Paatuwaqatsi Run – Polacca, AZ
Dear Paatuwaqatsi runners and friends,
We are back this year for the Paatuwaquatsi Run! The “Water is Life” run event will take place at founder Bucky Preston’s residence located in Polacca, Arizona, on the Hopi Reservation. We will return with the spirit of the original Ultra run, the 10 miles, and fun run on Saturday, September 14th, 2019.
The Paatuwaqatsi Run or “Water is Life Run” was created to bring all mankind together for a prayer run. To unite in thought and prayer for the sacredness of water. As a prayer run, this will not be a timed event.
The different runs will take you through trails in the foothills of Polacca and through the valley along the desert sand and brush. Please join us by registering online through UltraSignUpon. Click on the link at waterislife.org. Or send an e-mail to [email protected] and request for a registration form that can be e-mailed to you.
Bucky would like to personally invite all runners back to Hopi and to thank you all for your participation. As a prayer run, this will not be a timed event. Most runners have the capability with modern technology to be able to monitor your time if you so choose. We could not do this event without the many volunteers that have helped over the years. If you would like to volunteer please let us know by sending an email to us. We look forward to seeing you again at this year’s event. Please continue to follow us on facebook at Paatuwaqatsi Water is Life Run. The Paatuwaqatsi Committee
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 over trails used by the Hopi runners over the years.
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.
Free camping will be available on-site the night before at the run site location. A free pasta dinner for runners will also be provided the night before the event. Runners can also pre-register or pick up runner packets if you have pre-registered at the Spaghetti dinner. A native feast will also take place after the race at the run site. we look forward to seeing you!
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