Trail Running Calendar Arizona 2024-2025

Embark on an exhilarating journey through some of Arizona's most scenic routes with our comprehensive Trail Running Calendar for 2024-2025. With 73 diverse trail running events spread across the Grand Canyon State, you're sure to find the perfect race that aligns with your schedule and fitness level.

In the vibrant city of Phoenix, trail runners can explore the rugged beauty of the Sonoran Desert, with routes offering breathtaking vistas and challenging elevations. Not far behind, Tucson's trail running scene is adorned with the picturesque trails of Saguaro National Park and the Santa Catalina Mountains, promising runs that are as scenic as they are invigorating. Runners in Mesa and Chandler have the advantage of the sprawling trails in the Superstition Wilderness.

Trail enthusiasts in Scottsdale are spoiled with the McDowell Sonoran Preserve's extensive network of pathways, each offering a unique desert running experience. Meanwhile, Glendale's proximity to the White Tank Mountain Regional Park affords trail runners a chance to immerse themselves in the serene Arizona outdoors.

The Aravaipa Running organization hosts the Vertigo Night Runs at White Tank Mountain Regional Park in Waddell, AZ. The event offers various distances ranging from 6K to 52K, catering to both beginners and experienced runners. The race is part of the Insomniac Night Trail Run Series, providing parti..

Groovin' in the Aspens is a trail running event organized by Bear Jaw Events, set to take place on August 25, 2024, at the Arizona Nordic Village in Flagstaff. The event features 5K, 10K, and 18K races through scenic trails lined with aspens and pines. Previously known as Gaspin' in the Aspens, the ..

September 2024

The Louis Tewanima Footrace is an annual running event held in the Hopi Village of Shungopavi, Second Mesa, AZ. It features a 10K and 5K trail run, as well as a 1-mile fun run/walk. The event honors Louis Tewanima, a renowned Hopi long-distance runner.Participants can enjoy a pre-race carb dinner an..

The Mogollon Monster 100 is a challenging trail race in Pine, Arizona, offering a 100-mile and 42K (marathon) distance. The course takes runners through the beautiful Mogollon Rim, with elevations ranging from 5,500 to 7,900 feet. The race features rugged terrain, technical sections, and significant..

The Paatuwaqatsi Run - Water Is Life is a running event taking place in Polacca, AZ, featuring distances of 50K, 10 miles, and 4 miles. Scheduled for September 14, 2024, this event emphasizes the importance of water rights and aims to raise awareness about water as a vital resource. Participants can..

The Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Stagecoach Line Ultra is an endurance event featuring a 100-mile run, a 55K run, a 100-mile mountain bike race, and relay options. Presented by Babbitt Ranches, this event traverses scenic trails from Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon. Participants can access detailed cours..

The Aravaipa Running organization hosts the Javelina Jangover Night Runs, which is the final race in the Summer Insomniac Night Trail Run Series. The event offers distances of 7K, 15K, 25K, 50K, and 75K, allowing participants to enjoy desert trail running at night under the stars. The race takes pla..

The Catalina State Park 50-Year Trail Race features a challenging 9.3-mile course along the Nature, Bridal, and 50-Year Trails, designed exclusively for runners. Participants can also opt for a 5k trail run, which is open to both runners and walkers. The event includes amenities such as a homemade M..

The Flagstaff Sky Peaks Mountain Runs is Arizona's highest footrace, offering a stunning running experience through the Coconino National Forest. Participants can choose from various distances, including 50 Miler, 50K, 26K, and 10K, all starting from the Hotshots Camp near Snowbowl Road. Runners wil..

The Sandam Burro Jam Camp is a three-day event held at Sandam Ranch in Dewey, AZ, featuring a variety of burro races on September 28th. Participants can choose from 3, 6, or 10-mile races, with entry fees including camping, meals, and a swag bag. The event encourages family participation, with a cos..

The North Rim Ramble is a unique trail run event taking place on September 29, 2024, featuring a half-marathon and marathon course along well-graded forest roads and scenic singletrack on the Kaibab Plateau. The course offers breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon, Marble Canyon, Vermilion Cliffs, a..

October 2024

The Saddles 100 is a challenging 100-mile and 50-mile ultra trail running event held in Prescott, Arizona. Scheduled for October 5, 2024, the race begins in downtown Prescott and traverses the scenic terrain of the area, including the Granite Mountain Wilderness and The Dells. The 2024 edition will ..

The Flagstaff Marathon, organized by the Coconino Community College Foundation and Sundog Running, is known as "The Coolest Marathon in Arizona." Sponsored by Cambium Wealth and Legacy Strategies, the event supports CCC Athletics, particularly the cross country program. Set in the scenic Coconino Na..

Thrasher Sunset Runs is an exciting trail running event taking place in Cave Creek, AZ, featuring multiple race distances: 33K, 22K, 11K, and 5K. This event is the first in the Fall Sunset Series and occurs the night before the Cave Creek Thriller Trail Runs. Participants can complete both events to..

The Soulstice Mountain Trail Run, held on October 12, 2024, in Parks, Arizona, is a charitable event organized by the Northern Arizona Trail Runners Association. Celebrating its 25th year, the run features an 11.2-mile long course, a 10K course, and a Kids Dash. Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sis..

The Cave Creek Thriller is a celebrated running event in Cave Creek, AZ, marking its 15th year with a variety of race distances: 50K, 24K, 11K, and 5K. The longer races traverse the scenic Maricopa Trail, culminating in Cave Creek Regional Park, while the shorter distances feature hilly trails withi..

The Canyon de Chelly Ultra is a 55K running event that takes place on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona. The race starts at the entrance to the canyon and covers 17 miles up Canyon De Chelly, passing ancient ruins, petroglyphs, and pictographs to Spider Rock. Runners then continue up Bat canyon trai..

The XTERRA Papago Urban Desert Trail Run is set to take place on October 13, 2024, in Tempe, AZ. This event offers a variety of trail races, including a 36K, 26K, 10K, and 5K, catering to both seasoned trail runners and beginners. Participants will experience the scenic beauty of the Papago Buttes w..

The "Man Against Horse 50Mi" is an endurance race held annually in Prescott, Arizona, featuring a 50-mile, 25-mile, and half marathon course. Originating from a bar bet in 1983, the event pits runners against horses in a unique competition. The race supports local charities, including Bethany’s Gait..

The Red Rocks of Sedona Trail Races, organized by Trail Running Escapes, offer a Mountain Marathon, 20 Miler, and 10 Miler through the stunning red rock landscapes of Sedona, Arizona. This event, held in October, features a challenging course on Sedona's southside trails. Participants can register v..