surrounding mountains. Directions: From Flagstaff, take Hwy 89 north to Peaks Road. The trailhead is just to the north of the Ranger Station. Tips: Call the Kaibab National Forest for maps and more information, (928) 6352676. Trails interconnect and there aren’t always signs at every junction. There is no available water on the trail.

Fossil Springs Trail Type: Hike, dogs Location: Strawberry, Payson, Pine,

Mogollon Rim, Fossil Springs Information: (928) 474-7900 9 miles one way, Moderate About: In the Fossil Springs Wilderness Area Directions: Call the Tonto National Forest

Street east to Mount Vernon Ave. Go south 6.5 miles to Groom Creek. The trailhead is on the left side of the road. Tips: LIghtning can be a danger during late afternoon summer storms.

Hell’s Gate Trail Type: Hike, dog Location: Payson, Young, Diamond Butte,

Tonto National Forest Information: (928) 462-3311 7 miles, difficult About: Follow Apache Ridge to where Haigler

and Tonto Creeks join, known as Hell’s Gate. The canyon walls rise above the stream. Be prepared for some boulder scrambling and wading through deep pools of water. Directions: Go 11 miles east of Payson on Highway 260. Go right on Forest Road 405A just past Little Green Valley, and turn right at Forest Road 893 to the trailhead. Tips: This trail can be rough on horses, although the Tonto National Forest allows them.

Land of the Pioneers Trail Type: Hike, Ski Trails, MB, EQ Location: Show Low, Pinetop-Lakeside,

White Mountains, Apache Sitgreaves National Forest, Vernon, Ecks Mountai Information: (928) 368-5111 11 miles, moderate About: This trail winds through the pines

Alamo Lake State Park is a remote park; it’s a perfect place for kayaking and stargazing.

to the top of Ecks Mountain. Directions: From Show Low, drive east on AZ60 for 19.4 miles. Turn south on Forest Road 224 (through Vernon) for 5 miles, then west on Forest Road 5 another half mile to the trailhead, which will be on the right. Tips: Lodging is available throughout the area.

Lime Kiln Trail Type: Hike, EQ, MB. Dogs Location: Verde Valley, Cottonwood,

Sedona, Coconino National Forest. Information: (928) 282-4119 15 miles, difficult About: The Lime Kiln was constructed during

the mid 1880’s to burn limestone and create lime for the mortar used in the construction of the Willard House and the Strahan house. The trail runs between Dead Horse Ramch State Park and Red Rock State Park Directions: Access points include Dead Horse Ranch State Park, The Bill Grey Road, Hwy 89A, The Deer Pass Road (FR 89B), Lower Red Rock Loop Road and Red Rock State Park.

Rainbow Rim Trail Type: Hiking Trails Location: Grand Canyon, Kaibab Information: (928) 643-7395, North

Kaibab Ranger District 18 miles, difficult About: New trail from the Canyon’s North

Rim. Weaves through pine and aspen, with great Canyon views. No dogs. Directions: I-17 north from Phoenix to Flagstaff; north on U.S. 89 then to 89-A. Call the park for further directions. Tips: Food and lodging are available at Jacob’s Lake. No Dogs.

Tonto Trail Type: Hiking Trails Location: Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon

Village, South Rim Information: (520) 638-7888 90 miles, difficult About: The Tonto Trail follows the length

of the Tonto Platform, and parallels the Colorado River. Most hikers follow only a portion of the trail. Directions: Access is via several trails, including the Bright Angel, South Kaibab and Hermit Trails. Call ahead for maps of the area. Tips: There are toilets along the more heavily-traveled portions of the trail. There is seasonal water all along the way, but bring plenty of your own.

Weatherford Trail Type: Hike, EQ, dogs Location: Flagstaff, Snow Bowl, San

Francisco Peaks Information: (520) 526-0866 9 miles, difficult About: The challenging trail meets up with

the popular Humphrey’s Peak Trail at the summit. It starts in the heavily-wooded San Francisco Peaks and ends above the treeline with panoramic views of the state. Directions: From Flagstaff, head north on Highway 180 to the Snow Bowl Road. Go right two miles, then turn east on Forest Road 522 to the trailhead. Tips: Watch for lightning during afternoon summer storms. Water is a must, bring your own, none on the trail.

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STONES Are you at risk for a stress fracture? By Lynn Mushorn


fter three episodes of broken ribs, a broken wrist, and a broken collarbone I was beginning to suspect my husband was breaking bones in order to get out of exercising. A routine “coming of age” bone density scan proved that he had osteopenia, a frequent precursor to osteoporosis. (Osteopenic people have a lower bone mineral density than normal, but not so low as to require medication (osteoporosis). Not all osteopenic people will develop osteoporosis. At this point the family history of osteoporosis loomed large in the foreground and a small skeletal stature danced around the background. Years of a nutritious diet and regular exercise may have prevented him from developing the treatable form of osteoporosis. As athletes we carry around a certain degree of arrogance. I don’t mean the arrogance that makes us think we can bike, run, or hike faster and farther than the other guys. I mean the kind where we think all this working out we do equates to a healthier body. It is true, for the most part, but as the old saying goes, “Too much of a good thing...”

Bone Density Bone density is an interesting issue where athletes are concerned. Indeed, in my research for this article I was hard-pressed to find even a few studies that shed light on this malady. Most of the research relates to the proverbial “little old lady”. You know the one: She’s about 80 years old, weighs 95 pounds, and has never lifted anything heavier than a cup of coffee her entire life. But what about the segment of the population who doesn’t fit into this category? The marathon runner, the Tour de France racer, the IronMan contender? This community is

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often overlooked and who fall prey to the dreaded stress fracture. Stress fractures are not always associated with lower bone density in the athlete. “Most of the stress fractures I treat are a result of overuse injury,” says Dr. Erik Dean of the Arizona Sports Medicine Center. Admittedly, he doesn’t always know which fractures are the result of low bone density since he sees many on just a case-by-case basis and may not act as their primary care physician. For a plethora of reasons, these people are difficult to quantify. Many athletes do not have primary care physicians who are able to see “the whole picture”. Some stress fractures go undiagnosed and untreated. Sometimes it isn’t easy to see a pattern and sometimes there just isn’t a pattern to see. Many stress fractures are isolated incidents. And sometimes, it is only in retrospect that we figure it all out.

