Arizona’s Javelina Jundred Trail Running Races
Aravaipa Running’s Javelina Jundred 100-mile and 100K trail running races at McDowell Mountain Regional Park in Fountain Hills, Ariz., send runners through an amazing Sonoran Desert landscape on singletrack trails with Saguaro cactus, granite boulders and dry wash-beds aplenty.
Paul Giblin of the UK dominated the 100-mile race, winning in 13:49:17, narrowly missing Hal Koerner’s 2011 course record. Meanwhile, Devon Yanko of San Anselmo, Calif., obliterated the women’s 100-mile course record with an eye-popping 14:52:06 effort. “Overall it was awesome,” said race director Jamil Coury. “Good weather and some incredible performances! Devon was unreal out there! We had a DJ at the start/finish and everyone seemed to have a great time.”
Here are some of the scenes of this year’s event from photographers Melissa and Deron Ruse of Sweet M Images. For full results, go to aravaiparunning.com.