The event is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our community and encourages Arizonans to come together, get outside and be physically active. Last year, on the first Saturday of the year - the anniversary of January 8, 2011, we commemorated those we lost, celebrated the spirit of togetherness and committed ourselves to building a stronger, healthier future.
Now, as this community-wide outdoor festival enters its second year, Beyond organizers encourage us to continue this journey and move beyond towards a fresh set of challenges and new adventures
There were sixteen BEYOND events to choose from across Pima County. Amanda Shauger attended the main event at Armory Park and the Children's Museum and recorded some of the speakers and some of the participants. The event featured a wide range of community health and fitness groups.
Featured speakers include Congressman Ron Barber, one of the survivors of the January 8th shootings and founder of the Fund for Civility, Respect and Understanding; Mayor Jonathan Rothschild; Community Partnership of Southern Arizona President and CEO Neal Cash; and community members sharing information at the event.