Fleet Feet Arizona Trail Race

Sun February 6, 2022 Vail, AZ 85641 US Directions

8 Mile Trail Race

7:30AM MST - 10:00AM MST
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://fleetfeettucson.com.

16721 E. Old Spanish Trail
Vail, AZ US 85641

Fleet Feet is proud to present the 15th Annual Arizona Trail Race, Southern Arizona’s premier trail
running event. This unique eight-mile race features the beautiful landscape of the Arizona
Trail within Colossal Cave Mountain Park and great amenities. Your race starts and finishes at
La Posta Quemada Ranch, located inside the park, with participants following a gorgeous, yet
challenging route. (Trail-specific running shoes are strongly recommended.)
Due to the nature of a single track trail and our desire to minimally impact the land, the Arizona
Trail Race will be limited to 250 runners. Race registration opens December 1, 2021. We
recommend you sign up early, as this race does sell out.
Transfer of registration will not be allowed. If you are unable to participate, please notify us so that we may use your spot
to accommodate those on the waiting list.

Race Contact Info

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Detailed race information - a must read!

February 6, 2021 Arizona Trail Race  

Race Day Information, 7:30 a.m. Start

Directions to Colossal Cave: 

From Tucson using I-10: Take I-10 east from Tucson to exit 279 (the Vail/Wentworth exit), turn north (left), and follow the signs for about 7 miles (Vail Rd. to Pistol Hill, turn right on Old Spanish Trail and head one-mile to the entrance at Colossal Cave).  

Traveling I-10 east of Tucson: exit 279 (the Vail/Wentworth exit), turn north (right), and follow the signs for about 7 miles (Vail Rd. to Pistol Hill, turn right on Old Spanish Trail and head one-mile to the entrance at Colossal Cave).  

From Tucson surface streets: Take East 22nd Street, turn south onto scenic Old Spanish Trail and follow it about 17 miles to the entrance of Colossal Cave Mountain Park.

Bib and race shirt pick-up: 

·         Saturday, 2/5, at Fleet Feet on Tanque Verde Rd (not available at the Oro Valley location), 10am to 5pm.  

·         Race day pick-up is available from 6am to 7:20am.

Course instructions:

Please pay attention to our course monitors and signs. The Arizona Trail is extremely well-marked, and we will have our monitors throughout the course to ensure you don’t get lost.  There will be directional signs and mileage markers on the course.

There are four water station crossings, located at approximately 2.5, 3.5, 5.5 and 6.5-miles. At the finish line we’ll have bottled water and Skratch performance drink.

Porta-Potties will be available at the start/finish line area. There will also be a men’s and women’s bathroom at the La Sevilla Campground (approx. 3.5 and 5.5 miles into the race). Please do not use the open desert. We are guests of this area and would like to return next year.

All timing will be computed with chip timing. Your chip is attached to the back of your bib.  Please do not bend it in any way.  Please remember to keep your bib on the front of your body.  Without a bib you will not receive a time and will not qualify for an age group award, which are in 5-year increments (10-14, 20-24, etc.  80+ is the last age grouping).  Our awards will begin as the last runners are finishing.  All participants will receive a finisher medallion.  Overall male and female winners will be removed from the age group awards and will be determined by gun time.

If you’re a faster runner make sure you start towards the front.  If you’re a middle of the pack runner please start toward the middle or back.  This helps to avoid congestion on the trail.  Please be aware of runners approaching from behind and yield to passing runners.  When passing, always PASS ON THE LEFT and inform runner ahead of you of your intentions.  For everyone’s safety on this single-track trail, devices that require headsets are not permitted!  If you are seen wearing headphones, you will be disqualified.

When you hit the finish line grab yourself a free bottle of water and enjoy your Free Breakfast courtesy of Fleet Feet (one per person).  One beer per person!

Race results should be posted by 3:00 p.m. at www.fleetfeettucson.com.    Any questions?  Email everyoneruns@comcast.net

Race etiquette - please read

We need your attention please!!

Thank you for participating in our special event. We want to take this opportunity to share some thoughts with you on this year’s Arizona Trail Race at Colossal Cave Mountain Park (CCMP). We are all very grateful to CCMP and the Arizona Trail Society (AZT) for creating and allowing us to use this wonderful resource.

While many of us have competed in street races throughout our running careers, few have competed on remote desert trails. Although beautiful and appealing, desert trails pose obstacles quite different from street racing. On the street there is ample room for large crowds of runners. On the AZT the room expands and contracts at will. This variation in the course requires special attention by “ALL” Runners.

Trail racing is a sport of variable speeds usually caused by the grade of the trail and often the width of the trail. Add the various skill levels of hundreds of runners and you get even more variability. This requires all runners to be alert to such changes in the trail. It is important that all of us practice good sportsmanship at the event. Here are some things to keep in mind:

·     Always run to the right side of the trail.

·     Always allow faster runners to pass on the left.

·     Absolutely no headsets. We need you to be aware of and able to hear other competitors.

·     Always be aware of changes in the trail’s surface

o  Rocks, Roots and Critters are ever present

o  Do not short cut (you will be disqualified)

o  Use the “Porta Johns” provided

We all want this to be an enjoyable and safe trail race. Please help us achieve that goal.

Thank you!

Fleet Feet & Everyone Runs


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