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The monthly newsletter of the Prescott Area Trail Runners
May 2024

Hope you find the newsletter useful, apologies for any beer related events that I've accidentally included!

May

Mon
May 06
Cocodona

Cocodona250 - May 6-11, 2024

🏜️ The original epic of the Cocodona name starts at Rock Springs Cafe in Black Canyon City and traverses a continuous 250 mile point-to-point route, ending in Flagstaff, Arizona. Arguably the most diverse 200+miler on the map. Be prepared for a life changing epic adventure.

⛰️ Sedona Canyons 125 - May 8-11, 2024

This 125-mile point-to-point adventure runs the back half of the full Cocodona course. You’ll start in Jerome, run through Sedona, and finish in Flagstaff, alongside runners competing in the 250-miler. Get the best sections of the full course with half the pain.

🌲 Elden Crest 38 - May 10-11, 2024

The last 38 miles of the full Cocodona course is a Tour-de-Flagstaff. Start at Fort Tuthill, run through beautiful Walnut Canyon, up-n-over Mt Elden, and finish in downtown Flagstaff.

Tue
May 07
Tuesday Group Run- Peavine

PLEASE READ THIS DESCRIPTION.

We will meet at the Peavine Trailhead by the Humane Society at 5:30pm. No drop run (we stop for everyone at every intersection).

Expect 5-6 miles.

Bring water :)









Wed
May 08
Vert Club

Meet in Thumb Butte parking lot (free on Wednesdays) and run or walk as many loops to the top as you like! Gates open at 6:00AM, expect some people to start at 6:00AM and some at 7:00AM.

Wed
May 08
Vert Club

Meet in Thumb Butte parking lot (free on Wednesdays) and run or walk as many loops to the top as you like! Gates open at 6:00AM, expect some people to start at 6:00AM and some at 7:00AM.

Thu
May 09
Thursday Night Social Run/Walk

Please join us for our Thursday night social run/walk! Meet on the patio at La Planchada, 217 W Gurley. We'll run or walk on the path along Granite Creek to the Park, do a couple laps in the Park, then return (or do your own route). Stay after for food and/or drinks if you like.

Tue
May 14
Tuesday Group Run- White Spar

PLEASE READ THIS DESCRIPTION.

We will meet at the White Spar Parking lot (link here [https://goo.gl/maps/nX4JGH75u4T7R15g7](https://goo.gl/maps/nX4JGH75u4T7R15g7)) at 5:30 PM. Expect 4-6 miles. No drop run (we stop for everyone at every intersection).

Be careful, this is NOT the usual white ROCK parking lot, this is white SPAR.

Bring water!



Wed
May 15
Vert Club

Meet in Thumb Butte parking lot (free on Wednesdays) and run or walk as many loops to the top as you like! Gates open at 6:00AM, expect some people to start at 6:00AM and some at 7:00AM.

Thu
May 16
Thursday Night Social Run/Walk

Please join us for our Thursday night social run/walk! Meet on the patio at La Planchada, 217 W Gurley. We'll run or walk on the path along Granite Creek to the Park, do a couple laps in the Park, then return (or do your own route). Stay after for food and/or drinks if you like.

Sat
May 18
Adrenaline Night Runs

Run the night at the second race in our Insomniac Night Run Series, Adrenaline Night Runs!

Break out your headlamps and join us on May 18th at McDowell Mountain Regional Park for a 50k, 25k, 15k, 10k or 6k distance under the stars.

All Adrenaline Night Run courses take to the Escondido, Scenic, Cinch, and Shallmo trails...all single track, all fun!

Run one race in the series, or race them all!
Whatever you choose, we hope to see you at Adrenaline Night Runs!

Tue
May 21
Tuesday Group Run- Sundog Ranch Rd Area- Brandon leading!

No drop group run (we stop at every intersection and wait for everyone to join up before running again). This is an out and back.

Expect 4-6 mi

Bring water. Brandon leading!

Drive up 89 away from Prescott toward Chino, turn RIGHT at the light across from Cliff Rose/Rosser St. Trailhead is right next to Hwy 89.


Wed
May 22
Vert Club

Meet in Thumb Butte parking lot (free on Wednesdays) and run or walk as many loops to the top as you like! Gates open at 6:00AM, expect some people to start at 6:00AM and some at 7:00AM.

