Black Canyon Ultras Presented by HOKA
Experience the beauty of winding Sonoran Desert trails in the shadow of Arizona's Bradshaw Mountains. The course is point-to-point with net elevation loss but do not be fooled; this is a tough and taxing course with the majority of elevation gain coming the second half of the course. Join us for the 11th annual Black Canyon 100K! The course runs along the non-motorized Black Canyon National Recreation Trail featuring a mixture of single track trail, jeep roads, and pieces of an old stagecoach route. The Black Canyon Trail is located on Bureau of Land Management land and is overseen by the Black Canyon Trail Coalition. In addition, we offer a point to point 60K starting in Spring Valley and finishing at Black Canyon City.
Double your desert adventure by taking the 100 Mile challenge -- 100K on Saturday and 60K on Sunday; one weekend 100 miles!
Anything else you may need to know is located on our Black Canyon Ultras website! Information on the website includes: course maps, aid station chart, pacer & crew information, race perks, and more.
Need to add a shuttle ticket to the start? SHUTTLE TICKET HERE
Western States 100 Qualifier
Black Canyon 100K is a 2025 Western States 100 qualifier. You must complete the entire 100K distance under 17 hours in order to be eligible for the lottery.
Golden Ticket Race
The top three (3) female and top three (3) male finishers in each individual race will automatically qualify for entry into the 2024 Western States 100 event. In the case that the first, second, or third place participant is already in Western States (or decides to opt out), the automatic bid will slide to fourth place and down to fifth place as needed (no places below fifth will be accepted). Runners will receive their invitation via email and have two weeks from the qualifying race to complete the registration, including paying the entry fee. There are no deferments or transfers.
World Trail Majors
World Trail Majors is an association of some of the most emblematic trail and ultra races from around the globe, coming together to be a positive influence on the sport as a whole. This collection of nine independent and community-first race organizers are dedicated to moving the sport forward by creating world-class experiences around the globe.
Event's current local time: 2:45 AM MT
We are delighted to announce that Black Canyon 100K will be a part of this collection of iconic events around the world.
The goal of WTM is to connect runners, communities, and cultures around the globe who love the sport of trail running while striving to preserve the original values of the sport; involving local organizations, respecting local communities, and boosting local economies.
Learn more about the World Trail Majors by visiting the World Trail Majors website.