The Javelina Jundred is comprised of six and a half loops on the rolling single track and jeep track of the 15.4 mile Pemberton Trail. The race begins in the clockwise direction and alternates each loop (washing machine style). Each loop climbs from Javelina Jeadquarters at 1800 feet to a high point of 2400 feet near the foothills of the McDowell Mountains. The course has been unchanged since race inception in 2003. A new section of the Pemberton Trail is slated to be built in 2013 that will turn the section in between Jackass Junction and Rattlesnake Ranch off the jeep road and on new single track trail. We are considering using this new trail (once it is built) for the 2013 edition of the Javelina Jundred. Distance is expected not to change.
Forecast for Fountain Hills, AZ
Friday, October 25: 3:00pm-6:00pm
Radisson Fort McDowell Resort
10438 North Fort McDowell Road
Scottsdale/Fountain Hills, AZ 85264
Saturday, October 26: 4:45am-6:00am
Pemberton Trailhead – McDowell Mountain Regional Park
We are proud to partner again this year with the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort where we will be hosting our Friday afternoon/evening packet pickup from 3-6pm, an available pasta dinner and happy hour! 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 Jundred room block in order to get the discounted rate.
Radisson Fort McDowell Resort
10438 North Fort McDowell Road
Scottsdale/Fountain Hills, AZ 85264
There are four aid stations per loop around the Pemberton Trail: Coyote Camp, Jackass Junction, Rattlesnake Ranch (sponsored by Surprise Running Club), and Javelina Jeadquarters (Trailhead). There is an additional water only checkpoint at Tonto Tavern in between Jackass and Coyote. Food provided will include fruit, sweet snacks, salty snacks, chips, pumpkin pie, soda, electrolyte drink, Gatorade, potatoes, bean burritos, PB&J, and soup. Additional meals of sub sandwiches, pizza and burgers will be served at Javelina Jeadquarters throughout the race. If you know of someone who would like to volunteer at an aid station, please send them here: Javelina Jundred Volunteer Signup. See chart for aid station distances:
Each runner finishing the 100 mile race under the 30 hour cutoff will receive a Javelina Jundred finisher’s belt buckle. Those completing the race in less than 24 hours will receive a larger, sub-24 hour Javelina Jundred finisher’s belt buckle. All runners completing at least 4 laps (in the 100 mile & 100 km races) under the overall cutoff will receive a 100K belt buckle.
In addition, awards will be given to individuals for the following:
• 1st, 2nd & 3rd Male Overall – 100 Miles
• 1st, 2nd & 3rd Female Overall – 100 Miles
• 1st Male Overall – 100 Kilometers
• 1st Female Overall – 100 Kilometers
• First Virgin – Awarded to the fasted runner finishing their first JJ100.
• Youngest Finisher – Awarded to the youngest finisher.
• Oldest Finisher – Awarded to the oldest finisher.
• Best Team Finish – Awarded to the lowest combined time of two person teams (family members, spouses, etc).
• Best Male Costume – Awarded to the male voted to have the best costume.
• Best Female Costume – Awarded to the female voted to have the best costume.
• Best Ass – Awarded to the runner with the best full “moon” under the full moon.
• Dead Last – Awarded to the last runner finishing under the 30 hour cutoff.
• 5 Time Finisher – Jacket awarded to any runner completing their 5th JJ100.
• Geri K Most Memorable Performance Award
If you would like to volunteer at this year’s race, please click this link to signup: Javelina Jundred Volunteer Signup
|Postmark Date:||Until May 31||June 1 to Sep 15||Sep 16 to Oct 21||Race Week|
*Online registration closes at midnight on October 21, 2013.
100 Mile Race – 500 runners
100 Kilometer Race – 200 runners
Men – 13:47:43 Hal Koerner (2011)
Women – 15:46:59 Elizabeth Howard (2011)
(Approximate mileage according to McDowell Mountain Regional Park)
Pemberton Trail – 15.4 miles
Final Loop – 9.0 miles
Total mileage – 101.4 miles
Lowest point: 1800 ft
Highest point: 2480 ft
Gain per loop: Approximately 800 feet
Total gain: Approximately 5200 feet
The course will be marked with orange ribbon with black polka dots along the entire Pemberton loop. Green ribbon will be used to mark the Tonto Tank trail for the final partial loop. Blue & white checkerboard ribbon will be placed at junctions or trails not a part of the race. Bright yellow signs labeled with the Javelina Jundred logo and arrows will also be placed at all junctions on the course, with wrong way signs on trails that are not a part of the race.
During the night, glow sticks will be placed around the loop to further assist runners. Glow sticks will be placed approximately every quarter mile and at all trail junctions.
Additionally, all trails and trail junctions within McDowell Mountain Park are signed with permanent signs by the park.
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. You will see the Coyote Camp aid station at the junction with a park service road on the left. 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 (where you will turn on the final seventh loop) and our self-serve water only checkpoint, Tonto Tavern.
The next section of 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 dropping down near Granit Tank, the location of the Jackass Junction Aid Station. From there, 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 at Jackass Junction.