Thu
May 23
Thursday Night Social Run/Walk

Please join us for our Thursday night social run/walk! Meet on the patio at La Planchada, 217 W Gurley. We'll run or walk on the path along Granite Creek to the Park, do a couple laps in the Park, then return (or do your own route). Stay after for food and/or drinks if you like.

Sun
May 26
Loop The Butte

Please join us for Loop The Butte, Sunday May 26th from 7am to 12 noon! This is open to everyone for FREE! So come on out and see your fellow PATR Runners loop the butte. Do as many or as few laps as you wish! There will be an aide station with all kind of snacks, drinks and such!

This is also doubling as a charity event for The Launch Pad Teen Center in Prescott. For the past 6 years they have hosted a Trek4Teens Rim2Rim hike of the Grand Canyon. Adults, like me and possibly you, sign up and agree to raise money for TLP's Outdoor Progams. Last years hike raised $72,000. If you would like to donate, the link will be provided in the comments. As and added bonus, the first 20 people to donate at least $50 and complete 5 laps will recieve a special gift (think Goodrs, Cocodona Swag and Javelina 100 Swag). As a second added bonus, your donation is a TAX CREDIT on your AZ State taxes. Talk to your tax professional for specifics or just ask Molly or me.



Tue
May 28
Tuesday Group Run- Salida Gulch ***EARLY START at 5!!!

We are going to run Salida Gulch. The road will be closed at 7PM so we are starting the run 30 minutes early at 5PM just for this date!

Cindy leading!!!

No drop group run (we stop at every intersection and wait for everyone to join before running again). Expect 4-6 miles

Bring a headlamp.

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***This trailhead can be confusing to find and GPS is sometimes wrong!! Follow the route below from FS!***

Directions from FS:
From downtown Prescott, travel east on Hwy 69 to Walker Road. Turn right and go 1.2 miles to the sign for Lynx Creek Ruin. Turn left onto Lynx Creek Road (FR 9401) just after the sign. Travel 0.8 miles past the Day Use area, bearing right down the hill and continuing to the end of the road. There is a large improved lot with ample parking for both single vehicles and horse trailers. Road conditions are paved, then graded dirt and suitable for all vehicles.

Wed
May 29
Vert Club

Meet in Thumb Butte parking lot (free on Wednesdays) and run or walk as many loops to the top as you like! Gates open at 6:00AM, expect some people to start at 6:00AM and some at 7:00AM.

Thu
May 30
Thursday Night Social Run/Walk

Please join us for our Thursday night social run/walk! Meet on the patio at La Planchada, 217 W Gurley. We'll run or walk on the path along Granite Creek to the Park, do a couple laps in the Park, then return (or do your own route). Stay after for food and/or drinks if you like.

Jun

Sat
Jun 01
Hotfoot Hamster

Back and hotter than ever, Hotfoot Hamster returns to Nardini Manor 2024!

Test your endurance and see how far you can run in 6 hours, 12 hours, or 24 hours at the ideal flat and fast custom built gravel running track at the historic Nardini Manor. This is one of two chances this year to participate in a running event on this unique ultra runner built course!

We'll have a fully stocked aid station directly on course and you can setup trackside for ultimate convenience.

The USATF Certified 500 meter course is perfect for your first ultra or for a personal best. The Hotfoot Hamster is a classic fixed time ultra that is sure to be a fun time with new friends.

Tue
Jun 04
Tuesday Group Run- Thumb Butte Loop- Cindy leading!

Thumb Butte loop (326, 392, 367). 4.7 miles, 784 ft if elevation gain. Meet at the Thumb Butte Parking lot (paid parking or national parks pass). Cindy leading!

Thumb Butte Trail 326, 392, and 367 on AllTrails

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Wed
Jun 05
Vert Club

Meet in Thumb Butte parking lot (free on Wednesdays) and run or walk as many loops to the top as you like! Gates open at 6:00AM, expect some people to start at 6:00AM and some at 7:00AM.

