Pine trail run

Last year, more than 100 runners came out for the first ever Pine Trail Run.

Now is the time to sign up for one of 150 spots in an upcoming trail run in Pine.

The Pine Trail Run follows a scenic route just below the Mogollon Rim between Pine and Strawberry.

The 8.6-mile course ranges in elevation from 5,365 feet to more than 6,312 feet. Volunteers have rerouted much of the trails and they are very runnable, organizers say.

The race is limited to 150 runners.

New this year, the Pine Trail Run features a 5K race ranging from 5,373 feet elevation to 5,787 feet elevation. This race is limited to 100 runners.

The Pine Trail Run is open to runners 12 years and older. The event will use age-grading to adjust running performance based on age and gender according to the World Masters Athletics and USA Track & Field organizations.

Medals and plaques will be awarded, including plaques for the top overall age-graded winners in each race.

Register online

The registration fee includes a short-sleeved shirt if registered online by April 21 and swag in a reusable bag. Also included is a burrito breakfast for all registered runners, provided at the race finish line by the Mountain Village Foundation, a charitable 501(c)(3) organization.

Registration is $60 for the long race and $40 for the 5K. If registering at the event the evening of May 3 or morning of May 4, the registration fee for the long race is $65 and $45 for the 5K.

Get more details about the race and register at www.pinetrailrun.com.

Proceeds from the race help support trail advocacy and new trail development through the Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction Committee, a non-profit organization dedicated to wildfire prevention through community education, reducing fuel loads and improving recreational opportunities in the surrounding forest in order to raise its value.

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