Vail Scramble


Apr 10, 2022 at 6:00 AM

Vail Scramble

13801 E. Benson Highway

Vail AZ, 85641


Entry Fee $40
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $60
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 10K
  • 13.1M

Series: Arizona Trail Series

Type: Trail

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

First Year of the Event: 2014


This trail half-marathon and 10K traverses the valley between the Santa Rita and the Rincon Mountains. It offers spectacular, sweeping views and is mostly a gentle, winding descent through ocotillo, prickly pear cactus, creosote, and mesquite. The point-to-point half-marathon begins near Twin Tanks south of the town of Sahuarita and follows the AZT north toward the finish line after a short dirt road segment within the first 0.3 mile. The 10K starts near Sahuarita Road and Hwy 83 and runs concurrent along the final 6.2 miles of the half-marathon course. All races finish at the Gabe Zimmerman Trailhead on the Arizona Trail near Vail. Transportation is provided to each start line on a school bus. After you finish, transportation is provided back to the parking area. All participants must park at Vail School District (13801 E. Benson Highway Vail, AZ 85641).

Whether you are looking to set a trail half-marathon PR or are attempting your first off-road run, this event is an ideal way to experience the Arizona Trail. Well-stocked aid stations, friendly volunteers and spectacular views are waiting for you. Proceeds benefit the Arizona Trail Association and our mission to maintain and protect the Arizona National Scenic Trail.

For more details on the route of this event and directions on how to get to the event site, go to the Course Information page.

All runners will receive their timing chips on the morning of the event. These must be attached to your shoelaces (twist ties provided) and will ensure accurate timing after you cross the finish line. Pick up your chip at the parking area (Vail School District – 13801 E. Benson Highway Vail, AZ 85641) before you board the buses to the start line.


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Past Event Dates

Held on Apr 10, 2022

Held on Apr 12, 2020

Held on Apr 14, 2019

Held on Apr 15, 2018

Held on Apr 16, 2017

Held on Apr 17, 2016

Held on Apr 12, 2015

Held on Apr 13, 2014

Event Results

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View 2014 Results