Who is at Risk? Baseball players are at risk for ulnar stress fractures. Collegiate rowers fracture their ribs. NBA players deal with fractures in the tibias, ankles, and feet. Track and soccer professionals fall prey to tibia (shinbone) and pubic bone fractures. The weak points in extreme runners, in addition to the tibia and pubic bone, are the calcaneus (heel bone), fibula (the leg bone that resides alongside the tibia), and the head of the femur (thigh bone). Repetitive and submaximal loading of the bone in these athletes can lead to fatigue at a particular point of stress and a resultant fracture. Any dramatic increase in load frequency or compression can put one at risk for a stress fracture. Perhaps it’s the addition of plyometrics to your strength training regime, running on a different surface or incline, or poor biomechanics. Too many amateur athletes who decide to train for a marathon or IronMan event fall prey to overuse stress fractures on the front end of training. Everyone has a different definition of “gradual increase” in workload, and each person’s breakpoint is different. “Excessive exuberance” has a way of injecting the budding superstar with a heavy dose of mortality, reality, and humility. Of course, there are a host of other factors that determine who may or may not be at risk for stress fractures besides overuse. Common among women athletes, the “female triad” afflicts young women athletes with low body weight, low body fat percentage, and menstrual disturbances. When body fat per-

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centage drops too low (generally thought to be somewhere in the low- to mid-teens) the body decreases estrogen production and periods become irregular or cease altogether. This is a red flag for athletes since estrogen is beneficial for maintaining bone density (which explains why the highest percentage of population with osteoporosis is post-menopausal women). Excessive caloric restriction, such as that practiced by competitive runners, dancers, or cyclists, may lead to lower bone density as well. Dr. Darrell Smith, a Scottsdale cardiologist, contends that real food like leafy green vegetables and lowfat dairy products are more beneficial to the body than calcium supplements. “And exercise is key for maintaining bone mineral density”, he adds. Other risk factors for decreased bone density are being Caucasian, female, lower body weight, having muscular weakness, eating disorders, a family history, and lack of weight bearing exercise. Ever wonder why the professional cyclists have so many bone fractures on their résumés’?

Classic Case Tim Fearon, PT, DPT of Fearon-Roessler Physical Therapy in Phoenix, has dealt with stress fractures both in his practice as well as personally. Several years ago a friend enlisted him to train with her to run a marathon. Being extremely fit from many years of climbing, hiking, and cycling he found running easy. So easy, that he was running 10 miles within 2 weeks. He whizzed through a half marathon and was up to running 18 miles in record time, never neglecting his cross-training activities that included cycling, hiking, and rock climbing. Soon he noticed a nagging ache in his hip that just wouldn’t go away. He had the classic sign that differentiates stress fractures from other soft tissue injuries: the pain got worse with less and less provocation until the point he could not exercise. Initial x-rays did not indicate a problem, which is common with stress fractures. Often, scans need to be repeated several times before the tiny hairline fracture is perceptible to the trained eye. An MRI eventually revealed the fracture across the neck of the femur. And bone density scans revealed another osteopenic athlete.

Recognizing a Stress Fracture How do you recognize a stress fracture? Is it shin splints or a tibia fracture? Is it a neuroma

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or a metatarsal fracture? Athletes, as a population, tend to have aches, pains, and injuries on a fairly predictable basis and differentiating a “tweak” from something more serious can be difficult. Stress fractures will usually present themselves insidiously rather than dramatically. There will be persistent pain with activity that worsens with intensity or volume. Eventually, the pain associated with the activity will get severe enough to prevent you from continuing. Once diagnosed, the physician will likely recommend a reduction or cessation of the activity that precipitated the fracture and some degree of immobility depending on the location of the injury. Fractures of the hip or a joint fracture (fifth metatarsal, i.e., base of the little toe) are notoriously slow to heal and subject to non-union. Heed the medical advice you receive since taking a couple months off to heal properly could save you years of trouble down the road.

Prevention There may not be a reliable method for prevention of stress fractures in athletes. Many athletes overtrain without ever succumbing to fractures. Many of us have family histories of osteoporosis without getting it ourselves. Whether you are a Caucasian amenorrheic Cat II cyclist, a high school wrestler with a strict diet for weight maintenance or have no risk factors at all, you should be a little more diligent about cross training and proper nutrition. But the demographics are rarely so overt. If there is a persistent pain associated with activity that gets worse the longer you work out ask yourself a few questions: Have I recently increased the volume or intensity of my training? Have I recently altered something like running surface, footwear, tennis swing, weight distribution? Do I have a family history? If female, have my periods become irregular or ceased altogether? If female, is my measured body fat percentage low? Am I eating the proper foods and consuming enough calories? Am I drinking excessive amounts of alcohol? Do I smoke? The “correct” answers do not necessarily mean that nagging pain is a fracture, but let your physician be the one to rule it out. Although my husband is one of the many athletes with low bone density, it doesn’t prevent him from working out everyday. As athletes we are at risk for stress fractures. All the more reason to train smarter, not harder.

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Sedentary Athletes: Sitting & Weighting By Nancy Clark MS RD


magine this: a lean, fit athlete who trains hard, eats heartily, and does not fret about getting fat. While this image holds true for some athletes, it seems far from reality for others. All too often, I listen to my clients complain, “I should be pencil thin for all the exercise I do.” Or they moan, “I eat like a bird compared to my friends...” How could this be? The answer is many athletes burn far fewer calories than they realize; they are actually couch potatoes the majority of the day. These seemingly active people can be surprisingly sedentary, apart from their purposeful exercise. Think about it. The majority of your waking hours can easily be spent sitting, with TV and computers being the primary culprits that induce sedentary behaviors. The average athletic person sits at breakfast; drives to work, sits all day, drives to the gym, exercises for 45 to 90 minutes, drives home, sits at dinner, and then sits in front of a screen before going to bed. Even competitive athletes who do double workouts often live a sedentary lifestyle. They generally do little but rest and recover during the nonexercise parts of their day. According to Neville Owen, speaker at the American College of Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting (Seattle, May ’09), the average person sits 9.3 hours a day. Even if you are physically fit, this high amount of inactivity is bad for your health. Exercise reduces health risks in both lean and overweight people, even if the exercise is not associated with weight loss. Owen reports the more a person sits, the higher the risk of mortality. Hence, we not only need to find time to exercise, we also need to find ways to sit less—for example, bike to work, pace when talking on the phone, stand up when writing emails. (To elevate the height of your laptop computer, put it on top of a cardboard box that you put on top of your desk.) Why, we could even reduce our carbon footprint by hanging laundry outside to dry on a clothesline. That would not only add on exercise but also save energy! Because activity has been engineered out of our lives, non-exercisers and avid athletes alike can easily spend too much time doing too little activity. For example, we no longer use our muscles to open the

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garage door, lower the car window, wash laundry, or even walk down the hall to ask a colleague a question (email is easier). For many of us, the primary movement we get in a day is our purposeful workout/training session. Hence, the goal of this article is to increase your awareness of your 24-hour activity level, and encourage you to take steps (no pun intended) to move a bit more and sit a bit less throughout the waking hours of your day.

