Race Information

AZ Onyx by Double Black
Fort McDowell, AZ
Maricopa County
Oct 15, 2022 - Saturday
4H, 2H trail run
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    Instead of racing for time, participants race for points. Points are earned by running designated out-and-back routes and bringing back sandbags or flags. 4 hours to get as many points as possible.
  • Details from event's RunSignUp.com listing:

    Join us in the beautiful mountainous deserts of McDowell Mountain Regional Park in Arizona to be part of the very first Onyx event.  McDowell offers incredible views of the desert landscape, fantastic temperatures, challenging terrain, lots of sandbags, and just enough climbing to keep things spicy.   

    On October 15, racers will be put to the test in a trail race like no other.  

    Goal:  Score as many points as possible

    ​Duration:  4 hours (Full); 2 hours (Half)

    The Onyx race is our signature event that completely flips the script on what a trail race can be.  Instead of racing for time, participants race for points.  The goal of the race is to score as many points as possible in the given timeframe.  Points are earned by running designated out-and-back routes and bringing back either a sandbag or flag from the turnaround point on any of the routes. 

    Each route has different point values.  Flags are worth 1x the route value while sandbags are worth 2x.  The longer the route, the higher the point value.  You choose where, how much, and how hard you run for the duration of the race.

    Know your strengths, set your strategy, and challenge yourself.

    For complete info and FAQs on Onyx, visit https://www.doubleblackevents.com/onyxfaq

    Each participant receives:

    -A whole lot of free swag items

    -Nutrition items from our sponsors

    -Finisher awards

    -Parking and regional park day pass so you can continue to explore after the event

    -Access to well-stocked aid stations

    -Professional event photographs and video

    -Access to our awesome venue area equipped with our electronic leaderboard, free product from local vendors, and great music

    -A shot at the podium and to win up to $500 in prize money and other awards (prize money for Full Onyx only)


    *Please Note: a $7 entry fee to McDowell Mountain Regional Park is required at the gate by the county.  Card or exact change only.  



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    May 2, 2022
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    Jul 2, 2022
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