The Jemez Mountain Trail Runs take place in the Jemez Mountains of northern New Mexico. The races starts and ends in the town of Los Alamos. Registration will open for all races on December 16th. Entry fees will be $55 for the 15 mile, $70 for the 50km, and $85 for the 50 mile. On March 16th, the entry fee will increase by $10 for all races. Please be aware of the required gear policy which is described in detail on the JMTR web page.
The Jemez Mountains Trail Runs has gained a reputation as a very difficult course. The course is on technical trails with a substantial amount of elevation change. The 15 mile course will be the same as in 2016. The 50km and 50 miles races will be run in the opposite direction from 2016 with minimal course adjustments. All races will have slightly adjusted aid station locations. The 50k and 50 mile events include extremely steep climbs and descents on very technical terrain. On the course, runners will experience high altitude (from 7,000 to over 10,000 feet above sea level), fallen trees, and other obstacles. in past years, runners have experienced weather extremes including heat, cold, rain, snow, lightning and wind. Runners are encouraged to consider their comfort level on this type of terrain and weather before registering.
Manditory Gear Policy
The purpose of the mandatory gear policy is to enhance the safety of runners and event staff in the event of inclement weather. History has shown that a fraction of runners are unprepared in the event of bad weather and this ultimately affects everyone. In the event of ongoing or forecasted inclement weather, the race management may require runners to leave the start and/or drop-bag-accessible aid stations with gear that will keep runners reasonably warm and dry. A waterproof rain jacket with hood, hat, and gloves are recommended. Garbage bags are not considered appropriate rain gear. Aid station staff have authority to decide if the mandatory gear requirements are met and their decision is final. Race management will make the decision what mandatory gear, if any, is required based on actual and forecasted weather conditions. The race recommends that appropriate inclement weather clothing is staged in runner’s drop bags.
Refund and Waitlist Policy
We will maintain a wait list and allow for partial refunds to runners that register but cannot participate on race day. We offer a 50% refund only before May 1, 2017 and only if your spot can be filled. After May 1, 2017 all entry fees are nonrefundable. No refunds are granted if there is no one on the wait list to take your spot. NO transfer of entry to another person and NO transfer of entry to another year are permitted. We will maintain a separate wait list for each race through the Ultra Signup site. If this refund policy bums you out, remember we are a non-profit race and all race proceeds benefit local organizations or charities.
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