Cocodona 250

250 mile point-to-point ultra marathon across the heart of Arizona.

Black Canyon Trail - Crown King - Prescott - Fain Ranch - Mingus - Jerome - Sedona - Flagstaff

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Photos from Cocodona 250's post 01/08/2024


Do it to raise funds.
Do it to raise awareness.
Do it in honor of a loved one.
Do it for you.

Everyone’s journey may be different but they are all equally epic ♥️

Just a heads up that if you want to make Cocodona 250 or Elden Crest 38 one of your journeys in 2024 to act fast because space is getting low!

Link below to learn more.

https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=104364

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Photos from Cocodona 250's post 12/23/2023

#ꜰᴇᴀᴛᴜʀᴇꜰʀɪᴅᴀʏ : ᴀɴᴅʏ ɢʟᴀᴢᴇ

There aren’t many people who have been #1 in the world on Strava.

There aren’t many people who have run 100 miles in one week, let alone 196 weeks in a row, but has, and is still going strong.

This busy firefighter and family man finds zero excuses not to put in the work and do what he loves on a daily basis, and has mind blowing endurance because of it; completing Canyons 100 before hopping on a plane to Arizona to join us once again for the Cocodona 250 this past May.

A 350 mile week? No problem!

We are stoked to have him coming back to the desert for Coldwater Rumble 100 and then returning in May for his fourth Cocodona 250…

Andy Glaze, you Amaze!

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Photos from Cocodona 250's post 12/21/2023

We’ve been told that volunteering at Cocodona can be as life changing as running the race itself.

If you enjoy helping others, want to earn Aravaipa Running race credits, make new friends, be outdoors and witness incredible people doing amazing things, then come out to the 2024 Cocodona as a volunteer.

Livestream link is live now with general volunteer link to come.

Be the difference.
Be a hero!
Be a volunteer 🦸🏻‍♀️

https://aravaiparunning.ivolunteer.com/cocodona_livestream24

12/20/2023

The first 2024 Cocodona Info Session is now live! 🎉

Join RD Steve Aderholt as he talks through all of the latest and greatest race info for the Cocodona 250, Sedona Canyons 125, and Elden Crest 38 races.
Link in below 👇
Happy viewing, and running!

https://youtu.be/p4uQmpkHV6o?si=zIIwcVACkazWLS4O

Photos from Cocodona 250's post 12/18/2023

It’s the final 38 miles and arguably some of the best miles of the full Cocodona 250…

It’s Elden Crest 38 on May 10th, 2024!

This adventure begins in Flagstaff at Fort Tuthill, travels through gorgeous Walnut Canyon, shoots you up and over Mt. Elden to a finish line party in downtown Flagstaff at Heritage Square.

These trails are challenging and beautiful, but even better is you’ll be right in the mix, motivating and being motivated by the 250 and 125 runners!

Head to the link below to learn more and kick your summer racing schedule off with us at the 2024 edition of Elden Crest 38 this May.
You’ll go cocoloco over it!

https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=104364

📸 Anastasia Wilde, Scott Rokis and Howie Stern

Photos from Cocodona 250's post 12/13/2023

Kahtoola is back as a sponsor of Cocodona for the third year in a row!

 Everyone knows of Kahtoola’s legendary winter footwear traction products, but did you know that Kahtoola also makes amazing running gaiters as well?

Based in Flagstaff, AZ, Kahtoola is focused on making the outdoors more accessible and rewarding with gaiters and winter footwear traction. Featured here is Navajo ultrarunner, Cocodona 250 finisher, and Friend of Kahtoola, Eli Neztsosie, during his Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim (R5) journey in the Grand Canyon. He completed the 88 miles and 21,000ft of climbing in 36 hours. 🤯

is focused on supporting the positive potential of people like Eli, and all the Cocodona 250, Sedona Canyons 125 and Elden Crest 38 runners!

Photos from Cocodona 250's post 12/08/2023

The landscape can sure change over the course of 250 miles.

You know what else can change? You.

📸 Howie Stern, Scott Rokis, Anastasia Wilde

Photos from Cocodona 250's post 12/05/2023

We are happy to continue our support of Wilderness Volunteers, the official non-profit partner for Cocodona!

will receive a portion of the funds from the Cocodona charity bib program.
Wilderness Volunteers is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to engage people in meaningful service that conserves and protects America's wild lands. Their affordable week-long volunteer service projects are nationwide: from Maine to California, Hawaii, and Alaska. Volunteers assist land agencies with trail maintenance, invasive species removal, wildlife habitat restoration, erosion control, archeological surveys, and much more.