Thu
Jun 06
Thursday Night Social Run/Walk

Please join us for our Thursday night social run/walk! Meet on the patio at La Planchada, 217 W Gurley. We'll run or walk on the path along Granite Creek to the Park, do a couple laps in the Park, then return (or do your own route). Stay after for food and/or drinks if you like.

Wed
Jun 12
Vert Club

Meet in Thumb Butte parking lot (free on Wednesdays) and run or walk as many loops to the top as you like! Gates open at 6:00AM, expect some people to start at 6:00AM and some at 7:00AM.

Thu
Jun 13
Thursday Night Social Run/Walk

Please join us for our Thursday night social run/walk! Meet on the patio at La Planchada, 217 W Gurley. We'll run or walk on the path along Granite Creek to the Park, do a couple laps in the Park, then return (or do your own route). Stay after for food and/or drinks if you like.

Wed
Jun 19
Vert Club

Meet in Thumb Butte parking lot (free on Wednesdays) and run or walk as many loops to the top as you like! Gates open at 6:00AM, expect some people to start at 6:00AM and some at 7:00AM.

Thu
Jun 20
Thursday Night Social Run/Walk

Please join us for our Thursday night social run/walk! Meet on the patio at La Planchada, 217 W Gurley. We'll run or walk on the path along Granite Creek to the Park, do a couple laps in the Park, then return (or do your own route). Stay after for food and/or drinks if you like.

Fri
Jun 21
Blackout Night Runs

Join us in the pines of Flagstaff for our only night race in Northern Arizona at the Blackout Night Runs. This race takes place on the eve of the annual camping extravaganza at the Big Pine Trail Runs. Do both and earn a "double down" medal!

Choose from a 27k, 13k or 6k under a canopy of ponderosa pines and a blanket of stars. These trails are smooth and fabulous for the entire family!

Sat
Jun 22
Flagstaff Extreme Big Pine Trail Runs

Camp, stay, run and play!

Welcome to the 9th annual Big Pine Trail Runs at Fort Tuthill County Park!
Runners will get to experience both the Soldiers Trail and Highlands Trail Loop (6 Km runners will only run on a partial Soldiers Trail loop) which winds through the ponderosa pines above 7,000 ft, eventually topping out on a mesa with expansive views of mountain landscapes before being enveloped back into the trees.
With so much happening in Flagstaff this weekend including Blackout Night Runs the night before and Big Woody Rides on Sunday, the Big Pine weekend is THE best way to kick off your summer.
Bring the family and we hope to see you there!

Sat
Jun 22
43rd Annual Prescott Bluegrass Festival

🎻🌟 Check this out! 🎶 Don't miss the toe-tappin', banjo-strummin', good ol' time at the 43rd Annual Prescott Bluegrass Festival🎸🎵

The Prescott Chamber of Commerce coordinates this FREE festival and strives to bring audiences a variety of bluegrass shows: traditional and contemporary; national, regional, and local groups – while maintaining the highest standards for the music.

📅 Date: Saturday June 22nd, 2024 - Sunday June 23rd, 2024
🕛 Time: Sat 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m, Sun 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Raffle drawing Sun at 3:00 p.m.
📍 Location: Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza

Get ready to immerse yourself in the soulful melodies and infectious rhythms of bluegrass music! 🎶 From talented musicians to lively performances, this festival is the ultimate celebration of Americana culture.

Come join us for a weekend filled with:

🎻 Live bluegrass performances from:

The Storytellers- Headliner!!
Blue Canyon Boys
Cisco & The Racecars
The Cross-Eyed Possum
Of Kith & Kin

🎶 Jam sessions
🛍️ Craft vendors showcasing their handmade goods
🤠 Family-friendly activities

Gather your friends and family for a memorable experience that's sure to have you dancing and singing along! 🎉
Stay tuned for more updates, surprises and this years schedule of events! See you at the Prescott Bluegrass Festival! 🌟🎻 #PrescottBluegrassFestival #MusicFestival #CommunityEvent

Sat
Jun 22
Hypnosis Night Runs

Ready to be hypnotized?

Well then, plan to join us on June 22nd for the third race in our Insomniac Night Runs Series, Hypnosis Night Runs!

NEW COURSE!!! What?

That’s right, we are once again using the same new, fun course from the 2021 edition!

