Sugarloaves’ Ultra Vista (S.U.V.) Feb. 1, 2014/ Update Jan. 9

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:  (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, be handed out (spread among the four races).  Must be present to win.

Questions?  Please contact Mark at–       or (915)581-9541

Come join the fun in the southern New Mexico high desert!


One response to “Sugarloaves’ Ultra Vista (S.U.V.) Feb. 1, 2014/ Update Jan. 9

  1. Dave

    Already signed up! Looking forward to it!

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