Race Details

Everything runners need to know about the Pine Trail Run.

We hope you are interested in participating in this first annual trail race on May 5, 2018! The venue and finish line is at the Pine Trailhead in the Tonto National Forest just off Highway 260 about a quarter mile south of Pine, Arizona (link for map location). Free parking and camping is available about a half mile south of the trailhead off of Hwy 260 (.1 mile north of mile marker 266).

Schedule at a Glance

May 4

  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Late registration & packet pickup, Ponderosa Market, Pine (Hwy 260 & Hardscrabble Mesa Rd.)

Race Day, May 5

  • 5:30 AM - 7:00 AM: Parking, late registration & packet pickup, parking area (Hwy 260, just N. of mile marker 266)
  • 6:45 AM: Mandatory prerace brief, near registration at parking area
  • 7:00 AM: Start loading buses
  • 7:30 AM: First wave start, starting line
  • 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM: Bus transportation available between parking area & Pine Trailhead
  • 10:30 (approximate): Award presentation, Pine Trailhead

Participation and Timing

Participation in the Pine Trail Run is open to runners twelve years of age and older, with a total 150 runner limit. Register to race now!

The race will start in waves to allow runners to maneuver into positions prior to start of the single track trail. Each wave will have its own start “gun” time, with the first wave starting at 7:30AM. Runners must complete the course in 3.5 hours.

Aid stations will be located near mid-course and at the finish. Portable restrooms will be located at the finish line and parking area. A restroom will also be available at the starting line.

No pets are allowed on the race course. Music is allowed but volume must be low enough to allow a passing request from another runner to be heard.

Getting to the Start Line

Runners will be bused to the starting area near the Pine Canyon trail. There is a mandatory pre-race brief near the buses at 6:45AM. Buses will begin loading at the parking area at 7:00AM and depart for the starting area immediately after loading.

All runners are required to be transported to the starting area from the parking area via bus. Each bus full of runners will be a starting wave. Each runner’s bib number will be recorded when they enter their starting corral to ensure accurate starting times.

There will be a gear drop at the starting line (use your swag bag; it will have a bib tag attached). Gear drop bags will be transported to the finish area.

Buses will also be available for family & friends from the parking area to the Pine trailhead after the start of the race and back to the parking area for everyone. Only service animals will be allowed on the buses.

A burrito breakfast will be provided to all registered runners at the Pine Trailhead by the Mountain Village Foundation, a charitable 501(c)3 corporation.

Parking will not be allowed at the Pine trailhead as the space is needed for bus turnaround.