Organizers expect more than 500 people at the Beat Cancer Boot Camp Challenge on Saturday, March 16, at Brandi Fenton Park. The race, a 5K obstacle course run that takes place along the Rillito River Park, and associated festivities will take place between 6 a.m. and noon.
Bicyclists, walkers, and other Loop users should be cautious in this area and yield to people participating in the Challenge event.
Athletes race as individuals or in five-person teams. They will walk, run, climb or crawl through mud pits, climbing stations and other obstacles built by local members of the Army, Navy, ROTC, Fire Stations, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and SWAT. The military-style 5K obstacle course runs along the Rillito River dirt trail and the adjacent wash.
Pima County Natural Resources, Parks, and Recreation Department is a sponsor of this event. All proceeds from the event will support Beat Cancer Boot Camp, a local non-profit exercise and support group for cancer patients, cancer survivors and anyone whose life is affected by cancer.
The Loop shared use path encompasses both banks of four major river systems or waterways. Pima County residents and visitors can enjoy biking, walking, or horseback riding along the Rillito River, the Santa Cruz River, the Pantano Wash, the Julian Wash and the Harrison Greenway. The Loop also has path extensions along tributary washes or extensions. This includes the Tanque Verde Wash and the Cañada del Oro Wash.
More than one third of the metropolitan population lives within a half mile of the Loop or Loop extended paths.
For more information about the Challenge, visit: http://beatcancerbootcamp.com/?page_id=259
For more information about The Loop, visit: www.pima.gov/TheLoop.