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12th Annual Running For Life 10K Trail Run - Saturday, June 20, 2020
CANCELLED - due to COVID 19
Running For Life10K
Looking forward to 2021
Thank you for making this run a success!!!!

"Running For Life 10K"

The event was originally established by John Curley, Jr. and Elaina Vann with the intention to give back to the community through health. From the beginning, family members have supported this run and given their utmost to provide a wonderful health experience to community members and fellow health seekers: runners, joggers, and walkers. Since the run has evolved, family members have been blessed to greet returning relatives, new faces, and along the way participate in running events. This sets a new tone to the meaning of "Running for Life". 

John, an avid runner, has been running since a young age. This was an expectation set forth by his father. In November 2006, John's father passed on, leaving a tradition imbedded in his son. In honor and memory of the late John Curley, Sr. and with the support of his wife Effie T. Curley, the 10K Run has been set to take place annually on the Saturday, of the weekend of "Father's Day".                                                                                                                       Running, a breath taking journey - physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, has been set forth as a way of life but also a way of healing. The theme and message - "life is precious". Through the years, individuals have shared personal stories of how exercise has healed and made changes to their life or loved one's lives. 

We encourage individuals to continue practicing healthy habits for a better life. "Life is a gift."

Our sincerest "Thank you"
 to everyone who donated prizes, race equipment, food, time,
 and support to make this event special.


It was an honor 
to have different entities, family members, and friends
 support our belief in 
"foot motion - running, jogging, walking / health".

Your support made 
the 11th Annual Running For Life 10K / 1 mile fun run/walk a success.

​Emerson and Geneva Curley and Family - Race Staging Site

​Iina Dilzin Organization/Behavioral Health - Participant T-shirts

Iina Dilzin Organization/Behavioral Health - Portables

Sage Memorial Hospital - 2 Bikes, 2 Barbeque Grills (awards)

Navajo Nation President, Honorable Jonathan Nez - Pendleton Shawl and Pendleton Robe (awards)

Run Flagstaff - 2 pairs of running shoes (gift certificates) (awards)

Effie T. Curley / Marcella Yazzie - Pendleton Shawl (award)

Duane Yazzie / Dean Yazzie - Pendleton Shawl (award)

Evonne Yazzie - 2 Fit Bit Versa Watches / Gear Bag

Leandra Thomas - Bike (award)

Ray Curley / Rachel Martinez - Bike (award)

Shelly Lee - 4 Native Design Gear Bags (award)

Lujuana Curley /Danny Trevizo - sweat jacket, arm sleeves, head bands, leg sleeves, knee sleeves (awards)

Deborah Nez and Jerry Nez / family - sweat jackets (awards)

Lynette Lookingback - 2 coolers (awards - oldest runners)

Karla Kayonnie / Jeff Joe - bike (youngest runner)

Larry Curley and family - bike (youngest runner)

Jonathon Dan / Melanie Yazzie - 4 Hydro Flask Mugs (awards)

Steamboat Chapter - Bananas, Oranges, Grapes, Cantelope

Maurice Yazzie - Yellow Corn Mush

Calvin Wilcox - Blue Corn Mush

Shaun Martin / Melissa Martin (Canyon De Chelly Ultra) - PA System




I loved 
reaching the finish line.
It was the adventure along the way that captured my soul. 
 I was reminded 
that a journey 
shared with family and friends creates memories for a lifetime!!!
-author unknown-
​​Race Crew

Registration: Evonne Yazzie, Stephanie Curley, Kilauna Bitsuie, Mikaela Bitsuie

Water Stations:
Mile 2.2 - Alyssa Curley, Amaya Curley
Top of the Ridge - Martina Taliman, Nia Begay, Stephan Dale, Jermal Slinkey, Arlincia Slinkey, Ethan Dale, Nathan Dale
What the Hill - Deborah Nez, Jerry Nez, Dean Yazzie, Jaren Nez, Brylan Nez
Last Stop - Jonicia Curley, Felisha Sanchez

Lead bike: Duane Yazzie
Sweeper/EMS: Ganado Fire Department

Monitors:
Mike Bitsuie, Kyle Curley, Shinae Reid, Robert Curley, Brandon Curley, Larry Curley, Shelby Curley, Dakota Curley, 

Timing/Finish Line:
Tyson Curley, Sheryl Hosteen, Lynette Lookingback, Shaun Martin

Refreshments/Refuel:
Maurice Yazzie, Calvin Wilcox, Marcella Yazzie, Geneva Curley, Rachel Martinez, Marlene Tsosie, Marlene Dale, Stacey Curley

Staging Area:
John Curley, Jr., Emerson Curley, Ray Curley

Announcer: Elaina Vann