The Paatuwaqatsi Run is a special public event open to anyone who is interested in running for the cause of water and life.
The run will take place in the heart of Hopi country and will pass through the ancient village of Walpi.
The Paatuwaqatsi Run was founded by the well-known and accomplished Hopi runner, Bucky Preston, who has literally run thousands
of miles in the quest to preserve and protect his people's water.
The Ultra Run and 10 Mile Loop will cover various types of high desert terrain, from open sand, hard rock surfaces, high mesa tops and riparian habitat.
The Ultra Run is for conditioned runners who are used to covering distances 20 miles or more. This special run will take place on high desert terrain in summer heat well above 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Each runner must be prepared for extreme outdoor running conditions that demand excellent physical shape and endurance.
The Paatuwaqatsi 50K Run stands out in the list of races included in the 2012 Trail Runner Trophy Series
because it is not a race, not really. It is a monument to community, heritage and preservation. In the spirit of giving,
it is a non-profit event, operated entirely by volunteers, and hosted by the Hopi people in Northern Arizona to celebrate
the sustaining connection between water and life in the way they have done for centuries—by running.