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Zane Grey 100

Quick facts

Distance Ultra marathon

About Zane Grey 100

The Tonto National Forest, Arizona, embraces almost 3 million acres of rugged and spectacularly beautiful country, ranging from Saguaro cactus-studded desert to pine-forested mountains beneath the Mogollon Rim. This variety in vegetation and range in altitude (from 1,300 to 7,900 feet) offers outstanding recreational opportunities throughout the year, whether it’s lake beaches or cool pine forest. As the fifth largest forest in the United States, the Tonto National Forest is one of the most-visited “urban” forests in the U.S. (approximately 5.8 million visitors annually). Its boundaries are Phoenix to the south, the Mogollon Rim to the north and the San Carlos and Fort Apache Indian reservations to the east.  The trail, which lies entirely in the Tonto National Forest and runs from just south of Pine, AZ to several miles east of the town of Christopher Creek, was designated a National Recreation Trail in 1979 and is the length of Zane Grey 50 mile course.

Regarded as the toughest, roughest and most beautiful 50 mile trail runs in the country. It runs point-to-point along the Highline trail from Pine to Christopher Creek, Arizona. The Highline Trail dates back more than 100 years to the 1870’s, when trails were built below the Mogollon Rim in Central Arizona to connect the homesteads to early settlers and pioneers. The beauty of the area is overwhelming. The four miles just east of Christopher Creek are thought by many to be the most beautiful section of this scenic trail.The Forest Service and many volunteers including several runners have worked countless hours over the years to restore, maintain, clear and mark this scenic and historic trail.

Distances

100k

  • 100km

Practicalities

Accommodation

Lodging available at: Quality Inn Payson, Majestic Mountain Inn, Super 8 – Payson, Comfort Inn – Payson, Days Inn and Suites Payson

Aid Stations

Aid Stations will have available: Energy Replacement Drink (Lemon Lime GU2O), Sandwiches, Pretzels, Potato chips, hard candies, cookies, soda crackers, bananas, cola, water and ice. If you have specific dietary requirements, be sure to carry it with you or include them in your drop bag.

Award Medals

All finishers receive a finisher's medal.

Equipment Storage

Runners are allowed to provide five drop bags. We will transport them to Camp Geronimo, Washington Park, Fish Hatchery, See Canyon and (of course) the finish line. An aid station representative will pick these up at the starting line on race morning and transport them to the aid station locations. After use, make sure any recoverable items are packed in the bag and that others are properly trashed. Place the bag at the designated location for transportation to the finish line. We will make every effort to get your drop bag back to the finish line as quickly as possible.

Maximum Time

16 hrs

Zane Grey 100 Route Map

Zane Grey 100 Route Map

Start:

Pine Trailhead

Coconino County,us

Finish:

Trailhead 260

Coconino County,us

Highlights

 Mogollon Rim

Saguaro Lake

Canyon Lake

Apache Lake

Theodore Roosevelt Lake

San Carlos  Indian reservation

Fort Apache Indian reservation

Overview

The course is closed. That  means that runners are required to follow the specified route. The course starts at   the Pine Trailhead at the very west end of the Highline Trail, just south of the town of Pine, Arizona. The run finishes at  the very east end of the Highline Trail at Trailhead 260, just past the town of Christopher Creek, AZ.   The run will go west to east along the entire length of the Highline Trail, below the Mogollon Rim. This may be   the most rugged trail you will  ever have run. Expect obstacles that will include but are not limited to rocks,   fallen trees, rocks, foliage overgrowth, rocks, massive erosion, rocks, river crossings and the occasional rock.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.