This half-marathon and 10K follows the Arizona Trail between the Santa Rita and Rincon Mountains on the ancestral lands of the Tohono O'odham. It offers spectacular, sweeping views and is mostly a gentle, winding descent through ocotillo, prickly pear cactus, creosote, and mesquite. The half-marathon begins south of the town of Sahuarita, and the 10K starts near Sahuarita Road and Hwy 83 and runs concurrent along the final 6.2 miles of the half-marathon course. All participants park at the Vail School District office (13801 E. Benson Highway, Vail, AZ 85641) and transportation is provided to each start line. Both races finish at the Gabe Zimmerman Trailhead on the Arizona Trail near Vail. Transportation is provided from the finish line back to the Vail School District office. Masks are required while riding on the bus.
Whether you are looking to set a trail half-marathon PR or are attempting your first off-road run, this event is an ideal way to experience the Arizona Trail. Well-stocked aid stations, friendly volunteers and spectacular views are waiting for you. Proceeds benefit the Arizona Trail Association and its mission to maintain and protect the Arizona National Scenic Trail.
We're "cupless" at aid stations so all runners are encouraged to bring their own bottle or reusable cup for drinking Tailwind and/or water. We offer HydraPak SpeedCups for sale at cost ($3), which are flexible, collapsible and feature the Arizona Trail logo. 200 ml.
In addition to a well-organized event in a gorgeous location, your registration includes:
- gourmet, healthy catered breakfast at the finish line
- post-race beverages
- event apparel (short sleeve tech shirt)
- unique finisher award
- live music at the finish line
- professional timing services
- gift certificates and gear for top finishers
- aid stations with water, electrolyte drink, fresh fruit, salty chips and gummy bears
- coupons from sponsors
- outstanding safety net with the help of our radio communications volunteers
- knowing that you are helping with the maintenance and protection of the 800-mile Arizona Trail!
Discounted registration is available for members of the Arizona Trail Association, military veterans, Native Americans, and youth under 18 years of age. Contact the Race Director for a discount code if you're eligible: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local time: 7:20 PM