Texas Canyon Trail Run

11th Annual Texas Canyon Trail Run/Walk

Saturday, March 23, 2024

9:00 10K Start Time 

9:20 5K Start Time

Open to the Public-All ages

The Amerind Museum presents the Eleventh Annual Texas Canyon Trail Run on Saturday, March 23, 2024. Bring your friends and family to run or walk the scenic 5K or 10K courses in this awe-inspiring region the Texas Canyon Nature Preserve. Texas Canyon is marked by spectacular rock formations, including balancing boulders, spires, and trails crisscrossing through open fields of yucca, ocotillo, a variety of cacti, and scattered trees that dot the terrain.

In a culture of running, it is no surprise that many Native communities have ways of encouraging runners along their path. Among the O’odham of Arizona and Sonora, singing is important at all community events and celebrations. The Amerind is honored to welcome back the No:ligk Traditional Singers and Basket Dancers from the Tohono O’odham Nation. On March 23, they will sing traditional O’odham songs to encourage the trail runners along their way.

Once you have completed the race, please stay for the Awards Ceremony at 11:00 am. This year in addition to their medals, the Amerind is pleased to award the overall winners of the 5K and 10K with original artwork from acclaimed Tohono O’odham painter Michael Chiago, thanks to this year’s Title Sponsor-Desert Diamond Casinos.
After the awards ceremony, grab a bite to eat from our food vendors (Shirley Harvey Native Frybread, Bam Bam BBQ, and the Dragoon General store’s Stagecoach Squeeze). Then, step inside and explore Amerind’s exhibits. Your race registration also includes free entry into the Amerind Museum and Art Gallery. Simply show your bib number or guest passes to the admissions desk to take advantage of this offer.

Want to register or participate as a group from a company, organization etc. contact us for details and arrangements, we make it easy!

Participation in the event enables Amerind to further its mission of fostering and promoting knowledge and understanding of the Native Peoples of the Americas through research, education, conservation, and community engagement.

10K-$40 adults, $25 youth

5K-$30 adults, $15 youth

*Early bird rates, price increases to $45. and $35. ($50 and $40 on race day)

Whether you’re a competitive runner or just want to walk leisurely, this is the perfect opportunity to get off on the right foot in the new year, meet new people and join the fun!

We hope to see you Saturday, March 23!

Register here: https://bit.ly/TCTR2024

Register by March 22 and save. Prices increase after March 22 at 11:59 pm for adult 5K & 10K registrations. Youth prices do not change.

Thank you to our Title Sponsor:

**Please note that the Amerind hiking trails will be closed Friday, March 22, 23 & Sunday, March 24th for race day preparation and clean up. We apologize for any inconvenience. The trails will reopen to the public on Tuesday, March 26 at 8:30 am.