Races Draw Many Out-Of-Town Visitors To Rim Country

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Editor:

Within the past two weeks, the Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department has put on two wildly successful races in Payson — the Payson Area Trails System (PATS) “Circle the Peak” National Trails Race on June 6 and the 4th Annual Payson Sprint Triathlon on June 13. Both of these events not only provided a fun and enjoyable competition and atmosphere for participants, but also drew a high percentage of out-of-town visitors to the Rim Country.

The continued existence of these events would not be possible with current budget conditions without the involvement of many local volunteers. The Payson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department would like to thank the organizations for providing volunteer support staff for these two events.

PATS Volunteers

Habitat for Humanity

Safeway Foundation

KCMA

Parks and Recreation Volunteers

The town of Payson is becoming a hot-spot for these types of special events and we look forward to hosting more with our community’s support.

Deb Rose, Town of Payson aquatics and special events coordinator

Mary McMullen, Town of Payson trails and outdoor recreation coordinator

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