Learn more about their organization at the link below and sign up for one of their amazing trips today. 🌲 🪵

https://wildernessvolunteers.org/

11/29/2023


Aravaipa Event Staff member, Alynn Davis, is taking on her very first 100 plus mile race with us this May at the Cocodona 250 and we couldn’t be more excited. If you haven’t had the honor of meeting Alynn yet, she’s one of the kindest, funniest and toughest women you’ll ever have the chance to know, and despite the fact that she was born with total hearing loss, she has let nothing stand in her way, and is a daily inspiration to all of us.

We recently asked her a few questions about her upcoming training and adventure and here is what she had to say…

Q: What made you want to run Cocodona?

Aynn: Arizona is where my roots are and where my heart feels most at “home”. I know I am capable of doing this and I LOVE adventures… This is something my heart is saying: “Gotta do this!”
And I have the most amazing people who will be part of my team to get me to the finish! Half of my team are Deaf and/or use ASL and the other half are just as cool!

Q: Tell us how your training is going?

Alynn: So far, so good but it is early in my training as I just recovered from my first 100k race on Nov 11th and started the actual Cocodona training on Monday.

Q: What are your plans are for training?

Alynn: Thanks to my first 100k experience, I’m aware of my weaknesses and what I need to do to overcome them. My biggest (upmost) weakness is not having good balance in the dark (more challenging when you don’t hear what is around you). Toni Yaple (Aravaipa contractor, a great friend, amazing pacer/crew) has helped me with the training plan and I’ll be incorporating a bit of Aaron Barber’s previous Cocodona plan into my training. Some back to back long runs, night runs, strength training and power walking are all part of the plan.

Q: Also will you be our first deaf Cocodona 250 athlete??

Alynn: It looks like it… YEP!!!
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Best of luck during your training and preparation for the 2024 Cocodona 250, Alynn!
We can’t wait to cheer you on!

Photos from Cocodona 250's post 11/20/2023

38 is great, especially when it’s Elden Crest 38 😉 🎉 🌲

It’s 38 miles of pure Flagstaff point to point bliss and it’s waiting for you this May 10-11th!

Whether you want to get a taste of the full Cocodona 250, or take on your first ultra marathon, this “tour-de-Flagstaff” will start you out at Fort Tuthill, take you through Walnut Canyon, up and over Elden and into downtown Flagstaff for your finish.

Sound like your kinda Coco? 🤚
Learn more about Elden Crest 38 at the link below!

https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=104364

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11/16/2023

Is it better to give than receive? We think so. 🤝🫶

There are only 3 charity bib spots left for Sedona Canyons 125 and 5 spots remain for Elden Crest 38!

Be a Cocodona charity bib athlete and raise funds for a charity of your choosing.
Aravaipa has partnered with Wander Project to offer a charity bib program for Cocodona.

Runners in this program commit to raising a minimum amount for charity ($3000 for Sedona Canyons or $1250 for Elden Crest)
with a portion of these funds going to covering race costs and charity bib administration and the rest going to the non-profit(s).

Runners have the ability to select their own charity as well as benefitting the official non-profit of Cocodona, Wilderness Volunteers.

If you are interested in participating in this program, please DO NOT register on UltraSignup. Instead, register on RunSignup. More information on the program can be found on RunSignup.

Thank you for considering, Cocodonans!

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Photos from Cocodona 250's post 10/31/2023

There will be laughter.
There will be tears.
There will be blisters, gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, scenery, and of course, all the snacks. 😉

It’s life over the course of 250 miles…and it’s truly THE definition of LIVING.

Come and feel all the feels with us this May at the 2024 Cocodona 250.

Adventure, and a life enhancing experience, awaits!

Link below to learn more.

https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=104364

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Photos from Cocodona 250's post 10/25/2023

All of the epicness, half the pain of the full 250.

Make Sedona Canyons 125 your A race this spring!

This 125 mile point-to-point adventure runs the back half of the full Cocodona course.

Start your journey in the beautiful and arguably haunted town of Jerome. Run through the iconic red rocks and vortices of Sedona, then finish your adventure at Heritage Square in Flagstaff alongside runners competing in the 250-miler!

This course is challenging, beautiful, and all of the things you’d expect out of the Cocodona Trail…come see for yourself this May at Sedona Canyons 125 🏜️

Learn more at the link here https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=104364

📸 Scott Rokis

Photos from Cocodona 250's post 10/25/2023

Best of luck to all of our crazy Cocolocos toeing the line at a distance at this weekend’s, Javelina Jundred.

Jave fun!

Photos from Cocodona 250's post 10/23/2023

📣 Announcing the 2024 Cocodona Scholarship Recipients!

We are so happy to announce this year’s Cocodona scholarship winners.
Thanks to large donations from Krista Wilhelmson, Coley Irish, and an anonymous donor from Prescott, along with many small donations from the Cocodona community, we were able to increase the program and award FOUR scholarships for 2024.

