8k Trail Run


The 8k Trail Run follows the same route as the run for the XTERRA Deuces Wild Triathlon (the triathlon is the following day - on Sunday) offers athletes a mix of hills, flat terrain, and The Eliminator.  After a mild start, runners will descend down a steep hill that takes them to the spillway wash where The Eliminator waits.  This nasty hill near Mile 1 will be sure to challenge even the most seasoned trail running veteran. Once up the hill, the course heads towards the dam as athletes get a spectacular view of Fool Hollow Lake.  But the view offers no relief from The Mini Eliminator that will bring runners up the final climb to the plateau. From here the course turns flat and remains flat all the way to the turn around.  On the return trip, the route follows the same line across the plateau and down The Mini Eliminator. Athletes will then head back toward transition in a more direct line, avoiding a return trip down The Eliminator. The course finishes along the same paved road out of transition and heads for the turn around point where runners will enter 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


Interactive Map - Click on the movie icons to see course videos:

8k Trail Run Course with video clips



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.