Papago Urban Desert Trail Run
Papago Urban Desert Trail Run
October 10, 2021
North Linear Park North Linear Park
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WHAT: XTERRA Papago Urban Desert Trail Run
WHEN: October 10, 2021
WHERE: North Linear Park (map it)
NEW to the XTERRA Arizona Trail Run Series! You won't have to travel far to enjoy beautiful sights and challenging heights in this kick-off to the 2021-2022 season. Join us in Tempe for either a 26K, 10K, or 5K run through the scenic Papago Buttes.
All participants will receive a huge post-race breakfast, a super cool race tee and finisher medal, as well as entry into fun post-race festivities. Awards for overall top male and female finishers all three distances. Awards for the top 3 in each age group for the 26K and 10K.
XTERRA TRAIL RUN
Distance: Trail Run – 5K, 10K & 26K
The 26k has a little bit of everything: desert, water, nature and even a glimpse of urban life. Take the 10k course and add a jaunt up the historic Crosscut Canal. Don’t forget to check for the big horn sheep on the buttes as you pass the Phoenix Zoo. Continue up the canal right behind the gorgeous Desert Botanical Garden, return to wind your way through the scenic buttes and back to North Linear Park, and then . . . do it all again!
The 10k XTERRA trail run course takes you through the same trails as the 5k and beyond to the Papago Buttes north of Curry Road, just south of the Phoenix Zoo and Botanical Garden. You’ll feel like you’re out in the middle of the desert and red rocks, right in the middle of town! Turn around near Evelyn Hallman Park to wind your way back through the northern portion of the Lizard Trail.
The 5k course only has a few moderately steep sections, making it great for beginners, those bouncing back from an injury, or runners transitioning from road to trail racing. Starting from the north boat ramp of Tempe Town Lake, you’ll cross under the 202 to run the Canal, Lizard and Loma trails just south of Curry Road.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Pre-Race Packet Pickup
Road Runner Sports
43 S. McClintock Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281
Sunday, October 10, 2021
|5:45am until 15 minutes before your start time||Race Day Pickup|
|6:45am||26K Start Time|
|7:00am||10K Start Time|
|7:15am||5K Start Time|
Course Info - XTERRA Trail Run
XTERRA Papago Urban Desert Trail Run
Distances: 5K, 10K & 26K
26k Start Time: 06:45; The course begins at North Linear Park (just west of the Tempe Town Lake Marina, on the north side of the lake).
5 Aid Stations with water/Gatorade/gels
10k Start Time: 07:00; The course begins at North Linear Park (just west of the Tempe Town Lake Marina, on the north side of the lake).
2 Aid Stations with water/gatorade/gels
5k Start Time: 07:15; The course begins at North Linear Park (just west of the Tempe Town Lake Marina, on the north side of the lake).
1 Aid Station with water/Gatorade/gels.
North Linear Park
North Boat Ramp of Tempe Town
Lake Tempe, AZ 85281
Where Do I Park?
Park at the Marina on the North side of Tempe Town Lake. Take the path along the lake west to the North Boat Ramp.
Shendo Cat Racing needs YOU to make these events happen!
Volunteers guarantee the success of each event. They man the aid stations, cheer on the athletes, direct the misdirected runner, provide medical personnel, and generally make the races safer for everyone. We guarantee a great time and the time spent will be worthwhile. You don’t have to be a runner or athlete to volunteer at our events. If you have simple words of encouragement and are able to help direct runners or hand out water, you are valuable to us! In exchange for your time, you’ll be rewarded with coffee during the wee hours of the morning, goodies and refreshments, and most importantly the feel-good feeling of knowing that you helped to make the event happen and everyone finished because of the help you offered. You’ll also receive points for volunteering. Earn 6 points and you’ve earned a free race! Questions? Contact shannon [at] aztrailrace.com.
Contact Name: Shannon Lindner
Contact Email: info [at] aztrailrace.com
Contact Phone: 602-363-7725
Note: Please do not contact xterraplanet.com for questions about this specific race. Use the email and/or number provided here.