Jerome Hill Climb
If you’ve never done this challenging 4.5 mile run up the hill in Jerome, consider it for 2018. A unique experience, this historic race has been going on for longer than some of us have been running.
We had great weather on Sunday morning, September 3rd – warm, but not unbearable. A slight cloud cover gave some relief from the sun on a course with very little shade. We gathered at the mine shaft for an old-school start, with someone yelling “go!” – then began to work our way up toward the town.
The views can’t be beat, however the incline demands an equal amount of focus. Part road and part trail run, the climb is relentless and makes for a different kind of competition. Top male finishers were Tyler Van Dyke, Aron Orar, and Nick Coury. Top female finishers were Emily Torrence, Colleen Lingley, and Kate McGee (see all results). Kudos to all who came out, and a big Thank You to all the volunteers who assisted in giving direction and support. We hope to see everyone at the South Mountain Classic on October 7!