The Utah/Arizona ATV Club is announcing the 8th annual Southern Utah ATV Fun Run, scheduled for Saturday, May 1, 2010. Pre-registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

This year’s Southern Utah ATV Fun Run route takes riders through some of the breathtaking beauty of the red sandstone country northeast of Kanab. You do not want to miss this year’s ride. The Fun Run will be staged at the new Crocodile/Hog Canyon trailhead parking area. Take U.S. Hwy 89 east of Kanab approximately eight miles to Johnson Canyon, turn north on Johnson Canyon Road, going approximately eight miles. The turnoff to the staging area will be clearly signed.

The Southern Utah ATV Fun Run is a family friendly event that can be enjoyed by all. During this event, our membership and the many participants (more than 200 last year) come together to enjoy and ride the designated trails of some of the beautiful and scenic color country of southern Utah. The Utah/Arizona ATV Club believes in the practice of preserving the natural beauty of our public lands, treading lightly and cleaning up as we go.

This year’s Fun Run is expecting many ATV enthusiasts from the tri-state area to take part in this exciting ride, so make your plans early.  We invite you, your family and friends to come and enjoy this Fun Run event along with us. Meet new friends and if you choose you can take a chance to win many of the great prizes available this year. Soft drinks and lunches are available ($5 per person) at the staging area. Please sign up for your hamburger lunch at registration.

The Utah/Arizona ATV Club is a well-established non-profit organization with more than 150 individual members from southern Utah, and northern Arizona. Our club takes pride in our volunteer activities. The club is involved in community service events such as highway clean-up, monitoring and cleaning OHV Trails, and protecting our public lands. We often support our local schools and students and other community charitable organizations. With our varied membership and our fellowship, we enjoy riding our ATV’s through some of the most beautiful ATV trails in the USA.

Since 2007, our ATV Club has helped develop several new recreational trailhead staging areas. The ‘Peak-A-Boo’ trailhead and staging area is the most recent. The new Crocodile/Hog Canyon trailhead in Johnson Canyon is the staging area for this year’s Fun Run.

These new staging areas provide outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to access our local designated ATV trails and roads. Our efforts are not only for the OHV enthusiasts; the staging areas also benefit other visitors interested in a variety of outdoor activities year round.

Additionally, our club provides instruction by teaching responsible OHV operation enforcing the concept of “Tread Lightly” and encouraging outdoor ethics to preserve the beauty of our public lands.

The Utah/Arizona ATV Club works closely with citizens from our local communities. We appreciate the support of the City of Kanab, Kane County, Kane County Travel Council, the BLM and the Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument field offices in putting this Fun Run together. We thank the many local businesses who offer contributions and sponsorship, which ensures the success of this annual event.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Utah Arizona ATV Club Fun Run. Visitor information may be found at http://www.kaneutah.com/. There are many fine motels and campgrounds located in Kanab, and some dry camping available at dispersed sites near the staging area.