Exploring Kartchner Caverns

Welcome to the official website for the Friends of Kartchner Caverns State Park (FKCSP).

Our mission is to partner with the community and provide resources to advocate for and ensure the continued preservation of Kartchner Caverns through education and public awareness..

The vision of FKCSP is to be the model to follow in the active support of cave research, preservation, appreciation, and education in the preservation of a living cave.

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REGISTRATION OPEN and SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE

PRINTABLE FLIER

Experience Kartchner's 2nd Annual 5k Trail Run! Come to run; stay for post race activites including an awards ceremony, wellness education, and opportunites to learn about the importance of our bats.

The course is set in the rugged desert terrain of the Sonoran/Chihuahuan deserts. The run has been slightly reworked to provide less pavement and more beautiful trail views by including our Foothills Loop Trail and Coronado National Forest trail. The entire course is above ground.

This event will be held rain or shine. No refunds or transfers. Park entrance included. All participants will receive a free event t-shirt.


Additional t-shirts may be purchased for $5 at event while supplies last.

On site activities for the whole family including a kids area.

For those interested in cave tours or camping please call (520) 586-CAVE (2283) or go to www.azstateparks.com to make your reservations.


EVENT DETAILS & REGISTRATION -


WHEN: Saturday, November 7, 2015
WHERE: Kartchner Caverns State Park


5k REGISTRATION FEES:
$25 early registration until October 1, 2015
$35 registration October 2 - November 2, 2015
$40 same day registration November 7, 2015
Ages 10 and older (all minors must be accompanied by a parent/gaurdian for registration and waiver).


KIDS RACE REGISTRATION:
Free
Available on same day only; ages 14 and under

RACE TIMES:
Registration and Bib Pickup: 7:30am - 8:45am
Kids Race: 9:00am
5k Race: 9:30am
Awards Ceremony to follow.

VOLUNTEER
We need lots of volunteers to make this event a success. If you are interested in helping with this event, please email eway@azstateparks.gov or call 520-586-4111 prior to October 1, 2015.

5K REGISTRATION INFORMATION

ONLINE Participant Registration and Race Details

Participant WAIVER form - must be completed and submitted for all participants. May be turned in on the day of the race. 

SPONSORSHIPS available beginning at $100

SPONSORSHIP FORM

 

CONTACTS for questions & more information:

Kartchner Caverns State Park - 520-586-4100

Nikki Miscione - 520-586-4118

Vicky Wilson - 520-586-4109


TO VOLUNTEER - 520-586-4111 or by email

eway@azstateparks.gov

FRIENDS of Kartchner Caverns State Park
Cathy A. Wagner
Assistant Executive Director
520-668-7707
cathy@fkcsp.org

 

 

 

The Interview With The Bat

 

 

 

DAILY GROUP CAVE TOUR RESERVATIONS are taken 8am-5pm daily, except state holidays. Call (520) 586-CAVE (2283) or go to www.azstateparks.gov and click on the photo of Kartchner Caverns to make your reservations online.




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