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XTERRA San Tan 14 Mile Trail Run

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14.2 mile 22.9 kilometer point to point
95% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,449' 442 m
Descent: -1,450' -442 m
High: 2,110' 643 m
Low: 1,619' 493 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Shannon Lindner

Challenging, and oh how I love Goldmine!

Shannon Lindner

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Overview

No additional obstacles needed on this course; Mother Nature has already done all the work. A challenging 14 mile course gives a sampling of San Tan Regional Park's 10,000 acres of Sonoran Desert. Stroll through Malpais wash, barrel down Dynamite, and (suffer) up and over Goldmine.

The 8k course is a little easier on the calves but is challenging just the same. The rolling hills down San Tan, Hedgehog, and Moonlight trails brings you through the creosote flats and saguaro forest.

All participants receive a huge post-race breakfast, a super cool race tee and finisher medal, as well as entry into fun post-race festivities.

Description

14mi Start Time: 08:00

Single clockwise loop course. San Tan to Malpais and back to San Tan. Descend down Dynamite after you reach the top but then start your climbing with a quick downhill to the finish line.

4 aid stations with gels/Gatorade/Water.

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A pretty break in a winter storm, looking directly west of the trail towards San Tan Mountain. This wash is about 0.5 miles from the south end of the Dynamite Trail.
Feb 23, 2019 near Queen C…, AZ
Looking North, at 1750 ft. About a mile from the North trailhead (Dynamite/Goldmine intersection).  Views are great the whole trail.
Feb 8, 2019 near Queen C…, AZ
The mountain gets really pretty after a few days of rain.  Some Rye, Flowers, Cacti and Phoenix in the distance.
Feb 8, 2019 near Queen C…, AZ
Sunrise view.
Nov 29, 2016 near Queen C…, AZ
Make the run up before the sun's up.
Mar 25, 2019 near Queen C…, AZ
Lower section of Dynamite Trail.
Nov 29, 2016 near Queen C…, AZ

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