Across The Years 2011-2012

Across The Years Family,

It is with great pleasure that we announce the opening of registration for the 28th running of the Across The Years 72, 48, and 24 Hour Footrace!  With this year’s event comes a new location, Camelback Ranch – Glendale, a brand new, state-of-the-art baseball spring training facility utilized by the Chicago White Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers.  The course is a flat, 1.05 mile loop on primarily crushed gravel.  The course travels past lush greenery, desert landscaping, and even a running waterfall.  We invite you to take a brief photo tour of the path.  We look forward to sharing New Years with all of you, enjoying old friends and a new home!

With the increasing popularity Across The Years in recent years, the most difficult aspect of the event is undoubtedly the lottery.  The race was enjoyable and special at Nardini Manor for those drawn to participate, but the limited size of the track and facilities meant many were turned away.  For this reason, we are most excited to announce that the large size of Camelback Ranch will allow us to forego the lottery process and return to an open registration!  Starting today, anybody may register for their choice of the 24, 48, or 72 hour.

The website is updated with all of the new information, including race information, course information, and links to register online or by mail.

As past runners have noticed, the website is also sporting a new look.  After years of work as our webmaster and statistics guru, Lynn Newton is taking a well-deserved retirement from the ATY race committee.  We would like to extend a great deal of gratitude to Lynn for all of his contributions to the character of our race.  Much of Lynn’s work is hand-crafted, including the runner bios, race day tracking, and vast database of statistics.  Maintaining these features is not a trivial task without Lynn’s experience, so please bear with us as we migrate these features to the new website.  In the mean time, the old website will still be accessible for viewing past race information.


Jamil and Nick Coury

Race Directors

5 thoughts on “Across The Years 2011-2012

  1. Jamil, Nick, Aravaipa Running Co.

    Thank you so much for all of your hard work in bringing this event to life. I’m very interested in participating as

    volunteer RN with Andy Lovy DO as runners medical team. I would also be very interested in participating in the

    72hr event as a runner. I will make my self available to your staff and all race participants for: foot taping, blister

    repair and muscle energy work for entire body to enable runners to achieve their race goals. My daughter will

    most likely be my crew and help out where needed. I will let her write you with her anticipated participation. I

    think this will be Andy’s last year. I’m a hospice nurse in Santa Monica, CA and got vacation this year. Will

    probably go forward one year at a time regarding future ATY Medical Team . I love runners, running and ATY.


    thank you so much for all of your collective hard work in making this event come true again.

    Thank you,
    Christopher Neil O’Loughlin RN PHN

  2. Hi Jamil and Nick,

    The new ATY venue looks awesome! The surface looks comfortable and the near-one-mile loop will be easier on the legs than a quarter-mile or 500-meter loop. I definitely plan to enter. My problem is: which event? I am leaning toward the 48-hour. However, if all the other 60+ year-old geezers enter the 72-hour, I might regret not entering the 72.

    So I have a couple of questions. Is there a limit to the number of runners? When runners start registering, will there be some way for me to see who is entering which race, before I make my final decision?

    I am really looking forward to this! Thanks and best regards,

    • Ed,

      We have a tentative limit of 200 runners a day, which is what we believe the track will comfortably handle. This is about three times the amount at Nardini Manor, so we don’t believe we will reach that limit this year (although you never know!) We have the entrants posted on Ultrasignup, which can also be accessed under the Race Information menu on the Who’s Coming page.

      I’d highly recommend the 72 hour, as I’m sure anyone who has done the 72 hour would agree!


  3. Harold’s dream lives on, thanks to you guys, and your staff, Nardini and that wonderful crey, and all who have helped Across the Years through the years. It is good to see this venue, and I look forward to many happy miles there.

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