7 Days in Las Cruces, New Mexico!
Series dates: Monday, Oct.27-Sunday, Nov.2, 2014 (NOTE: All dates include a full and a half marathon; there is also a 5K on November 2 only.) November 2nd is El Maraton del Rio Grande.
Race times: Oct. 27-Nov. 1 races will begin at 7:00 MDT. Nov. 2 race will begin at 6:00 MST. (Don’t forget to change your clocks!)
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 discount for full or half-marathon to active military, as well as members of any club that will list these events on their calendar. (Active.com requires a code to receive discount, which you can find on the club’s site or by contacting us.) We also offer a discount for local participants; contact us for details.
Food/aid stations: Due to our unique multi-loop 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 Goo and bananas (although the banana smoothies really hit the spot on hot days)!
Host hotel: Big Chill Inn, 2160 W. Picacho Ave, Las Cruces. Reasonable rates, 1.3 miles from the race. Call 575-524-8627, use reservation code DOD 2014.
- Start location: La Llorona Park, Picacho Ave.
- GPS coordinates: Lat 32.310001, Lon -106.826308
- Course: Fast, flat; paved, with a crushed gravel lane. This course is certified.
- 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 and and 8.5″x11″ “El Maraton” print.
All finishers will receive a separate medal for each day; in addition, we give a special medal to those who complete all races in a series.
We’ll be giving out prizes for the best costumes on Friday (Halloween!), so be sure to come out dressed to win!
Registration information is below. You may do any number of races; special medals are awarded to those who survive all 7 days!