Saturday, Feb 13, 2021 @ 7:00 AM

Pemberton Trail

McDowell Mountain Regional Park

Fountain Hills, AZ 50K, 25K

Registration closes: Thu, Feb 11 @ 11:59PM

2021 race details

Congratulations to Jim Walmsley for smashing 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 50k course in the country, so don't miss your chance to set a PR in 2021!

The Pemberton Trail races are a fast 50k and 25k run 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 prizes for overall and age-group winners. We'll even provide lunch afterward. Come join us for a great day in the desert!

Note --- Early bird pricing applies through December 31. Even after prices increase on January 1, the Pemberton Trail events are among the most affordable 50k and 25k races around!


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. 27th and in the Snakebite 20k or 10k on Sunday, March 14th, 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 30k/10k:
(price increases Jan. 1)

Local time: 7:06 PM


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