World class single track winding through saguaro forests and desert arroyos.

2015 Montrail Ultra Cup

Earn a spot in the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run!

Arizona's Wild West

Where history meets endurance running.


February 14, 2015

100K | 50K | 18K
Spring Valley to New River, AZ

Montrail Ultra Cup

The 2015 Black Canyon Ultras feature point to point courses along the world class Black Canyon National Recreation Trail. This year choose from the full 100K, 50K or 18K. Races are staggered by start time so that everyone finishes in the afternoon to a rocking party at the Emery Henderson Trailhead finish line complete with wood fired pizza, beer, and recovery station! Join us this February for a soon to be classic Arizona foot race.
Register: Ultra Signup

Montrail Ultra Cup

The 2015 Black Canyon 100K will be part of the Montrail Ultra Cup. The top two (2) female and top two (2) male finishers will automatically qualify for entry into the Western States 100 event. In the case that the first, or second place participant is already in Western States (or decides to opt out), the automatic bid will slide to third place, fourth place, and subsequently down to fifth place as needed (no places below fifth will be accepted). There will also be a “last chance” slot selected by lottery for one finisher of the race who was not selected in the general Western States 100 lottery this past December.
More details: Montrail Ultra Cup Website

Aravaipa Running

The Black Canyon Trail Races are brought to you by Aravaipa Running. Formed in 2009, we have organized over 100 trail and ultra running events in Arizona and Colorado. We currently bring you such outstanding races as the Javelina Jundred, Across The Years, Flagstaff Sky Race, Crown King Scramble, Kendall Mountain Run, Desert Solstice, the Desert Runner Trail Series & Insomniac Night Series.
More details: Aravaipa Running Website



Aravaipa Running

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More details: Ultimate Direction Website