Snakebite 30k & 10k

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Snakebite 30K and 10K Trail Run

Twenty-nine runners participated in the first running of the Snakebite 30k and 15k on March 12, 2017. Weather was sunny and warm, and everyone had a good time. Six runners also earned McDowell Mountain Cup honors upon completion of this race.

We thank all participants, sponsors and volunteers for a great season!

Results:  Snake Bite 30K Overall (PDF)  Snake Bite 15K Overall (PDF)


Sunday, March 11th, 2018
30k starts at 6:30 AM
10k starts at 8:00 am

Snakebite is a fast 30k and 10k run on trails in the beautiful McDowell Mountain Regional Park. Gently rolling hills, great volunteers, good food, mild weather… Come on out and join us for a great day in the desert!

—> New for 2017: This is part of the McDowell Mountain Cup, a three-race trail challenge starting with the famous Pemberton Trail 50k-25k on Feb. 11 followed by the Stoneman Trail Run on Feb. 26. The Snakebite races on March 12 complete the series!

Location: McDowell Mountain Regional Park on McDowell Mountain Road, four miles NE of Fountain Hills, Arizona.


Limit: 200 Runners

Awards: Overall male and female & Masters winners. McDowell Mountain Cup awards also are distributed at this event!


Entry Fees:
30K Individual: $60 entry through Feb. 1st | $75 entry after Feb. 1st
10K Individual: $30 entry through Feb. 1st | $40 entry after Feb. 1st

All finishers will receive a logo item!

No Refunds

Race Day Details:

Weather: In March, Arizona weather can be 35° to 95°. Be prepared for all weather conditions and dress accordingly.

Parking Permit: You must pay a $6 fee per vehicle to enter an Arizona Regional Park.

Start / Finish area: Four Peaks staging area, a short distance beyond the park entrance.

Packet Pick-Up: Race day, 5:30 AM – 6:30 AM at the Start/Finish line.

Course Briefing: Race day, 6:45 AM

Markings: This course is on well-traveled hiking trails, and is marked with brown signs that say “Escondido Trail.” We will place a few additional markings on the trail at key intersections.

Aid: You will need to carry a water bottle. Aid stations will be approximately five miles apart. There will be a total of 3 aid stations in the 30k and 1 aid station in the 15k. We will provide water, Gu products, Coke and some food items. Drop bags at start/finish area.

Lunch is provided for runners. A donation for guests is appreciated.

Cut-Off: 5 hours. This is strictly enforced. The finish line closes at 12:00 PM. You must do the first loop in 2 1/2 hours or less.  An early start (6:00 AM) will be allowed for runners who are going to take longer than 5 hrs but the first aid station will not be set up!

Facilities: Camping may be available near the start. Restrooms and showers (small fee) also are available.

Fountain Hills accommodations:

Comfort Inn Fountain Hills – 48 Rooms
Phone: 480-837-5343

Lexington Inn Hotel and Suites – 104 Rooms, Suite and Spa Rooms
Phone: 480-837-6565

Courtyard Mayo Clinic –

Inn at Eagle Mountain – 42 Mini-Suites
Phone: 480-816-3000