The race name may seem a tad unwieldy, but the trails and short road segments are well-marked and provide an enjoyable and runnable mix of terrain. This fixed-time pre-holiday run has a long history and has featured Olympians, well-known authors, Grammy-award-winning musicians, and plenty of regular mid and back-of-pack runners seeking a nice long run at year’s end. Run starts and finishes in the high, rolling desert east of Vado, NM.
The format = everyone does some longer loops (8 miles or so each) for the first 22+ miles, then has a choice of continuing on longer segments or moving to shorter 2 mile route where each 1/4 mile is clearly signed. Run starts 7:15 a.m. M.S.T. and you may do as much or as little as you like. The marathon and 50Km points are clearly signed. Aid (water, sports drink, soda, crackers, gels) every 2.5 miles with major resupply point in parking area passed at 3 miles, 10 miles, 17 miles, etc.
T-shirts and door/ raffle prizes to everyone who comes out and makes an effort.
For more info. please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org OR (915)581-9541 (H).
and we invite all runners to a post-run meal 2 miles down the road at a good Mexican diner. Hope to see you in scenic southern New Mexico!