We can guarantee a stunning and challenging race course and an old-school ultra running feel. This is a relatively minimalist race in which runners will need to make do with adequate but minimal course-markings and similarly adequate but minimal aid stations. A portion of the profits from this race will go toward funding the Socorro High School Cross Country team and maintenance of our local trails.
Event's current local time: 9:45 AM MT
We greatly appreciate anybody who comes to experience the incredible trail running that Socorro has to offer.
Registration Fee: $75
Check-in: 6:00 AM. Bibs will be handed out. We will have at least one rented portable toilet at the start area, but runners can also find public restrooms at Escondida Lake Picnic Area.
Start time: 7:00 AM
Cutoffs: Cutoffs will be strictly enforced for safety reasons. Cutoff times are listed below:
Byway Aid Station (Mile 7.5): 10:30 AM
Johnson Hill Aid Station (Mile 17.0): 12:30 PM
Byway Aid Station (Mile 24.5): 3:00 PM
Length: 32 Miles.
Elevation Gain: 3300'.
Driving Directions and Parking: The race begins at a small pullout off of the Quebradas backcountry byway. The road to this location is well maintained and is drivable in most sedans. Some washboard exists, however, so if you don't want to drive your vehicle on some bumpy sections, runners are encouraged to carpool with others. Depending on the turnout of the race, the pullout should be large enough to accommodate all runners. If this is not the case, there are pullouts that can accommodate some vehicles within 0.5 miles of the race start.
If runners would like to carpool to the start, they can do so at Escondida bridge park, which is just before the crossing of the Rio Grande and has plenty of parking. We strongly encourage runners to carpool if possible. From this location, runners will drive another 3 minutes to the Quebradas backcountry byway, and another 7 minutes on the dirt road to the race start.
Aid Stations: Aid stations will be minimal but adequate. Runners should expect water and snacks. They should carry drink mixes or specific gels if they are used to those items.