Check Your Standings!
The Short, Middle, Trail, Ultra, and Ultra Plus races are all part of the Desert Runner Trail Series. Points accumulate from the start of the 2023 Fall races (Pass Mountain) through the end of the 2024 Spring races (Mesquite Canyon).
There are now five categories: Hummingbird (Mini-Spring Series only), Quail (Short), Roadrunner (middle), Owl (Trail) and Hawk (Ultra). Points from both the 50 mile and 50 KM races will count towards the ultra series (points are calculated separately for each race). We take your top three race (scores) in the event you run more than three of the seven DRT Series races.
NOTE: These will be updated after Cave Creek Thriller for the 2023 Season.
HUMMINGBIRD SERIES (Spring Passes Only)
We have paused the series pass registrations temporarily as we may have a date change for Thriller, the first race in the series. We will re-open registration for the series pass by August 10th with updated dates. Thanks for your patience!
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!
Desert Runner Trail Series
Commit to keeping your training up to par this fall by signing up for one of our series passes, or sign up for our Phoenix Pass and work your way to an Ultra distance before the New Year! Save 20% off individual race entries by joining us for the Fall Series.
Quail Pass (Short Series*)
Cave Creek Thriller - 10/14 - 5Km
Pass Mountain - 11/11 - 5Km
McDowell Mtn Frenzy -12/2 - 5M
Roadrunner Pass (Middle Series*)
Cave Creek Thriller - 10/14 - 11Km
Pass Mountain - 11/11 - 10Km
McDowell Mtn Frenzy -12/2 - 10M
Owl Pass (Trail Series*)
Cave Creek Thriller - 10/14 - 24Km
Pass Mountain - 11/11 - 25Km
McDowell Mtn Frenzy -12/2 - 25K
Hawk Pass (Ultra Series*)
Cave Creek Thriller - 10/14 - 50Km
Pass Mountain - 11/11 - 50Km
McDowell Mtn Frenzy -12/2 - 50Km
Hawk Pass (Ultra Plus Series*)
Cave Creek Thriller - 10/14 - 50Km
Pass Mountain - 11/11 - 50M
McDowell Mtn Frenzy -12/2 - 50M
The Quail, Roadrunner, Owl & Hawk passes are now all part of the Desert Runner Trail Series. Points accumulate from the Pass Mountain Trail runs fall races through the end of the 2024 Spring races (Mesquite Canyon).
Points from both the 50 mile and 50 KM races will count towards the ultra series (points are calculated separately for each race).
Phoenix Pass (Builder Series) - NEW!
Run your way to a 50 Km race! An abbreviated version of our Evolution Pass, the fall Phoenix Pass gives you three great races and finishes with a point to point ultra marathon before the new year!
Cave Creek Thriller - 10/14 -- 11 Km
Pass Mountain - 11/11 -- 25 Km
McDowell Mountain Frenzy - 12/2 -- 50 Km
Resolution Pass (Builder Fall + Spring Series) - NEW!
NEW- Only available until Pass Mountain on 11/11!!
Event's current local time: 6:20 AM MT
This is a bit of a play on our Evolution Pass & Phoenix Passes. The Resolution Pass is a way for you, as a runner, to set a goal in the fall and keep it intact through the New Year on your way to completing an incredible 50 mile race at our Mesquite Canyon Trail Runs on 3/7. Six races spread out over five months that build from a 10 Km race to the epic 50 mile distance in March!
Pass Mountain - 11/11/23 - 10 Km
McDowell Mountain Frenzy - 12/2/23 - 10 Mile
San Tan Scramble - 1/6/24 - 26 Km
Coldwater Rumble - 1/20/24 - 40 Km
Elephant Mountain - 2/3/24 - 50 Km
Mesquite Canyon - 3/9/24 - 50 Mile