Since 1981, Toiyabe Indian Health Project has hosted the annual Toiyabe Road Run on the first Saturday in November. Against the spectacular mountainous backdrop of the Eastern Sierra, walkers and runners compete at the Millpond Recreation Area in Bishop, California, to raise scholarship funding for the Jill Kinmont Boothe Indian Education Fund. Kinmont-Boothe, an athletic superstar, became an artist and teacher and devoted her later adult life to helping children. Now deceased, Jill’s legacy lives on through a public school named in her honor and annual scholarship awards for college-bound local Native Americans.
A something-for-everyone event, this historic race boasts a short non-competitive 1k jog/walk, a 5k run/walk, and a 10k run. Wide dirt roads welcome all race-day participants, which eventually narrow and add elevation to challenge longer distance runners.
Save the date for the 2019 run on Saturday, November 2!
Information for runners (click to download):