Man Against Horse Race


Oct 08, 2022 at 6:30 AM

Man Against Horse Race

Highway 89a

Prescott AZ,


Entry Fee $50
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $135
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 25M
  • 50M
  • 12M

Type: Ultra

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

First Year of the Event: 1984


No race in 2018. Challenging loop up over ingus Mtn., then back in the Prescott Nat’l Forest while competing against horses and their riders. Trail, wash, two track dirt road. Uphill/downhill, gorgeous scenery. 5,000-7600 elev in pine trees. Always first Saturday in Oct.

Information: Call Ron Barrett (928)925-1930 (rbarrett @ OR Ned Leigh (928)-636-7041
1. The race is a loop course and will start and finish from the base camp windmill, located on Old Fain Rd., Approx. 7 miles north of HWY 69 and 3 miles east on HWY 89A and 1 mile south on Old Fain Rd
2. Runners run concurrently with horses. This is not a ride & tie. The 25 & 50 mile courses are moderately difficult; the 12 mile is a rolling course. The 25 & 50 mile distances should not be undertaken without significant preparation. Runners should be in shape for travel over rough country, including steep and rocky terrain. Most of the course is on mountainous trails and back roads through the tall pines of Mingus Mountain. Elevation at base camp is Approx. 5000 feet with 50 mile course climbing to an approx. elevation of 7600 feet.
3. Weather conditions are highly unpredictable, with snow and hail are as possible as sun shine and clear skies.
4. Base camp can accommodate over-night campers, and RV’s. No parking or camping will be allowed outside base camp boundaries. NO CAMPFIRES WILL BE PERMITTED! On the 25 & 50 mile courses, pit crews will have access to aid stations. Only a few aid stations.


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Past Event Dates

Held on Oct 08, 2022

Held on Oct 09, 2021

Held on Oct 10, 2020

Held on Oct 07, 2017

Held on Oct 01, 2016

Held on Oct 03, 2015

Held on Oct 04, 2014

Held on Oct 05, 2013

Held on Oct 04, 2008

Held on Oct 06, 2007

Held on Oct 07, 2006

Held on Oct 01, 2005

Held on Oct 02, 2004

Held on Oct 04, 2003

Held on Oct 05, 2002

Held on Oct 07, 2001

Held on Oct 07, 2000

Held on Oct 02, 1999

Held on Oct 03, 1998

Event Results

View 2021 Results

View 2020 Results