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"Guano Happens" 5k Trail Run

September 27
Kartchner Caverns State Park

5K Trail Run & Kids Fun Run

5K Trail Run & Kids Fun RunCome experience the Kartchner Caverns inaugural 5K Trail Run. Come out to run; stay to learn about the bats, the guano, and preservation of the cave. Post-race festival complete with awards ceremony and family fun activities. This unique course will take you through the rugged desert terrain of the Sonoran/Chihuahuan Deserts. The run will include multiple sets of stairs and allows you to run along areas that are normally closed to the public. You will experience majestic views of the entire San Pedro River Valley and the beautiful mountain ranges that surround the park. Park entrance included. Free T-shirt if pre-registered by midnight August 31. The entire course is aboveground. This event is sponsored and operated by the Friends of Kartchner Caverns SP External Link


5K Trail Run Online Registration Online Reservations 

1 Mile Kids Fun Run Registration is at park on the morning of Sept. 27 

5K Trail Run & Kids Fun Run Information (PDF Document 1 MB PDF)


Event schedule

6:30 - 7:45 am: Registration & Bib pickup 

8 am: 5K Trail Run starts (ages 14 and up)

9:30 am: 1 Mile Kids Fun Run starts (ages 13 and below)

10 am: Award Ceremony for both races


Event Volunteers: We also need volunteers to make this event a success! If you are interested in helping out, please send an email to reservations(at) or call (520) 586-4118 (this phone number is for event volunteer registration only).

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