Globe Rotary will host its 19th Annual Sunrise Challenge 5K Run and 2-Mile Walk at Round Mountain Park on Saturday, June 8.
Registration takes place from 5-5:50 a.m. and the event begins 6 a.m.
Runners and walkers of all skill levels are invited to celebrate National Trails Day and sign up for the Sunrise Challenge to explore trails that ascend Round Mountain Park in Globe. The 19th annual race is sponsored by Globe Rotary in partnership with the Gila County Division of Health and Emergency Services.
The challenging 5K route has rocky trails and some boulder-hopping. Round Mountain Park is open daily and admission-free; winners from prior years suggest at least one visit ahead of time to scope out the trail and experience the course before race day.
Entry forms are available at the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1360 N. Broad Street; from Cami Lucero’s State Farm Insurance office, and also Desert Oasis Wellness Center.
The entry fee is $25 prior to Thursday, May 30, then $30 until race day. Special discount rates available for students and families. Make entry checks payable to Globe Rotary Club-Round Mountain. Check-in from 5-5:50 a.m. on race day at the Round Mountain visitor center.
To find Round Mountain Park from downtown Globe heading east, turn left at Denny’s and drive past the Best Western motel, then continue straight past the Samaritan Veterinary clinic and continue uphill to Round Mountain Park.
Awards to top 5K finishers, male and female, in age classes 12-20, 21-35, 36-50, 51-65 and over 65.
For more information, call the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce at 425-4495.