Winter Ultras– El Paso Mountains

Posted on December 29, 2007 by



Winter Ultras– El Paso Mountains

***  Winter 2008 Ultras/ Trail Races/  El Paso Area  ***

**Even at 7,000′ on high ridges here, winter weather is generally mild
(highs in 50s) during the day.  For complete local weather info. please see–
http://www.cactuspass.com

Sat. Jan. 12.  DRY ROCK RIDGE RUN (7th annual)  8:10 a.m. M.S.T. start
50Km + shorter options
Rocky single-track trails, some dirt and paved roads at 4,700′- 6,000′
elev.  Over 6,000′ climb in 50Km.  Multi-loop format, views of high mountains in
three states and two countries.
Entry fees= $4 per adult park admission, $3 additional fees.
Water and other drinks at 4+ mile intervals, light snacks at 2, 13, 24
miles.
Color maps and written directions to all runners.

Course record= 6:55:39/ 30 miles

Sat. Feb. 16.  CACTUS PASS CLASSIC (50Km, 24 mi., 13 mile races)
Similar to above course, but event features fully stocked aid stations,
cool-max shirts, heavily flagged course, prizes to all finishers, awards 1-3
M/F each race, pre- and post-run meals, etc.
Motel accomodations available gratis for national class runners.

PLEASE see website–   http://www.cactuspass.com

Sun. March 9.  GARDEN CITY OF CACTUS (GCC)  8:00 a.m.  (5th annual)
50Km + shorter distances.
Tough initial climb from 4,800′ to 7,200′, shorter ups and downs
through red rock canyons and arroyos later.  Total climb 6,000’+ in 31 miles.
Mixture of rocky trail, old jeep road and some very hilly paved road.

CR= 6:38:17  2007, M. Dorion

***For further info. on any of the above events, please contact–
Mark Dorion,     markd145@aol.com
(915)581-9541

or see–   http://www.cactuspass.com

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