All runs will be staged out of the main park, at the Coldwater Trailhead. We're excited to introduce this new route, highlighting some of the great trails of Estrella Mountain Park. Experience Butterfield, Gadsen, Coldwater, Dysart, and Rainbow Valley trails depending on your distance. These new routes are flowy and fun!

So pick your poison (50k, 36k, 22k, 15k or 6k) Insomniacs, and plan to party the night away on the trails at Hypnosis Night Runs!

Wed
Jun 26
Vert Club

Meet in Thumb Butte parking lot (free on Wednesdays) and run or walk as many loops to the top as you like! Gates open at 6:00AM, expect some people to start at 6:00AM and some at 7:00AM.

Thu
Jun 27
Thursday Night Social Run/Walk

Please join us for our Thursday night social run/walk! Meet on the patio at La Planchada, 217 W Gurley. We'll run or walk on the path along Granite Creek to the Park, do a couple laps in the Park, then return (or do your own route). Stay after for food and/or drinks if you like.

Jul

Wed
Jul 03
Vert Club

Meet in Thumb Butte parking lot (free on Wednesdays) and run or walk as many loops to the top as you like! Gates open at 6:00AM, expect some people to start at 6:00AM and some at 7:00AM.

Thu
Jul 04
Thursday Night Social Run/Walk

Please join us for our Thursday night social run/walk! Meet on the patio at La Planchada, 217 W Gurley. We'll run or walk on the path along Granite Creek to the Park, do a couple laps in the Park, then return (or do your own route). Stay after for food and/or drinks if you like.

Wed
Jul 10
Vert Club

Meet in Thumb Butte parking lot (free on Wednesdays) and run or walk as many loops to the top as you like! Gates open at 6:00AM, expect some people to start at 6:00AM and some at 7:00AM.

Thu
Jul 11
Thursday Night Social Run/Walk

Please join us for our Thursday night social run/walk! Meet on the patio at La Planchada, 217 W Gurley. We'll run or walk on the path along Granite Creek to the Park, do a couple laps in the Park, then return (or do your own route). Stay after for food and/or drinks if you like.

Wed
Jul 17
Vert Club

Meet in Thumb Butte parking lot (free on Wednesdays) and run or walk as many loops to the top as you like! Gates open at 6:00AM, expect some people to start at 6:00AM and some at 7:00AM.

Thu
Jul 18
Thursday Night Social Run/Walk

Please join us for our Thursday night social run/walk! Meet on the patio at La Planchada, 217 W Gurley. We'll run or walk on the path along Granite Creek to the Park, do a couple laps in the Park, then return (or do your own route). Stay after for food and/or drinks if you like.

Wed
Jul 24
Vert Club

Meet in Thumb Butte parking lot (free on Wednesdays) and run or walk as many loops to the top as you like! Gates open at 6:00AM, expect some people to start at 6:00AM and some at 7:00AM.

Thu
Jul 25
Thursday Night Social Run/Walk

Please join us for our Thursday night social run/walk! Meet on the patio at La Planchada, 217 W Gurley. We'll run or walk on the path along Granite Creek to the Park, do a couple laps in the Park, then return (or do your own route). Stay after for food and/or drinks if you like.

Wed
Jul 31
Vert Club

Meet in Thumb Butte parking lot (free on Wednesdays) and run or walk as many loops to the top as you like! Gates open at 6:00AM, expect some people to start at 6:00AM and some at 7:00AM.

Aug

Thu
Aug 01
Thursday Night Social Run/Walk

Please join us for our Thursday night social run/walk! Meet on the patio at La Planchada, 217 W Gurley. We'll run or walk on the path along Granite Creek to the Park, do a couple laps in the Park, then return (or do your own route). Stay after for food and/or drinks if you like.

Wed
Aug 07
Vert Club

Meet in Thumb Butte parking lot (free on Wednesdays) and run or walk as many loops to the top as you like! Gates open at 6:00AM, expect some people to start at 6:00AM and some at 7:00AM.

Thu
Aug 08
Thursday Night Social Run/Walk

Please join us for our Thursday night social run/walk! Meet on the patio at La Planchada, 217 W Gurley. We'll run or walk on the path along Granite Creek to the Park, do a couple laps in the Park, then return (or do your own route). Stay after for food and/or drinks if you like.

