Sugarloaves’ Ultra Vista (S.U.V.) Trail Races
Sat. Feb. 1, 2014 Vado, NM (between Las Cruces and El Paso) 8:15 start all races
60Km (38 mi.) and 29 mile ultras, 15 mile, 5 mile
All races start and finish at SV Trail parking area 2 miles east of I-10 Vado exit (exit #155). Go east (uphill on twisting narrow paved road) 2 miles to start area.
Enter online at: http://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com (online deadline 6:00 p.m. Jan. 29)
In person at Up And Running shops in El Paso
FEES: Two shorter races prior to race day= $25/ race day $30
Two longer races prior to race day= $30/ race day $35
On race morning, you may register at the starts beginning 7:45.
COURSE: All runs start with 1+ mile paved road leading to narrow single-track trails. All runs do first 5+ miles together.
After first 5+ miles longer events do 10 mile out and back that first heads south, then doubles back to the north before returning to the start-finish area. Pass your car/ start + finish at 5/ 15/ 25/ 25 miles. AID stations every 3 miles stocked with water, sports drinks, soda, crackers, gels. More food choices at main start-finish area.
There are no major climbs/ drops on this course (climb in 38 miles = 3,110′), however these are wilderness trails through steep-sided ravines and arroyos at 4,040′>4,410′ elevation.
NOTE!!! As in past years, we have a TIME CUT-OFF at the 25 mile point (as you reach the parking area/ start/ finish area). To continue for the full 60Km you need to reach the 25+ mile point by 6:50 (six hours fifty minutes). If you are over that time (or if you are under that time but want to call it a day), you may continue for 4 more miles and get a 29 mile finish (hey, it’s an ultra, and you won’t be out after dark). Also as in the past, we aim to have all runners (no matter which race) finished within a few minutes of sunset (10 hours, or +-6:15 p.m.).
AWARDS: Finishers in ALL races get nice medals. You must finish one of the four advertised distances, not a “make up your own course.” All runners receive race t-shirts. Shoes and gear from Mizuno, Saucony etal. to 1 and 2 M/F in longer two races. Over 100 (one hundred) door/ raffle prizes from Up And Running, CrazyCat Cycleries, Starbuck’s, etc.to be handed out (spread among the four races). Must be present to win.
Questions? Please contact Mark at– firstname.lastname@example.org or (915)581-9541
Come join the fun in the southern New Mexico high desert!