Nestled in the lower Verde River basin, just northeast of Scottsdale,
sits the McDowell Mountain Range. The early Yavapai were known to
receive guidance from "Mountain Spirits" that dwell in the McDowell
We can't guarantee that you will commune with spirits during the
race. Then again, we can't guarantee that you won't. We can guarantee
that you will leave this adventure with a clear head and a new outlook
on life. Maybe it is the Spirits after all.
McDowell Mountain Regional Park offers over 50 miles of
breathtakingly diverse trails. These trails provide majestic mountain
views, epic desert vistas, steep inclines, swooping turns, and rugged
terrain. Keep your eyes peeled so you don't miss the iconic southwestern
landscapes. Complete with towering saguaro cacti, deer, javelina (look
it up), and birds.
Finally, you will be running at least one leg at night so you'll
catch the brilliant starlight as you run through the cool desert air.
Possibly accompanied by the Yavapai Mountain Spirits.