Sitting & Weighting People who sit a lot tend to gain undesired body fat. The more they sit, the fatter they get. Fatness heightens the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and associated chronic diseases. These health risks start at a young age. A recent study with sedentary teens reports just four weekly 30-minute workouts with moderate aerobic activity was enough to stimulate major health improvements (1). And isn’t it scary to think teens are already afflicted with the so-called “diseases of aging”...? Both sedentary and active people of all ages commonly assume their undesired body fat will melt away effortlessly once they start exercising. Not the case. A study with sedentary people (ages 56 to 78 years) who added one hour of brisk walking a day indicates they did not lose undesired body fat, despite adding the hour of exercise and eating no additional food. How could that be??? They failed to lose weight because they napped more and slept more! In the course of the 24-hour day, they compensated for the extra activity by conserving energy and being more sedentary at other times of the day (2). Endurance athletes tend to so the same thing (3). Many fail to acknowledge how inactive they are when they stop training. Hence, exercise enhances fat loss if it contributes to a 24-hour calorie deficit. But all too often, athletes burn off 600 calories when training, only to refuel with 800 calories of bon-bons while watching TV ... counterproductive!

Fidgeters vs sitters Some (generally weight-conscious) athletes love to be sedentary. They look forward to finishing their workout, settling into their Laz-y-boy chair, putting their feet up, turn-

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ing on the TV, and vegging-out for hours on end. Yet, other (lean) athletes rarely sit, and when they do, they can’t sit still. They shift and wiggle in their chairs, and are very good fidgeters. Their desire to fidget is genetic, starts at birth, and explains why they prefer to relax by puttering (as opposed to sitting and reading)—and why they eat more than the sedentary athletes who eat like birds. While fidgeters may enjoy having a “fast metabolism,” sedentary athletes often complain they have a “slow metabolism.” They eat small portions, yet have undesired body fat. They commonly believe something is wrong with their bodies. The truth is, they barely move their bodies in the course of a day—other than during their five mile run or one hour spin class. Nothing is medically wrong with them. (Or, they may fail to acknowledge how much they actually do eat! To their detriment, sedentary athletes (who are good at sitting) tend to burn fewer calories than they realize over the course of the day. Similarly, obese people (who are good at sitting) tend to sit 2.5 hours more than their peers; this saves them about 350 calories a day (4). A good fidgeter, in comparison, can burn an extra 300 to 500 calories per day. So the question arises: does obesity foster sedentary behavior? Or does the tendency to be sedentary foster obesity?

The Bottom Line If weight is an issue, try to be more active throughout the day, not just during your exercise sessions. Figure out how to move your body in ways that have purpose and meaning: walk the dog, scrub the floor, walk to the post office. Your health and waistline will be glad you did! S

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Tour de Pee Vee

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The seventh annual Tour de Pee Vee kicked off on Saturday, September 19. The event, which is a part of Arizona Road Racers’ Grand Prix of running events, had a half marathon, 10k, 5k and a 2-mile fun run. All proceeds from the event benefitted the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Arizona. The start and finish were centrally located in the heart of Prescott Valley at the Entertainment District, or ED as it is known to locals. All the courses were loops that took runners on a tour through various parts of Prescott Valley. Part of the half marathon course was run on Iron King Trail with up close views of Glassford Hill, a dormant volcano. Starting temps were in the cool 60’s with overcast skies, perfect to run in. Many locals turned out for the Tour, as did athletes from the Phoenix area looking to get out of the heat. At the finish, runners were greeted with finisher’s medals and a variety of post race food. Local runner, Jennifer Kasprzyk, 30, was the first lady to finish the 5k with a time of 21:35. The Prescott resident mostly trains on trails but said, “I liked the course and it was marked very well.” She said about her race strategy, “I wanted to start off moderately and then start picking people off.” Third overall in the 10k was Dewey, Ariz. resident, Sam Corso. The 67-year-old has been running since he was a kid and logs about 25-30 miles a week. He has run the Tour before and said about the course, “The first part is downhill and gets you into your rhythm.” Corso’s wife, Sue is a regular to the Tour and she competed in the 5k event. She said, “What makes this race charming is that it’s small enough ...And go at the Tour de Pee Vee to still feel intimate.”

tour de pee vee results HALF MARATHON 10k OVERALL WOMEN Ariana Hillborn (1:38:14) Suzanne Carlson (1:49:30) Carol Bennett (1:50:58)

OVERALL WOMEN Laura Chavez (51:46) Jane Newman (53:28) Shelly Klein (55:36)


OVERALL MEN Brian Hall (1:28:30) Paul Kramer (1:31:39) C T Brinkman (1:32:41)

OVERALL MEN Antony Peakman (43:18) Sam Corso (52:09) Pete Veitnhans (53:24)

OVERALL MEN Chris Brady (18:19) Jeffrey Ellis (19:13) Terry Jasper (20:54)

WOMEN’S AGE GROUP WINNERS 20-24: Amanda Mortley (2:16:51) 25-29: Ariana Hillborn (1:38:14) 30-34: Emily Streeter (1:54:53) 35-39: Suzanne Carlson (1:49:30) 40-44: Stephanie Buettner (1:53:13) 45-49: Claudia Roedl (2:18:13) 50-54: Deb Cowell (2:22:53) 55-59: Carol Bennett (1:50:58) over 70: Cathy Gobins (3:19:12)

WOMEN’S AGE GROUP WINNERS 25-29: Amy Von Seggern (1:06:07) 30-34: Gwendolyn Payne (56:16) 35-39: Laura Chavez (51:46) 40-44: Shelly Klein (55:36) 45-49: Kathy Tootle (1:08:21) 50-54: Jane Newman (53:28) over 60: Kathy Dahl (1:02:57)

WOMEN’S AGE GROUP WINNERS Under 14: Megan Malott (35:43) 14-19: Caroline Carothers (25:04) 25-29: Heather McDowell (29:18) 30-34: Jennifer Kasprzyk (21:35) 35-39: Marlyn Summers (26:39) 40-44: Theresa Ebarb (27:56) 45-49: Eleanor Gitney (25:25) 50-54: Diane Ricke (32:27) 55-59: Teresa lamb (41:28) over 60: Annie Herrera (34:59)

MEN’S AGE GROUP WINNERS 20-24: Ryan Johnson (1:44:30) 25-29: Jon Finch (1:37:02) 30-34: Brian Hall (1:28:30) 35-39: C T Brinkman (1:32:41) 40-44: Paul Kramer (1:31:39) 45-49: Rance Myers (1:36:43) 50-54: Michael Gallagher (1:58:04) 55-59: Mark Dangerfield (1:42:55) 60-64: Tom Bennett (2:10:14) 65-69: Bill King (1:48:02) over 70: Adelio Percic (2:20:02)

