Sedona is a "must see" destination place, so hotel prices tend to be higher. An alternative location, Cottonwood, offers lower priced lodging and is about 25-45 minutes away from each day's race start respectively. We suggest the Best Western.

​Rather Camp?

Here is where we suggest:

Dead Horse Ranch

(tent, RV or cabins)


Rancho Sedona RV Park

(no tent camping)

​Traveling in your Adventure van or RV?

Sedona offers several locations for free dispersed camping. Check out: 
Loy Butte Road/Forest Road 525 (closest) or North Bill Gray Road. Both accessible off 89A.

AirBnB is also a great option for friends sharing accommodations or a family who may need more space. Book early, because Springtime is high season here!

April 19, 2025

Races start at 6 AM


All registered runners will receive a commemorative medal, awesome technical shirt, post race food and 1 complimentary beer :)

Additional beer and food 

available for purchase.

All trails lead to Marketplace Drive!!!

Sedona boasts world-famous red rocks, nearly 2 million acres of Coconino National Forest land, as well as refreshing Oak Creek and the Verde River. As part of the Sedona community, we cherish these spaces and want to care for them so that everyone can enjoy them for generations to come. That is why Trail Running Escapes has partnered with the Sedona Chamber of Commerce, Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, and businesses and organizations across the city to protect this magnificent landscape by inspiring visitors and residents to care for our outdoor spaces. In order to protect these treasures, we ask that you practice Sedona’s Leave No Trace principles and make your promise by taking the Sedona Cares Pledge at

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proudly presents

Choose your Challenge...


the "VUE" ~ the Vortex Ultra Experience

​in the Red Rocks of Sedona

Prices are listed on our registration page. Simply click the "Register" tab above. Prices do NOT include Arizona sales tax nor Ultrasignup fees.

Join us on April 19, 2025 when

Trail Running Escapes and Findlay Toyota of Flagstaff proudly present 

the "VUE" ~ Vortex Ultra Experience in the Red Rocks of Sedona.

We are offering 5 distances from 50 Miles to 4 Miles; something for everyone.

We have chosen the best trails on the Westside to showcase Sedona's finest single track trails, red rock views, slick rock plateaus and epic towering spires.

​Come celebrate Earth Day, the right way, in the beautiful Red Rocks of Sedona.

Run. Stay. Play.

​#runelevated #vue #vortexultra #sayyestonewadventures #enjoytheVUE

4M, 12M, 21M, 34M and 50M distances

One Day. Five Races. Epic Sh*t


In an effort to help reduce Runner costs (AZ sales tax and registration fees), we are offering an "OG"

registration option. 

Simply click the tab above that says "VUE", then click the tab that says "Register". Scroll to the bottom and fill out the registration form. Once you're done, click the "Submit" button and mail us a check in USD...crazy I know, but paper checks still work :)

BOOM you're registered!

Sedona, Arizona

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Trail Running Escapes operates under permit by Coconino National Forest

Thursday ~ April 17

Altra Running hosts the

Beer Mile and more from SBC basecamp.

The fun starts HERE!

POST RACE "kick~back"

Join us after the races on Saturday, April 19th from 10 AM to 6:00 PM at Yavapai College's "back patio" where we'll host a beer garden, race sponsor hang area and more...

Celebrate your trail victories and Earth Day in one of the most magical places ~ Sedona.

 You must be 21 with ID to drink in the beer garden. You will receive a wristband and a ticket to redeem your 1st beer included with your registration fee. Friends and family are invited. Huge thank you to Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund for sponsoring our "beer garden" showcasing beer from Sedona Beer Company and Hard Kombucha from Wild Tonic :)

Stop by and say hi to our Race Sponsors too :)


Findlay Toyota Flagstaff

Pindrop Travel Trailers

Skratch Labs


​Natalie's Juice Company

Wild Tonic

Yogi Tea

Red Rock Trail Fund

Sedona Humane Society

Good Medicine Massage

Performance Recovery

Saturday evening we'll be hosting a post race gathering from 6-9 to share your stories and take in the "VUE". 

Stay tuned for more details.

                    Friday ~ April 18

                    Bib pickup

​                   at the Hike House

                    12 Noon ~ 5 PM

                     Several partners

                    will be onsite. Be

                    sure to say hi! 

                       Performance Recovery 

                    will also be on site for some

                      pre-race hydration!

                    Shake~out run

                    Hosted by Altra and

                    TRE Ambassador

                     Jason Melvin

                    At 5 PM ~

                    Arbabella Hotel 

                        Evening social at 

                       Arabella's Knoll

​                      from 5:30 - 6:30 PM

                     with Yoga and Meditation

                     Sunset is at 7:04 PM


                                Saturday ~ April 19

                       5:00 AM Bib p/u

                     at Race start

                        6:00 AM 50M & 34M 

                        Races start  

                      7:00 AM 21M & 12M

                     Races start

                       8:00 AM 4M Race starts 

                      6:30 PM Course closes


                            10 AM - 6:00 PM

                     Post Race "Kick~back"

                   @ Yavapai College's

                    back patio Beer Garden

                   & Sponsor Hang

               ​  6 - 9 PM

                  Post Race "Par~tay"

                 @ Red Wall Lounge

                   Join us and share your

                   stories from the trail.

                 Sunday~April 20

                 Join us Sunday morning 

​             to share your stories

                 from race day at 

                the "Recovery Roast".

                Enjoy coffee and tea

               with your fellow runners.

                  More details to come...

50 Miles

34 Miles

21 Miles

12 Miles

4 Miles

Interested in volunteering? We'd love to hear from you :)

Please email us at:

Thank you to our amazing Sponsors and Partners!


camps and races in sedona & the santa monica mountains  

Our Host Hotel is the Arabella!

Located in the heart of Sedona

with one of the "best kept secret"

red rock views. Arabella is a short 0.4 M walk to Bib pickup at the Hike House and only

5.3 miles to the race start.​​

Discount code coming soon!

Registration is open at Ultrasignup!!!

You have (5) races to choose from on race day. We have designed the races to showcase the best trails on Sedona's


Challenge yourself to this one of a kind Red Rock experience. Vortex vibes included!