26 KM Race & Golden Trail World Series
Aravaipa Running is proud to announce that our 26 KM race will be the final North American race in the Golden Trail World Series in 2022!
This distance will be reserved for Sunday, September 25th as the only race that morning with all other distances remaining on Saturday, September 24th.
Check out the teaser video below!
50 Mile Distance
Our 50 mile distance will start and finish at the Hotshots Camp near the base of Snowbowl road. Runners will head east on the Arizona Trail towards Rocky Moto before looping around heading north on the AZT and completing a single 50 mile loop around the San Francisco Peaks while exploring the incredible Inner Basin and parts of Mt. Elden along the way.
50 Km Distance
Our 50 Km distance will start and finish at the Hotshots Camp once again but this time will utilize a new route, heading out on the Arizona Trail east for a loop around Rocky Moto where you'll head north on the GT Trail to Kachina Aid station. From here you'll continue north & west as you hop back on the Arizona Trail as you climb up to the base of the Snowbowl area where you'll continue through gorgeous Aspen groves to your turn around point at White Horse.
26 Km Distance
The Flagstaff Sky Peaks 26K joins the Golden Trail World Series for 2022 and will feature some of the top trail runners in the world going head to head on the volcanic edge of the San Francisco Peaks. Runners will climb for the first 6 miles climbing from the base of Agassiz Peak to the slopes of Arizona Snowbowl Ski Resort. Then the real climbing begins as runners will ascend nearly 2,000 feet in the next mile, topping out just over 11,500 feet, before bombing down the western slopes of the ski resort, through winding single track under aspen groves and eventually onto the iconic Arizona Trail which spans 800+ miles from Mexico to Utah. If your quads aren’t toast at this point, the 5+ mile descent to the finish line should help seal the deal!
For more information on the this epic fall mountain trail run, please visit our main website for details on courses, schedules, location, and more! Please click the link above or here below and we hope to see you on the mountain this October! website!
In an effort to continually lessen our race footprint, we are expanding our cupless events to Flagstaff Sky Peaks. We will have UltrAspire reusable cups available at registration and on race day or feel free to bring your own!
Local time: 4:25 AM