GU Supports the Oracle Rumble

We are excited that our friends at GU Energy are coming back to support the Oracle Rumble with an in-kind donation of GU Energy Gels at aid stations. So whether you’re running the 12K or 50 Miler, expect to find a boost of energy waiting for you at each of the aid stations along with other food and beverage offerings. For over 20 years, GU has been the preferred energy gel of outdoor adventurers. We are grateful for their support!

Registration Open for All 2022 Events!

Registration is now open for all five events in the 2022 Arizona Trail Endurance Series. Whether you prefer to run or ride, we’ve got some outstanding adventures lined up for the year ahead. We hope you can join us for one or more of these events (from 10K to 100 Miles), all of which benefit the Arizona Trail Association and our mission to protect and maintain the AZT!

Colossal Vail 50/50 T-Shirt Unveiled

Thanks to the talented designers at Cirrus Visual Communications, we are excited to share the 2019 T-shirt for the Colossal Vail 50/50 presented by Fleet Feet Sports – Tucson. The image celebrates the rattlesnake mural that all participants will run through in the 50-Mile, 55K and Half-Marathon distances on November 9. Created by Ed Muren, this mural is the first art project to lively up the cement culverts the AZT utilizes to safely cross under roadways.

Registration is still open for the Colossal Vail 50/50, so sign up soon for this premier trail running event that benefits the Arizona Trail Association.

North Rim Ramble Results

The AZT North Rim Ramble presented by Summit Hut on August 25 was a huge success, with 82 runners finishing this annual event among the spruce and aspens of the Kaibab National Forest. A course record was set in the half-marathon when Mike Popejoy finished in 1:21:50. Laura Haley finished her very first marathon in 4:01:47, capturing the women’s marathon win and finishing third overall. Complete results can be found here. Thanks to all the runners and families who traveled great distances to participate in this trail running event for the benefit of the Arizona Trail Association. We hope you’ll join us next summer as the Ramble tradition continues…

Half-Marathon Added to Colossal Vail 50/50

The Colossal Vail 50/50 presented by Fleet Feet Sports-Tucson isn’t just an ultra anymore! While running 55K or 50 Miles on the Arizona Trail remains at the heart of this event, we added a shorter distance for 2019 — the scenic and adventurous half-marathon features a segment of the Arizona Trail south of Colossal Cave Mountain Park as well as a sandy slog through a portion of Davidson Canyon. Runners will visit the aid station at Gabe Zimmerman Trailhead two times before their return to the finish line at Colossal Cave Mountain Park. The event is limited to only 100 runners. Register here.

AZT Opens After Cat Fire Extinguished by Rain

The Kaibab National Forest announced today that the Arizona Trail, East Rim View Trailhead and other trails/roads within the vicinity of the Cat Fire have reopened after three days of heavy rain put the Cat Fire to sleep. This is just in time…since the North Rim Ramble presented by Summit Hut is happening this Sunday, August 26!

The Cat Fire scorched portions of the Saddle Mountain Wilderness and Kaibab National Forest east of the AZT over the past two weeks. The fire was started by lightning, then extinguished by monsoon rains.

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