Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 @ 6:00 AM

Crown King Scramble


Phoenix, AZ 50K

Registration closes: Tue, Oct 13 @ 11:59 PM

Event Postponed

This event has been postponed from Mar 28, 2020 to Oct 17, 2020

Important Update

Important Update
This event is NOT sold out.

Due to the uncertainty with COVID-19 we have made registration for this event a waitlist only because we feel it is irresponsible to continue to collect registration fees. We have no plans to cancel or reschedule this event and the event is not sold out as this page suggests. If the race goes on as planned, you will receive an email from Ultrasignup asking you to accept the invitation to register for this race. No money will be collected until you accept this registration. Please continue to check back for updates!

An AZ Classic

Join us for the 29th running of Arizona's classic 50K footrace! From 'spines to pines' start lakeside and run through the heart of the Sonoran Desert to climb to the cool pines of the Bradshaw Mountains. Dynamic scenic change and tough and technical jeep road with 'just one climb!' A perfect 'first ultra' for any trail runner ready to make the jump to 50K! Visit our website for more details on the 2020 race.

Cupless Race

In a continued effort to reduce the footprint of our races, the 2020 Crown King event will again be CUPLESS! UltrAspire reusable cups will be available for purchase upon registration, on race day, or please fee free to bring your own cup. Thank you for helping us in our efforts by keeping our trails beautiful!

Course Summary

The Crown King Scramble is a 50 kilometer point to point on dirt roads from Lake Pleasant Regional Park to the historic Crown King Saloon, high atop the Bradshaws in Crown King, Arizona. The race starts on the shores of Lake Pleasant and runs up maintained dirt roads winding through the desert amidst saguaro cactus and rolling hills. Upon reaching the mile 15 aid station, the true climbing begins and the course enters a 4×4 jeep road that features steep climbs, a few descents and a 4,000 foot climb to the high point of the course above Crown King at mile 29. The race tops out in the Ponderosa pines of the Prescott National Forest where runners enjoy cooler temperatures at elevation. A grand finale awaits each runners with a 2 mile screaming downhill into a celebration finish at the Crown King Saloon!

Land Management

The Crown King Scramble is permitted by the Phoenix District of the Bureau of Land Management, the Prescott National Forest, Lake Pleasant Regional Park, Arizona State Land Department and Yavapai County.

Crown King Scramble Video

Local time: 7:25 AM


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