Javelina Jangover is the final of five races in the Insomniac Night Trail Series
Last night’s race at Pemberton was the most well run, most fun, and totally kick ass event I have EVER been to. You folks do an absolutely AMAZING job in all aspects of the race – registration, your website, event amenities, great course, swag, worlds best volunteers, etc etc etc
I love the new Pemberton course layout -please don’t ever change it. Seriously, this was the BEST OF THE BEST as far as race events and I can not THANK YOU enough.David Witko
Race distances are multiples of the Pemberton Trail Loop featuring rolling desert single track and old jeep trail; either 25K, 50K, 75K or 100K. There will also be a hilly 7K option this year on the Scenic Trail. Course features ~ 800 feet of elevation gain and loss per 25K loop. No partial laps or mileage will be recorded in official results. Drop down to shorter races is allowed.
Forecast for Fountain Hills, AZ
Thursday, September 19
Packet Pickup 4:00-7:00PM
Group run 5:30-6:30PM
4730 E. Indian School Rd. #125
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Saturday, September 21
Packet Pickup 4:00-6:15PM
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
We are proud to partner this year with the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort. The Radisson has special rate rooms available for race participants this year. Call for a reservation at (480) 789-5300 ~ and ask for the Javelina Jangover room block in order to get the discounted rate.
Radisson Fort McDowell Resort
10438 North Fort McDowell Road
Scottsdale/Fountain Hills, AZ 85264
Fully stocked with water, Gatorade, electrolyte pills, fruit, salty snacks, sweet snacks, and soup. There will be one remote aid station located at Granite Tank in addition to the start/finish line. See chart for aid station distances:
Gender specific race shirt (Men’s & Women’s styles)
Chip timed race results displayed at finish line
Scenic and fast course on desert trails
Well stocked aid stations every 8 miles
Post race food & socializing Finisher awards
Awards to top male & female finishers at each distance (7K, 25K, 50K, 75K, 100K). Runners are only eligible for awards in the race they registered for. Drop downs are not eligible for awards.
|Race||Until 7/27||Until 8/24||Until 9/17||Race Week|
Online via Ultra Signup
Online registration closes on 9/17. Registration available after at packet pickup and race day.
Runners who are going for 75K must start their 3rd loop by 2:30am (9 hours into the run). Runners who are going for 100K must start their 4th loop by 3am (10 hours into the run). These cutoffs are in place primarily for runner safety. This event ends at 7am, and previous race data supports that these cutoffs will not hinder a runner able to finish within the overall cutoff. Laps finished past 7am will not be recorded in the official results.
The race begins at the Pemberton Trailhead and heads south across the dirt parking lot, quickly narrowing onto a mix of sand and gravel covered, rolling single track. The trail crosses McDowell Mountain Park Drive a few hundred meters later and continues with more undulating hills. In the next mile, the trail crosses several very sandy areas including Pemberton Wash.
Continuing past the Tonto Tank Trail junction and the sandy area, the trail makes a sharp turn to the left at the base of long hill. A short while later, the trail curves to the right and begins to ascend the hill. The next couple of miles are a steady climb up very rocky trail. There are large rocks embedded in the trail and smaller rocks loosely covering the trail. The rocks soon subside and the trail evens out as it turns north approaching the McDowell Mountains. The hills and valleys become more significant at this point. After dipping in and out of several dry washes, you will reach the second junction with the Tonto Tank Trail.
From here, the trail dips in and out of even larger sandy washes and desert drainages as the trail continues to head north. There will be many times where you lose and gain anywhere from 20 to 50 feet of elevation. The trail here is a bit narrow and there are some round logs placed in the trail to prevent erosion which you must run over, but it is mostly clear of the rocks present in the first section.
You will wind through the desert and around some neat boulder formations before descending down to Granite Tank, the location of the aid station at mile 8.5 (clockwise direction). From here the trail flattens out and follows a barbed wire fence line. There are some minor rolling hills through here before making a sharp right turn and entering another sandy wash. The trail becomes significantly more gradual from this point on. This sandy area stretches to the next aid station where the trail joins an old jeep road which is wide enough for vehicles to reach the aid station.
This road continues to gradually descend to a junction shortly after Cedar Tank where the trail leaves the jeep road and again becomes narrow, dipping in and out of a series of sandy washes that are only a couple of feet high. The trail soon crosses a paved park road and continues in much the same fashion back to the Pemberton Trailhead.
Course Detail (Maps, Elevation Profiles, GPS Tracks)
7 Kilometer | Elevation Profile | GPX | KML
25 Kilometer | Elevation Profile | GPX | KML
50 Kilometer | Elevation Profile | GPX | KML
75 Kilometer | Elevation Profile | GPX | KML
100 Kilometer | Elevation Profile | GPX | KML
*Note on GPX files: Right click and select “Save link as…” to download GPX files. GPX files may be opened by downloading the demo version of TopoFusion for free.
Race Day Schedule Please arrive early to park, check in and warm up prior to your run. Restroom facilities are located at the start line at a permanent park facility.
4:00 PM – Packet pickup / race day registration begin
5:00 PM – 100k Run Start Time
5:30 PM – 75k Run Start Time
6:00 PM – 50k Run Start Time
6:30 PM – 25k Run Start Time
7:00 PM – 7k Run Start Time
2:30 AM – Cutoff to continue on 3rd loop (75k)
3:00 AM – Cutoff to continue on 4th loop (100k)
7:00 AM – All Runs End
Park Entry Fee
Remember the park charges a $6 park entry fee per vehicle. Please arrive early and have correct change (cash) available on race afternoon/evening for a smooth entry process. Carpool to save!
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 bib. Please do not crease or fold your timing chip in any way, or we may not record your time.
Drop Bags & Crews
Drop bags are only allowed at the start/finish line. There are no provisions to haul drop bags out to the Granite Tank Aid Station. Crews are welcome to assist their runner at the Pemberton Trailhead only (start/finish). Crews are not allowed to drive out to the Granite Tank aid station or access the trail in any other way.
A pacer may join a runner on the 3rd loop (after finishing mile 30.8). If you would like a pacer for an earlier lap, please have them register for the event.
Aid Station Helpers
Sign Up Here
The Pemberton trail is well marked with permanent park signs at each trail junction. There will be blue glow lights around the entire loop as well (approximately every 1/2 mile and at all trail junctions). In addition, WRONG WAY signs will be posted to designate non-race trails. All runners are responsible for understanding the layout of the course. Please familiarize yourself with the course map on our website prior to race day and/or print a map to bring along with you.
Parking / Start Area
The start/finish line is located at the Trailhead Staging Area / Pemberton Trailhead.
McDowell Mountain Regional Park offers 76 individual sites for tent or RV camping. Each site has a large parking area to accommodate up to a 45′ RV and is a “Developed Site,” with water and electrical hook-ups, dump station, a picnic table and a barbecue fire ring. All restrooms offer flush toilets and showers. The south loop of the campground also offers handicapped-accessible restrooms. All sites in the campground may be reserved online at maricopacountyparks.org
The closest airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX) which is a 55 minute drive from the park. Coming from Phoenix, take the Loop 202 East to Country Club Drive/ Hwy 87. Turn left and drive north for 12 miles and turn left on Shea Blvd. Travel .6 miles and turn right on Saguaro Blvd. Take this 4 miles until it ends at Fountain Hills Blvd and turn right. Continue on Fountain Hills Blvd as it turns into McDowell Mountain Drive and look for signs to turn left into McDowell Mountain Park.
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
MMRP Arizona 85255