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Estrella Cactus 5K

May 15 @ 5:30 am - 7:30 am

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COVID-19  Update

Please review our COVID-19 procedures.  All participants must follow the procedures in order to participate.

Race Info

The 5k run is held at the Estrella Mountain Hills, this trail has gorgeous mountains on the background and will challenge you from beginning to end. This is the last of three runs for the series. This course is the perfect place for new and experienced trail runners, to test their limits, but with your right running pace and determination you will rock the course.

Estrella Mountain Regional Park at Competitive Track

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** Estrella Mountain Park has a $7.00 fee per car please car pool.

Series Info

This event is part of the Cactus Flower Trail Series.  There are six runs, three in the Spring and 3 in the Fall. Signup for the Spring, Fall or both series and get all six medals and a lot of great swag.

At the Finish line

We will have cold water, Gatorade, live results, music and snacks.

Schedule to be updated as we get closer to event date.  Due to COVID-19 during the Fall of 2020 we started a wave starts.  Schedule below does not show waves at the moment.

5:30 am Registration opens

6:30 am 5K Starts


Course Description

The course runs along several Estrella Mountain Trails in their natural state. There are sections on the course where is a bit rocky but you will still enjoy the course.


Awards to be determine at a future date.  All awards below are pending. 

Medals will be awarded to the top three (3) runners in the following age groups for both male and female.

*Top three overall male and female
19 and Under
70 and Over

*No double dipping.
**Winners must be present at the award ceremony to get their awards. Awards will not be saved or mailed.

Runner Swag

Each registered runner will receive

1 Finisher award
1 Bib number
1 Visor



The following procedures were established by Maricopa County Parks and USATF in order for in-person events to take place.  Please help us by following all expectations.

Arriving at the event

We will have wave of no more than 10 runners per wave.

  • 1. Arrive at race location no more than 15 minutes prior to corral start.
  • 2.  Wear your mask.
  • 3. Stretch, go to rest room, get your hydration, whatever you need to do before running, then enter event area for bib.
    • Once you enter the Event area and pickup your race bib you may not go back to your car, YOU MUST START YOUR RUN
  • 4. At the entrance of the event area your temperature will be taken and logged
    • If your temperature is 100.3 or higher you will not be allowed to run.
    • If you are not feeling well or have had recent exposure to COVID-19, please stay home.
  • 5. After getting your bib you will be directed to starting line
  • 6. Once you get to starting line, begin your race and complete course. You are not required to run with your mask on.

On the Course

  • 1.  Follow the arrows on the orange cones.
  • 2.  There will be no hydration refill station on course, water bottles will only be provided after the finish line.
  • 3.  Please remember to run on your right, pass on your left. Please try to pass wide

After you Finish

  • 1. Please exit the start/ finish arch area promptly
  • 2. Put mask back on
  • 3. Pick up your water, swag and finisher pin
  • 4. Exit event area

If you arrive late

  • 1. If you arrive late to your corral time, you will have to wait until a spot opens at the next corral.
    If there are no spots available you will have to wait until our last corral.


All participants must follow our event COVID-19 procedures as follows.

  • 1.  All participants must wear a mask when not running.
    • Bib pickup
    • After done running
  • 2.  We will have designated areas for bib pick up, starting and finishing area. There can not be more than 10 people with in the specified area.
  • 3.  Runners must be ready to run right after picking up their bib number.
    • Restrooms visits must be done prior to enter the bib pickup and starting area.
  • 4.  After finishing the run, you must exit the event area
  • 5.  Maintain at least 6ft between each other.
  • 6.  All runners must be carry their water bottle while running. This is a cup less event.
  • 7.  No awards ceremony
    • Award placement will be posted live on RaceTimers.com website
  • 8.  All spectators must wear a mask at all times when within event area.
  • 9.  All participant’s temperature will be checked and logged. Per USATF if temperature is above 100.3 F participant may not run.


May 15
5:30 am - 7:30 am
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Competitive Track at Estrella Mountain Regional Park
12371 W South Mountain Ave
Tolleson, AZ 85353 United States
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