WHAT 50K Ultra / 10 Mile / 4 Mile
WHERE? Polacca, AZ
WHEN? September 13, 2014

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Countdown to Run Day
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.
The Paatuwaqatsi Run is a special public event open to anyone who is interested in running for the cause of water and life. The run will take place in the heart of Hopi country and will pass through the ancient village of Walpi. The Paatuwaqatsi Run was founded by the well-known and accomplished Hopi runner, Bucky Preston, who has literally run thousands of miles in the quest to preserve and protect his people's water.

The Ultra Run and 10 Mile Loop will cover various types of high desert terrain, from open sand, hard rock surfaces, high mesa tops and riparian habitat. The Ultra Run is for conditioned runners who are used to covering distances 20 miles or more. This special run will take place on high desert terrain in summer heat well above 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Each runner must be prepared for extreme outdoor running conditions that demand excellent physical shape and endurance.

The Paatuwaqatsi 50K Run stands out in the list of races included in the 2012 Trail Runner Trophy Series because it is not a race, not really. It is a monument to community, heritage and preservation. In the spirit of giving, it is a non-profit event, operated entirely by volunteers, and hosted by the Hopi people in Northern Arizona to celebrate the sustaining connection between water and life in the way they have done for centuries—by running.

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