A map of the approximate course will appear here shortly.
BUT, basically– we start and finish by the soccer field picnic pavillion in High Ridge Park, do a short lap of the soccer field and then head south on trails that zig-zag through the first arroyo.
From arroyo trail, uphill to s. end of first dam and then go clockwise around South Mountain. **NOTE– there are some sharp, right-angled or “square” ledges that the trail traverses just above Redd Road/ Dunkin’ Donuts/ etc. be careful.
At +- 1 mile point head north over dam #1 and then around Middle Mountain to dam #2. Cross dam #2 and then drop down to northeast and head for dam #3. Cross far west edge (big boulders, nice chat surface) of Dam #3. Do short loop to north before rejoining outbound route.
Return to start same way, EXCEPT bypass South Mountain and head straight for start/ finish. There will be chalk arrows and lines on the ground, directional signs and volunteers when and where possible.
Back at start at +-4.55 miles.
2nd, 3rd and 4th loops are same as first EXCEPT we do not circle the soccer field and take a more direct single-track path to the arroyo in the first 500 yards.
The “Big 30Km” runners do an additional mile loop out to South Mountain and back.
BORDER TRAIL TRIPLE CROWN:
Runner must complete at least the following distances at the following trail runs:
–9 mile or longer at Square Ledge Runs on Jan. 28.
–6.3 mile or longer at Sierra Vista Trail Runs (SV North Trailhead, Las Cruces) /early March
–8.1mile at Jackrabbit Rally Trail Runs, Franklin Mountains State Park, early April.
(all stats will be carefully monitored. Runners satisfying the above requirements will receive nice custom “Trail Triple Crown” ceramic mug etc. after Jackrabbit Rally)
***Anyone completing 30Km or longer at Square Ledge + Sierra Vista and 8+ mile at Jackrabbit will receive mug plus gift certificate to UP AND RUNNING, El Paso’s only running specialty shop.
Further questions? Please contact Mark at– firstname.lastname@example.org or (915)581-9541.
We look forward to greeting you in person on January 28th!
Square ledge Trail Runs coming on Saturday Jan. 28– in west El Paso’s vast Westside/ High Ridge Park! 4.5 mile/9 mile/ 13.5 mile (half-marathon)/ 30+Km (19 mile). All races start 8:10 a.m. M.S.T. Courses involve smooth dirt sections, short, steep, rocky ups and downs,traversing tall earthen dams and deep arroyos, plus some easy pavement. T-shirts to all runners, medals to finishers of three longer distances, raffle prizes, lots of food and drink, etc. To register on-line please go to: www.raceadventuresunlimited.com (deadline for on-line reg. = Thurs. Jan. 26) ****More information will be posted here A.S.A.P.
We will have a “substitute,” REALLY FUN event on trails in El Paso!
We plan to have similar distances of 4/ 8/ 16 miles, plus nice medals and t-shirts, and great works of art as well as merchandise as prizes, and …
Please stay tuned … and thank you for your patience!
Mark and Crew
Coming January 28, 2017– rolling trail races along the base of the southern Rocky Mountains (between El Paso, TX and Las Cruces, NM)).
Distances: 4 miles/ 8.5 miles/ 17 miles/ 27 miles/ 34 miles (same courses as in 2016, but superior remeasuring showed basic loop was 8.5 miles). Some parts of the trail are in much better shape than the 2016 race, others a bit rougher.
More info. will be posted here ASAP!
Come join the fun–
Please note: #591, Susie Rand-weimer, finished the 16.7 mile (27Km) race at Roundtop Trail Run in 2:51:12. Somehow her time got switched with a runner who was 4:20:50. Our apologies to Susie.
More importantly, please let us know of any other time or place discrepancies. After all, things can happen when you plan for 70 runners and get 112!
NEXT year we will have more port-a-sans at the start/ finish, and will blockade the turnaround with a tank so that nobody cruises by the “All Races turn around here!” sign. And we will make many more t-shirts!
Hope to see many of you at the El Paso Marathon next week, AND the amazing Sierra Vista Trail Runs in Las Cruces March 5, and the Jackrabbit Classic in the State Park April 11 (I have done a preliminary measurement and the courses should be 8.1 miles and 4.2 miles– BUT with lots of climbing and some very rough footing).
At the moment, results for ALL Roundtop Trail Run distances (4 through 33 miles) are posted at– https://www.raceadventuresunlimited.com/results/
We realize there may be one or two errors and are working to straighten those out– thanks.
A report and photos will also appear here ASAP.
Thanks for coming out and hope to see you all at the Sierra Vista Trail races on March 5 and the Jackrabbit Runs in the Franklin Mountains State Park first week of April. AND of course, in Anthony Gap next year!!
Roundtop Trail Runs at Anthony Gap, N.M.
Jan. 30, 2016. Old jeep roads and trails at 4,220′-4,485′.
***Please note– results for shorter three distances will be posted ASAP.
33.4 miles (54Km) (1,660′ climb)
- Miguel Perez, 33, White Sands, N.M. 4:42:05 C.R.
- David Robbins, 25, Las Cruces, N.M. 4:50:59
- Michael Bursum, 42, Las Cruces 5:07:15
- Boniface Manyanya, 35, El Paso, TX 5:44:29
- Rene Peinado, 39, Cd. Juarez, Chih., MEX 5:54:32
- Peter Livingstone, 51, Las Cruces 6:21:58
- Kelly Perky Garcia, 50, Albuquerque (*1F) 7:49:42 C.R.
27.65 miles (44.6Km) (1,285′ climb)
1. Chris Benoit, 33, El Paso, TX 3:50:53 C.R.
2. Randy Lockhart, 53, Albuquerque 4:19:47
3. Pedro Espinosa, 41, El Paso 5:42:30
4. Adrian Dodds, 36, El Paso 5:42:31
5. Gail Leedy, 62, Albuquerque (*1F) 5:56:57
6. Will Ortiz, 49, Albuquerque 6:00:35
7. John Bright, 62, El Paso 6:20:33
8. Jamila Williams, 36, Las Cruces (*2F) 6:33:14
9. Richard Harris, 75, Albuquerque 7:48:45
&&& Again, results from 4/8/ 16 mile runs will be up as soon as possible. A short report about the many highlights of the day and event to follow as well! A BIG thank you to all the runners who came out and took on our beautiful but deceptively hilly route alongside Roundtop, North Anthony Nose, Webb Peak and the rest of our rugged, rocky Anthony Gap mountains.