After organizing the Ski Run Road Challenge Runs for the last seven years, we decided it was time for a change...Discover the "new" trail system at Grindstone Lake with 2 great runs: 4 Miler & 8.5 Miler around the lake. Start & finish at Wingfield Park @ 7.30am. USA Track & Field sanctioned event. Most of the trails will be on Lincoln National Forest. Proceeds will benefit the Ruidoso Trails Coalition & the Ski Apache Adaptive Sports Program. American Trail Running Association proud member.
Packet pick up & Registration
In person till 5pm on 7/23/14 at the Ruidoso Athletic Club (415 Wingfield St. 575-257-4900). Check or cash payment ONLY. The races will be held rain or shine. NO REFUNDS. Pre race packet pick up & LATE REGISTRATION on Friday, July 25 from 6pm till 8pm (LATE PRICES: S45/8.5Mi Solo or $30 Youth; $40/4Mi) at Dreamcatcher Restaurant & Bar, 2629 Sudderth Dr (phone:575-802-2222). LATE packet pick up on Saturday at Wingfield Park from 6.30 am till 7.00. NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION
LEAVE NO TRACE
NO WATER STATION on the course, you will be asked to carry your own water container. Filling stations will be available at the starting line with water & energy drink. We will have aid/radio communication stations on the course but NO refreshments will be available. Please do NOT throw any gel, plastic bottles on the trail. Enjoy nature at its best !!!
Race day info
Start at 7.30 am SHARP at Wingfield Park parking lot. Late packet pick up from 6:45am to 7:15am. Race briefing at 7:15am. NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION. NO four legged companions. As to portable music devices: enjoy the sound of nature instead !!!
START (7.30 am SHARP) & FINISH will be at Wingfield Park in downtown Ruidoso with plenty of parking. Runners will enter Grindstone Lake by the main entrance/gate and turn right to the upper parking lot. They will proceed past the information kiosk. Take the right fork for the 8.5 Miler or left for the 4 Miler. Return to Wingfield Park. Follow signs or flags on the course. MAP LINKS: 8.5 MILER: http://www.strava.com/activities/120161694. 4 MILER: http://www.strava.com/activities/120972904. REMEMBER cutting the trail is cheating & increases erosion too!!!
Top three winners Male & Female runners in both races will win a famous Ruidoso carved bear. (No duplicate awards). Each participant will be given an entry for a grand prize: One night for two at the LODGE at SIERRA BLANCA (spacious King studio Suite: whirlpool tub, gas fireplace, hot breakfast included). Each runner will receive a short sleeve tech shirt.(We make every effort to have sufficient shirts for all participants). AGE GROUPS: 19 & under; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70 & over. Awards to first, second and third male & female in each age group will be at the discretion of the race director. MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN PRIZES !!!
Local time: 4:59 AM