Runners take to trails for 9th Annual Desert Run in Blackwater
February 2, 2018
Aaron J. Tohtsoni
Gila River Indian News
The District 1 recreation hosted the 9th Annual Desert Run in North Blackwater on Saturday morning, Jan. 27. The run featured a 2-mile walk as well as a 3-mile and 6-mile run. The overall turnout for the event was nearly 200 runners and walkers of all ages.
Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis participated in the event. There were elder participants and young participants who came out and had fun.
The run was hosted by District 1 but was in conjunction with the Gila River Health Initiative. The GRHI funded the event with t-shirts and water bottles that were handed out to participants.
Next year will be the 10th Annual Desert Run and with a year to plan, could be the biggest run of them yet.