Usery Mountain Regional Park, Mesa, AZ.
Features winding trails throughout Usery Mountain Regional Park. 26 km and 50 km courses include a loop around Pass Mountain in the Tonto National Forest.
Forecast for Mesa, AZ
Thursday, November 14
Packet Pickup 4:00-7:00PM
Group run 5:30-6:30PM
4730 E. Indian School Rd. #125
Phoenix, AZ 85018
-or Friday, November 15
Packet Pickup 4:00-7:00 PM
Cadence Running Company
3107 S. Gilbert Rd, Ste 110
Gilbert, AZ 85295
-or- Saturday November 16
Packet Pickup 6-8:15AM
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Aid stations every 3-8 miles including water, electrolyte drink, sweet snacks, salty snacks, and fruit. Please plan to run with at least one bottle of water. Aid Station Helper Signup. Aid station distance chart:
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 Pass Mountain!
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 3-8 miles
Post race food (bagels, fresh fruit) & socializing
Crews & Pacers
Crews are welcome to support runners at the start/finish line at the Group Campground A/B and also at the Horse Staging Lot (Blevins Aid Station). Pacers are not permitted.
Awards to top male & female finishers at each distance. Winners of the 26 km and 50 km races will earn free entry into the DRT Series Championship in March at Mesquite Canyon.
If you would like to help at an aid station please sign up here: Pass Mountain Volunteer Form
This year, we only have half of the parking lot reservation and more runners, so there will be a shuttle once we fill the main lot. There will be parking volunteers directing you to a remote lot which is 1 mile away and a shuttle van transporting you to the starting line. If you have a family or crew, you may get dropped off near the start and then have one crew member take the shuttle.
|Until 9/20||Until 10/18||Until 11/12||Race Day|
Save $10 with our no-shirt option! Shirts guaranteed on race day if ordered by 10/18, otherwise shirts will be sold on race day if available.
9 hours for the 50km (4pm).
The 50km and 26km runners will run through Usery Mountain Park and then out into the Tonto National Forest, over the Pass Mountain Trail. 12km runners will stay on trails within Usery Mountain Park.
Course Detail (Maps, Elevation Profiles, GPS Tracks)
50K | Elevation Profile | GPX | KML
26K | Elevation Profile | GPX | KML
12K | 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.
50K | Male – 4:20:49 – Vincent Joven (’12) | Female – 4:59:53 – Paulette Zillmer (’11)
26K | Male – 1:56:05 – Jules Miller (’12) | Female – 2:12:02 – Lauren Besenfelder (’12)
12K | Male – 48:14 – Phil Slama (’12) | Female – 57:34 – Courtney Ellabarger (’12)
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
6:34 AM – Begin civil twilight
7:00 AM – 50 Kilometer Start
7:00 AM – Sunrise
8:00 AM – 26 Kilometer Start
8:30 AM – 12 Kilometer Start
4:00 PM – 50 Kilometer 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. You will be provided with a timing chip embedded in your race bib. It is important to not crease, or fold the timing chip to ensure your finish time is read.
A drop bag will be allowed at the Blevins Aid Station for 50K runners.
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. $80 race credit for an 8 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 race’s color (12K = Blue, 26K = Yellow, 50K = Red). In addition, blue & white checkerboard plastic flagging will 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 Camping Area A & B. Drive 0.4 miles past the park entry booth and turn right onto McGill Drive.
Usery Mountain Regional Park offers a campground with 73 individual sites. 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, barbecue grill, and fire ring. Usery Mountain Regional Park provides immaculate restrooms with flush toilets and hot water showers. All sites in the campground are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Camping Fees
From central Phoenix, I-10 east to US 60 east. Exit Ellsworth Road north to the Usery Mountain Regional Park entrance.
3939 N. Usery Pass Road
Mesa, AZ 85207
Turn Sheet & Aid Station Distances
All distances are estimates based upon GPS data.