6th Annual Stagecoach Village Luminaria Run Dec. 6

November 26, 2008

luminaria runNew run route, more volunteers needed
CAVE CREEK – The 6th annual Stagecoach Village Luminaria Run will be held Saturday, Dec. 6 from 4:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. to coincide, as always, with the Desert Foothills Christmas Pageant. As the new sponsor, StageCoach Village invites you to join the community celebration benefiting Black Mountain Elementary School.

Stagecoach Village will provide a new staging and parking area for the race. Businesses at Stagecoach Village will be providing a DJ and inviting area vendors to participate in the event.

New luminaria run route
The new staging area means the run will have a new route this year. The route travels east on Cave Creek Road to Scopa Trail; north on Scopa Trail to Steven’s Drive. Southeast on Rising Sun to Tranquil Trail; south on Tranquil Trail to Carefree Drive; a little loop around Rocking Road and back down Carefree Drive to Cave Creek Road west to Stagecoach Village.

Many more volunteers needed
The run’s luminaria crews support the Desert Foothills Christmas Pageant with luminaria. This year the run is committed to doing the same, though the new course will be in a different location from the route to the pageant so additional crews will be necessary. Every year over 140 volunteers have worked to place and light luminaria, register runners, work water stops, monitor the course and setup/teardown the event.

To volunteer, register or find sponsorship information visit www.luminariarun.com or call 602-769-0848.

Photo: The uniqueness of the evening race lit by luminaria, the beauty of Cave Creek and the home-town feel provided by the run’s longtime sponsors is something runners love – leading it to be chosen as a Runner’s World Magazine “best pick” in 2005.
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