10 Quirky Summer Trail Races (+ Win NATHAN pack!) - Page 5
5. Try Running a Hopi Race
Photo courtesy of Don Meyer
- Paatuwaqatsi - Water Is Life 10M and 50K
- September 13, 2014
- Polacca, Arizona
The non-profit Paatuwaqatsi-Water for Life 10-Mile and 50K race courses cover the Hopi country of Northern Arizona, and runners can expect to find themselves traversing desert sand, riparian habitat and high mesa tops. Founded in 2003 by legendary Hopi runner, Bucky Preston, the run will include speakers who aim to both advocate and celebrate the “connection between water and life.” A traditional Hopi meal will be served following the race, and whether you’ve run the race or not, everyone is welcome.
Beware, though: temperatures are slated to run into the high-80s.