About the event
The Colossal Vail 50/50 is an adventurous ultra run along the Arizona Trail near the community of Vail (24 miles southeast of Tucson). Starting and finishing at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, both the 50K and 50-mile courses feature some of the greatest trail running opportunities in this part of the state. The gentle terrain, expertly built trail, and wide-open vistas are sure to make this ultra a classic.
The Colossal Vail 50/50 utilizes some of the most recently completed sections of the Arizona National Scenic Trail between Saguaro National Park-East and the foothills of the Santa Rita Mountains. The racecourse was researched and selected by members of the Tucson Trail Runners as the ideal terrain to host an ultra. Whether you are looking to set a PR or about ready to attempt your first trail ultra, the CV5050 is the event for you. Well-stocked aid stations, comprehensive emergency communications, excellent event shwag, and much more await all who participate in the event…not to mention the adventure of a lifetime.
If you can help the runners instead of running, please signup on our volunteer roster. We need help at the aid stations, at the Start/Finish, at monitoring points, like the tunnels and road crossings, and elsewhere. Thanks!
Local time: 4:53 PM