Wildland 52k Trail Race
September 14,2019 we will host the second annual Wildland 52k Ultramarathon in Jemez Springs, NM.
With close to 8,000' feet in elevation gain and 6,500' feet of descent, the course starts with a run through the Jemez Monument, then a steep ascent out of the Jemez canyon onto Cat Mesa. It takes runners through a scenic run near
the colorful canyon rim, through creeks and by waterfalls, and summit two of our higher mountains. You will flirt with the edges of new burn scars along a high mountain ridge, run through old burn scars to witness the rebirth of a forest, follow fire-lines hand cut by wildland crews, climb an old dozer line up steep slopes now covered in wild flowers and behold the spectacular views from the fire tower. If we’re lucky, the aspens will be changing into gold and elk will be bugling!
$52.00 of each entry will be split between the Wildland Gaurdian Institute and Eric Marsh Foundation; two organizations created by the loved ones of firefighters who died in the line of duty. EMF steps in when a firefighter is killed or injured in the line of duty, assisting financially, helping navigate legalities and providing emotional support. WFGI was created with the goal of minimizing tragic line of duty incidents that may result in a firefighter being seriously injured or killed through education and better equipment; they also support families and crews with emergency preparedness and emotional support.
Number of Entries
This year's race is presently limited to 30 runners. We are also looking into five relay teams for first responders (must be firefighters, law enforcement or EMT); we will post as soon as we have spoken to permitees about logistics and have it confirmed. Entry for the full ultra distance is limited to those with prior mountain ultramarathon experience.
Due to this being a benefit race with a small field, we cannot offer refunds or defer entries to next year. No bib transfers, please. Thank you for your understanding.
An event is only as good as it's volunteers, so we need YOU! Volunteers will be needed to help organize the event, purchase supplies, solicit sponsors and volunteers, help with the pre-race dinner and runner check-in the afternoon before and morning of, as well as at the aid stations! You can sign up at the Volunteer tab!
If you can't make the run but wish to support the Wildland 52:
Local time: 6:49 AM
Contribute to the event. You may contribute to the event as a business or a personal sponsor! As a personal sponsor of the event, you will help cover expenses. Any and all funds remaining after expenditures will be donated to the EMF and WFGI. If you or your business would like to be an event sponsor, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.