ESTRELLA MTN - Oct.6.2013

 WHITE TANKS - Jan.5.2014

 MCDOWELL MTN - Feb.2.2014

BLACK CANYON- Mar.23.2014



Join GET FIT TRAINING for our training runs. Meet at the race trailheads and come check out the course and your competition. 

Estrella Mtn: Sept 22, 2013 6:00 am  White Tanks: Dec 2013 7:00 am  McDowell Mtn: Jan 2014 7:00 am Black Canyon: Mar 2014 8:00 am


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The series' finale is not the event to miss.  Lots of climbing, river crossings, sandy beaches, and endless singletrack.  Best part?  After race party hosted at Rock Springs Cafe.  Can we say pie????


13.1 miles:  A point to point 1/2 marathon.  Race starts off of Table Mesa Road and follows the Black Canyon Trail to Black Canyon City and Rock Springs Cafe. 4 aid stations.  It is strongly recommended that runners carry additional water. 
9k: Counterclockwise lollipop starting at the Rock Springs Cafe.  2 aid stations.  River crossings, up/down, river rocks, sand.  This course has it all.

DATE: Sunday, March 23, 2014

Registration opens: 5:45 am
13.1 mile start: 8:00 am
9k start: 9:00 am
Course closes at 11:45am 

Water/Power Gels/Power Bars/Gatorade at Aid Stations A, B, C, D, E, as well as at the Start and Finish lines. 

Restrooms located at all Start and Finish lines.

We recommend that you arrive 1 1/2 -2 hour before start of event to allow adequate time for parking, shuttling, packet pickup, and warmup.

1/2 Marathon Shuttles:  Shuttles will be provided to transport runners to the start line for the 1/2 marathon.  Runners may use their own transportation to be dropped off at the start line, however, there will be no parking permitted at the Table Mesa Trailhead.  There will be coffee, music, and a fire at the 13.1 mile start for those of you who take the earlier shuttles.  First shuttle leaves at 6:00.   Last shuttle leaves at 7:10.


OTHER GENERALLY RELEVANT INFO:                                                                                               

1. Your feet will get wet.                                                                                                                    

2.  Because your feet will get wet, there is a strong possibility sand will get in your shoes.  Well venitilated = wet and sandy on this course so plan accordingly.

3. NO LATE STARTS. Budget your time to get to Black Canyon City and catch the shuttle if you are running the 1/2 marathon.  You must start ahead of the sweep in order to receive a finish time.    

4. HEADPHONES = DQ.  This too is a safety issue.  This course consists almost entirely of singletrack with a ton of exposure.  You need to be aware of your surroundings.  When you pass someone you, they need to be able to hear you coming.  If you are found wearing headphones at any time you will be disqualified.  NO EXCEPTIONS.                                                                                                 

5. This course is awesome! If you've never been out here, be prepared for a treat :)


PRE RACE: Saturday, March 22th, 2014, 2-5 pm  Sole Sports Running Zone 18583 N 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85308.

RACE DAY: Rock Springs Cafe, North parking lot. 35769 South Old Black Canyon Highway, Black Cyn City, AZ 

1/2 Marathon Runners: 5:45-7:00 am

9k runners: 5:45-8:45 am




                    1/2 Marathon Map                                                9k Map                               

13.1 mile elevation profile                                  9k elevation profile         

Jun.1 - Nov. 30 $40 $50
Dec. 1 - Jan. 31 $45 $55
Feb. 1- Mar. 21** $50 $60

**Online registration ends on Mar. 21, 2014. Registration will be available at packet pickup for no additional cost.  There will be a $10 late fee for race day registrations.



*Online registration ends Mar. 21, 2014.

**Mail in registrations must be received 7 days prior to event. Save a tree, a stamp, and some money and register online here. 


Rock Springs Cafe

35769 South Old Black Canyon Highway, Black Canyon City, AZ 85324
(623) 374-5794

DIRECTIONS from Metro Phoenix: Take I-17 North toward Flagstaff.  Exit 242 toward Black Canyon City and head west.  Turn left onto Old Black Canyon Hwy. Cafe is on the right.   Parking will be available in the parking lot north of Rock Springs Cafe.

Note:  1/2 Marathon start is located on Table Mesa Road, 13.1 miles south of Rock Springs Cafe.  Shuttles will be provided.