Whiskey Basin Trail Runs & Half Marathon

Saturday, April 13, 2024 Prescott, AZ

Whiskey Basin Trail Runs & Half Marathon course in Prescott, AZ

Introducing the ninth (9th) annual Whiskey Basin Trail Runs; an epic Arizona trail event offering participants the options of a 91k, 60k, 33k, half marathon, and 10k through the beautiful city of Prescott, Arizona. 

Often proclaimed as the most difficult and challenging, yet most beautiful and unexpected run they’ve ever participated in, the Whiskey Basin Trail Half Marathon offers runners a variety of awe-inspiring scenery throughout the winding trails of Prescott, highlighting the Granite Dells and Watson Lake as the two primary landmarks to be enjoyed.

Starting and finishing in Watson Lake Park (3101 Watson Lake Park Road), this out-and-back, rail-to-rail half marathon kicks off at 9:00 am and starts runners fast down the Peavine, looping around Watson Lake followed by the Granite Dells before heading back towards the start line to finish. 

With a total elevation gain of nearly 1000 feet, this course is challenging, to say the least. At mile 3.5 to mile 8, however, runners can expect a drastic elevation drop. However, remember that what goes down must go back up, and that’s exactly what runners experience from mile 8 to the finish line. 

With two aid stations and one checkpoint throughout the course, runners are encouraged to also come prepared to be self-sufficient, not merely due to the number of aid stations but due to the challenging nature of the course and the expected Arizona temperatures on race day. 

Race Weather & Climate

Prescott, Arizona, is nestled in the central part of the state, surrounded by picturesque landscapes. It’s approximately 100 miles north of Phoenix, the nearest major city.

In mid-April, Prescott enjoys mild spring weather. Daytime temperatures reach an average high of approximately 65°F (18°C), while nighttime lows cool to around 37°F (3°C). Precipitation levels are typically low during this time.

On race day (April 13), the average low is 39ºF and the average high is 58ºF.

Whiskey Basin Trail Runs Race Results

Whiskey Basin Trail Runs & Half Marathon Race Results

Whiskey Basin Trail Runs Course Map

Starting Time

The half marathon start time is 9:00 AM.


To reserve your spot in the 2024 Whiskey Basin Trail Runs & Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.

Race Fees

  • There is a $230.00 fee for the 91K.
  • There is a $190.00 fee for the 58K.
  • There is a $130.00 fee for the 32K.
  • There is a $115.00 fee for the half marathon.
  • There is a $85.00 fee for the 10K.

Whiskey Basin Trail Runs & Half Marathon Race Website

Whiskey Basin Trail Runs & Half Marathon Website

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