Important Information & FAQs


IMG_0576Packet Pickup (for 2018)

3:30PM to 6:30PM, Friday, September 14, 2018

Directions to KickStand Kafe

  • Packets will also be available at the Arizona Nordic Village before the Race Start. Please arrive 60 minutes before your race start time if you plan to pick up your packet on race morning.
  • Coffee and bagels will be available in the morning at the Nordic Village.

Arizona Nordic Village

The Arizona Nordic Village is located in the Coconino National Forest 15 miles northwest of Flagstaff, Arizona. From Flagstaff, simply follow the Highway 180 signs to Grand Canyon. The parking lot is alongside Highway 180 at Mile Marker 232. The address is 16848 U.S. 180 Flagstaff, AZ 86001.


Start Times

  • Full Marathon: 8:00AM
  • ½ Marathon: 9:00AM
  • 10K: 9:30AM
  • Kids Kilo: 11:00AM – Sponsored by Girls on the Run of Northern Arizona

Timing and Scoring

The races will be timed/scored using chip timing. Your bib will have a Radio Frequency Chip on the back covered with protective foam. Please do not damage (bend, remove, mutilate) the chip or foam. Wear your bib visibly on your chest. Use a pin for each corner of the bib. The bib and chip are disposable, no need to return.

Please respect the finish line chute, cross the mats only once and proceed through to collect your finisher’s medal and other goodies – do not turn around and go back over the mats toward the course.


There will be a $5.00 parking fee, all proceeds to benefit the Coconino High School JROTC program. Parking is somewhat limited, so if possible please carpool.

Food After You Finish

We will have bananas, oranges, soda, chips, pretzels and M & M’s at the finish line. With your bib you will have the opportunity to enjoy food from Eat n’ Run and beer from New Belgium Brewing Company!


You will be on a mix of closed Forest Service Roads, Single Track and game trails. This is a trail race therefore the distances are approximate and may not match what your GPS says.

This course is made up of loops:

  • 10K Runners: Run the RED loop once
  • ½ Marathon Runners: Run the RED loop once and the BLACK loop once
  • Full Marathoners (you do the half twice): Run the RED loop, the BLACK loop, the RED loop and the BLACK loop

DOWNLOAD the Full/Half Map & Profile (PDF)

DOWNLOAD the 10k Map & Profile (PDF)

Course Marking

  • Orange and silver landscaping style flags will be used along the trail as confidence markers
  • Turns will be marked using landscaping flags and large finger signs (black on yellow)
  • Course Marshalls will be located at key turns
  • Side trails will be blocked off with ribbon

There are locations where the RED and BLACK loops overlap. There will be 2-way traffic. Please stay to your right and pay attention!

Trail Running

  • Watch your feet as branches and rocks might get in the way
  • Please do not litter in our beautiful forest (dispose of your trash at the various Aid Stations)
  • Check the weather the day before and wear the appropriate clothing
  • Wildlife and cattle might be on the course
  • Ear buds/headphones are STRONGLY discouraged, please be able to hear your surroundings
  • Please thank our wonderful volunteers once in a while – you will make their day
  • Announce yourself when wanting to pass a runner – hope they are not wearing headphones
  • Be courteous to volunteers and other runners
  • Enjoy yourself in this beautiful setting

Aid Stations

Hammer products will be available.

  • The 10K will have 3 Aid Stations at miles 1, 3 and 5 miles
  • The Half Marathon will have 6 Aid Stations at miles 1, 3, 5, 8.5, 9.5 and 11.5
  • The Full Marathon will have 12 Aid Stations at miles 1, 3, 5, 8.5, 9.5, 11.5, 14, 15, 17, 20, 22 and 24


Custom Finisher Medals for ALL Finishers!

Top 3 Men and Women in each distance will receive Custom Awards.

Award Ceremony Times

  • 10K at 10:30
  • ½ Marathon at 11:30
  • Full Marathon at 12:30

Course Records

  • Marathon: 2:57:44 (Art Degraw – 2013) Female: 3:16:49 (Emily Harrison Torrence– 2017)
  • Half Marathon: 1:16:23 (Zach Thomas – 2009) Female: 1:28:16 (Emily Harrison – 2014)
  • 10K: 37:59 (Ryan Stevens – 2010) Female: 44:11 (Jennifer McCarthy – ND Listed)