"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 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 would like to say "Thank you" to all those individuals who continue to teach and live the traditional Dine' philosophy.
We would like to Thank individuals who donated prizes, race equipment, food, time, and supported in making this event special.
Iina Dil Zen - Behavior Health, Dilcon AZ, sponsorship of Participant & Award T-Shirts (under the direction of Darrell Joe)
Roddell Denetso - T-shirt design artist
RUN FLAGSTAFF: 204-A E. Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ (928) 774-2990 (Vince and Sarah Sherry) (Gift Certificates - 2 Pairs of Running Shoes - Male/Female)
Emerson and Geneva Curley and Family - Race Staging Site
Mountain Bike (Male) - Leandra Thomas
Mountain Bike (Female) - Melanie Yazzie
Small Mountain Bike - Youngest Runner (Male) - Ray Curley & Rachel Martinez
Small Mountain Bike - Youngest Runner (Female)- Marlene Dale & Anthony Joe
Mike Bitsuie & Family, Elaina Vann & John Curley, Anthony Joe - Pendleton Robe
Elaina Vann, Evonne Yazzie, Marcella Yazzie, & Effie Curley - Pendleton Shawl
Evonne Yazzie -2 Pair Moccasins & Socks, Scarves
Marcella Yazzie - 1 Traditional Navajo Basket, Squash Blossom Necklace and Earrings
Effie T. Curley - 1 Traditional Navajo Basket, Necklaces, Bowguard
Jonicia Curley & Felisha Sanchez - Pottery
Emerson & Geneva Curley - Pottery
Steamboat Chapter - Fruit & Water
Aazaii Bee Nahgaa - Cornfields - Fruit & Water
Shaun and Melissa Martin & Family (Race Set-up/Support Crew)
GANADO Fire Department, Ganado, AZ
Kelly & Alta Dan - Fruit
Tyson & Sheryl Curley & Familly - Fruit
Rose Mary Sam and Family - Water