Texas Canyon Trail Run
Saturday, March 25, 2023
9:00 10K Start Time
9:20 5K Start Time
The Amerind Museum presents the 10th Annual Texas Canyon Trail Run. Run or walk the scenic 5K or 10K courses in this awe-inspiring region that is normally closed to the public. Texas Canyon is marked by spectacular rock formations, including balancing boulders, and trails crisscrossing through open fields of yucca, ocotillo, a variety of cacti, and scattered trees that dot the terrain. 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.
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. At the Texas Canyon Trail Run, Amerind is honored to welcome the No:lik Traditional Singers and Dancers. They are from the community of No:lik on the Tohono O’odham Nation. Most of their singers belong to a multi-generational family that values their ancient singing and dance traditions. On March 25, they will sing traditional O’odham songs in their Native language to encourage the trail runners along their way.
Once you have completed the race, please stay for the Awards Ceremony at 11:00 am. Then grab a bit to eat from our food vendor. After your meal, 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 to the admissions desk to take advantage of this offer.
We hope to see you Saturday, March 25!
Texas Canyon Trail Run event details:
Who: Open to the public – all ages.
Where: Amerind Museum, 2100 N. Amerind Rd. Dragoon, AZ 85609
When: Saturday, March 25, 2023.
Start Times: 9:00 am for 10K and 9:20 am for 5K
To register visit: https://bit.ly/TCTR2023