50 Mile Event Updates!
WE ARE VERY HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE SOME EXCITING CHANGES FOR THE 50 MILE COURSE AND RACE!!
- LESS CLIMBING!
- MORE CREW ACCESS!
- PACERS ALLOWED!
A detailed, updated map will be forthcoming over the coming weeks but here is a description of the important points:
1. The south turnaround of the course, south of Oracle Start Park, will now be at American Flag Ranch rather than continuing up to High Jinks Ranch. This removes the courses largest climb and also moves the southern most Aid Station to American Flag Ranch.
2. American Flag Ranch allows for crew access while High Jinks Ranch did not.
3. Due to the crew access at American Flag Ranch, we will allow pacers this year from American Flag Ranch to the finish line!
4. The course will no longer include Windmill Loop after leaving the last aid station in Kannally Wash when heading back northbound. Instead runners will make their way towards the finish line by staying on the AZT.
5. When runners leave Kannally Wash heading southbound, instead of staying on the AZT to head directly out of Oracle State Park, they will instead turn right and utilize a few trails within Oracle State Park before returning to the AZT and heading south to American Flag Ranch. Runners will return the same way.
Make This Your Destination Race!
While you are visiting the desert southwest to participate in this one-of-a-kind race, please note that there are a lot of incredible sites to see in this area! Here is a partial list. Lots of information about these venues is easy to find on line. The times listed are relative driving times from the center of Oracle, AZ:
Biosphere 2 - 11 min
Arizona Zipline Adventures - 15 min
Catalina State Park - 25 min
Sabino Canyon National Recreation Area - 50 min
Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum - 1 hr
Saguaro National Park (West) - 1 hr
Tucson Mountain Park - 1 hr 10 min
Mt. Lemmon - 1 hr 30 min
About the AZT Oracle Rumble
The 8th Annual AZT Oracle Rumble is presented by Summit Hut!!!
Stay tuned for information on some exciting updates to the 50 Mile race!
The Rumble ttakes place near the beautiful, historic town of Oracle, Arizona, located one hour outside Tucson on the north side of the mighty Santa Catalina Mountains on the ancestral lands of the Tohono O'odham and Ndee (Western Apache). The event is mostly singletrack around and through Oracle State Park (OSP) and follows magnificent and remote sections of the Arizona National Scenic Trail (AZT). The course is constantly rolling up and down so your fitness will be severely tested! The views are often breathtaking!
This event is brought to you by the Arizona Trail Association and local trail runners -- a dedicated group with years of experience putting on and participating in running events of all kinds. We have a collective love for the outdoors, trail running, Arizona's wild landscapes, and the AZT.
There are two ultra-marathon distances: 50 Miles and 50K. Don't worry if you don't feel quite ready for those distances. There is also a half-marathon and 12K offered! Don't delay, register today as the number of registrants in each distance is limited! The half-marathon and 12K typically sell out!
In addition to a well-organized event in a gorgeous location, your registration includes:
- Great support from awesome volunteers and well-stocked aid stations
- A cool race shirt!
- Special Prizes for top finishers
- A medal for EVERY finisher!
- Knowing that you are helping with the maintenance and protection of the unique and beautiful 800-mile Arizona Trail!
SPECIAL DISCOUNT CODES
As with all Arizona Trail Running Events, the following discount codes are available for all distances of the Oracle Rumble:
Youth age 18 and under, Active Duty Military and veterans, Native Americans, and members of the Arizona Trail Association. Please contact Matthew Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the discount code that applies to you.
Refunds will not be given for any reason, however if you contact us at least two weeks before the event you can apply 75% of your registration credit toward any event in the Arizona Trail Endurance Series (all events are listed at runazt.org) over the next year, including the 2025 AZT Oracle Rumble.
Event's current local time: 11:58 AM MT