Trail Run Celebrates Sanctity of Water
How Exciting!! Only a few more days until runners from around the world will gather on Hopi’s First Mesa to celebrate and commemorate the sanctity of water in the Annual Water is Life run. This year’s run includes a 30-mile ultra-run, a 10-mile loop and 4-mile fun run. The night before runners and their guests are invited to a spaghetti dinner, hosted by the Paatuwaqatsi Committee. The spaghetti dinner will be will be Friday, September 12th at 6pm at the corner of Highways 264 and 87, in Second Mesa, in the parking lot of the Second Mesa Post Office.
The Ultra Run begins at 6:00 am Saturday, September 13th, followed by the 10 mile loop at 7:00 am, and the 4 mile fun run, at 8:00 am. Look for signs off Highway 264 at milepost 390 west of Polacca, First Mesa, to find the run site and campsites. The camp site is primitive and will have port-a-pots, please bring drinking water and any other necessities for camping. Cell phone service is limited on the reservation (At&t & T-Mobil) and there is no cell service at the race site. The weather is cool evenings and mornings and some chance of rain.
For more information or to register for the run, log onto www.waterisliferun.org and like us on our Facebook page. On-line registration will close Thursday, September 11th at midnight. You can also call Kim Secakuku at (928) 221-6167.