Guano Happens 5K Trail Run at Kartchner Caverns State Park


Event Date

Sat, Sep 27, 2014


Benson, AZ

About This Activity

Guano Happens! At Kartchner Caverns it literally does! Come experience Kartchner’s Inaugural 5K Trail Run. Come out to run; stay to learn about the bats, the guano, and preservation of the cave. Post-race festival complete with awards ceremony and family fun activities. Same day registration is available.

This unique course will take you through the rugged desert terrain of the Sonoran/Chihuahuan Deserts. The run will include multiple sets of stairs and allows you to run along areas that are normally closed to the public.  You will experience majestic views of the entire San Pedro River Valley and the beautiful mountain ranges that surround the park.

Park entrance included

The entire course is aboveground.

For those interested in cave tours or camping please call (520) 586-CAVE (2283) or go to to make your reservations.


We need lots of volunteers to make this event a success. If you are interested in helping out, please send an email to or call (520) 586-4118

Event details and schedule

Registration & Bib pickup 6:30am - 7:45am

Race starts at 8 am

Free Kids Run at 9:30 am

Awards at 10:00 am

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