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Cave Creek Thriller 50K

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32.0 mile 51.4 kilometer point to point
98% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,193' 669 m
Descent: -1,575' -480 m
High: 2,504' 763 m
Low: 1,443' 440 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 22% (13°)

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Trail shared by Noah Dougherty

Now in its ninth year, the Cave Creek Thriller connects two great Maricopa County Regional Parks in one race!

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Overview

This race offers a unique opportunity to start your day at the Lake Pleasant Regional Park and traverses the northern portion of the Maricopa Trail all the way to the Cave Creek Regional Park where you'll enjoy some incredible singletrack with views of Cave Creek and Tonto National Forest.

Description

50K runners will begin their day at the Agua Fria Trailhead on the perimeter of Lake Pleasant Regional Park and travel along the Maricopa Trail for the first 20+ miles. You'll spend time on the Black Canyon Trail, run through Anthem along a desert corridor, and eventually enter Cave Creek Regional Park on some of the best singletrack in the area including Quartz Trail, Go John Trail and Overton Trail.

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Land Manager: Maricopa County Parks

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