Series dates: Saturday, October 29-Sunday, October 30, 2016
Race times: TBA
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 Goo and bananas–we even have our very own chef and mobile kitchen. Check out Norm’s Kitchen 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.
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.
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.
Registration information is below. You may do any number of races; special medals are awarded to those who survive all 7 days!