Course Update - Pipeline Fire Impact
AUGUST 11 Update: The website (and maps below) are updated for the 2022 edition of Sky Peaks, accounting for the forest closures due to the Pipeline Fire.
The Pipeline Fire has directly impacted our 50 mile course on the northeast portion near Schultz Tank and Inner Basin. Current forest closures that are in place until the end of October have affected parts of the other three distances. We are actively working with our permitting agencies on updated routes for all distances to ensure they keep the many of the same attributes combining the beauty of the Flagstaff Peaks region and the challenge of a high elevation race.
Thanks for your patience and thank you to all of the firefighters and first responders who worked tirelessly to minimize damage to this special area of Arizona!
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
AUGUST 11 UPDATE: We have an approved, revised, course as the Pipeline Fire has done significant damage to portions of the north eastern portion of the course. The map below is the current, updated route.
Our 50 mile distance will start and finish at the Hotshots Camp near the base of Snowbowl road. Runners will head northeast on the power line Trail towards Snowbowl Ski Resort before heading north on the gorgeous Arizona Trail (AZT) and experiencing a new area including a challenging and scenic summit climb to Saddle Mountain.
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 Powerline Trail northeast as you hop back on the Arizona Trail climbing up to the base of the Snowbowl area where you'll continue on miles of gorgeous Aspen groves to your turn around point at Deadman's Aid.
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!
12 Km Distance
The 12K will now include a fun and challenging out and back course on the Arizona Trail, climbing nearly 900 feet in elevation before turning around for a speedy descent to the finish, cheering on your friends and competitors alike as you fly by!
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!
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