Southwest Series: November 5-10, 2023

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Day 1 (Sun, Nov. 5): Farmington, New Mexico
Day 2 (Mon, Nov. 6): Durango, Colorado
Day 3 (Tues, Nov. 7): Bluff, Utah
Day 4: (Wed, Nov. 8): Flagstaff, Arizona
Day 5 (Thu, Nov. 9): Laughlin, Nevada
Day 6 (Fri, Nov. 10): Nipton, California

Quick Overview
Series Dates: Sunday, November 5-Friday, November 10, 2023
Race Times: New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona races will being at 7:00 AM MST; Nevada and California races will begin at 6:00 AM PST.
Early Start: Yes (optional); click HERE for details.

Series DayDateEarly Start (Optional)Regular StartLocation
Day 1Sunday, November 56:00 AM (MT)7:00 AM (MT)Farmington, NM
Day 2Monday, November 66:00 AM (MT)7:00 AM (MT)Durango, CO
Day 3Tuesday, November 76:00 AM (MT)7:00 AM (MT)Bluff, UT
Day 4Wednesday, November 86:00 AM (MT)7:00 AM (MT)Flagstaff, AZ
Day 5Thursday, November 95:00 AM (PT)6:00 AM (PT)Laughlin, NV
Day 6Friday, November 105:00 AM (PT)6:00 AM (PT)Nipton, CA

Packet Pickup: Saturday, November 4, 3-4:30 PM, at the start of day 1 race (Farmington, NM; Coordinates: N 36.73304, W 108.18651)
Race Day Packet Pickup/Registration: Beginning 1.5 hours before regular start time on race day, at the start line.
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.
Group dinners, hotels, and airports: Check Southwest Series Facebook Group.

Hotel Searches: NM, CO, UT, AZ, NV, CA

Discounts: $10 discount on marathon/half marathon to active military, as well as members of any club that will list these events on their calendar. ( 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 granola bars and bananas–we even have our very own mobile kitchen, Loony Lunchbox!

Registration information is below. You may do any number of races; special medals are awarded to those who complete all six!

Race Locations:

  • Day 1 (Sun.Nov.5): New Mexico
    • Berg Park River Trail
    • 400 Scott Avenue
    • Farmington, NM
    • GPS (map): N 36.73304, W 108.18651
    • Course Surface: Mix of gravel, pavement, and a short section with pavers.
    • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 39′
    • Tentative Course Laps: 12 for Marathon
    • Course Lap Preview

  • Day 2 (Mon.Nov.6): Colorado
    • Riverwalk Trail (start at fairgrounds)
    • 2500 Main Avenue
    • Durango, CO
    • GPS (map): 37.292098, -107.871920
    • Course Surface: Smooth paved path with a short gravel section.
    • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 56′
    • Tentative Course Laps: 10 for Marathon
    • Course Lap Preview

  • Day 3 (Tues. Nov.7): Utah
    • Stage at the Community Center
    • 3rd East & Mulberry Avenue
    • Bluff, UT
    • GPS (map): N 37.28542, W 109.5566202
    • Course Surface: Mix of pavement, gravel, and hard-packed dirt.
    • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 72′
    • Tentative Course Laps: 16 for Marathon
    • Course Lap Preview

  • Day 4 (Wed.Nov.8): Arizona
    • Buffalo Park
    • 2400 N Gemini Rd
    • Flagstaff, AZ
    • GPS (map): N 35.217756, W 111.632843
    • Course Surface: Crushed gravel.
    • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 52′
    • Tentative Course Laps: 12 for Marathon
    • Course Lap Preview

Buffalo Park, AZ


  • Day 5 (Thu.Nov.9): Nevada
    • River Walk Trail
    • On Pyramid Canyon Drive
    • Upriver from Laughlin, NV
    • GPS (map): N 35.19242, W 114.57601
    • Course Surface: Paved path with a short gravel section.
    • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 85′
    • Tentative Course Laps: 12 for Marathon
    • Course Lap Preview

Laughlin, NV

  • Day 6 (Fri.Nov.10): California
    • TBD
    • Nipton, CA 92364
    • Course Surface: TBD
    • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): TBD
    • Tentative Course Laps: TBD

New California Location



Driving Distances and Times

• Day 1 (NM) => Day 2 (CO): 51 miles, 1:03

• Day 2 (CO) => Day 3 (UT): 121 miles, 2:10

• Day 3 (UT) => Day 4 (AZ): 223 miles, 3:35

• Day 4 (AZ) => Day 5 (NV): 180 miles, 2:49

• Day 5 (NV) => Day 6 (CA): 76 miles, 1:17



What about the bling?
We all know that’s the best part! Every participant will receive one t-shirt and other fun goodies.
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 even give a special award to each person participating in his or her first full or half marathon!
The best part: The famous caboose, given to the final finisher of each marathon and half marathon!

New Mexico – Colorado – Utah – Arizona – Nevada – California
November 5-10 2023
Race type By 4/30/23 5/1/23-6/30/23 7/1/23-9/30/23 After 9/30/23
Full $110 $120 $135 $155
Half $95 $105 $120 $135
10K $55 $55 $55 $65
5K $45 $45 $45 $55
50K $120 $130 $145 $165
Register Online: HERE!!
Mail-in Registration Form: HERE!!
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 to another participant.

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