Saturday, May 18, 2019

But it’s a Dry Heat… right?!

Welcome to Arizona where summer spends the winter, and hell spends the summer!  Join us for the 2nd Annual 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 amazing 2019 Hot As Hell finisher medal… the commemorative wood medal in multiple layers to provide the perfect compliment tl your collection!
  • Registration includes your choice of a super soft heathered race tee or the ladies racerback tank! (you can race for a little less $ by selecting the no shirt option)
  • 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!
  • And don’t forget the Hot As Hell trail running experience!

2019 Finisher Medal

The 2019 Hot As Hell finisher medal is another amazing wood design.  This year’s medal features a multiple layer design, creating a 3D effect you’ll love to feature in that medal rack!

2019 Racerback Tank

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

2019 Heathered Race Tee

This year’s race shirt is a super soft tri-blend tee in a Red Frost color! “But it’s a Dry Heat!”

Age Group Awards

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
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65+

Earn the custom “On the Rocks” age group rocks glass award!

Race Details

Schedule & Location

Schedule at a Glance:

Early Packet Pickup:  Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt Tempe

Saturday Race Day:

  • Packet Pickup at the race start area, 5:00am – 6:00am
  • Race starts at 6:30am
  • Race cutoff:  The course will close to the start of additional laps at 8:10am, 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)

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