The Arizona Trail Race kicks off tomorrow morning! The Arizona Trail Race is an unofficial challenge that takes place every spring on the cross state Arizona Trail. Two distances are available, a 300 mile and a 750 mile. You can track all the racers at Trackleaders and join the discussion on Bikepacking.net!
This year, I’m doing a little incentive give-away for each race. For the AZT each call-in you do gets you a shot at a backpacking gift pack which includes a SOL Escape Bivvy, a Sawyer Mini water filter, and a Petzel headlamp along with stickers and other miscellaneous items that may be thrown in. Just a little something that might make a call or two worth it for someone.
End of Day 3 – Via Scott Morris on Bikepacking.net:
Kurt still holds that from 2010, when he ITT’d the 750, taking Jefe’s newly christened 300 record in the process, with a time of 2 days, 8 hours and change. Denberg was mighty close, though. Both he and JayP are running faster than Jay’s time last year, and both are within striking distance of the 750 record!
Kaitlyn takes the women’s 300 win, with a time of 2 days, 20 hours and change. Congrats Kaitlyn — we’ll look forward to hearing the full story! That’s the 3rd fastest women’s time ever, matching Kurt’s 3rd fastest time on the course this year.
Ray finished his ITT in under 3 days — a stellar accomplishment and one proving that the third time is the charm.
Addy Marx will be wrapping it up shortly, followed by Alexis — crushing it and poised to take a huge chunk off her time last year. Go Alexis!
Finishers so far (most times from trackleaders leaderboard, until I hear of a faster / more accurate one):
Kurt Refsnider – 2:01:02
Neil Stitzer – 2:08:13
Darren Smith – 2:08:21
Hunter Keating – 2:10:51
Joey Ernst – 2:11:17
Aaron Boatman – 2:11:27
Aaron Denberg (750) – 2:13:17
Jay Petervary (750) – 2:15:42
Kaitlyn Boyle – 2:20:41
Ray Hemmele (ITT) – 2:22:16