Arizona Trail Half-Marathon & 10K – Vail
presented by Summit Hut
Sunday, April 15, 2018
This trail half-marathon and 10K traverses the valley between the Santa Rita and the
Rincon Mountains. It offers spectacular, sweeping views and is mostly a gentle, winding
descent through ocotillo, prickly pear cactus, creosote, and mesquite. The point-to-point
half-marathon begins near Twin Tanks south of the town of Sahuarita and follows the AZT
north toward the finish line after a short dirt road segment within the first 0.3 mile.
The 10K starts near Sahuarita Road and Hwy 83 and runs concurrent along the final 6.2
miles of the half-marathon course. All races finish at the Gabe Zimmerman Trailhead
on the Arizona Trail near Vail. Transportation is provided to each start line on a school
bus. After you finish, transportation is provided back to the parking area. All
participants must park at Vail School District (13801 E. Benson Highway Vail, AZ 85641).
Whether you are looking to set a trail half-marathon PR or are attempting your first
off-road run, this event is an ideal way to experience the Arizona Trail. Well-stocked
aid stations, friendly volunteers and spectacular views are waiting for you. Proceeds
benefit the Arizona Trail Association and our mission to maintain and protect the
Arizona National Scenic Trail.
For more details on the route of this event and directions on how to get to the
event site, go to the Course Information page.
All runners will receive their timing chips on the morning of the event.
These must be attached to your shoelaces (twist ties provided) and will ensure accurate
timing after you cross the finish line.