Saturday, June 10, 2017
54K | 27K | 13K | 6K
Fort Tuthill County Park, Flagstaff, AZ
7:00 AM – 54 Km Start
7:30 AM – 27 Km Start
7:45 AM – 6 Km Start
8:00 AM – 13 Km Start
(Friday June 9, 2017)
7:00 PM – Blackout Night 27 Km Start
7:30 PM – Blackout Night 13 Km Start
8:00 PM – Blackout Night 6 Km Start
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North Parking Lot (just before Flagstaff Extreme on Regiment Road)
2446 Fort Tuthill Loop
Flagstaff, AZ 86005
Welcome to the 3rd annual Big Pine Trail Runs at Fort Tuthill County Park! Runners will get to experience both the Soldiers Trail and Highlands Trail Loop (6 Km runners will only run on a partial Soldiers Trail loop) which winds through the ponderosa pines above 7,000 ft, eventually topping out on a mesa with expansive views of mountain landscapes before being enveloped back into the trees. The trail ranges from narrow single track to wide well-maintained forest paths. The course is well graded for beginners while allowing the more experienced runner to stretch their legs and gun for a fast time while still maintaining the challenge of being at a higher elevation. The course is designed as a multi-loop race with the 54 Km doing 4 full circuits (27 Km = 2 loops / 13 Km = 1 loop).
Expect hot conditions during the day (we typically see temps into the 80’s) and cooler night-time temperatures (expect low 40’s)! In other words, if you are driving up from Phoenix to escape the summer heat you should prepare for warm and down-right cold! Forecast for Flagstaff, AZ
4730 E Indian School Rd Suite #125
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Friday, June 9 – 4:00-6:00 PM
204 Historic Rte 66
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Saturday, June 10 – Race Day Pickup
Fort Tuthill County Park
Aid stations every 4.0 to 4.4 miles including water, electrolyte drink, sweet snacks, salty snacks, and fruit. Please plan to run with at least one bottle of water.
Aid station distance chart:
|Start/Finish||25.2||–||–||–||Loop 4||Pacers for 54K|
|Finish||33.6||–||–||–||5:00 PM Cutoff|
Gender specific cut race shirt
Chip timed race results displayed at finish line
Scenic and challenging course
Well stocked aid stations every 4.0 to 4.4 miles
Post race food (bagels, fresh fruit) & socializing
25% off Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course (see below)
Up the ante for the weekend with a go at the Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course conveniently located at the start/finish. Flagstaff Extreme offers both Adult and Kid (ages 7+) courses. You will receive a 25% discount on passes purchased through ultra signup at registration or they may be purchased without registering for the race here. Passes will be good for the entire year and do not need to be used race weekend. In fact, if you want to experience it all on June 9-11 you will need to purchase tickets soon as time slots always fill up quickly over that weekend!
Crews & Pacers
Crews are welcome to support runners at the finish line
Pacers are allowed for the 54K for the 4th (last) loop (41K). Pacers are not allowed for any other distance.
Awards to the top 3 male & female finishers at each distance.
All finishers will receive a finisher award.
If you would like to join our volunteer team, we are looking for help with event setup, aid station captains, aid station helpers, timing, photography, videography, social media, course sweep and event breakdown. Volunteer perks include a piece of Aravaipa merchandise or race goody and Aravaipa Race Credits. You can see our current opportunities and sign up here: Big Pine Volunteer Form
|Until 3/25||Until 5/9||Until 6/6||After 6/6|
Save $10 with our no-shirt option! Shirts guaranteed on race day if ordered by 5/9, otherwise shirts will be sold on race day if available.
*Prices include Coconino County or State of Arizona Amusement Tax which is 6.900%.
Online registration closes on 6/6 at 11:59PM. Registration will be available after online registration closes at all packet pickup locations and race day as long as we have not reached our capacity.
The cutoff for all races is 5 PM, allowing a total of 10 hours to complete the course.
Race Day Tracking
Live updates will be available race day on ultracast.
54K | Male – 4:00:34 – Arthur Degraw (’15) | Female – 5:34:55 – Zoe Bellinghausen (’16)
27K | Male – 1:41:08 – Nicholas Hilton (’16) | Female – 2:04:10 – Emily Harrison (’15)
13K | Male – 55:37 – Jim Walmsley (’15) | Female – 1:01:43 – Katherine Weiss (’16)
6K | Male – 33:34 – Brian Donaldson (’16) | Female – 36:13 – Jeanette Franks (’16)
108K | Male – 10:53:03 – Sion Lupowitz (’15) | Female – 14:11:56 – Amy Rasor (’15)
Race Day Schedule
Please arrive early to park, check in and warm up prior to your run.
