2016 Registration is now open!
Welcome to the Louis Tewanima Footrace Homepage!

The Louis Tewanima Association is a non-profit grass roots organization who, since 1974, has sponsored the annual Louis Tewanima Memorial Footrace held each year on the Hopi reservation. This race is held in honor of Louis Tewanima, the first and only Hopi Olympian to represent the United States in the 1908 and 1912 Olympic Games. He won a Silver medal and set an American record for the 10,000-meter race in the 1912 Games that stood until broken by Billy Mills in 1964. We continue to commemorate his desire to promote the physical, health and well-being of Native American youth.

Join us for a fun and challenging footrace on the Hopi Reservation. The 10K and 5K races will test your endurance and stimulate your mind and spirit. You will run on flat, level trails as well as steep mesa trails with beautiful panoramic views, being cheered on by spectators as they watch from the top of the mesa. Experience the thrill of completing one of the toughest races in Arizona.

PRE-RACE DINNER

There will be a FREE Pre-Race “Carb” Dinner for all participants, family & volunteers from 5p.m.-8p.m. MST on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at the Shungopavi Community Center in the Village of Shungopavi, located east of the Hopi Cultural Center on Hwy 264.

2016 RACE INFORMATION

DATE:
Sunday, September 4, 2016
(Labor Day Weekend)
 
TIME:
10K Trail Run begins 6:00 a.m. MST
5K Trail Run begins 6:30 a.m. MST
1MI Run begins 7:00 a.m. MST
1MI Fun Run/Walk begins 7:30 a.m. MST
Event & Start times are subject to change.
 
PLACE:
Hopi Village of Shungopavi,
Baseball Field
Second Mesa, AZ
 
CATEGORIES:
10K & 5K - Male & Female by Age Group
  15 & under ◊ 16-19 ◊ 20-29 ◊ 30-39
  40-49 ◊ 50-59 ◊ 60-69 ◊ 70 & over
2MI & 1MI - No Categories
Events & Categories are subject to change.
Download printable RACE INFO here.

REGISTRATION & ENTRY FEES

Proceeds benefit the Louis Tewanima Association to continue the tradition of sponsoring the footrace.
 
 
EARLY
Up to
7/31/2016
REGULAR
thru
9/5/2016
RACE
DAY
9/4/2016
10K
$30
$35
$40
5K
$25
$30
$40
2 mile
$10
$15
$20
1 Mile
$10
$15
$20
Register Online and receive a $5 discount!
(10K & 5K Only - Limited Time Offer)
 
Register by mail**:
“EARLY” registration must be postmarked by July 31, 2016.
“EARLY” registration must be received by August 6, 2016.
Mail-in registration must be received by August 31, 2016!
**Louis Tewanima Footrace not responsible for lost, delayed or misdirected mail.
Download a printable REGISTRATION FORM here.
Register in person:
Pre Race Dinner September 3, 2016 from 3:00pm-8:00pm MST:
-- Shungopavi Community Center.
RACE DAY September 4, 2016 beginning at 5:00am MST:
-- at the race site - Shungopavi Village Baseball Field.
-- Registration ends 30 minutes prior to the start of each race!!!
Download a printable REGISTRATION FORM here.
Register ONLINE***:
***Additional fees apply for online registration.

PRIZES/AWARDS

5K & 10K Footraces
◊ EARLY registrants will receive a "Performance" T-shirt.
◊ All other participants will receive a cotton T-shirt.
◊ All participants will receive a "Runner's Goody Bag".
Top 3 Overall - Male & Female
◊ Traditional Hopi prizes and medals will be awarded in both Male & Female categories.
Top 3 by Age - Male & Female
◊ Medals will be awarded in both Male & Female categories.
2MI Run & 1MI Fun Run/Walk
◊ All participants will receive a cotton T-shirt.
Top 3 Overall
◊ Medals will be awarded to the Top 3 (No age or gender categories).

LODGING INFORMATION

Hotel & Motel options

The Hopi Cultural Center is the closest hotel (and restaurant) located about 3 miles west of Shungopavi on AZ-264 (about a 5 minute drive from the village). In past years, the rooms have been booked solid by the beginning of the summer. As of April 2016, there were only a couple rooms available on the Saturday night before the race.

The Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites is located on “Hopiland” near Tuba City, about 60 miles west of Shungopavi. Amenities include a business center, fitness center, outdoor pool and jacuzzi. The TUUVI travel center is located across the street and includes a convenience store, gas station and cafe.

Winslow (Link to Tripadvisor.com list) is located on I-40 about 65 miles south of Shungopavi (a little over a 1 hour drive to the village) and has multiple motels to choose from with prices ranging from $40 to more than $130 per night.

Flagstaff (Link to Tripadvisor.com list) is located at the I-40/I-17 junction about 105 miles south-west of Shungopavi (about a 2 hour drive to the village) and has multiple motels to choose from with prices ranging from $50 to more than $240 per night.

Camping options

There is a campground next to the Hopi Cultural Center located about 3 miles west of Shungopavi on AZ-264 (about a 5 minute drive from the village). There are some tables, BBQ grills and restrooms (next to the Cultural Center).

Camping is available at the Tewanima Footrace site (baseball field) or next to the Shungopavi Community Center. The only facilities available will be the Porta-Potties located at the Baseball Field.

LODGING INFORMATION

    Hotel & Motel options
  • The Hopi Cultural Center is the closest hotel (and restaurant) located about 3 miles west of Shungopavi on AZ-264 (about a 5 minute drive from the village). In past years, the rooms have been booked solid by the beginning of the summer. As of April 2016, there were only a couple rooms available on the Saturday night before the race.
  • The Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites is located on “Hopiland” near Tuba City, about 60 miles west of Shungopavi. Amenities include a business center, fitness center, outdoor pool and jacuzzi. The TUUVI travel center is located across the street and includes a convenience store, gas station and cafe.
  • Winslow (Link to Tripadvisor.com list) is located on I-40 about 65 miles south of Shungopavi (a little over a 1 hour drive to the village) and has multiple motels to choose from with prices ranging from $40 to more than $130 per night.
  • Flagstaff (Link to Tripadvisor.com list) is located at the I-40/I-17 junction about 105 miles south-west of Shungopavi (about a 2 hour drive to the village) and has multiple motels to choose from with prices ranging from $50 to more than $240 per night.
    Camping options
  • There is a campground next to the Hopi Cultural Center located about 3 miles west of Shungopavi on AZ-264 (about a 5 minute drive from the village). There are some tables, BBQ grills and restrooms (next to the Cultural Center).
  • Camping is available at the Tewanima Footrace site (baseball field) or next to the Shungopavi Community Center. The only facilities available will be the Porta-Potties located at the Baseball Field.

Important Dates & Times!

****Please note: All times are Mountain Standard Time.****
****Daylight Savings is NOT observed on Hopi.****
July 31, 2016
Last day for Online Early Registration.
Last day for In-Person Early Registration.
Mail-in Early Registrations must be postmarked.**
**Louis Tewanima Footrace not responsible for lost, delayed or misdirected mail.
August 6, 2016
Mail-In Early Registrations must be received by Registrar.**
**Louis Tewanima Footrace not responsible for lost, delayed or misdirected mail.
August 31, 2016
Last day for Mail-In Registrations to be received by Registrar.**
**Louis Tewanima Footrace not responsible for lost, delayed or misdirected mail.
September 2, 2016
Last day for Online Registration.
September 3, 2016
Last day for Regular Registration at the Shungopavi Community Center.
3pm-8pm MST - Packet pick-up & Registration.
5pm-8pm MST - Free Pre-Race "Carb" Dinner.
September 4, 2016 - RACE DAY
5:00am MST - Packet Pick-up & Race Day Registration
(ends 30 minutes before the start of each race)
5:30am MST - 10K registration closes
6:00am MST - 10K Footrace starts*
6:00am MST - 5K registration closes
6:30am MST - 5K Footrace starts*
6:30am MST - 1M Fun Run registration closes
7:00am MST - 1M Fun Run starts*
*Start times are subject to change.

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Don't Run? Become a Volunteer...

The Louis Tewanima Footrace Committee is always seeking volunteers for this race.
If you would like to help, contact us by email at
volunteer@tewanimafootrace.org.

Thank You!

Race T-shirts for Sale.

T-shirts from past races are on sale:
42nd Annual (2015).......$20.00
41st Annual (2014)........$10.00
Before 2014.....................$ 3.00
Contact any Committee member for more information.
 
 

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