Wed
Aug 14
Vert Club

Meet in Thumb Butte parking lot (free on Wednesdays) and run or walk as many loops to the top as you like! Gates open at 6:00AM, expect some people to start at 6:00AM and some at 7:00AM.

Thu
Aug 15
Thursday Night Social Run/Walk

Please join us for our Thursday night social run/walk! Meet on the patio at La Planchada, 217 W Gurley. We'll run or walk on the path along Granite Creek to the Park, do a couple laps in the Park, then return (or do your own route). Stay after for food and/or drinks if you like.

Wed
Aug 21
Vert Club

Meet in Thumb Butte parking lot (free on Wednesdays) and run or walk as many loops to the top as you like! Gates open at 6:00AM, expect some people to start at 6:00AM and some at 7:00AM.

Thu
Aug 22
Thursday Night Social Run/Walk

Please join us for our Thursday night social run/walk! Meet on the patio at La Planchada, 217 W Gurley. We'll run or walk on the path along Granite Creek to the Park, do a couple laps in the Park, then return (or do your own route). Stay after for food and/or drinks if you like.

Sat
Aug 24
Jackrabbit Jubilee

Hoppiness abounds at the Jackrabbit Jubilee!

The 12 & 6 Hour fixed-time night race kicks off this August on the 500 meter USATF certified course (road) at Nardini Manor. The course is a flat crushed gravel loop that winds its way around the grounds. Run, hop, skip, laugh and spend the night with us at Nardini Manor--fun for everybunny!

Wed
Aug 28
Vert Club

Meet in Thumb Butte parking lot (free on Wednesdays) and run or walk as many loops to the top as you like! Gates open at 6:00AM, expect some people to start at 6:00AM and some at 7:00AM.

Thu
Aug 29
Thursday Night Social Run/Walk

Please join us for our Thursday night social run/walk! Meet on the patio at La Planchada, 217 W Gurley. We'll run or walk on the path along Granite Creek to the Park, do a couple laps in the Park, then return (or do your own route). Stay after for food and/or drinks if you like.

Sep

Thu
Sep 05
Thursday Night Social Run/Walk

Please join us for our Thursday night social run/walk! Meet on the patio at La Planchada, 217 W Gurley. We'll run or walk on the path along Granite Creek to the Park, do a couple laps in the Park, then return (or do your own route). Stay after for food and/or drinks if you like.

Sat
Sep 07
Mogollon Monster 100

It’s out there…will YOU be the one to find it this September 7th?

Challenge yourself at one of the toughest and most beautiful races you’ll ever toe the line at.

Join us this fall at the 2024 edition of the Mogollon Monster!

Choose from the point to point 100 mile or get a hefty dose of the Monster in the 42k “Monster Marathon”. No matter which distance you choose, you are sure to appreciate breathtaking climbs up the Rim, exhilarating descents down, spectacular views in between, and possible monster sightings at each turn.

The 42 Km course takes place on Sunday starting at the Pine Trailhead and heads out on the historic Highline Trail to its first rim climb, the Donahue Trail, where runners will join courses with the 100 milers who start 24 hours and 85 miles earlier. The drop off the rim and right back up via West Webber and Turkey Springs will test runners but be sure to soak up the views along the Mogollon Rim. Finishing with a massive vista off the Pine Canyon Trail and miles of gorgeous trail all the way back to the town of Pine where runners will cross under the finish line at the town community center.

This is mountain running at its finest, and you’ll relish every minute of it.

Join us in Pine this September 7-8 for the Mogollon Monster!

Thu
Sep 12
Thursday Night Social Run/Walk

Please join us for our Thursday night social run/walk! Meet on the patio at La Planchada, 217 W Gurley. We'll run or walk on the path along Granite Creek to the Park, do a couple laps in the Park, then return (or do your own route). Stay after for food and/or drinks if you like.

Thu
Sep 19
Thursday Night Social Run/Walk

Please join us for our Thursday night social run/walk! Meet on the patio at La Planchada, 217 W Gurley. We'll run or walk on the path along Granite Creek to the Park, do a couple laps in the Park, then return (or do your own route). Stay after for food and/or drinks if you like.

