A Vulnerable, Inside Look at What It Takes to Run the Cocodona 250

August 16, 2023

The Arizona-based race has only been around since 2020, but already it’s developed a reputation for requiring top-notch physical and mental fortitude to complete. Runners depart from Black Canyon City and wind their way through, up, and over central and northern Arizona’s famously challenging terrain to Flagstaff.

Over the 250-mile course, participants have to endure heat, cold, lack of water, cactuses, stream crossings, stony ground, sleep deprivation, hallucinations, and more. Gear Junkie