15 mile loop through the McDowell Mountain park, utilizing the Pemberton, Dixie Mine, Coach Whip and Tonto trail systems. 80% hard packed trail with some sand washes here and there and a few rocky, technical sections; mainly fast though.
First two miles are a slight descent followed by the first real climb into mile four, drop to mile 4.5 and then a good 2+ mile climb up to Dixie Mine. From there it's a fast, technical descent into Dixie Mine, turn around and climb back out. After climbing out of the Mine it's a short reprieve from climbing and then back up one of the steeper sections along Coachwhip, heading back towards Pemberton. The drop into Pemberton is super fast from miles 8.5 to 10 and then a bit of a climb up to mile 11.5 where you connect with Tonto Tank. From there it's let it all loose for the next 2.5 miles with a huge descent, groomed single trek and a wide open view that lends itself to checking out the rest of the field. Reconnect at 14 with Pemberton and it's a mostly sandy, level one mile run back where you came from to the finish line.