Sat
Sep 21
Jangover Night Runs

This is one Jangover you won’t want a cure for...

Yes! It’s Jangover Night Runs and it’s happening on September 21st!

What started as an informal training run for the Javelina Jundred has evolved into one of our flagship races in the Insomniac Night Trail Run Series. Come experience the beauty of desert trail running at night under a blanket of stars! The Javelina Jangover Night Runs is the 6th and final race in the Summer Insomniac Night Trail Run Series.

Take to the trails all night to complete 7 kilometers, 15 kilometers, 25 kilometers,50 kilometers, or 75 kilometers of trails...there’s a Jangover for every level and age of runner!

Join us for Jangover, or snag a series pass and save big on registration.
The choice is yours!

We “jope” to see you this September at Jangover Night Runs at McDowell Mountain Regional Park!

Thu
Sep 26
Thursday Night Social Run/Walk

Please join us for our Thursday night social run/walk! Meet on the patio at La Planchada, 217 W Gurley. We'll run or walk on the path along Granite Creek to the Park, do a couple laps in the Park, then return (or do your own route). Stay after for food and/or drinks if you like.

Sat
Sep 28
Flagstaff Sky Peaks 🍂 ⛰️

Experience fall vibes and mountain running at their finest at the 2024 edition of Flagstaff Sky Peaks this September 28th.

Join us in beautiful Flagstaff at a new for 2024 race staging area at the Fort Valley Trailhead!
This exciting move will freshen up the courses, granting access to even more amazing trails!
“Ring The Peaks” in the 50 miler, or take on the 50k, 26k or 10k utilizing the iconic Arizona Trail, the beautiful Schultz Creek, Weatherford and Fort Valley Trails, and of course, the leaf-peepers delight; the Aspen Loop.

Enjoy the crisp mountain air, epic trails and colorful fall, Northern Arizona foliage with us this September!


Oct

Thu
Oct 03
Thursday Night Social Run/Walk

Please join us for our Thursday night social run/walk! Meet on the patio at La Planchada, 217 W Gurley. We'll run or walk on the path along Granite Creek to the Park, do a couple laps in the Park, then return (or do your own route). Stay after for food and/or drinks if you like.

Thu
Oct 10
Thursday Night Social Run/Walk

Please join us for our Thursday night social run/walk! Meet on the patio at La Planchada, 217 W Gurley. We'll run or walk on the path along Granite Creek to the Park, do a couple laps in the Park, then return (or do your own route). Stay after for food and/or drinks if you like.

Thu
Oct 17
Thursday Night Social Run/Walk

Please join us for our Thursday night social run/walk! Meet on the patio at La Planchada, 217 W Gurley. We'll run or walk on the path along Granite Creek to the Park, do a couple laps in the Park, then return (or do your own route). Stay after for food and/or drinks if you like.

Thu
Oct 24
Thursday Night Social Run/Walk

Please join us for our Thursday night social run/walk! Meet on the patio at La Planchada, 217 W Gurley. We'll run or walk on the path along Granite Creek to the Park, do a couple laps in the Park, then return (or do your own route). Stay after for food and/or drinks if you like.

Sat
Oct 26
The Javelina Jundred

It’s the original costumed ultra trail run party in the desert…

It’s the world famous, Javelina Jundred presented by Hoka!

The race is held on a 20 mile rolling single track trail course comprised mostly of the Pemberton Trail in beautiful McDowell Mountain Regional Park near Fountain Hills, Arizona. Runners will take on 100 miles, 100k or a nighttime 31k dubbed “Jackass Night Trail” on a looped course in the gorgeous Sonoran Desert.

Come dressed in your best and be ready to party at the one and only, Javelina Jundred!

Dec

Sat
Dec 28
Across The Years

🎉 Across the Years is back for the 2024-25 edition and we are excited to welcome runners to Camelback Ranch this December! Join us for this fixed-time 6-day running event as we run into the New year with a community of familiar faces and welcomed new friends.

Runners can choose from a menu of events that include both fixed-time and fixed-distance. Ring in the New Year and set a goal, break a record, earn a buckle or simply make new friends as we travel together Across the Years! Celebrate with us December 28, 2024 - January 3, 2025.