On Saturday, February 24, Marana Parks and Rec teamed up with their counterparts in Oro Valley to put on the 2017 edition of the MOVE Across 2 Ranges Hiking Challenge.
The event was designed as a way to explore nature and get active, by hitting the trails and experiencing the challenge and beauty of Southern Arizona’s Tortolita and Catalina Mountains in one day.
Marana hosted over 175 registered hikers who travelled distances ranging from 5 to 22 miles. The first group of hikers Group took off from Marana’s Wild Burro Trail head at 6 a.m. Saturday morning.
There were over 20 trail volunteers who helped make the seventh edition of this event a success. The volunteers supported by providing guidance and ensuring the safety of the hikers
The event raised a $2,500 donation from sponsors Summit Hut and Patagonia to the Friends of Catalina State Park.
Marana Parks and Recreation hosts monthly guided hikes, horseback rides, and mountain bikes on the trails of the Tortolitas. For more information see their website.