Across the Years is back for the 2023-24 edition and we are excited to welcome runners to Camelback Ranch this December! Join us for this fixed-time 6-day running event as we run into the New year with a community of familiar faces and welcomed new friends.
Runners can choose from a menu of events that include both fixed-time and fixed-distance. Ring in the New Year and set a goal, break a record, earn a buckle or simply make new friends as we travel together Across the Years! Celebrate with us December 28, 2023 - January 3, 2024.
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Across the Years
Across the Years is the original fixed-time multi-day running event celebrating the New Year! Runners select their event and cover as much distance as possible. Each runner is free to walk, stop, eat, sleep whenever they wish, but the clock is always running!
The event features the traditional 6-day race along with the 24 hour, 48 hour, and 72 hour races plus multiple fixed distances (100 Miles, 200 Miles or a daily Marathon), and the ever popular Last Person Standing event!
Camelback Ranch is a state-of-the-art spring training facility for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox. It opened in March 2009, and features lush greenery, a lake with waterfall, and smooth dirt and gravel walking paths. The race route is a USATF certified loop measuring 1.686218 kilometers and consisting of 85% dirt paths and 15% asphalt/concrete. The one mile track averages 10-20 feet in width, with a minimum width of 8 feet. Gaiters are recommended. The facility is only a few miles away from the Westgate City Center, home of the University of Phoenix stadium, shopping, and other attractions.
Around the Clock
Want to kick off your New Year with more of a challenge? The "Around the Clock" challenge gives participants entered in the fixed time-event another opportunity to earn a unique award along with all the bragging rights! We challenge any participant to record at least one lap per hour for the duration of their event. For example, a runner in the 24-hour event would run or walk minimum of one lap for each hour in the 24 hours they are competing.
Complete this challenge and earn a custom token of achievement! Runner’s be weary, this challenge is more difficult than you may think!
The same principle applies to all fixed time events at ATY including the 6 day race.