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

Trail Marathon

Trail Marathon

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

The 42K Trail Marathon is a tough challenge that offers a bit of everything, with lots of climbing, river crossings, sandy beaches, and endless single track.


This courses below are not yet confirmed, and subject to change.
42K Trail Course
Challenging 42K trail run course with mixed terrain, rocky/sandy paths, and water crossings

This is an out and back course beginning at Rock Springs Cafe. Turn around at Table Mesa Rd. 4 aid stations each direction.

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42K Trail Course


This schedule is not yet confirmed, and subject to change.
Sat 2024.03.16
Sun 2024.03.17


This information is not yet confirmed, and subject to change.

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 $90
June 15 - October 14 $103
October 15 - January 31 $125
February 1 - March 9 $130
March 10 - March 16 $142
Race Day Entry $155


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