It will fill up quickly!
Phoenix Summit Challenge is an extremely popular event, and while we would love to allow everyone who is interested to participate, we must put limitations on the number of participants to ensure the safety of the event. The event has historically filled to capacity within minutes of the start of registration. We strongly recommend that you review the registration guidelines in advance.
Registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable
Due to the popularity of the event and limited number of available spots in each challenge, all registrations are strictly first-come, first-served, non-refundable and non-transferable.
This is a rain or shine event
The Phoenix Summit Challenge is an outdoor event that is susceptible to environmental conditions that are often unpredictable and can change quickly. Please review weather conditions as we near the event date and plan accordingly.
Mandatory Bag Pick-Up and Expo
Join us on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the
Longview Neighborhood Recreation Center for the mandatory Bag Pick-Up and Expo. This will be your opportunity to pick-up your official hiker packet, that will include your hiker passport, official event t-shirt, parking wristband(s) and other important event information.
Additionally, you can complete your electronic tracking system registration, visit promotional booths of event sponsors, get your State Forty Eight souvenir tank top, and purchase extra meals tickets and beer tokens for guests joining you at the UROCK Festival. The Bag Pick-Up and Expo also provides you the opportunity to visit the REI booth to fill out a raffle ticket for one of six prizes, all of which include a swag bag and guided REI Outdoor Programs experience. Winner need not be present.
No hiker times will be posted
This event is a non-competitive hiking challenge. The electronic timing system is used solely as a safety feature and is meant to help event coordinators track the location of hikers. It will not provide an accurate measure of completion times. Additionally, we will not be tracking the order in which participants finish the challenge. Please note, we will be providing the contracted electronic timing company with the first name, last name, and zip code of each participant.
Piestewa Peak will not be a part of PSC19
Due to an ongoing infrastructure improvement project at the 302 Trailhead, everyone's favorite Piestewa Peak Summit Trail will be excluded from this year's challenge, but don't worry, it will be back.
Note for Team Registrations
By registering a Team, you are consenting to the role of "Team Captain." As Team Captain you will be responsible for all communication with your team members. The PSC event coordinators will contact all Team Captains via e-mail by
September 20 with details for submitting your team member information. All team member information will be required by