March 17, 2024
Rock Springs Cafe
XTERRA Black Canyon Trail Run

Trail Half Marathon

Trail Half Marathon

The information on this page is not yet confirmed, and may be based on the previous years' edition.

This 21K Trail Half Marathon is an absolute treat. Rain, heat, water crossings, desert mountain views! The wildflowers will be blooming and the bar will be open! Join us for the series awards ceremony, have a drink, hang out in the creek and enjoy the pie!

Registration opens on
Nov 27
Registration Closes on
Mar 17
Registration Closed


This courses below are not yet confirmed, and subject to change.
21K Trail Course
Scenic 21K trail run course with mixed terrain, rocky/sandy paths, and water crossings

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. 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.

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21K Trail Course


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Sat 2024.03.16
Sun 2024.03.17


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Age groups awards will be given for the top 3 in each age group.


The fees below have not yet been confirmed, and are subject to change.


Description Fee
Before June 15 $75
June 15 - October 14 $88
October 15 - January 31 $102
February 1 - March 9 $112
March 10 - March 16 $119
Race Day Entry $125


The information below may be from a previous edition of the event, and is subject to change.


Half marathon only – First shuttle leaves at 5:30am. Last shuttle leaves at 6:45am.

We will provide shuttles 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 half marathon mile start for those of you who take the earlier shuttles.

Drop Bags: If you wish to leave a bag at the start, we will transport them to the finish for you.

  1. 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.

  2. NO HEADPHONES. This is a safety issue. While we at Shendo Cat Racing generally discourage using headphones while racing, it is particularly pertinent at Black Canyon.  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 near a rattlesnake – you need to hear its warning!  If you are found wearing headphones at any time you sacrificed to the gremlins. NO EXCEPTIONS. (P.S.  no one wants to hear your music blaring from a speaker either).


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