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 52 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 AZT Vail Scramble is back for 2024, offering a scenic and challenging point-to-point marathon that traverses the foothills of the Santa Rita Mountains in Vail, AZ. The marathon is slightly longer at 26.6 miles and has a time limit of 7 hours, 45 minutes. The event also includes a half-marathon a..

The Sinister Night Runs take place at San Tan Mountain Regional Park in Queen Creek, Arizona, offering distances of 54K, 27K, 18K, 9K, and 6K. The event is the first race in the Insomniac Night Trail Run Series, featuring a 9-kilometer loop course utilizing various trails in the park. Runners will e..

The "VUE" ~ Vortex Ultra Experience is a trail run event taking place on April 20, 2024, in Sedona, AZ. Participants can choose from five race options: 50M, 34M, 21M, 12M, and 4M, showcasing the best trails on the Westside of Sedona. The event offers finisher medals, tech shirts, post-race food & be..

The Antelope Canyon X Half Marathon takes place on Sunday, April 21, 2024, at 7:00 AM in LeChee Rock, AZ. The trail consists of Navajo Nation sand, double track roads, ATV trails, washes, and slot canyons, totaling 13.9 miles with almost 1,200 feet of ascent. Participants must bring their own bottle..

The Zane Grey Highline Trail Runs offer both a 50-mile and marathon distance, with courses consisting of about 90% single track trails. The event, now in its 34th year, starts and finishes at Mountain Meadows Ranch in Christopher Creek, AZ. The 50-mile course features 6700' of climbing, while the ma..

May 2024

The Tortolita Traverse trail run offers a challenging yet breathtaking course in the Tortolita Preserve. The event includes a Half Marathon and a 7 Mile trail run on the first day, followed by a 10-mile and 20-mile mountain bike race on the second day. Participants can also take part in the Tortoise..

The 2024 Pine Trail Run, organized by Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction, will take place on May 4th, 2024, featuring 5K, 10-mile, and 50K races. The event will be held at an elevation of about 6000 ft. along the Mogollon Rim, with trails maintained by PSFR and the Arizona Trail Association. Runners can..

The Cocodona trail run offers three different race options: the Cocodona 250, Sedona Canyons 125, and Elden Crest 38. The Cocodona 250 is a 250-mile point-to-point route starting in Black Canyon City and ending in Flagstaff, Arizona, showcasing diverse landscapes from deserts to pine forests. The Se..

The Flagstaff Doggie Dash & BuffaLoops Ultra is set to take place at Buffalo Park in Flagstaff, AZ. Participants can choose from various race options including a 5k, Doggie Dash 5k, and fixed-time races of 3, 6, and 12 hours. The event supports High Country Humane, with a portion of registration fee..

The Bradshaw Beatdown 50k is a challenging trail run taking place in Prescott, AZ. This unofficial "fatass" style race offers minimal aid and no entry fee. The route covers rugged terrain in the Bradshaw Mountains, including summits of Mt. Tritle, Mt. Union, and Spruce Mountain. Participants are enc..

The Adrenaline Night Runs is the 2nd race in the Insomniac Night Trail Run Series, offering distances of 6K, 10K, 15K, 25K, or 50K at McDowell Mountain Regional Park in Fountain Hills, Arizona. Participants can enjoy the beauty of desert trail running at night, experiencing the electrified glow of h..

The Red Rock Rumble - Sedona, AZ will take place in Sedona on Sunday 19 May 2024. You can run 5 miles.

June 2024

The Pi VK - Phoenix will take place in Paradise Valley Village on Saturday 1 June 2024. You can run 8 miles.

The Deuces Wild Runs event offers a variety of races, including a Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and an 8K Trail Run. The Half Marathon and 10K courses take athletes around Fool Hollow Lake, with well-stocked aid stations every mile. Participants receive accurate timing, post-race food, a finisher medal, a..

The Hypnosis Night Runs will take place at Estrella Mountain Regional Park in Avondale, AZ, offering race distances of 52K, 36K, 22K, 15K, and 6K. The event will feature new routes showcasing trails like Butterfield, Gadsen, Coldwater, Dysart, and Rainbow Valley, promising a flowy, fun, and challeng..

The 6th annual Blackout Night Runs at Fort Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff, AZ offers 27K, 13K, and 6K race options. Runners will traverse the Soldiers Trail and Highlands Trail Loop, experiencing diverse terrains and stunning views at an elevation above 7,000 ft. The course is suitable for beginne..

The 9th annual Big Pine Trail Runs at Fort Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff, AZ offer 53K, 27K, 13K, and 6K distances. Runners will traverse the Soldiers Trail and Highlands Trail Loop, experiencing diverse terrains and stunning mountain views. The course includes narrow single tracks and wide fores..

July 2024

The 4 On the 4Th Run to the Top will take place in Waddell on Thursday 4 July 2024. You can run 4 miles.

The Stunner Night Runs take place at Usery Mountain Regional Park in Mesa, AZ, offering race distances of 50K, 25K, 12K, and 6K. The course winds through Chain Fruit cholla at the base of Pass Mountain, utilizing trails like Chain Fruit, Lost Sheep, Channel, and Blevins. This event is the 4th in the..

August 2024

The Vertigo Night Runs at White Tank Mountain Regional Park offer a variety of distances ranging from 6K to 52K, catering to all levels of trail runners. The event is part of the Insomniac Night Trail Run Series, providing a unique night running experience in Arizona. Participants can enjoy the beau..