Sunrise Challenge 5K Extreme Trail Run

Sat June 8, 2019 Globe, AZ US 85501 Directions
Round Mountain Park
Globe, AZ US 85501

This 5K course is a difficult trail run that serves up a number of steep climbs and descents over rocky trails with plenty of boulder hopping. It's a challenging run for trail runners of all levels of skill and experience.

There is also the option of running or hiking the 2 mile Fun Run/Walk course. It starts and ends at the same location, but follows a different route. The registration cost is the same as the 5K. This 2 mile Fun Run/Walk is not competitive, so there are no awards for this event.

DATE: Saturday, June 8 at 6 AM
RACE DAY CHECK-IN: Between 4:45 and 5:45 AM at the Round Mountain Visitor Center. The race starts at 6 AM sharp.
T-SHIRTS: Each participant will receive a T-shirt.
AWARDS: Trophies or medals will be awarded for the top three finishers in each division and to the overall top finishing male and female runners.
DIVISIONS: Male and female divisions. 11 and under, 12-20, 21-35, 36-50, 51-65, 66 and over
LOCATION: Round Mountain Park. 2000 E South St. Globe, Arizona. From eastbound US 60, turn left on South St at Denny's and Best Western Hotel. Go one block to Maple St. Then continue straight for one half mile on a dirt road to the park. Round Mountain Park can be found with Google Maps but NOT with Apple Maps.
PARKING: Free parking is available within easy walking distance to registration area and start of race.
WATER STATIONS: There will be two water stations. The first is at the .75 mile point located at the top of the highest point in the race near the flag. The second is at the approximate 2 mile point.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: A steep 484 foot climb in the first 3/4  of a mile, then numerous climbs and descents in rugged terrain throughout the remainder of the course.





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"This is the most challenging 5K race in the State.  Overcoming climbs , descents, boulders and weaknesses in mind and body will be your test.  But you can smile when you are done and coming down the East Trail after Sunrise.  It's like Boston's "Heartbreak Hill" --but you start with a hill 3 times higher, more or less."

--Bill Nowak, Two-time Boston Marathoner, three-time winner of Sunrise Challenge 5K Extreme Trail Run

2018 Race photo
2018 Race photo
2018 Race photo
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