MEN’S AGE GROUP WINNERS 20-24: Jason Mazur (1:00:44) 25-29: David Fort (1:19:45) 30-34: John Pizzo (57:19) 35-39: Mark Costes (57:01) 40-44: Pete Veitnhans (53:24) 45-49: Antony Peakman (43:18) 50-54: John Bowman (54:49) 55-59: Roy Ashley (58:00) 60-64: Gene Larson (1:02:45) 65-69: Sam Corso (52:09)

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OVERALL WOMEN Jennifer Kasprzyk (21:35) Caroline Carothers (25:04) Eleanor Gitney (25:25)

MEN’S AGE GROUP WINNERS Under 14: Will Hughes (25:18) 15-19: Hayden Palmer (47:52) 25-29: Matt Connolly (29:43) 30-34: Jeffrey Ellis (19:13) 35-39: Terry Jasper (20:54) 40-44: Tom Hughes (25:26) 45-49: Chris Brady (18:19) 50-54: Pete Gitney (21:24) over 60: Bruce Manziello (23:22)

A crowd of 500 athletes descended on the DC Ranch Village Health Club in North Scottsdale for the second annual Red Rock Sprint and Unified Triathlon. The Sprint consisted of a 300 yard pool swim, 20k bike and a 5k run. The Unified Triathlon, a super sprint relay, consisted of a 50 yard pool swim, 2.5 mile bike ride and a half mile run. Two triathletes and a Special Olympics athlete made up each of the 85 teams. Many triathletes finished the Sprint then got back out there for a relay leg. In the women’s Sprint race, Best of the U.S. qualifier Robin Watson, took top honors leading from the start. Her riding distanced her from the rest of the field. Her swim and bike were the fastest among the ladies with a 4:26.8 and 31:32.0 respectively. SWEAT Intern, Jenna Grover, a sophomore at University of Arizona, drove to Phoenix for the weekend for her first sprint and to be part of Team SWEAT’s Unified team along with Braden James and Publisher Sue Berliner. Grover was thrilled to finish third overall. Brandon Sullivan, 35, recent overall winner at San Diego International and Holualoa Firecracker Triathlon racked up another win beating Eter Ney by 26 seconds. The highlight of the event was the Unified Relay. The filled race was closely contested with the top five teams finishing within a minute and the top ten a little more than 2 minutes apart. After the races, great raffle prizes kept everyone around for awards. The event cracked $100,000 in funds raised for the Special Olympics Arizona. Top fund raisers were recognized. Jo Ellen James raised $2,945 and won a cruiser bike for the most raised by individual and she completed her first sprint triathlon. Jo Ellen is the mother of TEAM SWEAT’s cyclist Braden James post Unified Triathlon. Braden James.

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OVERALL WOMEN Robin Watson (1:02:00.3) Joan Hellman (1:06:40.8) Jenna Grover (1:09:37.9) OVERALL MEN Brandon Sullivan (53:26.5) Eter Ney (0:53:52.5) Bill Egan (1:03:13.6) WOMEN AGE GROUP WINNERS 20–29: Lauren Dethomas (1:10:49.8) 30–39: Katie Zeiders (1:09:54.5) 40–49: Lisa Barth (1:14:12.5) 50–59: Sue Iverson (1:18:57.7)

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MEN AGE GROUP WINNERS 8–19: Michael O’gar (1:16:28.3) 20–29: Colin Tetreault (1:04:42.0) 30–39: Daryl Ridgely (1:05:16.8) 40–49: Eric Justice (1:09:31.6) 50–59: Rick Stanfield (1:07:32.0) 60–97: Richard Shattenberg (1:21:03.0)

OVERALL RELAY Phelps Lance & Bolt (1:01:56.2) Schwab Three (1:02:00.1) Life’s A Beach (1:04:37.6)


TOP TEN OVERALL Team Chaparral (12:39.7) The Suns (13:23.9) Team Chaparral 6 (13:28.5) The Textaholics (13:34.0) Team Chaparral (13:35.3) Maricopa Compas (13:38.7) Team Chaparral 5 (13:43.7) Team Sweat (14:06.4) Dragoons (14:53.3) J.A.M. (14:53.7)



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Arizona Road Racers Summer Series Summer heat did not stop runners and walkers from the Valley’s favorite series, Arizona Road Racers’ Summer series. The five race series at various parks throughout the Valley kicked off on May 23 at Papago Park and concluded August 9 at South Mountain. Each event attracted 700 or more participants. The last race, an out and back with a hearty uphill and fast downhill pushes the limits. Each race, a runner accumulates points based on the first person in their category or age group. To qualify for the series ending awards, participants had to run in four races. If they ran all five races, their lowest score was dropped. While Ariana Kira Hilborn, 28, finished first at South Mountain, she finished third overall in the women’s series. Kylee Keiser, 15, placed third and 22 seconds behind Kira-Hilborn at the last race but it was enough to keep the teenager at the top of the Grand Prix standings. Kristina Pham, 36, took second in the race and series. In the men’s race the top three finishers, Juan Reyes, 28, Jonathan Harmon, 24, and Simon Sharles, 21 were not in contention for the series. It was a still a tight race for the series. Ari Rodriguez, 33, with 3870 points grabbed first. Jeff Turner, 37, earned 3847 points and Joseph Daniel Santillan received 3820 points to capture third.




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OVERALL FEMALE RUNNERS Ariana Kira Hilborn (19:31) Kristina Pham (19:44) Kylee Kieser (19:52) OVERALL MALE RUNNERS Juan Reyes (15:58) Jonathan Harmon (15:58) Simon Sharles (15:59) OVERALL FEMALE WALKERS Aimee L. Anderson (32:48) OVERALL MALE WALKERS Jim Troche (31:23) OVERALL MALE CHAIRS Adam Schmuki (20:15) WOMEN’S AGE GROUP WINNERS 4-10: Sarah Carter (25:43) 11-13: Savannah Gaffney (21:26) 14-17: Kylee Kieser (19:52) 18-24: Kelsey Lesueur (20:26) 25-29: Ariana Kira Hilborn (19:31) 30-34: Susan Miranda (20:27) 35-39: Kristina Pham (19:44) 40-44: Tricia Schafer (20:42) 45-49: Karla Averill (22:36) 50-54: Jan Tefft (21:03) 55-59: Pat Richert (26:43)

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60-64: Karen Davis (24:31) 65-69: Michelle Steiner (40:19) MEN’S AGE GROUP WINNERS 4-10: Joshua Reveles (22:23) 11-13: Leroy Hinojosa (18:44) 14-17: Tanner Kurchat (16:41) 18-24: Jonathan Harmon (15:58) 25-29: Juan Reyes (15:58) 30-34: Ari Rodriguez (16:38) 35-39: Jeff Stelnik (17:36) 40-44: Paul Kramer (18:40) 45-49: Jerry Marsh (17:50) 50-54: Cliff Anderson (18:57) 55-59: Andy Lawrence (18:24) 60-64: Nash Jimenez (21:28) 65-69: Bill Bogar (29:07) 70-74: Frank Roberts (28:36)

Grand Prix Standings WOMEN OVERALL Kylee Kieser

Walk WOMEN OVERALL Heidi Abdul Maria Otoya Emily Abdul WOMEN’S AGE GROUP WINNERS 10 and under: Sarah Carter 11 to 13: Savannah Gaffney 14 to 17: Stacey Herrle 18 to 24: Sabrina Joye Nelson

25 to 29: Ariana Kira Hilborn 30 to 34: Carrie Weldy 35 to 39: Terri Antonino 40 to 44: Melanie Bearden 45 to 49: Connie Garrity 50 to 54: Jan Tefft 55 to 59: Pat Richert 60 to 64: Karen Davis 65 to 69: Michelle Steiner MEN OVERALL Ari Rodriguez Walk MEN OVERALL Jim Troche Ed Keeney Bodo Diehn MEN’S AGE GROUP WINNERS 10 and under: Joshua Reveles 11 to 13: Leroy Hinojosa 14 to 17: Orbelin Araujo 18 to 24: Joseph Daniel Santillan 25 to 29: Rene Ramirez 30 to 34: Clint Santoro 35 to 39: Jeff Turner 40 to 44: Miguel Orozco 45 to 49: Neil Young 50 to 54: Steve Olafson 55 to 59: Andy Lawrence 60 to 64: Charles Balchumas 65 to 69: Bill Graves 70 to 74: Frank Roberts 75 and over: Charlie Rice






Show Low Bluff of the White Mountains. 65M, 35M, 15M, 10M. 7:30 am. Show Low Bluff Development. Todd Sadow, 520-745-2033,



Tour de Scottsdale. 70M. 7 am. Market Street, DC Ranch, Scottsdale. DCB Extreme Adventures 480-460-5052, White Mountains of Arizona Bike Tour. 434M. Camp Verde. www.timbertours. com.



Dust Devil Mountain Bike Series #1. 3M, 6M, 9M, 15.8M, 22M, 22.6M, 25M, 41M. 8 am. McDowell Mountain Regional Park, Scottsdale. RTC Viva Bike Vegas. 118M, 62M, 35M. 6:30 am. RTC Administration Building, 600 S. Grand Central Pkwy., Las Vegas. 702-676-1542, www.rtcsnv. com/vivabikevegas/. TREK Breast Cancer Awareness Ride. 10M, 25M. Peoria. Southwest Bicycles


OCTOBER 13, NOVEMBER 10 Bike Clinic. 7-9 pm. This clinic is designed for those just starting out and for those who haven’t ridden recently. It will answer all of those questions you forgot to ask when you bought your bike and will also have tips for the more experienced riders. Session will cover: Adjusting and sizing a bike for fit, flat repair, lubrication, and state and city bicycle laws you need to be aware of. Plus tips on shifting skills and advise for riding with greater safety and better efficiency. Tempe Bike, Rural & University. 480966-6896,

OCTOBER 17 22 Cochise County Cycling Classic. 45M, 92M, 157M, 252M. 2 am. Douglas. Perimeter Bicycling, 520745-2033, nd

OCTOBER 20, NOVEMBER 17 Tempe Bike Clinic. 7-9 pm. Learn how to adjust & repair your bicycle. This free clinic covers adjusting breaks, gears & bearings, chain repair and safety checking. Tempe Bicycle, Rural & University, Tempe. 480-966-6896,

OCTOBER 24-25 Cyclocross Series Races #1 and #2. Flagstaff.

October 31 Dust Devil Mountain Bike Series >> #2. 3.2M, 11.61M, 20.02M,

20.53M, 30.54, 40.04M. 8 am. Estrella Mountain Regional Park, Goodyear.

NOVEMBER 1 Noo Funteers Circle Tucson Bike Trip. 450M. Colossal Cave State Park, Tucson.

NOVEMBER 7-8 24 Hours of Fury. 12 pm. The most loops wins. Competitive Track at McDowell Mountain Regional Park.

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Arizona In Autumn Bike Tour. 3pm. Tucson. Tour de New River. 7 am. 30M, 70M. Scottsdale.

NOVEMBER 8 Cyclocross Series Race #3. Crossroads Park, Gilbert. Noo Funteers Tucson Laid-Back Bike Trip. 261M. Saguaro National Park, Tucson.

NOVEMBER 14 Cyclocross Series Race #4. Cave Creek Cactus Park, Phoenix.

NOVEMBER 17 22nd Cochise County Cycling Classic. 45M, 92M, 157M, 252M.

NOVEMBER 21 Dust Devil Mountain Bike Series >> #3. 3M, 6M, 9M, 14M, 21M,

28M, 35M. 8 am. White Tank Mountain Regional Park, Waddell. University Medical Center 27th El Tour de Tucson. 7 am. Tucson. Dorothy Barth 520-745-2033.

NOVEMBER 28 Cyclocross Series Race #5. Palo Verde Park, Mesa.

DECEMBER 5 Dawn to Dusk. 7:13 am. McDowell >> Mountain Regional Park,

Pemberton Trail, Fountain Hills. DCB Extreme Adventures 480-460-5052,

CLUBS Arizona Bike Club. Multiple rides all over the valley. Saturdays and Sundays, Moon Valley Rides. 40-50M. 6:00 am. Moon Valley Park on Coral Gables Drive, Phoenix. Claire Sutter, 602-942-3682, Bicycle Ranch. Saturdays 6 am. North Scottsdale ABC Road Ride. SE corner of Frank Lloyd Wright & the 101. 480614-8300. Bullshifters Club Rides. 6 am. Road rides Sat. and Sun. from the SW corner of I-17 & Thunderbird (behind Best Buy). 602862-6262. Desert Breeze Spin-Cycle. 6:30 am. Sunday morning road rides (moderate/ advanced) from Desert Breeze Park, Chandler. Glen Fletcher wgfletcher@ , East Valley Road Bike Rides. Saturday & Sunday 8 am. Westwood High School, Westwood & 8th St. Rides geared for bicycle race training. Dale 480-964-8168. Greater Arizona Bicycling Association. Tucson. Andrea Lightfoot, 520-4615170, www. No Women Left Behind (NWLB). All women welcome, but encourage you to find out your average speed and be able to maintain at least 15 MPH. The goal is to reach 30 miles or more every ride., www. Pathfinders. Entry level cycling group. Sundays 9 am. 10m and 20-25m. Paradise Bakery Parking lot, Double Tree and Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale. Contact Betty Denson betty@progserve. com, Phoenix Metro Bicycle Club. Saturday and Sunday rides, some weekdays and

