2nd Annual Mountain to Fountain 15k Race Was a Huge Success
The second annual Southwest Spine and Sports Mountain to Fountain 15k race took place on Sunday, March 11th. It was a first class event and our thanks go to all who participated and got involved. The race was designed to be challenging for runners with different abilities, followed the beautiful desert landscape of the McDowell Mountain Range to the spectacular fountain in Fountain Hills. We were blessed with excellent racing weather this year which helped establish a record-setting trend by attracting national class running talent from across the US and showcasing some of Arizona’s best runners.
Congratulations go to all 760 competitors but especially Craig Curley (Tucson, AZ) completing the men’s race in 44:57 – a 70 second improvement on last year and Allie Kieffer (Tempe, AZ) who earned her victory in a time of 50:49 which set a new course record in the woman’s race. With Elite and age group competitors setting 21 new 15k Arizona state age group records, the event was a resounding success with the profits used to provide grants to promote running and healthy families through the non-profit group Chances for Children.