Wednesday, July 23, 2014

2016 Race Information

Race Date: Saturday, February 13, 2016  Starts at 7:00 AM

Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park on McDowell Mountain Road
                Four Miles NE of Fountain Hills, AZ

Limit: 150 Runners | No Shirts to Runners After January 1st 2016 Registration

Awards: Overall Male and Female, Masters and First in Age Group

Entry Fees:

50K Individual: $75 Entry Before Jan. 1st | $90 Entry After Jan.1st.
50K Relay (Two Person Teams): $150 Entry Before Jan. 1st | $175 Entry After Jan. 1st.
Guest Lunch: Donation Please
Parking Permit: You Will Have to Pay a $6 Fee at the Park Entrance for Parking in an Arizona Regional Park.

Race Registration at Ultra Signup

Weather: In February, Arizona weather can be 35° to 90°. Be prepared for all weather conditions and dress accordingly.

Markings: This course is a well-traveled hiking trail and is marked with brown signs that say "Pemberton Trail". We will not place additional markings on the trail.

Aid: You will need to carry a water bottle. Aid stations will be approximately five miles apart. There will be a total of 5 aid stations. We will provide water, Heed, Coke and some food items. Drop bags at start/finish area.

Packet Pick-Up: Thursday at iRun running store in Phoenix 3-7pm or Race day, 5:30 AM - 6:30 AM at the Start/Finish line.

Course Briefing:
 Race day, 6:45 AM

Cut-Off: 8 hours. This is strictly enforced. The finish line closes at 3:00 PM. You must do the first loop in 4 hours or less. I will allow an early start (6:00 AM) for runners who are going to take longer than 8 hrs but the first aid station will not be set up!

Facilities: Camping at the start, showers and restrooms are available at the McDowell Mountain Regional Park for a minimal fee. Additional camping and hotels are as follows:

Fountain Hills Accommodations:

Comfort Inn Fountain Hills – 48 Rooms
Phone: 480-837-5343

Lexington Inn Hotel and Suites - 104 Rooms, Suite and Spa Rooms
Phone: 480-837-6565

Inn at Eagle Mountain - 42 Mini-Suites
Phone: 480-816-3000

Course Records:
Paul DeWitt, 2007 3:11:55
Kristina Pham, 2012 3:47:02

Race Director: Brian Wieck, (406) 431-0697, Feel free to call me with your questions! My webpage: