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Ragnar Trail – McDowell Mountain

November 2 @ 8:00 am - November 3 @ 6:00 pm

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A Magical Desert Oasis Awaits You and Your Friends

It’s time to take your love of the desert, running and mother nature to the next level. And we mean next level.

Ragnar Trail McDowell Mountain presented by Salomon, happening on Nov. 2-3, 2018, pits you and your running besties against single-track so sublime and views epic you’ll be hooked on that near-gripped euphoria for weeks.

Teams of 8 (or 4 for ultra) spend 2 days, plus one star-filled night, out in the desert at McDowell Mountain Regional Park (just northeast of Scottsdale), where you’ll test your limits on some seriously fun trails with majestic mountain views and epic desert flora and fauna.

Ragnar Trail is an overnight trail running adventure that you can only do with a team. And when the sun goes down, runners make their way through the night with headlamps, under a magical moon a star-lit sky, until every person on their team has completed all three loops on Saturday.

Back home at Ragnar Village you can rest your legs next to the campfire, chow down on s’mores, and relax with your team. Runners (friends, co-workers, kids) are welcome to join us a night earlier, starting on Thursday for a bonus day of camping, campfires, kumbaya-ing and fun!

Mark your running calendar for Nov. 2-3, and get ready for one of the most transformative sunrises in the series, this course will not disappoint!



Ragnar Trail Glamping is the easiest, cushiest way to run a Ragnar. Reserved sites, running water, charging stations, monkey butlers? Maybe.

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Build  Your Team

Ragnar Trail Relays are everything you loved about summer camp as a kid. Mix in incredibly scenic trail running, billions of stars overhead, the smell of campfire, and a festival-like experience that will leave your heart happy. We can’t promise it will be easy, but what we can promise is an unforgettable weekend with friends. You’re not just getting a race entry, prepare yourself for a two-day adventure. Here’s what to expect:

  • Three incredible trails to challenge your mind, body and soul. It’s rare that runners will have the leg and lung power to run all three loops like they would running on the road. Most runners do a combination of trail running and hiking as they take in the sights.
  • A free camping experience on Friday night with your teammates, and any friends or family that also want to join. Think: family camping trip meets festival with friends.
  • Solace, peace, and a chance to conquer your fear of the dark during the night run.
  • Free Salomon Trail Running shoe demos. Trail running requires a different kind of shoe that can withstand rocks, roots, dirt and other natural obstacles.
  • Ragnar Village – A central area where teams unite around bonfires and soak up the party atmosphere.
  • A free meal on Friday night for every participant. Vegetarian options available.
  • Free s’mores, hot coco and coffee starting Friday night into Saturday morning.
  • A Friday night movie, games and sponsor goodies and freebies at Ragnar Village.
  • Yoga throughout the day on Friday and Saturday to warm up or help recover muscles.
  • A fully staffed medical tent to help with any ailments.
  • Portable toilets, water, designated sleeping/camping area, massages, and parking.
  • Access to a free mobile application that will keep you up to date with important information, provide you with maps and help you navigate the course.
  • A finisher tee-shirt, car decal and temporary tattoo for every participant.
  • The best medal ever.
  • Well-marked courses that are fun and easy to navigate.
  • Sore legs, dirty feet, clothes that smell like campfire and memories that will last forever.

Sounds fun, right? Here’s how to build your team for the one of a kind overnight trail running relay adventure known as Ragnar Trail Relays


November 2 @ 8:00 am
November 3 @ 6:00 pm
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Mc Dowell Mountain Regional Park
Mcdowell Mountain Regional Park
Scottsdale, AZ 85262 United States
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