Please help us welcome the following runners to the Cocodona family; DeShawna Joe, Brandan Bowie, Shay McCormick, and Scott Flatlip.
From drug addiction to tragedy, these warriors have already overcome so much in their lifetimes, and we are grateful to host each of them this May at the Cocodona 250 ❤️

10/13/2023

Hot off the press! 🗞️

The 2024 Runner Guide is live and posted to www.cocodona.com

Check out the Runner Guide for all of the latest and greatest details.

Study hard, Cocolocos and Happy running!

Photos from Cocodona 250's post 10/11/2023

Elden Crest 38! 🎉 🌲

Yes, you heard that right, it’s 38 (not 36 😉).

It’s 38 miles of pure Flagstaff point to point bliss and it’s waiting for you this May 10-11th!

Whether you want to get a taste of the full Cocodona 250, or take on your first ultra marathon, this “tour-de-Flagstaff” will start you out at Fort Tuthill, take you through Walnut Canyon, up and over Elden and into downtown Flagstaff for your finish.

Sound like your kinda Coco? 🤚
Learn more about Elden Crest 38 at the link below.

https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=104364

10/10/2023

Want to take on a life changing adventure and raise funds for a charity of your choosing?

We are happy help! 🫶
 
We have partnered once again with Wander Project to offer a charity bib program for Cocodona that includes all race distance options!

Runners in this program will commit to raising a minimum amount for charity: $5000 for Cocodona, $3000 for Sedona Canyons, or $1250 for Elden Crest.
A portion of these funds will go to cover race costs and charity bib administration, with the rest going to the non-profit(s) of the runner’s choice, including the official non-profit of Cocodona, Wilderness Volunteers.

If you are interested in participating in this program, please DO NOT register for the race on UltraSignup.
Instead, register on RunSignup.
Want to learn more?
More information on the program can also be found on RunSignup.

We thank you in advance for considering this option.
It’s a win-win for all!

10/05/2023

🏜️ Do you know someone who should run Cocodona but may not be able to afford the race entry?

In 2024 we are providing two scholarship entries to runners who might not otherwise be able to afford to run Cocodona.

If you or someone you know may not be able to afford race registration for the Cocodona250 and will be ready to take on this life enhancing adventure the first week of May, please email Race Director Steve at [email protected]

Selection will be made and announced on 10/23.

If you would like to donate to our scholarship entry pool, please also email Steve.
Your gracious donations make these scholarships possible.

Thank you!

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Photos from Cocodona 250's post 09/27/2023

Just a few of the faces of 250 miles…
How beautiful are these?

Each and every mile, every emotion felt during those grueling training runs day after day, month after month, each high and low felt on course; all captured in a single image.

Will you have the opportunity for your “after” photo come May?

You can do it. 💯
Link below to sign up for one of your greatest feats ever.

https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=104364

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09/20/2023

Shout out to 2023 Cocodona 250 champion for recently signing on with as a member of their Pro-Athlete Team!

Well deserved, Sarah, and congratulations 🎉

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Photos from Cocodona 250's post 09/19/2023

🏜️ A hundred (and twenty five) miles just doesn’t get anymore beautiful than this!

Get a large “appetizer” of the full Cocodona 250 at Sedona Canyons 125 this May 8-11th.

Sedona Canyons begins in the historic town of Jerome where the remnants of Arizona’s old mining days are evident at each turn. From there you’ll both enjoy and be challenged by world class trail systems like the Arizona Trail, Flagstaff Loop Trail and of course, the red dirt ribbons of Sedona.
The climb up and over Mt. Elden will signal you’re almost at the finish at Heritage Square in downtown, Flagstaff, where you’ll kick up your feet, enjoy the festive atmosphere and be stoked at what you just did!

It’s a journey worth taking and an adventure you’ll never forget.

Head to the link below to learn more and to make Sedona Canyons 125 your “A” race for 2024.

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https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=104364

Photos from Cocodona 250's post 09/18/2023

Let’s kick off our Monday with some Big Goldberg energy in this week’s edition of *t
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Shout out to Kevin Goldberg who recently completed the rough and rugged Tor des Geants.

With 208 miles and 85k of climbing and descending, that race was a serious undertaking.

Post race Kevin stated: “Glad it's over! 😅 Now I’ve gotta sign up for coco24 🤗”

Awwww yeah…that’s what we’re talking about!
Nicely done, Kevin, and we will see you in May!

Photos from Cocodona 250's post 09/12/2023

👣 Footsteps Back In Time: Rock Springs - Mile 0

The point to point course of the Cocodona 250 is not just gorgeous, it’s extremely historic, and that history begins as soon as you step foot onto the start line in Black Canyon City.

