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.
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.
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.
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!