Hikers, runners and riders to attempt entire 800-mile Arizona Trail Oct. 12

Grand Canyon News (September 24, 2019)

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Imagine hiking, biking or riding 800 miles in a single day. Sound impossible?

It’s not — if you volunteer to cover one of nearly 100 separate sections of the Arizona National Scenic Trail (AZT), along with others who each choose to travel different sections of the route, which extends from the Mexico border to the Utah border.

On Oct. 12, more than a thousand hikers, runners, mountain bikers and equestrians from around the world will be staged along the course to participate in AZT in a Day to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Arizona Trail Association.

“We want to get people out to experience the entire length of the trail and set the record for participation in a single day to celebrate our first 25 years of existence,” said Matthew Nelson, executive director of the Arizona Trail Association. “This will be the first time a National Scenic Trail will be completed in this way,” he added.

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