7 Days in Las Cruces, New Mexico!
Series dates: Saturday, Oct.31-Friday, Nov.6, 2015. El Maratón del Rio Grande will be on Sunday, Nov.1.
*NEW FOR 2015: ALL 7 days will include a 5K!
Race times: Oct. 31 race will begin at 7:00 MDT. Nov. 1-6 races 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 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-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 Chile Inn, 2160 W. Picacho Ave, Las Cruces. Reasonable rates, 1.3 miles from the race. Call 575-524-8627, use reservation code DOD 2015.
- 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 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!