Race Manual/Course Info

Please review the Sierra Vista Trail Runs Manual prior to registering and running

2019 Race Manual

The Trail Map can be seen here:

Long Route Map: 50k, 100k

Short Route Map: 5k, 10k, Half

Course Description:

The race takes place 99% desert, single track trail! All races will begin at the northern terminus (Sierra Norte trailhead) of the Sierra Vista Trail. This is located off of Dripping Springs Road. The 1mile, 50k and 100k are out and back routes. The 5k, 10k, and Half marathon are a combination of out and backs and loops on the Sierra Vista and La Maria trails.  Actual mileages are approximate.

Aid Stations:

Stations will be located 2.5-4 miles apart. 1 station for the 10k, 5 for the 30k and 9 for the 50k. See the SVTR manual above for more detailed information.

How to get to the race start:

The Sierra Vista Trail Runs race start will take place at the Sierra Norte trailhead, off of Dripping Springs Road, which is located approximately 8.5 miles east of town from I-25.  To get to the race start from I-25 take the University Ave. EXIT and drive east, you will pass the NM Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum on your left as well as Tortugas Mountain aka “A-Mountain” on your right.  Continue East along University Ave./ Dripping Springs Rd. This  will turn into a gravel road. Continue on the gravel road and turn right at the trailhead sign onto another gravel road. The start/finish is at the end of this road. Please park on the shoulder of Dripping Springs road or in designated parking areas near the start finish. DO NOT park off the roads, in the desert! You will receive a ticket!

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    • It will be at Run Culture in downtown Las Cruces from 4-7pm on Friday March 4. Last minute pickups can be done on Saturday morning before the race starting at 6am. Please show up early if you plan to pick up your packet on Saturday morning.

  1. DO NOT park off the roads, in the desert! You will receive a ticket! Please say exactly what you mean, do you mean parking by the road or going off roading. You already said parking beside the road is ok. So, what do you mean?

    • There will be volunteers on site to assist with parking. Along the paved, Dripping Springs RD and Baylor Canyon RD, you can park on the shoulder adjacent to the road. Along the gravel road you may pull straight in, perpendicular to the road, and back straight out. Do not pull forward further than one car length to park or to turn around. Do not drive over shrubs or cactus. Only park where there is bare ground or grass. You may also park in designated pullouts along the gravel road. This is to minimize the impact to the surrounding desert. Failure to follow these guidelines could jeopardize future events. Thank you.

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