The Stagecoach Line 100 Mile Ultra and Relay is a point-to-point trail race from the northern Arizona town of Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon. The race follows the historic Stagecoach Line, uses the old stage stops as aid stations, and runs concurrent with, for much of its 100 mile course, the Arizona Trail. The more than 800-mile long, Mexico to Utah Arizona Trail ties the route between Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon together perfectly.
Tackle the 100-mile course solo or as part of a two-, four-, six-, or eight-person relay team. For 2015 we're excited to announce the additions of both a solo 55K point-to-point race and 3-person relay team.
The course crisscrosses below the 9,000’ shoulder of Arizona’s highest summit, Humphrey’s Peak,
passes through Hart Prairie Preserve, and traverses the expansive 440-square mile Babbitt Ranch.
The final miles of the event send the runners within sight of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon,
among the mighty ponderosa pine, and along the Coconino Rim where one can see the Painted Desert,
Navajo Mountain, and Little Colorado River. The race ends in the small, welcoming gateway community
of Tusayan, AZ, less than a mile from the Grand Canyon National Park's boundary.
|For a very good article on the impact of trail running and how it is growing, check out this issue of Running Times.|