The Janis Best Memorial Run


The Janis Best Memorial Run is a race held in honor of Janis Best, an intelligent passionate and inspirational woman who touched the lives of everyone she encountered. She was a member of the Yavapai Humane Society Board of Directors from 2010-2015 and an ardent animal rights supporter. Janis passed away unexpectedly from an aneurysm on June 4. She is remembered not only for her success but for her kindness and her unique ability to connect individuals, form new friendships and encourage others to follow their dreams. Janis was a mentor for many women, including her niece, Jenny Frank. Jenny considers Janis to be her role model and was inspired to organize this run in her honor.
The Janis Best Memorial Run Date: October 28, 2017
Courses: Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and 1-Mile Fun Run
Location: Peavine Trailhead, Prescott, AZ
Registration Fees: Ranges from $15 - $55, see registration link above
Packet Pickup, Parking, and Aid Stations detailed at registration link above


The first annual Janis Best Memorial run will take place on the beautiful Peavine trail in Prescott Arizona. This course will be run on an old railroad grade trail that winds thru scenic boulders, and past the picturesque waters of Lake Watson. The half marathon course will head out farther and jump on the Iron King trail towards Prescott Valley where you will turn around and head back to the finish.

The course follows the former Santa Fe, Prescott & Phoenix Railway corridor that fed into Prescott, once the territorial capital of Arizona and famous for its copper mining. Wooden decking and railroad ties lie scattered by the trail. The half marathon runners get some additional sites as they run by a few antique train cars and many more castle like boulders.
All net proceeds will benefit the homeless pets of Yavapai Humane Society.