Enjoy challenging climbs and epic views of Phoenix across the White Tank Mountain Range. All runs take place on single track trails within White Tank Mountain Regional Park. Expect typical desert trail conditions including rocks, sand, cactus and gravel. 50 km & 50 mile runners will travel through a two mile section of wash in Ford Canyon featuring several downhill granite rock scrambles, sand and boulders.
Forecast for Waddell, AZ
Thursday, March 20
Packet Pickup 4:00-7:00PM
Group Run 5:30-6:30PM
4730 E. Indian School Rd. #125
Phoenix, AZ 85018
-or- Saturday, March 22
Packet Pickup 6-8:15AM
White Tank Mountain Regional Park
Aid stations every 3-9 miles including water, electrolyte drink, sweet snacks, salty snacks, and fruit. Please plan to run with at least one bottle of water. Due to the remoteness of the course, there is an 8-9 mile stretch in the 50 Mile, 50K and 30K with no aid, so please be prepared (run with AT LEAST 2-3 bottles (50-70 ounces) of fluids). Plan for sun and hot temperatures! Aid Station Helper Signup Form
Our finish line aid station will feature hot food made with Daiya Cheese. Daiya cheese melts, stretches, and tastes just like dairy-based cheese! It is free of dairy (casein and lactose), soy, gluten, eggs, rice, peanuts, and tree nuts (except coconut oil). If you’ve never given Daiya a try, you’ll have your chance at Mesquite Canyon!
Gender specific cut race shirt
Chip timed race results displayed at finish line
Scenic and challenging course on desert trails
Well stocked aid stations every 3-9 miles
Post race food (soup, fresh fruit) & socializing
Awards to top male & female finishers at each distance. We will have an awards ceremony for the entire DRT Series (Trail and Ultra) at the end of each respective race. Awards will be given in Open and Masters (40+) divisions for the entire DRT Series (Trail and Ultra).
DRT Trail Series Point Standings 2013
DRT Ultra Series Point Standings 2013
|Until 1/24||Until 2/21||Until 3/18||Race Day|
11:30am – 50 Km Runners must leave the Black Canyon Aid Station at mile 13.3
2:30pm – 50 Km Runners must leave the Mesquite Canyon Aid Station at mile 22.5
4:00pm – 50 Mile Runners must leave the start/finish on their 2nd loop at mile 31
5:15pm – 50 Mile Runners must leave the Black Canyon Aid Station at mile 36
9:00pm – 50 Mile Final Cutoff
All runs take place on rugged, single track trail with significant challenging climbs, incredible views, steep descents, large boulders, rocks, and desert vegetation. The courses offer a challenging but rewarding experience for all, from the beginning trail runner to the most experienced ultra marathoner. The 50km & 50 mile courses are designed for EXPERIENCED TRAIL RUNNERS ONLY since they travel through a hazardous (but incredibly awesome) section of trail/wash down Ford Canyon. 50km & 50 mile participants will be required to execute some downhill rock scrambling over the famed “White Tank” rock formations.
*Aid Stations subject to change locations pending park approval.
Course Detail (Maps)
50 Mile | Elevation Profile | GPX | KML
50 Km | Elevation Profile | GPX | KML
30 Km | Elevation Profile | GPX | KML
Half Marathon | Elevation Profile | GPX | KML
8 Km | 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.
50M | Male – 7:27:10 – Brian Petersen (’13) | Female – 9:45:34 – Jane Larkindale (’13)
50K | Male – 4:01:22 – Jason Griffiths (’10) | Female – 4:24:37 – Kerrie Bruxvoort (’12)
30K| Male – 2:11:51 - Joshua Trevino (’13) | Female – 2:58:21 – Caris Marcos (’13)
1/2 Marathon | Male – 1:29:58 – James Bonnett (’11) | Female – 1:54:54 – Ivana Jourdon (’11)
8K | Male – 34:10 – Alan Rietze (’11) | Female – 35:54 - Shannon Durkin (’11)
2014 | Check Ultracast for Race Day Results
2013 | 50 Mile | 50 Kilometer | 30 Kilometer | Half Marathon | 8 Kilometer
2012 | 50 Kilometer | 30 Kilometer | Half Marathon | 8 Kilometer
2011 | 50 Kilometer | Marathon | Half Marathon | 5 Mile
2010 | 50 Kilometer | 25 Kilometer |10 Mile | 5 Mile
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.
6:00 AM – Packet pickup / race day registration begin
6:05 AM – Begin civil twilight
6:30 AM – Sunrise
7:00 AM – 50 Mile Start
7:30 AM – 50 Kilometer Start
8:00 AM – 30 Kilometer Start
8:15 AM – Half Marathon Start
8:30 AM – 8 Kilometer Start
11:30 AM – 50 Km Runners must clear Black Canyon Aid at mile 13.3
2:30 PM – 50 Km Runners must clear Mesquite Aid at mile 22.5
4:00 PM – 50 Mile Runners must clear start/finish at mile 31
5:15 PM – 50 Mile Runners must clear Black Canyon Aid at mile 36
6:42 PM – Sunset
7:07 PM – End civil twilight
9:00 PM – 50 Mile Cutoff
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 morning 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. Results will be posted using “gun time” only. You will be provided with a timing chip embedded in your race bib number. Please wear this bib on the front of your clothing on race day.
A drop bag will be allowed at the Black Canyon Aid Station for the 50km & 50 mile runners. All drop bags MUST be at the start line in the appropriate area by 7:30 AM to be transported over to the Black Canyon Aid Station. Drop bags should be back to the start/finish line by 7pm or you can pick them up on your way out of the park if you finish early.
Aid Station Helpers
We cannot produce these trail runs without the help of our amazing volunteer team. If you are interested in helping with the San Tan Scramble, we have opportunities to help with setup, registration, aid stations, finish line, course sweep and breakdown. All volunteers will receive an Aravaipa Running shirt and a discount on a future race entry! You can even help and run on race day.
Premium volunteer - we now have a premium volunteer position available in the timing tent. Must be technologically minded and be able to multitask. $100 race credit for a 10 hour shift.
Sign Up Here with iVolunteerOnline
Each course 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! Course signs will correspond with your bib color (8K = Blue, Half Marathon = Green, 30K = Yellow, 50K = Red, 50 Mile = White). In addition, blue & white checkerboard plastic flagging and pink WRONG WAY signage will be posted to designate non-race 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 start/finish line is located at the Group Campground on the North side of the park. Overflow parking will be available at the competitive track gravel parking lot approximately a 1/4 mile from the start/finish area. See the map below:
Camping is allowed at the group campground as well as the competitive track parking lot on Saturday night. See the park entry station to pay for a camp spot. Cost = $10.
From central Phoenix, take I -10 west 18 miles to Hwy 303. North on Hwy 303 to Olive. West 4 miles on Olive to the White Tank Mountain Regional Park entrance.
13025 N. White Tank Mountain Road
Waddell, AZ 85355
Turn Sheet & Aid Station Distances
2014 | Check Ultracast for live race day results
2013 | 50 Km | 50 Km | Marathon | Half-Marathon | 8 Km
2012 | 50 Km | Marathon | Half-Marathon | 8 Km
2011 | 50 Km | Marathon | Half-Marathon | 5 Mi
2010 | 50 Km | 25 Km | 10 Mi | 5 Mi