Register for AZT in a DAY Today
On Saturday, October 9, hundreds of outdoor enthusiasts from across Arizona will stage themselves along the Arizona National Scenic Trail, ready to complete the entire trail in a single day. Each person will have a few miles to complete and 24 hours to do it. Want to join in the fun and help us make history? Register for free here.
“This is no small feat,” said Karrie Kressler, coordinator for the challenge. “We’re going to need hundreds of committed folks out there to collectively hike, run, pedal and ride 800 miles in a day.”
In the previous three years of AZT in a Day, over a thousand hikers, runners, bikers and equestrians have come very close to covering the entire trail in one day, amassing over 5,000 trail miles, and in 2019, completing 97.5% of the trail in a one day.
The Arizona Trail has always been about group effort, and this challenge is no different. “It took tens of thousands of volunteers over three decades to build the Arizona Trail, and now we’re delighted to be able to invite everyone to share this amazing public resource during one of the best times of the year,” said Matt Nelson, Executive Director of the Arizona Trail Association. “No matter how far you can hike, run or ride, we hope everyone can enjoy some time on the AZT with us this October.”
The 800-mile trail has been divided into sections ranging in length from 1.8 to 18 miles. Participants will have 24 hours to complete their portion of the trail. A few sections of the trail are remote and require extra planning. For these sections, participants familiar with backpacking will be required to camp in particular areas at least a day before the actual event to be ready to complete their portion on October 9.
Online registration is free and open to everyone. This year, as a thank you for registering, you’ll receive a limited edition 2021 AZT in a Day sticker, and so will everyone on your team! We’ll also send a sticker to everyone who donates $25 or more to your fundraising page, and for every $50 you help raise you will receive one entry into our raffle for some quality outdoor gear.
To register and to learn more information about AZT in a Day, please visit aztrail.org/events/aztinaday-2021/.