26 October 2019
McDowell Mountain Regional Park has over 50 miles of trails through beautiful desert scenery. This 21,099-acre regional park is located four miles north of Fountain Hills. Wildlife sightings are common; look for deer, javelina, coyotes and a multitude of bird species around the three ponds in the park. A couple of trails are less than a mile long; several are one to four miles; and the popular Pemberton Trail is 15.3 miles. Elevations rise from 1,600 feet to 3,000 feet at the base of the McDowell Mountains. The entire park faces the Four Peaks, Weaver’s Needle and Superstition Mountains and provides awesome views. Whether you’re going for a short stroll or looking for a challenge, you’ll enjoy the trails and the vistas.The Javelina Jundred will take place at the Pemberton Trailhead at McDowell Mountain Regional Park north of Fountain Hills, Arizona. The 100 Mile distance will be comprised of one loop that incorporates the Escondido Trail on the far East Side of the park and four full loops on the popular Pemberton, Shallmo, and Cinch Trails. The course is open and exposed with little to no shade. When the sun drops behind the McDowell Mountains, the temperatures can go from 80 degrees to 50 degrees within an hour, turning your sweat drenched clothing into a cooling suit.
The course will move to a five loop format with the start/finish area staged out of the Four Peaks Staging Area. Loop one will be 22.3 miles and include the Shallmo, Pemberton and Escondido Trails. Loops 2-5 will be identical at 19.4 miles including parts of the Cinch, Scenic, Pemberton and Shallmo Trails. Trails feature rolling single track through the Sonoran Desert. Run past giant Saguaro Cactus, granite boulders and dry wash-beds as you tour the most popular trail of McDowell Mountain Regional Park. Loops are run “washing machine” style, meaning each is reversed allowing you to keep an eye on the competition, see your friends and meet other runners all day and night. Each loop features a gentle 600 foot climb from the start/finish at Javelina Jeadquarters to the high point near the foothills of the McDowell Mountain range. The trail dips in and out of wash beds on the far side of the course before descending back to the start finish. The trail is a mix of hard packed granite, rocks and sand.
Weaver’s NeedleMcDowell MountainFour PeaksSuperstition Mountains
McDowell Mountain Regional Park is part of the Maricopa County Parks System which normally charges an entry fee of $6.00 per vehicle to fund park operations and improvements. The Four Peaks Staging Area will allow for vehicle traffic, camping, and parking throughout the race. There will be designated parking areas at the back of the parking lot (away from the race start).
There are two locations for drop bags at the race where you may place a small bag with additional race supplies. One drop bag is for the start/finish line at Javelina Jeadquarters and can be accessed each loop. You may also have a drop bag for the Jackass Junction aid station located approximately half way around the loop that will be transported to the aid station on race morning.
Runners will be supported by four on course aid stations per loop, Javelina Jeadquarters, Coyote Camp, Jackass Junction & Rattlesnake Ranch. Food provided will include fruit, sweet snacks, salty snacks, chips, pumpkin pie, soda, electrolyte drink, Gatorade, potatoes, bean burritos, PB&J, and soup. Additional meals of sub sandwiches, pizza and burgers will be served at Javelina Jeadquarters throughout the race.
Lodging available at We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center. Camping available at Javelina Jeadquarters.
Each runner finishing the 100 Mile race under the 30 hour cutoff will receive a Javelina Jundred 100 Mile finisher’s belt buckle. Those completing the race in less than 24 Hours will receive a larger, Sub-24 hour Javelina Jundred finisher’s belt buckle. In addition, unique handmade Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) themed awards will be given to individuals for the following: 1st Place Male 100 Mile, 2nd Place Male 100 Mile, 3rd Place Male 100 Mile, 1st Place Female 100 Mile, 2nd Place Female 100 Mile, 3rd Place Female 100 Mile. Also, Best Male Costume, Best Female Costume, 1st Virgin (Best placing first timer at Javelina 100 Mile), Youngest Finisher (100 Mile), Oldest Finisher (100 Mile), Dead Last (100 Mile),
We will have wood fired pizza and some other snacks and drinks from Freak Brothers Pizza Company available for sale beginning at 10:00AM on race morning and going through the duration of the event. A coffee cart, italian ice machine and kettle corn vendor will also be on hand during the race (some have limited hours). There will also be a bonfire on Saturday night for all crews as an added perk of the race. Feel free to bring some marshmallows to roast and stories to share.