Arizona Trail Race 2015!

Racing the Arizona Trail

Racing the Arizona Trail
Start Date: Friday, April 3rd, 2015
Choose your poison:  300 miles / 750 miles
No entry fee, no prizes, absolutely no support

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!

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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

MTBCast: Arizona Trail Race ’15 – Rich Wolf called in from Flagstaff with his finish call

Rich Wolf called in from Flagstaff with his finish call!

MTBCast: Arizona Trail Race ’15 – John Fairbairn called in from Jacob Lake

John Fairbairn called in from Jacob Lake!

MTBCast: Arizona Trail Race ’15 – John Fairbairn called in heading out of Tusayan

John Fairbairn called in after taking some down time in Tusayan. He’s getting read to head out for the canyon!

MTBCast: Episode April 18, 2015 – Arizona Trail Race ’15 TrueUps!

A quick true up of the call-ins for the Arizona Trail Race ‘15 up to April 17th! Congrats to Mark Caminiti on his finish and keep following Trackleaders as Rich Wolf and John Fairbairn push towards the finish!

MTBCast: Arizona Trail Race ’15 – John Fairbairn called in from Tusayan

John Fairbairn called in from Tusayan!

MTBCast: Arizona Trail Race ’15 – John Fairbairn called in again from Mt Humphries

John Fairbairn called in again from a cold Mt Humphries!

MTBCast: Arizona Trail Race ’15 – John Fairbairn called in from Mount Humphries

John Fairbairn called in from Mount Humphries!

MTBCast: Arizona Trail Race ’15 – Rich Wolf called in from Mormon Lake

Rich Wolf called in from Mormon Lake!

MTBCast: Arizona Trail Race ’15 – John Fairbairn called in from Flagstaff

John Fairbairn called in from Flagstaff!

MTBCast: Arizona Trail Race ’15 – John Fairbairn called in from Mormon Lake

John Fairbairn called in with a triple from Mormon Lake!