Portable restroom facilities will be located at the start line.
5:12 AM – Sunrise
6:00 AM – Packet pickup / race day registration begin
7:00 AM – 54K Start
7:30 AM – 27K Start
7:45 AM – 6K Start
8:00 AM – 13K Start
5:00 PM – 54K Cut-off/ Race ends
(Friday June 9, 2017)
5:30 PM – Blackout Night Run Packet pickup begins
7:00 PM – Blackout Night 27K Start
7:30 PM – Blackout Night 13K Start
7:40 PM – Sunset
8:00 PM – Blackout Night 6K Start
8:09 PM – End Civil Twilight
9:30 PM – All distances must start final loop
12:00 AM – Overall cut-off / Race ends
Trail Running & Trash
Please respect the trails and the beauty of the desert by disposing of any trash at one of our aid stations.
We will be utilizing a chip timing system at this event to record your time at the finish. You will be provided with a timing chip attached to the back side of your race bib. It is important to not crease, or fold the the timing chip to ensure your finish time is read.
A drop bag will be allowed at the start/finish area and will be available to runners on each loop.
Aid Station Helpers
We cannot produce these trail runs without the help of our amazing volunteer team. You can even help and run on race day. If you would like to join our volunteer team, we are looking for help with event setup, aid station captains, aid station helpers, timing, photography, videography, social media and event breakdown. Volunteer perks include a piece of Aravaipa merchandise or race goody and Aravaipa Race Credits. You can see our current opportunities and sign up here: Big Pine Volunteer Form
The race courses will be well marked with orange plastic ribbons with black polka dots. Trail junctions and turns will be well marked with colored laminated signs. Please pay attention to these signs at each junction as there are multiple race distances and race courses! In addition, blue & white checkerboard plastic flagging will be hung to designate non-race or “WRONG WAY” trails. All runners are responsible for understanding the layout of the courses. Please familiarize yourself with the course maps on our website prior to race day and/or print a map to bring along with you.
Parking / Start Area
The finish line is located at the North Parking Lot of Fort Tuthill County Park. Parking will be available at the start/finish.
We have partnered with Choice Hotels for both our Big Pine & Blackout trail runs over the weekend. The Sleep Inn & Comfort Inn are conveniently located within 4 miles of the Fort Tuthill County Park. When booking at one of these hotels please ensure you mention the “Flagstaff Extreme” discount and 15% will be deducted from your room rate!
Book your room here
Sleep Inn ~ 2765 S. Woodlands Village Blvd, Flagstaff, AZ, 86001
Comfort Inn ~ 2355 S. Beulah Blvd., Flagstaff, AZ, 86001
We are excited to offer several camping and tent rental options at the 2017 Flagstaff Extreme Big Pine and Blackout Night Runs. Aravaipa Running has reserved the entire North Overflow camping area right by the start/finish. Tent camping passes are $35 each and include both Friday and Saturday nights. The camping area opens Friday, June 9 at 12:00 PM for camping setup.
Tent and cot rentals will be available for your convenience. These will be located at the same North Overflow camping area directly next to the start/finish. You may reserve a tent and/or cot when you register for the race or reserve one directly here.
All rentals will be setup when you arrive, so all you have to do is bring in your sleeping bag and gear and you will be all set. You may check in to your tent anytime after 2:00 PM on Friday, June 9th. Tents will be checked into on a first come, first served basis.
Small Tents – These are 7 feet by 7 feet, a simple two person camping tent that is tall enough to sit up in, but not to stand. Cot rentals are not available for small tents.
Large Tents – These are 8 feet by 12 feet and are large enough to stand up in (for most people) and may also fit two cot rentals.
Directions to Fort Tuthill County Park –
Take exit 337 off of I-17 toward Arizona 89A/Flagstaff Airport. Turn left on Shamrell Blvd. After 0.6 miles, at the second traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Fairgrounds Road. Keep left coming into the park and follow signs for Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course. Parking will be in the lot right before the Flagstaff Extreme ropes course.take
Fort Tuthill County Park
Flagstaff, AZ 86001