Saturday, Jan 2, 2021

San Tan Scramble

6533 West Phillips Road

Queen Creek, AZ 50K, 26K, 17K, 9K, 5K, Kids Run

This Event Took Place Sat. Jan 2, 2021

Wave Assignments

Wave assignments are set and can be viewed here:
Scramble Waves

Start Times:
50K - 6:30am
17K - 7:00am
26K - 8:00am
5K - 8:45am
9K - 9:15am

Event Approved!

Update 11/24: We have received all of the necessary approvals to hold this race.

Race start times have been adjusted (and may still change slightly) to account for wave starts for all distances. These wave starts will consist of no more than 15 people per wave, starting in 5 minute increments. There will be NO kid's run in 2021.
Masks, wellness check, and social distancing will all be required. We will post the assigned wave times for runners as we near the race. Thank you!
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Update 11/18: We are opening up credit card processing for registrations so when you register, your card will be charged and you'll be added directly to the entrant's list. All current participants and waitlist runners have been emailed and invited to register.
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10/20: New levels of permitting through Maricopa County (where this race is held) are under way and that has caused a delay in receiving confirmation for San Tan Scramble. Once we hear back from the Department of Health as well as the Planning and Development office from Maricopa County, we are hopeful the parks & recreation department will be able to approve our permit pretty quickly. Unfortunately, we don't have a date on these approvals but do appreciate your patience as we navigate these new processes.
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9/28: We are continuing to work with Maricopa County on permitting approvals for this event. Additional/new guidelines are being reviewed by the county parks and recreation department. An update for us (and then you) is expected around October 7th.
In the meantime, as you sign up for San Tan Scramble you are added to the waitlist.

Once we are 100% sure the event will take place, you'll receive an invite to register from Ultrasignup. At that point, when you accept the invite, your credit card will be charged and you'll be officially added to the entrant's list. It's essentially our way of offering a risk free way for you to get your name on the list now rather than waiting and possibly not being able to race if/when our capacity restrictions are provided to us. Your credit card will only be charged when you accept the invitation to register when that time comes.
Thanks again for your patience and continued support!

Desert Runner Trail Series

The San Tan Scramble is the fourth race in the Desert Runner Trail Series.  The Desert Runner Trail Series now has five point divisions: Hummingbird (Mini), Quail (short), Roadrunner (middle), Owl (Trail), and Hawk (Ultra). The 9 Km race will score points towards the Quail series while the 17 Km race will score points in the Roadrunner division. The 26 Km race at San Tan Scramble will score points in the "Trail Series" while the 50 Km race will score points in the "Ultra Series." The series challenge culminates at the Mesquite Canyon Championship in March.

For more information on this exciting series please visit our website!

Course Description

Tour the foothills of the San Tan and Goldmine mountain ranges. San Tan Mountain Regional Park is tucked away in the Southeast Valley and the courses feature rolling single track trails through Saguaro cactus studded mountains and valleys.

50K, 26K, and 17K runners will experience the famed Goldmine climb- a very steep, rocky trail that offers sweeping desert views. Discover this hidden jewel of mountains and trails in the desert!

Cupless Events

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!

Frequently Asked Questions

For additional information including our race withdrawal policy, please visit our FAQ Page!

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