Saturday, May 19, 2018

But it’s a Dry Heat… right?!

Welcome to Arizona where summer spends the winter, and hell spends the summer!  Join us for the inaugural Hot As Hell Half & Quarter Trail Marathon in Tempe’s Papago Park. Celebrating the desert one mile at time!  

What You Get at the Race

  • The first annual Hot As Hell finisher medal… unveiling in late January! But we promise it will be 131 style… high quality, unique, and BIG!
  • Registration includes your choice of a super soft heathered tee or the ladies racerback tank!
  • Race|Result chip timed event with live results available on screen, online, or by text on demand!
  • Free to download, high res, professional race photos that are never watermarked!
  • A Hot As Hell trail running experience!

2018 Finisher Medal

At 5″, the inaugural Hot As Hell Trail finisher medal will make an excellent addition to your display!  The unique dark wood design features a metal back with sublimated ribbon. Don’t miss this one!

2018 Heathered Race Tee

This year’s race shirt is a super soft tri-blend tee in a Red Frost color!

2018 Racerback Tank

Or choose the ladies racerback tank in the same Red Frost color!  “But it’s a Dry Heat!”

Race Details

Schedule & Location

Schedule at a Glance:

  • Saturday Packet Pickup at the race start area, 4:30am – 6:00am
  • Race starts at 6:30am
  • Race cutoff:  The course will close to the start of additional laps at 8:20am, Half Marathon runners will not be allowed to start a new lap after this time. The course closes at 10:30am.

Start Location

The trail course will take runners through Tempe’s Papago Park, see the tab below for the course map.

The Start/Finish area will be in North Linear Park


The most convenient parking is available at the Tempe Town Lake Marina Parking area and under the 202 at Mill Ave.

  • Marina Parking Address: 550 E Tempe Town Lake, Tempe, AZ 85281
  • There are a couple lots under the 202/Red Mountain Freeway at Mill Ave. 
  • See map below for locations or go directly to the Google Map


Important Race Details

Race Field: Limited to 600

Race Start: This will be a chip timed start, your time does not start until you cross the line.  In order to spread out runners and reduce the “hole-shot” backup, we will start racers in waves of approximately 30-40 racers at a time.

Chip Timing & Results: All distances chip timed by Race|Result Timing. The chips are attached to the back of your bib and are disposable so we do not need them back. Please wear your bibs on the front of your body and do not cover with heavy coats.  Results are available immediately following your finish online, by text or on the monitor (check the back of your bib for details)


NOTE:  Overall Top 3 Awards are presented as soon as the 3rd place finisher in each group finishes.  Age Group awards can be picked up at the awards table after you finish, just check the results screen and look for your place in the Age Group column.
Top 3 Male and Female in all Divisions

Age Groups – Male & Female

  • Under 18
  • 18-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60+ Masters Division
Course Information

The 6.55 mile loop is nearly all single track trail, 1 lap for the Quarter and 2 for Half. This course design allows us to see the runners more frequently and contain the safety and security of the runners more effectively.

NOTE: This course is the reverse direction of the 2018 Winter Trail Frosty. This will allow more room for runners to spread out at the start.

Course Map