Feb 06, 2021 at 7:00 AM

Elephant Mountain Trail Runs

37019 N Lava Ln

Cave Creek AZ, 85331


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Entry Fee $35
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $90
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 50K
  • 11K
  • 22K, 35K

Type: Ultra

Participant Limit: 300

Starting Elevation: 2100

High Point: 2600

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%

First Year of the Event: 2013

Men's Record: 4:13:23 Brett Samquist (50K, 2014)

Masters Men Record: 4:40:05 Rick Valentine (50K, 2015)

Women's Record: 5:10:39 Kristina Pham (50K, 2015)

Masters Women Record: 5:10:39 Kristina Pham (50K, 2015)


Elephant Mountain is the sixth race in the Desert Runner Trail Series Trail Series = 35km, Ultra Series = 50km. The 50K and 35K courses feature a trip out of Cave Creek Regional Park along the Maricopa Trail to Spur Cross Ranch and back, finishing with a loop through Cave Creek Regional Park. The 12K course stays within Cave Creek Regional Park and features the Go John and new Quartz trail.


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Past Event Dates

Held on Feb 06, 2021

Held on Feb 01, 2020

Held on Feb 02, 2019

Held on Feb 03, 2018

Held on Feb 04, 2017

Held on Feb 20, 2016

Held on Feb 21, 2015

Held on Feb 22, 2014

Held on Feb 23, 2013

Event Results

View 2016 Results

View 2015 Results

View 2014 Results

View 2013 Results