There’s too many historical points of interest in and around Black Canyon City to list here, but the one we will note is the Friday Bib Pickup/ Check-in location and the very beginning of your 250 mile journey, The Rock Springs Cafe, formally known as The Rock Springs Hotel.

Did you know that the Rock Springs Hotel – Originally established as a hotel in 1918, hosted a slew of famous guests including Wyatt Earp, Jean Harlow and Tom Mix?

That very building now houses the Rock Springs Cafe, which is now famous for delicious home style food, house made jams and of course, drool-worthy pies.

It makes a great “last supper” before your race starts, too.

Have any of our veteran Coco Locos dined at this establishment? Tell us in comments!

📸 Anastasia Wilde and Howie Stern

08/30/2023

Front row seat to the action? ☑️
Aravaipa Race Credits? ☑️
Opportunity to get out on the Cocodona course in gorgeous, Arizona? ☑️
Help to bring the excitement and emotions of Cocodona to the world? ☑️

There are so many great reasons to be a livestream volunteer during the 2024 edition of Cocodona and these are just a few. Come on out this May to discover the rest!

The livestream volunteer link is now LIVE.

Link below to snag your spots now 📹

https://www.aravaiparunning.com/volunteer/

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Photos from Cocodona 250's post 08/23/2023

On this summer’s edition of *t we’d like to feature the one and only, !

Let’s see…
Cocodona 250 finish in May✔️
Tahoe 200 finish in July ✔️
Bigfoot 200 finish in August ✔️

Up next? Moab 240 in October.

Yep! She’s got this.
Talk about choosing strong. You’re a legend, Sally!

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Photos from Cocodona 250's post 08/23/2023

Cocodona Trail Work Day - Sat, Sept 23rd - Flagstaff

Mark your calendars for our next Cocodona Trail Work Day in Flagstaff on Sat, Sept 23rd - which just so happens to be National Public Lands Day! This trail work day will be led by our official race non-profit partner, Wilderness Volunteers. ALL are welcome to this free event! 🔨🌲
We will be completing much-needed trail maintenance on the Oldham Trail, which has been damaged by recent flooding. We will be meeting at the second gate on Elden Lookout Road at 8:30am and volunteering until noon.
*Please wear close-toed shoes and bring protective eyewear (i.e. sunglasses), sunscreen, and a water bottle or bladder. Gloves, tools, water, and snacks will be provided.
RSVP to our Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/1hPrTVxoY

07/30/2023

Tushars appreciation 📣 - THANK YOU to all of our staff, volunteers, participants, hosts, permitting agencies, medical team, local partners, and everyone who made the 2023 edition of the Tushars Mountain Runs possible.

This is a special one for us here at and hard to believe already our sixth edition that we’ve produced dating back to 2018.

We can’t embrace this special event without acknowledging the race founder who is no longer with us but lives on with this special course. Without his vision and efforts, the thousands of runners who have come to know this rugged gem of a mountain range would not have happened.

Our hearts are full once again leaving this incredible place and we hope to see you all again next year! ❤️

📸: *tinthewoods

06/19/2023

The Cocodona 250…the experience will stay with you for a lifetime ❤️

06/05/2023

Current numbers for the 2024 Cocodona as of today, June 5th:

250: 126 Cocolocos!
125: 67 running 100+!
36: 52 doing the tour de Flag

Amazing! Are YOU in this group?

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Videos (show all)

#TBT : Throwing it back to the 2023 edition of the Cocodona 250 with some early miles and a quick chat with @mikejmcknig...
🚨 Just 19 spots remain in the 2024 edition of Sedona Canyons 125! 🚨If you’ve been mulling over signing up for Sedona Can...
#wcw @sarahostaszewski😍Sarah is one of the few athletes who has finished the Cocodona 250 each year since its inaugural ...
#womancrushwednesday Aravaipa Event Staff member, @kamran_alynn is taking on her very first 100 plus mile race with us t...
Whether you finish first or last, you did the exact same 250 miles as everyone else ❤️It’s point to point, it’s absolute...
You don’t have to run 200+ miles to join the journey at Cocodona…Just take on the last 38 at Elden Crest! Elden Crest 38...
Don’t get left in the dark when it comes to saving 💰 on registration for the 2024 Cocodona…Registration pricing will inc...
In this week’s edition of #cocodonansdoingcrazyshit we’d like to give @yellowrunner yet another well deserved shout out!...
#CocoMoments: When you have to remove your trekking pole straps so your future hubby can slip on your engagement ring 💍 ...
That moment when the drone catches one of our incredible photographers who’s taking photos of our incredible runners…smi...
#CocoLoco sighting! 👀 This past weekend, two time Cocodona 250 finisher, @jbrunsaz was spotted glissading down a patch o...
Hey! Cocodona finisher @lizabethruss may or may not have a DFL wall but…what a sweet freaking wall it is!

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