May 21 2010 On Sunday May 16 2010 Arizona R

first_imgMay 21, 2010 On Sunday, May 16, 2010, Arizona RunningEvents Co. and Arcosanti presented the Arcosanti 5K Run & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk. There were 55 runners participating in the 5K and 12 walkers in the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, including many Arcosanti residents. [photo & text: Anita Baker] Runners received t-shirts and were issued a magnetic chip to attach to a shoe to get accurate running times. When the runners crossed the mat at the start/finish line, the chips were activated. Refreshments, fruit, snacks, water and ice cream were available. The 5K is a beautiful scenic dirt road course around the Arcosanti site through the Agua Fria River valley. The course was a little over 5K and the running times are for 3.5 miles. The day was perfect for running: 70 degrees and a little breeze. [photo & text: Anita Baker] A winner! Susan Gordon from Sedona, Arizona was the first place winner for women with a running time of 26:28. Winners received ceramic wind-bells (the famous bells made at Arcosanti), medallions and gift certificates. [photo & text: Anita Baker] Another happy winner! Matteo Di Michele, another Arcosanti resident, was third place winner in his age group with a running time of 32:55. Arcosanti plans to host another 5k running event next year. Don’t miss it! [photo & text: Anita Baker]last_img

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