Now in its seventh year, the Cave Creek Thriller plays host to 4 different distances with the 50K and 24K options exploring the Maricopa Trail in point-to-point races before finishing inside Cave Creek Regional Park. The 11K and 5K distances stay entirely within Cave Creek Regional Park on hilly and pristine mountain trails. Portions of the trail are steep, rocky, and entirely exposed to the sun with great views of the expansive Sonoran Desert.
This race is also the first race of the Desert Runner Trail Series hosted by Aravaipa Running. You can register for the entire series here.
Anything else you may need to know is located on the Cave Creek Thriller website! Information on the website includes: course maps, race day schedule, pacer & crew information, race perks, and more.
Race entries are non-refundable and non-transferable. For other options, please check out our Race Withdrawal Policy.
Desert Runner Trail Series
The Cave Creek Thriller is the second race in the Aravaipa Running Desert Runner Trail Fall Series. The Desert Runner Trail Series has two points divisions: Trail and Ultra. The 24km race for Cave Creek Thriller will score points in the "Trail Series" while the 50km race will score points in the "Ultra Series".
Try the Thrasher Night Run that evening:
Registration for this event is being hosted here
Local time: 4:18 AM