holidays, 20-60 miles with regroup stops, less-experienced to advanced level rides. Extensive club web site. Prescott Bicycle Club. Red Mountain Brumby’s Cycling Club. Weekly fast or moderate Saturday ride, 5 am. MWF 5 am, Usery Pass, 30M. T/ Th 5 am, Las Sendas Ride, 23-26M. Sterling Baer, Scottsdale ABC Group Rides. Saturdays 6:30 am. Cycle Ranch, SE corner Via Linda & Mountain View. Sundays 6:30 am, Smith’s Shopping Center, Shea & Pima. John 480-391-2629. Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Assn. Weekly mountain bike rides/adventures. Various terrain/levels. All welcome. Tucson. 520-358-3338,, Tucson Cyclocross. Wednesdays 7 am. Have fun and refine skills. Himmel Park, Tucson. Momentum Tribe Multisport Bike Rides. Thursdays: 7:10 pm.  Road bike ride, 10 M loop from Tribe. Saturdays: 7 am. Road bike ride, 46M. Meet at Tribe, 1800 N. Scottsdale. Call for times. 480421-9442,, West Valley. Every Monday, Wednesday, & Saturday. Rides around the Sun Cities/ West Valley area. Start at McDonald’s, corner of Reems and Grand Ave. Gene Marchi 623-546-8112.

MULTISPORT/ ADVENTURE RACE OCTOBER 4 Seville Sports Club Mini & Maxi >> Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon &

Youth Tri. Adult Mini Tri: 150yd swim, 10.4M bike, 1/2M run -Adult Maxi Tri: 300yd swim, 15.4M bike, 2M run -Adult Duathlon: 1/2M run, 10.4M bike, 1/2M run - Youth Tri: 100yd swim, 5.4M bike; 1/2M run. Gilbert.

OCTOBER 8 Ironcare Splash & Dash Race #2. 750m swim, 4k run. 6pm. Tempe Town Lake, Tempe.

OCTOBER 11 PBR Off Road Triathlon and 5k >> Scramble. Sprint tri, 5k run. 7:30

am. Tempe.

OCTOBER 18 The 2 Annual JCC Scottsdale Fall >> Festival Adult & Youth & Relay nd

Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon. TRI: Adults: 250yd Swim, 9.5M Bike, 2M Run; Youth: 100yd Swim, 3.1M Bike; 1/2M Run; DU: Adults: 1/2M Run, 9.5M bike, 2M Run. Scottsdale. Ride & Stride Series. 7M bike, 1.5M run. 8 am. Market Street Park at DC Ranch, Scottsdale. www.


OCTOBER 22 Ironcare Splash & Dash Race #3. 1000m swim, 3k run. 6 pm. Tempe Town Lake, Tempe.

OCTOBER 25 Holualoa Tinfoilman Triathlon. 825yd swim, 12M bike, 3M run. 6:30 am. Hillenbrand Aquatic Center, University of Arizona, Tucson.

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SOMA Half Iron Distance Triathlon >> and Relay. 6:30 am. Tempe Town

Lake, Tempe.

OCTOBER 31 Monster Bash Triathlon. Sprint >> Tri/Duathlon/Aquathlon Relay/

Kids Tri/5K, pool swim. 6:30 am. Surprise.

NOVEMBER 1 The Amica Championship. >> Sprint. Lake Pleasant Park,

Phoenix. 401-437-8881, www.

NOVEMBER 7 Ride & Stride Series. 7M bike, >> 1.5M run. 8 am. Market Street

Park at DC Ranch, Scottsdale. www. Desert Grande Duathlon/ Triathlon. Tri: 400m swim, 10.3M bike, 3M; Du 1.5M run, 10.3M bike, 3M. 7:30 am. Central Arizona College. Call Nick Russon 520-421-8677 x 4540,


NOVEMBER 8 Blue Water Resort and Casino >> Triathlon. Sprint, Long and Relay.

7:45 am. Blue Water Resort and Casino, Parker.

NOVEMBER 15 Ride & Stride Series. 7M bike, >> 1.5M run. 8 am. Market Street

Park at DC Ranch, Scottsdale. www.



Southwest Valley Regional YMCA Youth, Adult & Relay Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon. 7 am. 2919 N. Litchfield Rd., The Southwest Valley Regional YMCA.

DECEMBER 13 Buddy. Teams of two take >> onMuddy a 6M course, alternating

between running and mountain biking plus obstacles and loads of mud.

CLUBS Durapulse. Training valley-wide for all levels. 480-862-3076. info@, www. AZ Tri Club. Participation is more important than placing. Free triathlon club. East Valley training. Swims at Canyon Lake, and Pure Fitness. Weekly bike rides in Tempe, Mesa and Scottsdale. Runs at Tempe Town Lake. All ages and abilities Dr. Jeffrey Banas. 480-633-6837,, First Wave Tri. Weekly Master’s swimming and running at Arrowhead Country Club, biking from Starbucks on 67th Ave & Arrowhead. Gage Total Training. Triathlon and multisport training. All levels welcome. Train in the Ahwatukee/Phoenix area. Jane & George 480-704-1295,, Haus Triathlon. Beginner to Kona; Weekday and weekend group workouts with periodic social gatherings. Landis Triathlon Club. Open for all levels. Training rides, runs and swims. Informative club meetings -with speakers. Landis Cyclery, 480-730-1081, 602-430-1043, mike@mikehughes1. com,

Phoenix Triathlon Club –Come Tri with us! We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the multi-sport community. Weekly rides / runs, Monthly meetings for schedule see TriCats U of A Triathlon Club. Come practice, race, and socialize! Open to all ability levels. U of A Student Recreation Center. 520-241-5437, tomcbrown1@ Tri-Scottsdale Foundation. Goal is to increase awareness of the sport, sponsor races and sponsor athletes. Coaching is available from Gage Total Training and Lewis Elliot Racing. Women’s cycling with No Woman Left Behind. Group workouts schedule online. Tucson Desert Heat Triathlon Club. TDH provides its members with organized group cycling and running workouts every weekend, various training clinics throughout the year, training or Whole Body Coaching. Comprehensive, custom triathlon coaching. All abilities welcome. Ironman experienced. Tod Miller 602-275-9177,

