McDowell Mountain Trail Run

 

XTERRA McDowell Mountain Trail Run

McDowell Mountain Regional Park

February 02, 2020

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Overview

About

WHAT:   XTERRA McDowell Mountain Trail Run

WHEN:  February 2, 2020

WHERE:  McDowell Mountain Regional Park (map it)  

With over 80 miles of trails to choose from, McDowell Mountain Regional Park is a trail runner's paradise and our venue for race #5 of the XTERRA Arizona Trail Run Series. The 15-mile long course features a gradual climb full of cholla forests and fields of beaver tails. It is one giant loop with a short out and back down to Dixie Mine (and a treat at the turn around). The shorter 7K course is easily defined by its name, the Scenic Trail. Following a counterclockwise loop, the rocky climb at mile 1 will keep you on your toes.

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.

Late arrivals will park at the Trailhead Staging Area, which is the first right as you enter the park, across from the competitive loops. There will be a couple of shuttles running to get you up to the top to the start line. Shuttles will run continuously from 7:00 until 8:45 and again after the event. Or you can use the 2 mile walk as a warm up. Keep in mind, packet pickup will be at the Pemberton Trailhead. You will not be able to temporarily park up there just to pick up your bib. Avoid last minute scrambles and come to packet pickup on Saturday. 

Races

XTERRA McDOWELL MOUNTAIN TRAIL RUN

Distance: Trail Run – 7K and 15-mile courses

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The shorter 7K course is easily defined by its name, the Scenic Trail. Following a counterclockwise loop, the rocky climb at mile 1 will keep you on your toes.

The 15-mile long course features a gradual climb full of cholla forests and fields of beaver tails. It is one giant loop with a short out and back down to Dixie Mine (and a treat at the turn around). 

Contact

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.

Volunteers

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! To volunteer just click the volunteer button on the race page or contact shannon [at] aztrailrace.com.

 

Positions Available:

- Aid Stations 

- Registration

- Finish Line 

- Breakfast Prep

- Awards

Race Info

Schedule of Events

Saturday, February 1, 2020

2:00 -5:00pm Pre-Race Packet Pickup


Sunday, February 2, 2020

6:30am until 15 minutes before your start time Race Day Pickup
8:00am 15-mile Start 
8:15am 7K Start

 

Course Info - XTERRA Trail Run

XTERRA McDowell Mountain Trail Run

Distances: 7K and 15-mile courses

***Start/Finish is at the Pemberton Trailhead***

15-Mile

15mi Start Time: 08:00

Pemberton Trail clockwise to Dixie Mine. Short out and back to the park boundary. Back up Dixie Mine to left turn onto Coachwhip. Back to Pemberton at mile 10 continuing clockwise. Right turn down Tonto. Cruise down to Pemberton one more time and left to the finish.

5 aid stations with Water/Gels/Gatorade.

 

McDowell Mountain 15-Mile

 

 

 

 

 

 

7K

7K Start Time: 09:00

Counterclockwise loop.  Pemberton Trail to Scenic to Pemberton. Up the hill and around back to Pemberton and the Start/Finish. 

2 aid stations with Water/Gels/Gatorade.

McDowell Mountain 7K

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travel and Park Entry

Directions

McDowell Mountain Regional Park

16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.

MMRP Arizona 85255

Ph: 480-471-0173

Late arrivals will park at the Trailhead Staging Area, which is the first right as you enter the park, across from the competitive loops. There will be a couple of shuttles running to get you up to the top to the start line. Shuttles will run continuously from 7:00 until 8:45 and again after the event. Or you can use the 2-mile walk as a warm-up. Keep in mind, packet pickup will be at the Pemberton Trailhead as well. You will not be able to temporarily park up there just to pick up your bib. Or, avoid the chaos and come to packet pickup on Saturday. DIRECTIONS from Phoenix: take Loop 202 east to Beeline Highway (SR 87). Continue northeast on SR 87 to Shea Blvd. Travel west on Shea Blvd. to Saguaro Blvd.; turn north. Continue through Town of Fountain Hills to Fountain Hills Blvd; turn right and travel four miles to the McDowell Mountain Regional Park entrance

 

 

Park Registration

The registration fee does not include $7 park entry fee. 

 

Sponsors

Sponsors

Paul Mitchell

 

 

 

Gatorade

 

 

 

Suunto

 

 

 

Miller Endurance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Party People

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girls on the Run

 

 

 

 

 

 

Road Runner Sports

 

 

Kind

Entry

Price Structure

  7K 15-Mile
Early Flash Sale: 5/1 - 5/15 $45 $55
Early Bird: 5/16 - 9/14 $50 $60
Regular: 9/15 - 12/31 $55 $65
Regular: 1/1 - 1/22 $60 $70
Late: 1/23 - 1/31 $65 $75
PPU/Race Day $70 $80

 

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