BEYOND 2021 Annual Event
January 9 @ 8:00 am - January 31 @ 5:00 pm
We want you to explore, move, nourish, and connect all month long in honor of our 10th Annual BEYOND event!
While we normally host dozens of outdoor events throughout the region on a single day, this year we’re keeping the fun going by encouraging everyone to get out and move throughout the month doing activities of your choosing!
Our BEYOND staff and members of the Board of Directors have compiled their top picks on how to stay active. Whether you want to walk, ride, or hike, you can find something you’ll love! Check out their recommendations below; we hope you find a new favorite go-to spot.
As we put the health of our community first, we ask that all participants continue to follow local health guidelines. Please be active with only those in your household, maintain social distancing, and wear a mask when you are around others.
Together we can be active and support community health. Together we can Go Beyond in 2021!
Be active and you could win!
Share your activities with us for a chance to win a gift card to a local business!
During the month of January, post a photo on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram from your walk, run, hike, ride, or other activity. Be sure to tag BEYOND and use #BeyondIn2021.
Winners of our random drawings will win one of the following:
- $50 gift certificate to Fleet Feet Tucson
- 90-minute private online pilates session with Arlene Corcoran Master Trainer
- $75 gift certificate to Plants of the Southwest
Those who would like to participate in the drawing but does not have social accounts or do not want to post on their accounts, you can email your entry to RSVP@Beyond-Tucson.org. Please use “BeyondIn2021” in the subject line and include your contact information, a description of your activity, and the date of your activity.
Top Picks for 2021 from our BEYOND staff and Board of Directors:
Volunteer at Mission Garden (946 W Mission Lane, Tucson, AZ 85745)Recommended by Isabella Kenny, BEYOND Public Health Community Engagement Coordinator
“One of my favorite ways to stay active has been participating in BEYOND’s Third Thursday at Mission Garden. I have always described Mission Garden as a little piece of paradise within Tucson. It’s a wonderful place to give back and work up a sweat!”
Walk at Limberlost Family Park (4255 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705)
Recommended by Diego Martinez Barrera, BEYOND Community Outreach Coordinator
“I like to visit Limberlost Family Park and walk along the Fengshui path which has sitting stations along the way for you to rest, meditate, and reflect on seven areas of your life!”
Hike at La Milagrosa Trail (Avenida de Suzenu Trailhead)
Recommended by Ross Zimmerman, BEYOND Board President
“One of our favorite trail systems to run and hike centers around the La Milagrosa Trail in the northeast corner of the Tucson Basin. The views of Agua Caliente and neighboring canyons are spectacular.”
Bike ride to the Christina Taylor Green Memorial Park (Thornydale Road to Magee Road along CDO)
Recommended by Damion Alexander, BEYOND Board Member
“I always kick off the new year with a bike ride around town to remember and renew. A great route is starting at St. Philip’s Plaza, riding to the Christina Taylor Green Memorial Park, and then down to Mercado San Agustin.”
Bike ride to the end of Sweetwater Drive (Sweetwater Dr and Silverbell Rd)
Recommended by Daniela Diamente, BEYOND Interim Executive Director
“My go-to ride is definitely out to the end of Sweetwater road—new pavement, very few cars, rolling hills, and beautiful desert landscape.”
Walk at Joaquin Murrieta Park (1400 N Silverbell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85745)
Recommended by Patty Valera, BEYOND Board Treasurer
“While working at home, I set an alarm for 10am each day to take my daily walk through my neighborhood park. I love what stepping out into nature and getting some steps in does for my mind and body.”
Hike the Linda Vista Trail (730 E Linda Vista Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737)
Recommended by Michelle Crow, BEYOND Board Member
“I’m focusing on increasing the frequency of my hikes, trying to do something short and sweet every day. So far my newest favorite discovery is the Linda Vista Trail in Oro Valley.”
Hike Agua Caliente Canyon (3798 N Cam Cantil #3600, Tucson, AZ 85749)
Recommended by Christine Anderson Ferraris, BEYOND Board Member
“My go-to place is up towards Agua Caliente Canyon, and Milagrosa Canyon in the northeast corner of Tucson. I love sharing these trails with visiting family and friends.”
Walk, Run or Ride on the Santa Cruz River Path on The Loop (267 S Avenida del Convento, Tucson, AZ 85745)
Recommended by Kendra Alvarez, BEYOND Board Member
“My husband and I usually spend time walking, running or cycling part of the Santa Cruz River Path on The Loop, near the Mercado San Augustin. Lots of options to peel off the path and head to downtown Tucson, Mission Gardens, or Tumamoc Hill! Easy access from the MSA Annex.”