Runners showed up at Salt River High School on October 25 to participate in the annual Red Mountain Half Marathon, a 13.1-mile run on both road and dirt throughout the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. More than 100 runners competed individually or on relay teams.
Trent Taylor (Hopi/Navajo), the first runner in at the finish, said he enjoyed his morning race.
“It was a very nice training run. I actually did a 40-mile bike ride right before this, and I just wanted to [do] a six-minute running pace. I love this course; it’s mostly dirt and road,” said Taylor. This is his third year participating in the half marathon; his time was 1:24:12.
The Community Wellness team would like to thank the Salt River Senior Steppers, Fatherhood Group, the Boys & Girls Club’s Torch Club, Red Mountain Riders and Salt River Young Warriors for volunteering their time to help with directing traffic and the runners, as well as handing out water. The Community Wellness team would also like to thank Four Peaks Racing.”