By Mathias Eichler
Winter, trails, darkness, and all the weather.
One last hurrah before the end of the year. Runners, get ready for a fun and festive holiday treat along the trails of Squaxin Park.
Aravaipa Running’s Javelina Jundred Arizona desert race around Halloween is not just one of trail running’s biggest party in the fall, it’s one of North America’s biggest trail and ultra races period. For the 2022 event Aravaipa is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the crazy party, congrats! For the 3 race distances the gender split numbers for this year’s event look quite encouraging. So let’s break it down:
Combined there are a total of 1,224 runners on the starting list, 556 are women or 45% of the total.
This breaks down as follow for the three races (numbers taken from UltraSignup):
There’s still room to grow on the 100 mile distance, but the overall breakdown is a super positive sign. From what I can remember this is probably one for best results we’ve seen so far. Aravaipa clearly is doing something right down there.