Bike, Run And Toss Under Rim



Tom Brossart photo

Mountain biking is nothing new in the Rim Country. Enthusiasts have made use of the area’s multitude of trails for many years.

Check those tires and the treads on your running shoes. Limber up that tossing arm and do some accuracy exercises. The Payson Mountain High Games has contests waiting for you this weekend.

A Mountain Bike Race, a 5k Trail Run and a Horseshoe Tournament are all part of the Payson Mountain High Games. The three events are scheduled for Saturday, June 4.

The Mountain Bike Race will have three divisions, one for novice, another for female riders and the third for advanced riders.

Check-in is at 7 a.m., Saturday, June 4 at the Payson Event Center. The novice division starts at 8 a.m., with the participants in the female division starting one minute later, and the advanced division following.

The race is a short course format. The route is approximately 5k over primitive terrain.


Tom Brossart photo

Get a taste of Mountain Bike Racing at the Payson Mountain High Games this weekend. The race is about a 5k and starts at the Payson Event Center the morning of Saturday, June 4.

The 5k Trail Run is equal to about a 5k on partial primitive terrain. It is an undulating, all-dirt course, with no asphalt. Registration is at 9 a.m. at the Payson Event Center, with the run starting at 10 a.m.

The first five finishers in the male and female divisions of the 5k Trail Run will be awarded prizes.

The Arizona State Horseshoe Pitchers Association presents the Horseshoe Tournament. Check-in is at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 4 at the Payson Event Center, with the contest starting at noon. There are novice and expert divisions of competition.

Payouts will be to the top three places in both divisions with $500 up for grabs. It is a doubles tournament with a double elimination format.


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