Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 @ 7:00 AM

Pemberton Trail

McDowell Mountain Regional Park

Fountain Hills, AZ 50K, Relay

This Event Took Place Sat. Feb 13, 2016

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COVID-19 REQUIREMENT: Maricopa County may require each runner to declare their health status on the morning of the race. Check this page for details closer to race day.

The Pemberton Trail 50k starts at 7:00 AM. The races take place completely on trails in the beautiful McDowell Mountain Regional Park near Fountain Hills, Arizona. You'll find amazing scenery, gently rolling hills, great volunteers, and awesome awards for overall, masters, and super masters champions. Come join us for a great day in the desert!

In 2020, Jim Walmsley smashed the previous men's 50k record of 3:11:55, set by Paul DeWitt back in 2007. Jim cut nearly 23 minutes off that time in 2020, finishing in 2:49:03. This might be the fastest course in the country, so don't miss your chance to set a PR!


In February, Arizona weather can be 35-90 degrees. Be prepared for any weather conditions and dress accordingly.


This course is a well-traveled hiking trail and is marked with brown signs that say "Pemberton Trail." No additional markings will be placed.

McDowell Mountain Cup series

The Pemberton Trail races are the first in the McDowell Mountain Cup series. If you also participate in the Stoneman Trail Run on Saturday, Feb. 26th and in the Snakebite 20k or 10k on Sunday, March 13th, you'll be eligible for Mountain Cup prizes! You can run either the longer Pemberton and Snakebite distances or the shorter distances. Get signed up for all 3 events by December 31 for early-bird pricing!

Search UltraSignup for "Stoneman" or "Snakebite" -- or copy these links in your browser:

~ Stoneman 14k Trail Run:
(price increases Jan. 1)

~ Snakebite 20k/10k:
(price increases Jan. 1)

Local time: 4:07 AM


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