This road descends past to a junction shortly after Cedar Tank where the Rattlesnake Ranch Aid Station (sponsored by Surprise Running Club) is located. From here 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.
The final loop follows the Pemberton Trail from Javelina Jeadquarters to Tonto Tavern. Make sure to take the Tonto Tank Trail whiche departs to the right. Take this very nice, rock free trail downhill until it rejoins with the Pemberton Trail. Turn left and run back to the finish line and you are done!
Race Day Schedule
Friday, October 25
3:00 – 6:00pm Packet pickup at the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort in Fountain Hills – You will receive your goody bag, bib, and timing chip. All runners will be required to check in with our medical team. iRun will setup a mini store with trail running goodies like gels, body glide, socks, and lights.
3:00 – 6:00pm Pasta dinner and Happy Hour (4-6pm) at the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort. Purchase on site (not included with race registration).
Saturday, October 27
4:00am Shuttle bus begins transporting runners from 4 Peaks parking lot to Javelina Jeadquarters. Crews will be able to shuttle back to their cars throughout the race.
4:30 – 5:45am Packet pickup at the Pemberton Trailhead at McDowell Mountain Regional Park
6:00am 100 Mile Race starts (clockwise direction). Make sure to bring a light!
7:00am 100 Kilometer Race starts (clockwise direction).
11:00am Sub sandwiches arrive at Javelina Jeadquarters (Some sandwiches will be available for purchase by crews)
4:00pm Pizza arrives at Javelina Jeadquarters (Some pizza will be available for purchase by crews)
8:00pm Burger & Hot Dog barbecue begins at Javelina Jeadquarters that
lasts through the night. Veggie burgers will be available.
Sunday, October 28
5:30am Five loop cutoff (77.4 miles) – Runners must start loop six by 5:30am (23 ½ hours)
6:00am Sub 24 hour buckle cut off
9:30am Six loop cutoff (92.8 miles) – Runners must start loop seven by 9:30am (27 ½ hours)
12:00pm 100 Mile & 100 Kilometer Races End / 30 hour cutoff
Park Entry Fee
One park entry pass for the weekend is included for all registered entrants. Additional crew or pacer vehicles will be required to pay a $6 park entry fee per vehicle.
Trail Running & Trash
Please respect the trails and the beauty of the desert by disposing of any trash at one of our aid stations. Any runner found to be littering on the trail will be disqualified.
We will be utilizing a chip timing system at this event to record your time at the finish. Results will be posted using “gun time” only. 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.
Are allowed at Javelina Jeadquarters and Jackass Junction. Please leave your drop bag for Jackass Junction in the designated area near the start on race morning so we may transport them to the aid station by 6AM. Drop bags from Jackass Junction will be returned to the start/finish area approximately by 10AM on Sunday morning. There will be a designated drop bag area at Javelina Jeadquarters near the turnaround. No drop bags at Coyote Camp, Tonto Tavern or Rattlesnake Ranch.
Allowed ONLY at Javelina Jeadquarters.
Allowed after 4 loops or at sunset. Multiple pacers may be used, but only one at a time. Pacers must be on foot (no bikes) and may use the food and nutrition at aid stations for support.
Need help finding a pacer? Looking to pace a runner? Visit the Javelina Jundred Pacer Connection.
Aid Station Helpers
Javelina Jundred Volunteer Form
Parking / Start Area
Parking on race morning has been moved to the Four Peaks staging area just inside the park entrance (2.8 miles from the race start at Javelina Jeadquarters). The only vehicles allowed in the Pemberton Trailhead parking lot at Javelina Jeadquarters are those runners who are camping on Friday night. Shuttle buses and vans will begin transporting runners and their drop bags from the new parking area to Javelina Jeadquarters at 4:00am until the start of the race. Please arrive early to account for a few extra minutes of shuttle time!
Shuttle vans will be running back and forth through the duration of the weekend allowing crews and pacers to come and go during the race.
Tent sites are available at the Pemberton Trailhead (Javelina Jeadquarters) next to the start/finish line for $22 for the weekend (Friday and Saturday nights). You may reserve a camping site with your registration this year. There is a shower and bathroom facility located at the Jeadquarters. Camping Permits
Tent & Cot Rental
We will be renting tents and cots for use by runners again this year. You may reserve a tent and/or cot when you register for the race. The tent will be setup when you arrive, so all you have to do is bring your own sleeping bag! The small tents are 7′x7′ and the large tents are 12′x8′. Tent & Cot Rental
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
2011 | Aravaipa | Manoj Nagalla | Venkatesh Madala
2010 | Aravaipa
2009 | Aravaipa | Will Lafollette | Craig Heinselman
2008 | Will Lafollette | Scott Livingston
2007 | Aravaipa | Will Lafollette | Marc Jackson
2006 | Will Lafollette (Saturday) | Will Lafollette (Sunday)
2005 | Will Lafollette
2004 | DC Lundell | Michele Harmon
2003 | DC Lundell