Jan. 12 downtown running/walking event supports Apache Junction High School baseball

The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department and Apache Junction High School Athletics are hosting a fun running/walking series in the community, with participants receiving a medal at the finish line. The Jan. 12 event benefits the AJHS baseball team.

Each event gives walkers and runners a choice of distances from approximately 2 miles to 4 miles in length. All events benefit a local AJHS athletic sports team and the profits go directly to the team for uniforms, clinics, equipment, camp expenses, etc., according to a release.

The Jan. 12 route will start and end at Flatiron Park, 100 N. Apache Trail.  Check-in begins at 9 a.m. and the run/walk will start at 9:30 a.m.

Team members and parents will be on-site volunteering and will be drumming up registrants for the event, according to the release.

It is $20 to enter and the proceeds directly benefit the team.

Thanks to the support of Lost Dutchman Marathon Inc., all students can participate for $10 each (use coupon code: AJ18).

Visit the registration page at ajcity.net/irun4aj or sign up the morning of the event. Children must have a parent fill out a registration form in order to participate.

For more information on this program or other programs and services, call the parks and recreation department at 480-983-2181 or go to ajcity.net/parks.

The Apache Junction Independent publishes a daily newsletter and website. A print edition is mailed each month to 35,000 homes.

You are encouraged to leave relevant comments but engaging in personal attacks, threats, online bullying or commercial spam will not be allowed. All comments should remain within the bounds of fair play and civility. (You can disagree with others courteously, without being disagreeable.) Feel free to express yourself but keep an open mind toward finding value in what others say. To report abuse or spam, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box.

Facebook Comment