Please save the date for AZT in a Day 2020 on
Saturday, October 10th!
On October 12th, 2019 at least 759 people were out on the Arizona National Scenic Trail as part of AZT in a Day. There were 469 hikers, 215 runners, 62 mountain bikers, 11 equestrians, and 2 people who rolled through by wheelchair. At least 107 family and friends were there to provide shuttles, and 153 other people donated to the cause. This means at least 1,019 people participated in AZT in a Day both on and off the trail.
Together, we amassed 5,266 trail miles in 24 hours. That’s enough miles to cover the Arizona Trail’s 800-mile length over 6 times in a single day. While no rainy weather or reroutes affected the day, the Woodbury Burn scar proved difficult to traverse, and areas north of the Mogollon Rim were met with below freezing evening temps.
Based on the completion forms, social media posts and several phone calls, we can say with certainty that 97.5% of the 100 sections were completed. This breaks down to 96.2% of the trail’s standard and urban route miles. The Arizona Trail Association also received $43,112 in donations through this event.
We are in awe at the time, energy, commitment, and generosity of participants. Thank you all for your support, and continued interest and love of the Arizona National Scenic Trail. These numbers showcase the strength of the Arizona Trail community, and what we can accomplish together.
By popular demand, AZT in a Day is coming back next year on October 10th and we want you to be part of it. Details on free online registration will be emailed to you next year. Between now and then, please stay in touch with the Arizona Trail Association. Volunteer opportunities abound, and we’re always looking for help in maintaining this scenic 800-mile treasure.
To view even more photos, check out our participant dropbox folder.