2021 Black Canyon Preview

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Guest Post written by Andrew Veeder https://twitter.com/aveeder Andrew Veeder (@andrewveeder) • Instagram photos and videos One of Aravaipa Running’s premier events, the Black Canyon Ultras presented by HOKA, is set to take place on February 13-14 in the desert of Arizona. Competitors in the 100K event will be competing for two Golden Tickets, guaranteeing entry to the iconic Western States Endurance Run. While there are no Golden Tickets for the 60K, there are 2 points available for UTMB. Expect strong …

Desert Solstice 2020 – The Race in the Desert

Nick Coury Uncategorized

Live Webcast | Live Results Phoenix, AZ – The Desert Solstice 24 hour is set to be most competitive 24 hour run in the world in 2020, bringing together some of the most talented ultrarunners in the country. Leading the men’s field, Zach Bitter is the current 100 mile world record holder in 11:19:13, but has never made it to the end of a 24 hour race. Will this be his year? Next, we have the top three members of …

COVID-era Races: A Race Director Account

Julie Neisch Uncategorized

Aravaipa has been fortunate to hold 3 recent in-person events: Silverton Alpine Marathons, Kendall Mountain, and Tushars Mountain Runs. Read below as RD’s Julie and Noah recount the experience. From Julie: Rather than ‘you never know what you have until it’s gone,’ these races were ‘you never know how much you missed something until it’s back!’  Silverton Alpine and Kendall Mountain were our first in-person races since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and it was incredible to be back …

Thank you, Scout

Hayley Pollack Community, News, This Week In Aravaipa Running

I often walk away from conversations with Scout deeply moved by his integrity of character. Over the last 2.5 years he has provided me and all of us at Aravaipa Running with many other takeaways: mostly lessons in dedication, hard work, integrity, passion and following your heart. Scout brought his innumerable strengths to the Aravaipa Race Directing team and while he will be leaving the team on Friday, he is leaving it significantly better than he found it. Scout’s continued …

Aravaipa Strong – Halfway Mark

Scout Phillips Community, Race Report, This Week In Aravaipa Running

Unique and universal The Aravaipa Strong Global Virtual Run is in full swing. So far we have witnessed: Runners who have already reached their goals and are enjoying some well-earned rest! ☕ Runner who are still getting after their distance goals. 🏃‍♀️ Runners who were so inspired that they have changed their distance goals 🙌 Beautiful shared images of nature and trails for runners who are lucky to still have access to them 🌄 Backyards turned into racecourses ⟳ Runners …

What is Aravaipa Strong?

Jamil Coury Community, News, This Week In Aravaipa Running, Ultra Thoughts

When we decided to create a virtual race event in response to our core business (large scale trail running events) shutting down indefinitly due to the COVID-19 situation we wanted a name that would draw us closer together as a global community of trail runners. Something that would inspire others, but also ourselves. I’ve yet to face a challenge like COVID-19 and its far reaching effects to the events business in my time as an entrepreneur and I fully understand …

Crown King Scramble 50K: Virtual Edition

Scout Phillips Race Report, This Week In Aravaipa Running, Uncategorized

I put on an old t-shirt Saturday morning, you know the kind; it’s soft from multiple wears and washes, maybe even a little threadbare in spots, but it means something special to you so it has yet to be turned into a rag or donated to the local clothes closet. My t-shirt is green. It has the old Crown King Scramble 50K logo on the front, and the elevation profile of the race on the back. I’ve had it for …

Dam Good Run: The Virtual Edition

Scout Phillips Race Report, This Week In Aravaipa Running

Traditionally, the Dam Good Run that happens each spring out at Lake Pleasant Park, provides runners with a unique experience. Runners traverse the dam itself, an area generally restricted from the public, and they delight in seeing the lake from a different vantage point. This year, as we are all looking at the world from a new and unfamiliar perspective, some of the registered DGR participants got out for a virtual Dam Good Time. Our running community is adaptable. While …

2019-2020 Desert Runner Trail Series Final Standings

Noah Dougherty Community, Race Report, This Week In Aravaipa Running

We’ve officially finished our Desert Runner Trail Series with the completion of the Mesquite Canyon Trail Runs on March 7th. This was the 10th year for some of these races and a nice little milestone for Aravaipa Running and how far we’ve come. We again saw the most participants throughout the series and we just can’t thank you all enough for your continued support. It really is a pleasure to be a small part of your race experience! We’re constantly …

Rumble Reminiscence

Hayley Pollack Uncategorized

By Jen Laughlin | January 13, 2020 If you know me, you know that Coldwater Rumble is an extremely sentimental race. It was my first trail race, my first 50 mile, my twin sister’s first ultra, and my daughter’s first running race of any kind. But more than anything, it was the race that introduced me to the unique and incomparable trail running community, consequentially changing my running life in the best possible ways. Back in 2014 while approaching the …