TRW Trail of Doom Gathers Thousands for Frightful Time
November 4, 2022
Oct. 26 saw the return of Tribal Recreation and Wellness Programs frightful Trail of Doom at the Mul-Chu-Tha Fairgrounds.
This was the first Trail of Doom since the pandemic and drew thousands of attendees for the Halloween-themed event. Over 4,000 people flooded the fairgrounds to attend this year’s Trail of Doom, setting a new record for attendance.
The last Trail of Doom set a record of 3,000 attendees in 2019.
It was a busy October for Tribal Recreation and Wellness as they began hosting numerous events for the Community. Some of those events included the Trail of Doom 5K Fun Run/Walk, Day of the Deadlift, and Glow-In-The-Dark Volleyball tournament. The goal for all of the events is to encourage healthy activity.
“Trial of Doom offers everyone a chance to get their heart rates up whether you’re dancing to the music, walking, or going through the haunted maze everything tonight will get your heart going, and that’s what we want,” said Angel Orque, Program Manager for Tribal Recreation and Wellness.
“The goal of the event is to provide a space for families to come together where they can be active together.”
The event treated everyone of all ages to inflatable jumpers for the kids, entertainment stage with music performed by “Gertie ‘n’ the T.O. Boyz,” and a pumpkin patch for families. A new addition for the brave minded was a haunted maze with jumps and scares provided by members the Akimel O’odham/ Pee-Posh Youth Council.
And no Halloween themed event is complete without some candy. A portion of the fairgrounds designated for families to trunk-or-treat featured 32 GRIC programs and departments with booths to distribute candy to all in attendance. Closing out afterward, Orque shared, “The event was made possible by Tribal Recreation and Wellness staff, District 7 staff, District 3 staff, trunk-or-treat booths, and volunteers.”