Due to the Mangum Fire and concerns associated with COVID-19, we have decided to cancel the North Rim Ramble for 2020. Registered runners will receive a full refund by check within the next two weeks. Please mark your calendar for August 28-29, 2021 when the North Rim Ramble returns!
Two half-marathons in two days…because one race just isn’t enough.
Run the Colossal Vail 50/50 Trail Half Marathon on Saturday, November 7, then run the Everyone Runs Veteran’s Day Road Half Marathon on Sunday, November 8. Each finisher will receive a commemorative Trail to Tarmac sweatshirt and custom race bib. And we’ll have overall awards for the top 3 fastest men’s and women’s finishing times – combined from both events.
This unique challenge offers the best of Tucson’s scenic East and West sides. Enjoy the beautiful Arizona Trail within the Rincon Valley as well as iconic Old Tucson Studios and the roads through Tucson Mountain Park. Plus, you get the bragging rights of climbing 1,000ft in 2 days!
IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE T2T CHALLENGE, YOU MUST REGISTER HERE.
Our friends at Salomon have renewed their support of Arizona Trail Endurance Events for 2020. That means some of the fastest runners in various categories will receive Salomon hydration packs or trail running shoes! We will also give away valuable Salomon swag to lucky runners at the finish line raffle. Three cheers to Salomon for their continued support!!!
Perhaps the only cool place to ride in Arizona in August is on the high-elevation forests of the Kaibab Plateau. That’s why we added a mountain bike race to the North Rim Ramble! Register today for the 6-hour event, and completed as many laps as you can. The course is an incredibly scenic mix of double track through meadows, forest roads through dense fir, aspen and pine forest, and Arizona Trail singletrack with views into the Grand Canyon’s East Rim. This inaugural event is limited to the first 100 riders to register. Register HERE today.
Check out the 2-minute video from the 2019 Colossal Vail 50/50 presented by Fleet Feet Sports-Tucson by clicking here. Thanks to Angela Greynolds, Stephen Woodall and Korey Keppel for putting this together!
Check out the sweet wooden finisher awards from Elevation Culture! They’re all yours if you finish the half-marathon (13.6 miles, actually). Runners finishing the 55K or 50-Mile events receive a custom engraved steel railroad spike.
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.
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…
Thanks to photographer Michele Bauer we’ve got over 500 great images from the 2019 Vail Scramble presented by Summit Hut. Check out all of the photos here, download them for free, and share them far and wide.
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.