camps and races in sedona & the santa monica mountains  

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TRAIL RUNNING ESCAPES

Where the heck is Sedona and how do I get there? Sedona, Arizona is located approximately 2 hours north of Phoenix in the Red Rock District of Coconino National Forest. The closest airport to Sedona is Pulliam Airport located in Flagstaff and serviced by American Airlines and United. Otherwise, Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport has many airlines servicing it daily.

What is the elevation of Sedona? Sedona is located 4,500' above sea level.

What time zone is Sedona in? Sedona is officially in the Mountain Time Zone and does NOT observe Daylight Savings.

When is sunrise on Race morning? Sunrise on November 5th is 6:52 AM.. 

What is the weather like in Sedona in early November? Average high temperature is 64 degrees F and average low is 36 degrees F.  Mornings will be cooler, so wear a layer and leave it at the start line area.

Where should I stay? We recommend Elements Hotel and the Holiday Inn on the Eastside of Sedona/Oak Creek Village. Otherwise, there are many other options in town and neighboring Cottonwood, AZ; from camping to AirBnB's. Visit the other links on the RRS Race Home page. Click the tab above.

Where do I pickup my Race bib on Friday, November 4th? You can pickup your Race bib from the Run Sedona store on Friday, November 4th from 11am - 5pm. Run Sedona is located at: 150 State Road 179, #5 Sedona, AZ 86336 ~ (928) 862-2145. If you would like someone else to pickup your bib, please bring a photocopy of their ID with you for pickup. 

Can I pickup my Bib race morning, Saturday November 5th? Yes. Bibs not picked up at Run Sedona will be available for pickup at Saturday's race start located at Sedona United Methodist Church ~ 3026 SR-179 N. Sedona, AZ 86336 starting at 6:30 AM.

Where do the races start on Saturday, November 5th? All races start at Sedona United Methodist Church. Sedona United Methodist Church is located at: 3026 SR-179 N. Sedona, AZ 86336. There is NO RUNNER parking available at the church. All runners will park at the finish line area and take a shuttle over OR you may be dropped off at the start location. More details will be sent to you in your Runner's Guide prior to race day. 

When do the races start on Saturday? The Marathon starts at 7:30 AM. The 20 Miler starts at 7:45 AM and the 10 Miler starts at 8:00 AM.

Is there a time limit for the races? Yes, the course closes at 2:30 PM for all races. That is 7 hours from the start of the Marathon race. 

Will the races have chip timing? Yes :) Each bib will have a chip on the back, please do not remove it.

Will there be Aid Stations on course? There will be several Aid Stations on course. Aid stations will never be more than 8 miles apart. As soon as our courses are approved by the National Forest, we will post maps with exact Aid Station locations. This is a "cupless" race. You will be required to carry a handheld bottle or hydration pack with bladder.

Where will the Restrooms be located? Restrooms will be located at the Start/Finish areas. Some Aid Stations are located at Trailhead parking lots with restrooms. We will not be placing additional restrooms along the course.

Will there be Medical on course? We will have (2) Sedona Fire personnel/EMT's roaming the course. All Aid Stations will
have First aid kits to assist you in the event of a fall and will contact the EMT's.

Will the courses be marked? HECK yes :) We will personally be marking all courses. We will use orange ribbons attached to trees along the trails and directional arrows at trail junctures. In addition, we will be create turn by turn "cheat sheets". These will contain the names of the trails in your race and which way to turn. We HIGHLY recommend you take a photo of these "cheat sheets" before the race, in the event that markings are tampered with. We will also be creating GPS files for you to download to your device.

What are the trails like in Sedona? If you have never run in Sedona, you are in for an epic adventure. The trails here capture nearly all trail terrain. Sedona's trails are technical, so be mindful when you run. It is soooooo easy to catch a toe. You will also encounter sandy washes, slick rock and narrow single track trails. Did we mention the views??? OMGeeeee.

Will the trails be closed to other users during the race? No. All trails will be open to the public during the race and they are heavily trafficked by hikers and mountain bikers. PLEASE be aware of your surroundings and be patient with other users if you run up on them and they do not hear you. I guarantee you, they are taking in the views and may need a moment to move. Please announce yourself with enough time for them to step aside. Trail use will pickup as you approach trailheads and it will dissipate as you get further out into the Wilderness. Please be patient...I know it's a race, but if you encountered people so did he/she/they behind you!

Wanna take a picture? As we mentioned, the trails in Sedona are technical. Some trails are narrow with drop offs. We ask that if you would like to take a picture, PLEASE STOP. It is so easy to catch a toe here and go down. We'd like you all to return to the Finish line in good condition :)

Can I leave a bag at the start line area? Yes, we will have an area to leave a bag while you run.

Does everyone receive a Finishers medal? Yes ~ Medals will be handed out at the Finish line. Woohoo!

Does everyone receive a Race shirt? Yes ~ Shirts will be handed out at the Finish line area. They will not be handed out at Bib pickup.

Will there be Awards? We are working to secure some cool prizes for our winners...stay tuned.

What if I need to drop down in race distances prior to race day? NO PROBLEM! You can make changes to your registration online at Ultrasignup. If you are having difficulties or it is after registration has closed, simply email us: erica@trailrunningescapes.com

What if it's not my day and I can't finish my race? If you are not feeling it and can't finish your race, no worries. Make your way to the nearest Aid Station and we'll take care of you.

What if my plans change and I cannot make the race. Do you offer refunds? We do not offer refunds, but your registration can be rolled over to next year or applied to one of our trail running camps.

What if the race is cancelled? If the race is cancelled due to unforeseen reasons, we will try to reschedule it for another date that year. If we are unable to reschedule it for the same year, we will roll everyone's registration fees over to the next year. 100% guarantee. Pinky promise.