Wickenburg’s Wild West Run is hosted by Champions of Wickenburg Youth (COWY), a 501(c)3, charitable, non-profit organization.
What we believe
We at COWY believe the future of success is found in the hands of the next generation. Sports and other youth programs help guide our boys and girls to develop principles of hard work, dedication, and endurance. The traits these young people gain from participating in sports, music, and other youth programs will not only help them be better students, but eventually prepare them to be better parents, citizens, and leaders. As such, we are focused on helping local youth programs develop safe and effective opportunities for young people.
Wickenburg’s Wild West 5k/ 10k / Half Marathon & Kids Fun Run will follow an out-and-back course beginning at Sunset Park (3020 W. Wickenburg Way, Wickenburg, AZ 85390). The route heads east from Sunset Park, following the multi-use path near the entrance of the park. The course follows the gradually descending path east until reaching the 5k turnaround point just short of Vulture Mine Road
At Vulture Mine Road, 10k and half marathon participants will head south (running on the west side of the road). With the majestic Vulture Peak off in the distance, runners will face a gradual climb in elevation until reaching the respective turnaround points. From the intersection, 10k contestants will continue for 1.55 miles before turning around just beyond Wickenburg’s Los Caballeros Golf Course, while half-marathon runners will continue through Wickenburg’s scenic terrain and gently rolling hills for another 3.45 miles before turning back
Having gradually ascended above the town, the turnaround gives participants a picturesque view of the town and it’s surrounding beauty. You won’t find a more beautiful run in all of Arizona. So enjoy the run while you’re out, but ya’ll come back for a wild west finish of fun at Sunset Park.
Race timing will be provided by Race Timers using a disposable timing chip. Results will be displayed at the finish line moments after the runner finishers, results will be also available during the event online.