Although the Sept. 26 deadline for pre-registration into the Rim Country Challenge has passed, those interested can still sign up between 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. on race day, Oct. 4. All races start and finish at Payson’s scenic Green Valley Park. The half marathon and relay begin at 8 a.m., the 5K begins at 8:15 a.m. and the young athletes’ fun run begins at 9 a.m.
Awards will be given to the first overall male and female finishers of the half marathon and 5K. Awards will also be given to the first three male and female finishers in each age division and certificates will be given to all young athlete participants.
All proceeds from the event benefit the Payson Area Habitat for Humanity.
PAHH board member Ross Hage touts the run as one that “benefits a terrific cause: providing affordable housing for those in need.”
He also says the half marathon “provides an opportunity for Arizonans to do something fun and healthy in the great outdoors during one of the most beautiful times of year in the Rim Country.”
For more information, call (928) 474-5242, ext. 7.