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1:37 PM

New Year's Day Hike Mormon Trail South Mountain Phoenix

Let's kick off the new year with a hike!

January 1, 2014
Mormon Trail head South Mountain.
Take Baseline to 24th Street. 24th Street will end at at the parking lot.

The Mormon Trail part of the hike is the most challenging. 1000ft elevation gain in less than one mile. It's short and steep but will get your heart going.Don't worry, we will take breaks along the way. Slow and steady will be the pace. When we reach the top of Mormon we will descend into Hidden Valley with beautiful rock formations and home of the Natural Bridge and Fat Man's Pass. You will forget that you are in the city at all.

The trail head is located at the end of 24th street past Baseline and Dobbins in the South Mountain Preserve. There is plenty of free parking in the parking lot.

We will meet at the trail head at 9AM (for all of you who are out late the night before)

What to bring you ask, sturdy footwear (hiking shoes/boots are best) WATER, snacks and perhaps a light lunch that we can eat along the trail when we take a break. Oh and did I mention WATER!

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8:53 AM

New Fitness Challenge starts December 8th

Hello Arizona! Who's up for a fun fitness challenge? We Will start the Challenge on December 8, 2013. This Sunday. We will run the challenge until the end of the month and beyond if you want. Here are the "rules".

1 Set a goal to workout for at least 10 minutes each day

2 Ues fitness emoticons to record your fitness as a response to the thread in the general team discussion forum.

So if you walked for 30 min your response would look like this

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If you did 10 min of weight lifting it would look like this

12/8 10 min emoticon

I think you get the idea. Use any fun emoticon that you like!

Have fun with this and remember this goal starts DECEMBER 8, 2013.

Let's help Arizona reach at least 300,000 fitness min for the month!

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7:24 AM

For those in the Phoenix Area, here is a upcoming 5K walk

How about a nice 5k walk in Downtown Phoenix

Steel Indian School Park
300 E Indian School Rd

Enter off Central Ave Just north of Indian School Road

Saturday, December 14 @ 9AM

This walk is a 5K equal to 3.1 miles and is for intermediate to advanced walkers. This will be a fitness walk and at a pretty quick pace 13 to 17 minute mile.

This is a beautiful park located in Central/Downtown Phoenix. We will meet in the parking lot that is located off Central just north of Indian School at the south side of the parking lot.

Please RSVP to
9:40 AM

Color Fun Fest Phoenix March 15, 2014

Hello Arizona,

Here is a great Cyber Monday deal for us.

Join Team SparkPhoenix for the Color Fun Fest 5K Only $15 to sign up today (Monday, Dec 2)
After today it will be $20!

Click on the link and remember to sign up for daytime team SparkPhoenix.

We will be walking/running the Daytime 5k On March 15th

Email with any questions.

Becky HikerBecky


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5:43 PM

Welcome to the new Spark Arizona Team!

Hello Spark Arizona,
My name is Becky AKA HIKERBECKY and I am co-leader of SparkPhoenix and now Co-leader of Spark Arizona. My goal is to create a team that is positive and a way for the folks of Arizona to connect!!!

This is your team. Please send me suggestions for events in your area. I would love to have leaders in all areas of AZ.

I have created 3 new forums Northern Arizona, Central Arizona and Southern Arizona. My hope is that this will help people connect.

Please give me suggestions as well as let me know if you would like to be a team leader to help organize events in your area.

Thanks and Happy Sparking!