Aravaipa Running strives to provide a fun, welcoming, and challenging series of trail and endurance running events. Our events are an extension of our love for long distance running and the people who we meet in the sport. Aravaipa Running was founded in July of 2009 by Jamil Coury after first directing the Javelina Jundred Endurance Run in 2008. He created the vision for the company and brought it to life through the inaugural Desert Runner Trail Series events. His brother Nick Coury came on board in 2010 after graduating from college with his custom built timing system that is still in use by the company today. Aravaipa Running currently organizes 20 trail and ultra running events per year including the Desert Runner Trail Series, Insomniac Night Series, Javelina Jundred, Flagstaff Endurance Runs, Crown King Scramble and Across The Years 6 day, 72 hour, 48 hour and 24 hour runs in Arizona as well as the Silverton Alpine Running Series in Silverton, Colorado.
Jamil acts as Chief Executive Officer and has completed over 40 ultra marathons since 2005 and has directed over 50 races since 2008. He is the founder of Aravaipa Running and is in charge of new events, permitting, course marking, accounting and equipment purchases. Jamil graduated with honors from Arizona State University with degrees in Accountancy and Economics and has always been interested in owning his own business and entrepreneurship.
Nick is the Chief Technology Officer and has completed close to 40 ultras since 2005 and heads up the technology, timing and efficiencies for Aravaipa Running. He developed his own timing system called “Go Timing” that is used at all of Aravaipa Running events. Go Timing features bib chips, instant results at the finish line and instant results online via the “Ultracast”. Nick also graduated with honors from Arizona State University with degrees in Computer Science, Economics and Mathematics.