More than 10,000 people are expected to take to parks, paths and trails across the Tucson area on Saturday, Jan. 9.
They’ll gather to honor those who were killed and wounded during the Tucson shootings of Jan. 8, 2011, while celebrating the strength and resolve of the community in the aftermath.
Now in its fifth year, Beyond offers 18 events that take place across Pima County. The biggest — Together We Move — takes place downtown from noon to 3 p.m. in Armory Park and the Children’s Museum Tucson, 200 S. Sixth Ave.
Free admission to the museum, a community drum jam session, rock-walls and jumping castles, a Kidical Mass Bike Ride, a dance extravaganza and cooking classes are included. Find the full schedule, and online registration, at beyond-tucson.org
Participants are encouraged to sign up for the events they plan to attend.
• Stroll and Roll at Christina– Taylor Green Memorial Park,
The Stroll and Roll route runs from Shannon and Magee roads south on a paved, nearly flat trail to Thornydale Road. The entire route is 3.1-miles out and back and can be accessed at either end.
• Explore the Urban Wild, 9 a.m.-noon
Ironwood Tree Experience will lead youth and adults on an exploration near Tucson’s birthplace. Participants can explore the Santa Cruz River, searching for wildlife and artifacts, and cross the flood plain toward Mission Garden and Sentinel Peak. The 3-hour trek will start on the west side of Mercado San Augustin, 100 S. Avenida del Convento. Plan to walk a couple miles. Call Ironwood Tree Experience, 829-7001 to sign up.
• Ultimate Frisbee Tournament, noon to 5 p.m.
Teams must have at least seven players age 14 or older. Register by calling Oro Valley Parks and Recreation at 229-5054 by Wednesday, Jan. 6. There will be both men’s and coed divisions.