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Phoenix Summit Challenge 2014

Phoenix Summit Challenge Womens TeamSaturday, November 15, 2014

Four of the five events in the 2014 Phoenix Summit Challenge are SOLD OUT. Thank you for your continued interest in this challenging event. If you're already registered, there are comprehensive event details, including trails maps, on this event page.

Now in its 10th year, the Phoenix Summit Challenge is the premier event highlighting the vastness, beauty and physical challenge of the 31,000 acres of the Phoenix desert preserves. This year, 1,000 hikers of all ages and abilities will be able to join the challenge and climb the summits of Phoenix! Choose from Seven, Five, Four Summit or ALL Access events and challenge your mind and spirit in this non-competitive day of hiking.

Phoenix Magazine included the Phoenix Summit Challenge as a must-do "bucket list" activity for city residents. Hikers have fun and earn awesome rewards including the URock Festival, dinner, and thousands of dollars in prize giveaways. The Summit Challenge has a great following and sells out each year. So sign up, have a friend, or a team of friends join you, to have a great day on the trails and support an awesome cause.

Teams come up with a fun name and theme and make sure to join us at the URock Festival to see if your team is one of the four Spirit Award recipients!

The 2014 Phoenix Summit Challenge event details:

Choose the PHX 7 in this one day challenge, with an 11 hour time cap, hiking 26.4 miles with an approximate 6000 ft elevation gain


Choose the PHX 5 in this one day challenge with a 9 hour time cap, hiking 21.1 miles with an approximate 4,400 ft elevation gain


Choose the PHX 4 in this one day challenge, with an 8 hour time cap, hiking 17.94 miles with an approximate 3,800 ft elevation gain


Choose the PHX ACCESSIBLE 4 in this one day challenge, with a 8 hour time cap, hiking 6.95 miles. This challenge is for those with mobility limitations.


New! We have added additional spots to the PHX 7! To accommodate this we will have two start times; 5 AM & 6 AM.  When registering choose either the 5 AM start time or the 6 AM start time. Note that starting at 6 AM lessens your 11 hour time cap to 10 hours. You will only be able to start at the time you registered for, no exceptions.


Click your choice of category to register. Though several events are sold out, you still can get your name on a waiting list if there are cancellations:

Whichever event you choose, all are invited to join us at the URock Celebration at South Mountain Park! Join us in the Activity Complex (at the base of the Holbert Trail) from 4 – 8 p.m. for music, massages, dinner, awards, and slideshow!

All participants will receive an event tee shirt, dinner, and giveaways.  Additional dinner tickets can be purchased on-line for $20 each. NEW! Commemorative Tank Top. $20 Only available on-line at time of registration.   

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Like us on to see route maps and be kept up to date on the event! You can submit your training photos there too!


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