HIKING/ CLIMBING CLUBS Arizona Mountaineering Club. AMC promotes rock climbing, mountaineering, and other outdoor activities. Meetings are the 4th Monday of every month at 7 pm at Phoenix Country Day School, 3901 E. Stanford. Arizona Outdoor & Travel Club. A group that likes to hike, bike, camp, and do 4x4 off-roading. Tuesdays are general meetings. Scottsdale. AZ on the Rocks. Arizona’s largest indoor climbing gym. Fully air-conditioned, showers, fitness equipment. Beginners welcome. Classes for all levels and ages. Near Bell Rd. off the 101 Fwy., Scottsdale. 480-502-9777, Canine Hiking Club of Arizona. 3-5 hikes per month. All ages, skill levels & dogs welcome. 623-516-9422,, City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation. Guided outdoor programs in the city’s desert and mountain preserves, including guided hikes, unique series of outdoor yoga classes, programs for kids. Flagstaff Hiking Club. Local club that hikes most Saturdays. No meetings but communication through email and monthly newsletter., Friends. Hiking, backpacking, and canoeing for beginners to advanced., www. Glendale Hiking Club. Several hikes each month. Meets 2nd Thursday of month at 7 pm. Glendale Adult Center, 5970 W. Brown. 602-230-5391,  www. Orienteering Club. Phoenix. Clinics, meetings & competitions on finding

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the way with a map & compass. 480706-4824. Phoenix Rock Gym. Rock climbing classes. 480-921-8322, Phoenix Trail Mix. Guided outdoor programs in the city’s desert and mountain preserves. 602-495-0222, Senior Trekkers Club. 3-4M. Thursdays 8am. Meet at Sabino Canyon Visitors Center, Tucson. Social hikes for those over 50. Emory 520-296-7795. Solid Rock Climbing. Kids classes, Boy and Girl Scout programs and climbing competitions offered on a regular basis. I-17 and Pinnacle Peak. 623587-7625, Southern Arizona Hiking Club. Tucson. 50-60 hikes per month for all ages & abilities. 520-751-4513, Southwest Outdoors Club. 2nd & 4th Wednesdays 7:30pm. Hiking, backpacking, kayaking, cross-country skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking. Pyle Adult Rec. Center, 655 E. Southern, Tempe. Ed, 480-921-3821. Sierra Club Singles. Hiking, biking, backpacking, camping, climbing, canyoneering & caving, 480-654-1234. Take-a-Hike Club. Take a Hike is an outdoor club for active adults in Arizona. Variety of activities including hiking, backpacking, rock-climbing. Meet at 6:30-7:00 pm Wed. Old Chicago, SW corner Alma School & US-60, Mesa. 480-694-1195 com/group/takeahikeaz/. Tucson Orienteering Club. For beginners to experienced orienteerers. Peg 520-628-8985. Wandering Soles Hiking Club. 1st Tuesdays at 7 pm. Weekly hikes throughout Arizona. Members ages 25-40. Boulders, 530 W. Broadway Rd., Tempe. 602-2222572.

INLINE/SKATING CLUBS Predator Speed Skate & Cycle Club. Predator Speed Skate Club is the largest speed-skating club in the southwest, and is one of the largest outdoor clubs in the nation. Mark Gaylor 602274-5840, Tucson Inline SK8 Club. Sundays. Afternoon social skate. Fast Eddie 520-722-7434,

ROWING/ PADDLING CLUBS Arizona Dragon Boat Association. The association invites young and old, or all abilities to participate in a 2500 year old paddling sport. Svasquez2@, Arizona Dragon Diva’s. Women’s dragon boat team now forming, all abilities welcome. Practices Tempe Town Lake., City of Tempe Rowing Classes. Classes for ages 13 & up & for all abilities & skill levels. Enrollment for our Junior or Masters competitive program is ongoing. 480-350-5200,

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City of Peoria Outdoor Adventure Kayaking Classes. ACA certified classes for adults and children. Ongoing at Lake Pleasant. Call 623-773-7725. Polynesian Outrigger Canoe Club Na Leo ‘O Ke Kai. Experience island style fun and exercise. Tempe Town Lake, North side of Lake at white umbrellas on East side of boat launch. Tue & Thu 5:30 pm Sat 8:00 am. Look for Andrew, Janet, Peggy, or Auntie Diane.No equipment needed. 602-821-0641 or 626-200-9440. Southern Arizona Paddlers Club. Second Monday of every other month starting in January, AZ Game and Fish Building, 555 N. Greasewood Rd., Tucson, 7 pm.,



Scavenger Dash. Wildly fun urban adventure. Solve 12 clues, fun challenges, run and more. Tucson. 2nd Annual Arizona Firechiefs 5k. 5k. 7:30 am. Renaissance Hotel & Spa, Glendale. Man Against Horse Race. 12M, 25M, 50M. 6:30 am. Mingus Mountain, Prescott. Ron Barrett, 928-636-2028, Pumpkin Run. 10k. 9:30 am. Buffalo Park, Flagstaff.

OCTOBER 4 Jim Click’s Run ‘N’ Roll. 8k run/walk, 8k-wheelchair race, 3k run/walk. 7:30 am. University of Arizona Mall, Tucson.

OCTOBER 10 Cactus ChaCha Trail Runs. 3M, 7M. 7:15 am. White Tank Mountain Regional Park, Waddell.

OCTOBER 11 Arizona Road Racers Mazatzals Trail Run. 18M. 8 am. Sunflower. Arizona Road Racers 602-954-8341, info@ Get Moving Tucson 10-Miler and 5k walk/run. 10M, 5k. 7:30 am. Tucson Convention Center, Tucson. Randy Accetta, 520-991-0733, president@ PBR Off Road Triathlon and 5k Scramble. Sprint tri, 5k run. 7:30 am. Tempe.


OCTOBER 17 18th Annual Frank Kush Family Fun Run & Walk. 5k, 1M. Tempe Town Lake, Tempe. Andy Dzurinko, 480-921-9341,

OCTOBER 18 Race for Hope. 5k, 1M. 8 am. Westgate City Center, 6520 N. 91st Ave next to Jobing. com Arena. Peggy, 623-362-8438. South Mountain Classic 20k and 5k. 7:30 am. Park entrance on Central.



The Inaugural Climb Phoenix. 53 floors. Renaissance Square, downtown Phoenix. 602-418-5771,

OCTOBER 29 Halloween 5k. 6pm. Tempe or Scottsdale.

Roadrunner Sports Tempe 480-9682022, Scottsdale 480-513-1774.

