Cahuilla Indian Reservation (ka•WEE•yuh)
Enjoy a unique opportunity to run on Cahuilla Indian Reservation located in Anza, California. This unique event is a fundraiser for the tribe's Youth and Family Programming which puts on events for the tribe's youth throughout the year. Learn about the culture and history of the Cahuilla people while enjoying the beautiful mountain desert climate. 24 hour runners will enjoy a beautiful star filled sky at night in the quiet serene landscapes of Cahuilla Indian Reservation. Camp out on the softball field with your friends as you do the relay and take turns doing the 2-mile loop 128 ft loop, or run individually and challenge yourself to see how many miles you can get in before time is up. Half Marathon runners get a 13 mile tour of the reservation on 13 miles of rez roads.
Note: this race is not the Elder Creek Races nor is it associated with the Elder Creek Races. This is a Native-organized event that aims to provide a culturally educational experience while providing a top notch running experience.
The course is a 2 mile loop on double track dirt road. 128 feet of elevation gain and 6,400 ft over 100 miles is not completely flat but is enough to make it interesting. There will be an aid station at the Softball Field with real food and typical aid station foods. There will also be real non-porta-potty bathrooms. Runners who reach 82 miles in 24hrs will be given the option to continue on to reach 100 miles in 30hrs to get their buckle.
RV parking will be allowed at no additional cost but will be limited to 20 spots on a first come first basis. Tent camping will be allowed on the softball field and car camping will also be allowed in the dirt parking lot adjacent to the softball field. Half Marathon runners will not be given the option to camp overnight in order to save space for the 24H participants. The Cahuilla Casino Hotel might have availability and is located about 3 miles from the race start. Book ahead.
24 Hour 4-person Relay
We will be providing a 4-person relay option in which each runner can run as many or as few laps as they would like with the only stipulation being that each runner has to run at least 1 lap in order to qualify as a finish.
100 Mile Race **NEW**
We've added a 100 mile option for those who want to go after a 100 mile finish and get a buckle. The cutoff will be 30hrs, 1pm Sunday. 24hr runners who reach mile 82 within 24 hours will be allowed to continue on to complete 100 miles.
Half Marathon Course
The half marathon provides more of a tour of the reservation roads as it takes you to different ends of the reservation. There will be 2 aid stations with basic aid (water, fruits, small foods) at mile 6 and mile 10. It is similar double track dirt road and somewhat hilly with about 1200 ft of climb in the half marathon.
Shirts, Medals, Awards
Each participant will receive a race shirt as part of the pre-race materials and a medal upon completion of their race. Top finishers in each race will receive an award.
100% of the funds not used for putting on the race will go directly to Cahuilla Band of Indians.
Event's current local time: 1:01 PM PT