Across The Years

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Across The Years[edit]

Across The Years is a series of timed multi-day ultramarathons held from December 28-January 1 each year outside Phoenix, Arizona. It consists of a 24-hour race, a 48-hour race, a 72-hour race and a 6-day race. The 6-day race was reintroduced in 2013-2014 edition.

Race Name[edit]

Across The Years 72, 48, and 24 Hour Footraces. Usually abbreviated to ATY. Hosts

As of 2010 the new hosts of Across The Years are Aravaipa Running


The course at Camelback Ranch is a 1.05 mile loop (exact distance pending certification). It consists of primarily gravel paths (0.90 mile) with short sections of asphalt (0.12 mile) and concrete (0.03 mile). The path averages 10-20 feet wide, with a short section that narrows to about 6 feet.


Founded in 1983 by Harold Sieglaf who continues to run in the event, the event began with 6,12,24 hour races with the 6 and 12 hour races susequently dropped. The race has been held at various locations in and around Phoenix and has been hosted by the Arizona Road Racers on a number of occasions. The race has grown in popularity over the last few years to the extent that in 2005 the race was filled to capacity early and in 2006 was filled to capacity without being open to applications from the general community. In 2011 the directorship passed to Jamil and Nick Coury and a new venue was found at Camelback Ranch – Glendale, and a 200 runner per day limit was set which meant that the lottery system could be discarded

Course Records[edit]

  • Yiannis Kouros 323 miles

Race reports[edit]

  • 200 Miles or Bust 2004/05 by Lynn David Newton


Current home of the ATY is Camelback Ranch - about forty minutes drive from Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix, Arizona. Contact

Address: 10710 West Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85037 Email:



Course The race course consists of a running path USAT&F certified to be 500 meters in length. It was custom built around the perimeter of the manor by Rodger in 2003 for our use. The track width is an average of eight feet, and the surface is mostly well-packed crushed gravel.

Race Sabbatical[edit]

  • In 2009 the event took a break due to a "scheduling clash".

Race Founder[edit]

  • Harold Sieglaff

Previous Race Director[edit]

  • Paul Bonnet


  • The Runners Manual

Race Reports[edit]

  • Fred Dummar 2007
  • Pete Sringer 2007