The Deadman Peaks Trail Run is a deceptively hard and surprisingly beautiful high desert race near Cuba, NM. The course is on the Continental Divide Trail through the Rio Puerco Valley. The race is mostly single track with some jeep trails and has it all from sand to rocks and slick rock through rolling terrain with a few interesting hills between 6,350 and 7,400 ft. The area is very desolate, but uniquely beautiful going through Pinon Forest to Hoodoo's. There are expansive views of the high desert, badlands, mesas, mountains, and some very unique volcanic plugs, like Cabezon Peak. The 50 mile course is an out and back starting near Cuba, NM first heading South toward Cabezon Peak. The Marathon starts at the 50 Mile turn around and heads North. The 30K starts at the same location as the 50 Mile and also an out and back. The 8 miler is a lollipop style loop starting at same place. THE BackBone 💯 do the 50mile course twice. This event supports the CDT. Like this race on Facebook for current information.
There are no refunds. Check with the Race Director for special circumstances. We will allow you to transfer your bib until October 31 for the same distance. We understand life happens so let someone else enjoy the trails.
Back Bone 100
All participants in The backbone 100, 100 relays will receive a one of a kind belt buckle for finishing. The 100 we'll be ran on the same course as the 53 milers as a double out and back for relayers it will be point-to-point. Participants we'll have to arrange for travel from turnaround point back to finish line for relays.
Local time: 6:49 PM