The Mesquite Canyon Trail Runs take place on rugged, single track trail with significant challenging climbs, incredible views, steep descents, large boulders, rocks, and desert vegetation. The courses offer a challenging but rewarding experience for all, from the beginning trail runner to the most experienced ultra marathoner.
The 50 Mile & 50 Km courses are designed for EXPERIENCED TRAIL RUNNERS since they travel through a hazardous (but incredibly awesome) section of trail/wash down Ford Canyon. Here, 50 Mile & 50 Km participants will be required to execute some downhill rock scrambling over the famed “White Tank” rock formations.
Kid's Fun Run!
Now in its third year, your kiddos will get to rip up some trails in their own race at Mesquite. We will likely have them head out on the Competitive Track trails (all to themselves) on an out-and-back style run that’ll total somewhere between 1-2 miles (exact route still being determined). The run will be $8 this time and is an actual race distance listed on the registration button within Ultrasignup’s website. This will help streamline the process for you (and us) come race day.
Registration for the kids include their own kid’s bib, finishers token/medal and option to purchase a kid’s tech shirt with Mesquite Canyon logo on it.
Desert Runner Trail Series
Mesquite Canyon also serves as our championship race in the seven-race series that begins in October at the Cave Creek Thriller Trail Runs. Awards are given to the top three male & female runners in both our Open Division (all ages) and our Master's Division (40+). For more information on this exciting series, visit our website!
Frequently Asked Questions
For additional information including our race withdrawal policy, please visit our FAQ Page!
In an effort to continually lessen our race footprint, we are expanding our cupless events to the Desert Runner Trail Series. We will have UltrAspire reusable cups available at registration and on race day or feel free to bring your own!
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