Get Your Kicks at the 33rd Annual Fun Run!
How it all began...
More than 800 vehicles carrying thousands of friends will be joining the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona From May 1st-3rd for a weekend of adventure! Fun Run participants from across the globe will meet in Seligman to travel a 140 mile stretch of Route 66 with events planned in nearly every community along the way! The procession will conclude in Topock / Golden Shores with an awesome award ceremony to cap-off the weekend.
The annual Fun Run fundraiser traces it's roots to early 1987 - when 15 individuals embarked on an ambitious journey to champion the rebirth of Route 66. This collaboration lead to the formation of the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona. Recognizing capital as a vital component of their work and the absolute importance of community, the Association got creative and the Annual Historic Route 66 Fun Run was born. That following the spring, the First Annual Historic Route 66 Fun Run attracted the 152 entrants! The governor of Arizona, Rose Mofford, cut the ceremonial ribbons, Will Rogers, Jr. participated as the first Grand Marshal, and the Delgadillo's band headlined the event - it was a blast!
Today, the experience has become a tradition. It's continued success has allowed the Association to aggressively pursue it's mission for the preservation, protection, and promotion of the Mother Road. In many ways, it embodies all that we love of Route 66 - family, community, cars, and Americana. The Association will always stay true to those things that made the first Fun Run work - creating a relaxing, fun packed weekend of camaraderie, cars and the celebration of an American icon... Historic Route 66.