Sunrise Challenge 7K at Round Mountain June 5
Globe Rotary’s annual Sunrise Challenge event is even bigger this year: going from 5K to 7K, with an easier class for walkers at Mountain Park -- and pancake breakfast to applaud the winners after the event at the Elks club on Saturday, June 5. And although the race has gone bigger, fees remain the same: $25 prior to June 1, then $30 until race day - with special discount rates available for students and families.
Some details are to be announced as race-day approaches, but registration begins at 5:00 a.m., with the official start at 6:00. For more than two decades this event has brought runners and walkers of all skill levels and ages to celebrate National Trails Day and explore scenic paths that ascend Round Mountain Park.
The challenging 5K route has rocky trails and some boulder-hopping. Round Mountain Park is open daily and admission-free; winners from prior years suggest at least one visit ahead of time to scope out the trail and experience the course before race day. To find Round Mountain Park from downtown Globe heading east, turn left at Denny’s and drive past the Best Western motel, then continue straight past the Samaritan Veterinary clinic and continue straight uphill to Round Mountain Park.
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Awards to top 7K finishers, male and female, in age classes 12-20, 21-35, 36-50, 51-65, and over 65. The 21st annual race is sponsored by Globe Rotary and the City of Globe.
Entry forms are available at the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1360 North Broad Street; also at Cami Lucero’s State Farm Insurance office and Desert Oasis Wellness Center in downtown Globe.
Watch for online entry to be posted at runsignup.com, or call the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce at 425-4495. Make entry checks payable to Globe Rotary Club-Round Mountain. Connect with organizers of the event, and fans on the Facebook event page.