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XTERRA Papago Urban Desert Trail Run 10k

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Trail

6.4 mile 10.3 kilometer loop
98% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 445' 136 m
Descent: -450' -137 m
High: 1,301' 397 m
Low: 1,157' 353 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by Shannon Lindner

NEW to the XTERRA Arizona Trail Run Series! You won't have to travel far for beautiful sights and challenging heights.

Shannon Lindner

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Overview

The 10k XTERRA trail run course takes you through the same trails as the 5k and beyond to the Papago Buttes north of Curry Road, just south of the Phoenix Zoo and Botanical Garden. You'll feel like you're out in the middle of the desert and red rocks, right in the middle of town! Turn around near Evelyn Hallman Park to wind your way back through the northern portion of the Lizard Trail.

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All participants will receive a huge post-race breakfast, a super cool race tee and finisher medal, as well as entry into fun post-race festivities. Awards for overall top male and female finishers all three distances. Awards for the top 3 in each age group for the 26k and 10k.

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Looking east from high point on Cactus Trail - the next segment from here goes through the notch in the rock outcropping
Apr 9, 2019 near Tempe J…, AZ
Looking west from high point on Cactus Trail
Apr 9, 2019 near Tempe J…, AZ

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