8k Trail Run


The 8k Trail Run follows the same route as the run for the XTERRA Deuces Wild Triathlon and offers athletes a mix of hills, and flat terrain. After a mild start, runners will descend down a steep hill that takes them across the cove where the rest of the run awaits. After finding their way up to the famous green water tower, the runners will make their way out to the entrance of Fool Hollow Lake and onto the dirt trail that runs the perimeter of the lake. Following this out and back, the runners will make their way up to the chute bringing their race to a close.

Entry Fee Includes:

  • Accurate timing with timing chip and electronic results.
  • Post race food (bagels and fruit).
  • Finisher Medal
  • T-Shirt

The following can be purchased for an extra fee during registration:

  • Post race meal (there will be a catered lunch on-site)
  • Hat


Aid stations for the 8k trail run will be approximately every mile and will have water, Gatorade, Clif Gels, pretzels and fruit.

8k Trail Run

The Deuces Wild Endurance Festival includes 10 events: Long Course (DeuceMan) Triathlon, Olympic Triathlon, XTERRA Triathlon,Youth Triathlon, AquaBike (swim/bike), Half Marathon Run, 10k Run, 5k Run, 32k Trail Run and 8k Trail Run - it truly is a family event! The White Mountains offer a cool reprieve from the hotter temperatures experienced in other parts of Arizona, and showcase some breathtaking scenery throughout the courses. Need more reasons to come race with us? 100% of proceeds from the events go to charity, and we are also a green event! All races will be sanctioned by USAT and are made possible with the cooperation of Arizona State Parks, AZ Game & Fish, the City of Show Low, the US Forest Service and ADOT. The event is conducted on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.