Fountain Hills Hosts Mountain to Fountain 15 K Race

Sponsored by Banditos Running Club and Southwest Spine and Sports

Mountain to Fountain 15k by Banditos Running Club and Southwest Spine and Sports

The  “Mountain to Fountain” race returns to Fountain Hills on March 11, 2012.  Organized by Scottsdale running club , the Banditos, the Southwest Spine and Sports Mountain to Fountain race one of the few 15K (about 9.3 miles) races in the Valley. The run follows a scenic up-and-downhill route that starts near the McDowell Mountain Regional Park’s Pemberton Trailhead and finishes at Fountain Park in downtown Fountain Hills.  Post-race party with live music, beer garden hosted by Four Peaks Brewery and arts and crafts vendor booths is hosted by the Plaza Fountainside merchants at Fountain Park.

The Bandidos are calling it a race “for runners, by runners,” and the course is USA Track and Field certified. John Reich, Bandidos coach and race director, said profits will be given to school track-and-field teams, Valley running groups and competitive distance runners.

The race starts at 8:00 am, with shuttles operating from the parking lots at the Fountain to the starting area in McDowell Mountain Park starting at 6:45 am.  Pre-registration is required; fees vary from $35-$45 per runner; after party is free and open to the public. Prizes will be awarded across a broad range of age groups.

For more information, call 602-743-5614, racedirector@bandidos15k.com, or check out all the details at  bandidos15k.com.

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