Sunday, January 24, 2010
Chase The Sun Trail Run
On January 23, the small contingent of US Team members currently in Tucson, AZ for a winter training camp organized a trail run to benefit the Team. The run took place just before sunset at Ironwood, the site of a Tucson Orienteering Club event earlier in the day, and was called the Chase The Sun Trail Run.
Eric Bone designed and marked the course for the small, but enthusiastic group of 13 runners who showed up at the start line. The race went well, and the competitors appeared to enjoy the race, as well as the snacks and hot chocolate available at the finish.
We are hoping to make this race an annual fundraiser for the US Team, and hope that the positive reports from the race (here and here) help draw a bigger crowd next year!
Eric Bone giving the pre-race instructions
Just before the finish
Paul, the race winner
Kristen, the first woman
Chia-Chi is clearly enjoying the race
Everyone is having a good time!
The best part of a trail race: the snacks and chatting afterwards!
Saguaro at sunset