Day of the Dead


Day of the Dead Series is no longer part of Mainly Marathons.  Day of the Dead Series is now its own running series that belongs to previous Mainly Marathons owners, Clint and Hanne Burleson. 

Day of the Dead Series now has its own website at

2 Days in Las Cruces, New Mexico!
Quick overview:

Series dates: Saturday, October 28-Sunday, October 29, 2017
Race times: 7:00AM
Race day packet pickup/registration: One hour before start time on race day, at the start line.
Early Start: No, all races begin at first light.
Average temps: Low 41/High 73
Time limit: None. We have a “no runner left behind” policy, and we happily stay until the final finisher crosses the line. Walkers are always welcome!
Pets/strollers: Pets are not allowed, for the safety and comfort of our runners/walkers; you’re welcome to bring a stroller if you have small children.
Discounts: $10 per day discount on marathon/half-marathon for active military and members of any running club that includes these races in their calendar. No discounts on the 5Ks.
Food/aid stations: Due to our unique multi-lap course setup, we have one giant “aid station,” with more food and drink than you could ever need! Ask anyone who’s run at least one of our races; we’ve got everything from fruit to jelly beans to sandwiches, water to Gatorade to hot coffee, and everything in between. Way more than just granola bars and bananas–we even have our very own mobile kitchen. Check out the Loony Lunchbox to see what’s cookin’!
Closest Airport: El Paso International Airport (ELP) — 53 miles/57 minutes from race location
NOTE: Airport information is for reference only. Not everyone’s travel plans are the same; please do your own research to find the airport that best suits your needs.
Area hotels:
Best Western Mission Inn, 1765 S. Main St, Las Cruces; 575-524-8591
Hampton Inn & Suites Las Cruces I-25, 2350 E. Griggs Ave, Las Cruces; 575-527-8777
Days Inn Las Cruces, 755 Avenida de Mesilla, Las Cruces; 575-526-8311

Course description:

  • Start location: La Llorona Park, Picacho Ave.
  • GPS coordinates: Lat 32.310001, Lon -106.826308
  • Course: Fast, flat; paved, with a crushed gravel lane.
  • Course is 1.0917 miles out, then back. Six laps for half marathon, 12 laps for full marathon.

What about the bling?
We all know that’s the best part!
Every participant will receive one t-shirt.
All finishers will receive a separate medal for each day.
This Award winning medal will be for all marathoners and halfsters who finish the race on Sunday, October 29, 2017:
Registration information is below. You may do any number of races!

Las Cruces New Mexico

October 28-29 2017
Race type By 5/31/17 6/1/17-7/15/17 7/16/17-10/6/17 After 10/6/17
Full $100 $115 $130 $150
Half $85 $100 $110 $130
10K $45 $45 $45 $55
5K $35 $35 $35 $45
Register online:
Day 1: Oct.28 Day 2:Oct.29 (El Maratòn) Register online for both days at once!
You may also register during packet pickup or on race day (cash/check/credit card/PayPal). Entry fees are non-refundable and may not be transferred or deferred.

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Check out the amazing aerial video shot by a drone flown over our course in Clayton, NM, during the 2015 Dust Bowl Series!
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