OCTOBER 31 Freaky 5k. 5k, Kids run, plus >> costume contests and more. 5

pm. CityCenter of CityNorth, Loop 101 & 56th St., Phoenix. 4th Annual Ghosts and Goblins. 5k, 1M, free kids Monster Dash. 8 am. Kiwanis Park, Tempe. Peggy, 623-362-8438. 2009 Javelina Jundred. 100M. Pemberton Trail at McDowell Mountain Park. Jamil Coury 602-361-7440. Amica Championship. 5k, Kids fun run. Carefree. www. Dress Like a Vet 5k. 5k. 9am. 602-9548341,  JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. 5k. 9 am. Tempe Town Lake. Ashley Benedetto, 602-224-1800, Oracle Run 10k and 1-Mile walk/ run. 10k, 1M. 9 am. Oracle Historical Society, Oracle. Darrell Klesch, 520896-9609, 


NOVEMBER 1 4th Annual Step “N” Out 5k. 5k, 1M. 9 am. Kiwanis Park, Tempe. Erin Massey, 602-343-8470, The Fifth Annual TMC, Fleet Feet HalfMarathon & Saguaro Physicians 5K Run & Walk & TMC for Children Fun Run. 13.1M, 5k. 7:15 am. Starts and finishes at Sabino High School, Tucson.

NOVEMBER 8 Phoenix 10k. 10k, 5k. 8:30 am. Downtown Phoenix. A Race For Maggie’s Place. 9k, 3k. 8:23 am. Tempe Town Lake. 602-262-5555, Autumn Run 3 Miler and Kids Fun Run. 8 am. Purple Heart Park, Tucson. Steve Taggart, 520-820-6447, www. Lymphoma Research Foundation Arizona Chapter’s 5th Annual Lymphomathon. 5k walk. 8am. 480-305-2025, www.

NOVEMBER 14 Deseret A & L’s Run From the Sun. Half Marathon, 5K, family fun run, health expo. 4 pm. Sunset. Hohokam Park, Mesa. Tiffany Watkins, 480-5674123, JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. 5k. 9 am. TBA. Stacy Taormina, 520-327-9900, Just Another Mad Dog 50k and 25k. 5 am, 7 am. Reach 11 Horse Lovers Park, Phoenix. Frank Cuda 602-954-8341, Lord of the Wings Challenge. 5k. 10:30 am. Arizona State University, Tempe. Anton Timms, 602-258-0583, www.

NOVEMBER 15 CATwalk 10k run and 5k walk. 10 am. University of Arizona, Tucson. www.

NOVEMBER 21 Mad Mud Run. A run with obstacles, >> mud. Sign up as solo, two or five

person teams. MacDonald’s Ranch, N. Scottsdale. Undy 5000. 5k, 1M. 9 am. Downtown Phoenix.

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NOVEMBER 26 Mesa mi amigo’s Turkey Trot. 10k, 2M, 1M. 8:15 am. Red Mountain Park, Mesa. Race Place Events 602-2774372, Thanksgiving Cross-Country Classic 5k. 5k, 1.5M fun run/walk. 8 am. Reid Park, Ramada 10, Tucson. www. Turkey Trot- Six Tunnels to Hoover Dam. 3.1M, 7M. 8 am. Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Boulder City, NV.


DECEMBER 6 Runner’s Den/Fiesta Bowl Half Marathon and 5k. 7:30 am. Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza, Scottsdale. Race Place Events 602-277-4372, www.

JANUARY 17, 2010 PF Chang’s Rock N’ Roll Marathon. >> 26.2M, 13.1M. Phoenix, Scottsdale,


FEBRUARY 21 Marathon. 26.2M, 13.1M, >> 5k,Pasadena bike tour. 6 am. Pasadena City

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CLUBS American Diabetes Association. TEAM DIABETES. Walk. Run. Cure. Join us and help children and adults with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.  Training programs designed for all levels with a supportive TEAM environment! Michelle, 602-861-4731 x7095. Marathon Coaching Consultants. “Human kindness through running” Running Club and Personal Training Across the Valley. Group runs: Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. Track workouts: Tuesday and Wednesday. Coach David Allison: 480326-1495, Northern Arizona Trail Runners Association. NATRA’s mission is to promote trail running in Northern Arizona to folks of all abilities. Saturday group runs on various trails., Phoenix Fit. Marathon training program for runners designed with the goal of completing the RNR AZ marathon or 1/2.  We offer day-by-day training schedules, Saturday morning group runs, trained coaches and informational seminars. Sessions starting in July. Arcadia Park on 56th St. just south of Indian School. 480-4520286, Run AZ. 7 pm. Tues. & Thur. runs. Run AZ, 48th & Warner, Ahwatukee. 480592-0900. RunFar Arizona. West Valley half and full marathon training, and general running program., Scottsdale Running Company. Tue. & Thurs. runs 6:30 pm, 6:30 am Sat. 6941 N. Hayden #B-4. 480-948-4436, Sole Sports Running Club. Group Runs and Marathon Training.  Long Runs Sat. & Wed. Mornings, Mon. & Thur. evenings. Track Workout Wednesday Evenings. www. Team Challenge. Training for Rock ‘n Roll Vegas Half Marathon. Walkers

and runners train to help find a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Michael Simoni, 480-246-3676, Team in Training. Training for Rock N’ Roll AZ. Teams to walk or run a variety of marathons to help find a cure for leukemia. All fitness levels welcome. 602-788-8622, 800-568-1372. The Running Shop. Weekly Wednesday evening group runs. 6:00 pm.  Open to everyone.  3055 N Campbell suite 153, 520-325-5097,

SEMINARS/ WORKSHOPS/ CLASSES ONGOING Core Classes. Dynamic and challenging 60 minutes, designed to strengthen the core of the individual while incorporating the entire body and increasing endurance, flexibility, strength and power. Phoenix /4440 N. 36th St. Suite 240 / 602-956-4040/ Kraemer@ Scottsdale/ 9376 E. Bahia Dr. / 480-556-8406 / or www.  

SWIMMING OCTOBER 17 Arizona Open Water Swim >> Series #4. 2000 or 4000

meters. 10 am. Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Peoria.

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meters. 10 am. Tempe Town Lake. Hexathlon II. Short Course Yards. Dottie Boreyko/Brophy Sports Complex. Phoenix.

NOVEMBER 21-22 Ron Johnson Invitational. Short Course Meters. Arizona State University, Mona Plummer Aquatics Center, Tempe.

CLUBS Arizona Masters Swimming. Non-profit organization dedicated to promoting aquatics fitness and swimming events within the State of Arizona. Part of United States Masters Swimming. 480-365-0037, Camelback Coaching. Swim workouts at noon M, W, F. 12-1pm. Scottsdale JCC. Drop ins welcome. 480-3633867, Sun Devil Masters. Variety of programs. 25+ workouts a week. Scottsdale and Tempe pools. 602-8184790, DATES & TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE, PLEASE CALL THE INFORMATION NUMBER PROVIDED. Free calendar listings are available to events with specific dates & ongoing activities that are free & open to the public. Listings are limited to space available and subject to publishers approval. If you would like to see your event listed, send your notice before the 5th of the preceding month to: Include the name of your event in the subject line.

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