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Estrella Hedgehog Hustle

January 21-22, 2023


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Estrella Competitive Track (Map)

Estrella Mountain Park is in the shadow of the legendary Phoenix International Raceway. This course offers up a scenic venue for spectators and racers alike. A new course marathon course will take racers out into the Regional Park.

There is a $7 entry fee for each vehicle (CASH ONLY)

Turn left just past the PIR stadium on Coyote Ln. (look for small brown park/trail signs on right) – if you pass all of the graded parking lots you’ve gone too far.

Primitive camping is available at this venue located in the parking lot to the east of the venue, take a peek at our venue map.

$15 per vehicle / night (CASH ONLY)

TEAM TENT RESERVATIONS – Teams wishing to setup their tent will be asked to reserve a spot.


– Single Speed Coffee
– Stanzi’s Food Truck (veggie bowls)
– Pizzart
– Dogs R Us


Frozen Motion Photos

Please register online before coming to the event.

Early bird until 2 weeks prior / Until week of Thursday 8 pm / Late registration on race day

  • First Timers – $25 (1x only)
  • Juniors – $25 / $30 / $35 Juniors (under 18)
  • Adults – $45 / $50 / $60

The age you will be on December 31, 2023.

Need to change your category? No problem – send an email to info@MangledMomentum.com

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If you test positive for COVID the week before the race you may transfer your entry to the next event. If you have an unforeseen circumstance or your work schedule changes on race week we will donate your race entry to maintaining the trails.

– Must be finalized by race #2 Estrella!
– Details on how to sign up for the the 2023 MBAA Team Competition.

Signup for an MBAA membership when you register for just $25 ($15 for juniors) and contribute directly to trail projects across the state. Plus you’ll get a cool pair of members only socks and sticker. You’ll also be entered into out members only raffles drawn at each race!

Elite (Pro) – Competes at the highest level
Expert (Cat 1) – Seasoned racer
Intermediate (Cat 2) – Not just a weekend warrior, usually rides quite bit
Beginner (Cat 3) – Relatively new to the sport
First Timer – Newbie, First Timer Category is for first time racers
Single Speed – Only one gear, likes to suffer
Rock Crusher – Gents 200-lbs +
Athena Women – 165-lbs +
Plus Bike – 2.8 inch tires or wider
E-Bike – Class 1, pedal assist bicycle (no throttle)
Marathon – Long distance, approx. 3.5-hrs
Junior – Ages 6-18
Kids – FREE 6 & under race

Awards are 3 deep per category.

Payout top 5 overall fastest – $100 / $90 / $80 / $50 / $45

  • Elite / Expert Men 15-39
  • Elite / Expert Women
  • Marathon Men
  • Marathon Women

Every event is not possible without the help and support of volunteers. Help make these events great by giving back a bit of your time.

Estrella Hedgehog Hustle
Estrella Hedgehog Hustle – Red Loop

Marathon riders, no pre-riding on Jan 15-16. There is a running race going on in the Regional Park.

  • Green Arrows Junior Loop (3-miles) – Juniors, you will have a closed course and pass through the finish chute each lap (reverse direction of other categories when passing through the finish chute).
  • Black Arrows – Long Loop (10-miles) GPS – Formerly the blue loop in years past. A quick climb out of the gate, nice low grade climb to the first saddle, a few dips/hills, and speedy areas to the last saddle. Once to the last saddle, you will be stoked for the final descent.
  • Blue Arrows – Pass Mtn Loop (9-miles) – This loop cuts off the harder rocky section of the long loop.
  • Red Arrows – Big Loop (23-miles) GPX – Head out on the traditional long loop, prior to the final climb of the lap, hang a left and head out Desert Rose to Estrella Regional Park. Take a left onto Gadsden to Toothaker up and over, left on Rainbow Valley, then a right on Dysart, left on Butterfield and right on Gadsden before making a final left onto Desert Rose and head back to the competitive track to finish out the long loop. Marathoners will then complete 2 black loops for a total of 43-miles (3.5-hr cutoff).


Friday 1/20 –

  • All Day Course open for pre-riding (Final course markings underway)
  • 4-5 pm Number plate pickup open (register online)

Saturday 1/21 –

  • 7:00 – 11:00 am – Number plate pickup open (check in at least 30-mins prior to start time)
  • 8:30 am – Elite/Expert Men
  • 8:45 am – ALL Marathon
  • 10:00 am – Elite/Expert Women
  • 11:30 am – Intermediate Men, Master’s Men, Rock Crusher, Plus Bike

Sunday 1/22 –

  • 7:00 – 12:30 pm – Number plate pickup open (check in at least 30-mins prior to start time)
  • 8:00 am – Beginner Men, First Time Men
  • 9:00 am – Beginner/Intermediate Women, Women SS, First Time Women
  • 11:00 am – Junior Boys
  • 12:00 pm – Junior Girls
  • 12:30 pm Free Kid’s Race (6 & under) – on Beginner Loop
  • 1:00 pm – 6-8 Boys/Girls

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