Tour the foothills of the San Tan and Goldmine mountain ranges. The courses will again include the beautiful new Dynamite Trail which will allow for a loop instead of the out and back over Goldmine Mountain. San Tan Mountain Regional Park is tucked away in the San Tan Mountains of the Southeast Valley. Discover this hidden jewel of mountains and trails in the desert!
Forecast for Queen Creek, AZ
Thursday, January 9
Packet Pickup 4:00-7:00PM
Group Run 5:30-6:30PM
4730 E. Indian School Rd. #125
Phoenix, AZ 85018
-or- Saturday, January 11
Packet Pickup 6-8:15AM
San Tan Mountain Regional Park
Aid stations every 2.2 to 5.1 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 Form
Our finish line aid station will feature tofu scramble burritos made with Daiya Cheese at this year’s race. 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 the San Tan scramble!
Gender specific race shirt (Men’s & Women’s styles)
Chip timed race results displayed at finish line
Scenic and challenging course on desert trails
Well stocked aid stations every 2.2-5.1 miles
Post race food (tofu scramble burritos) & socializing
Awards to top male & female finishers at each distance. Winners of the “trail” and “ultra” series races will earn free entry into the DRT Series Championship in March at Mesquite Canyon. All finishers receive a commemorative pint glass and tofu scramble burrito!
Our events would not be possible without the passionate support of volunteers. Volunteer opportunities exist at aid stations, registration, finish line support and course sweep. Volunteers receive a shirt, Aravaipa Race Credit & race day food. Sign up today at iVolunteer Online!
|Until 11/15||Until 12/13||Until 1/7||Race Day|
Save $10 with our no-shirt option! Shirts guaranteed on race day if ordered by 12/13, otherwise shirts will be sold on race day if available.
1:00pm – 50km runners must leave on their third and final loop (6 hours)
4:00pm – Final cutoff for 50 km runners (9 hours)
The 9km race makes a loop of the San Tan, Hedgehog, and Goldmine trails. The 17km encompasses a larger loop of the San Tan, Dynamite and Goldmine Trails. The 26km combines the 17km and 9km courses. The 50km course makes 3 loops of the 17km course, reversing each loop. Sections of the Goldmine Trail are on a very steep rocky trail and portions of the San Tan trail are in a sandy wash.
*Aid Stations subject to change locations pending park approval.
Course Detail (Maps, Elevation Profiles, GPS Tracks)
50K | Elevation Profile | GPX | KML
26K | Elevation Profile | GPX | KML
17K | Elevation Profile | GPX | KML
9K | 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.
50 Km | Male – Matt Schmitt – 4:01:40 (’12) | Female – Shanna Ailes Istnick – 4:41:55 (’13)
27 Km | Male – Brian Folts – 1:45:13 (’13) | Female – Renee Hodges – 2:13:04 (’13)
17 Km | New in 2014
9 Km | Male – John Borrego – 38:08 (’12) | Female – Ricki Ceton – 43:47 (’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
7:00 AM – 50 Kilometer Start
7:05 AM – Begin civil twilight
7:30 AM – 26 Kilometer Start
7:32 AM – Sunrise
8:00 AM – 17 Kilometer Start
8:30 AM – 9 Kilometer Start
1:00 PM – 50 Kilometer runners must leave on 3rd and final loop
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 number. Please wear this bib on the front of your clothing on race day.
A drop bag will be allowed at the start/finish line for the 50km and 26km runners to be accessed after each loop.
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. Sign Up Here
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 (9K = Blue, 17K = Green, 26K = Yellow, 50K = Red). In addition, blue & white checkerboard plastic flagging and pink 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 Trailhead Staging Area. Once you enter the park through the entry station, follow the paved road around to the dirt parking area. The start line is a short walk to the San Tan Trailhead. Detailed park map
There is no camping available at San Tan Mountain Regional Park.
From central Phoenix, take I-10 east to US 60 east. Exit Power Road south to Hunt Highway. Travel east on Hunt Highway to Thompson Road south. Turn west on Phillips Road to the San Tan Mountain Regional Park entrance.
6533 West Phillips Road
Queen Creek Arizona 85142
Turn Sheet & Aid Station Distances
Distances are estimates based upon GPS track.