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!
The McDowell Mountain Frenzy features courses that include rolling single track, short steep climbs and drops, and the beautiful desert scape within the McDowell Mountain Regional Park and McDowell Sonoran Preserve. The races utilize the competitive tracks and a few newly built trails within the parks (Coach Whip & Dixie Mine).
Desert Runner Trail Series
The McDowell Mountain Frenzy is the third race in the Aravaipa Running Desert Runner Trail Fall Series. The Desert Runner Trail Series now has four point divisions: Quail (short), Roadrunner (middle) , Owl (Trail) and Hawk (Ultra). The 5 mile race will score points in the "short series" while the 10 mile race will score towards the "middle series." The 25km race at McDowell Mountain Frenzy will score points in the "Trail Series" while the 50km & 50mile races will both score points in the "Ultra Series".
UTMB Qualifying Race!
Our race serves as one of the final chances to accrue points towards the next year's UTMB race.
The 50 mile distance will award 4 points while the 50 kilometer distance issues 2 points.
Anything else you may need to know is located on the McDowell Mountain Frenzy website! Information on the website includes: course maps, race day schedule, pacer & crew information, race perks, and more.
Race entries are non-refundable and non-transferable. For other options, please check out our Race Withdrawal Policy.
Awards to top 3 male & female finishers at each distance.
From central Phoenix, take Loop 202 east to Beeline Highway (SR 87). Continue northeast on SR 87 to Shea Blvd. Travel west on Shea Blvd. to Saguaro Blvd.; turn north. Continue through Town of Fountain Hills to Fountain Hills Blvd; turn right and travel four miles to the McDowell Mountain Regional Park entrance.
Local time: 4:49 AM