'18 Race Calendar

2018 New Mexico Trail Running and 
Outdoors Calendar

West Rim Trail
A new year is here and the sixth edition of our trail/outdoors calendar is outlined below. Nearly all calendar listings are trail or off-road events. We've added a few other backcountry related events (beer festivals, outdoor film series), and regional classics like Imogene and the Iron Horse Classic. 

Events are primarily based in New Mexico and southern Colorado, some are regional. A few select events make the list for general awesomeness. If you know of an area trail event we don't have listed, add it in the comments or send an email to  [highdesertdirt_at_gmail.com]

A reminder to support the organizations and event sponsors that bring fun and hi-fives to our weekends. Lot of solid people and fine work being done here. 

*Grey Highlighted races have not yet updated....

For wider listings of area events and races, try these links:
  - The Santa Fe Striders Event Calendar
  - Albuquerque Road Runners Calendar 
  - Ultrasignup.com - Ultras and trails
  - New Mexico Off-Road Series (mtb - xc)
  - New Mexico Endurance Series (mtb - enduro)

last updated 1/14/18

Jan127th Annual WinterBrewMeasured by the pint. NM Brewers' GuildSanta FeBEER'12 HDD Review
Jan2016th Annual Sandia Snow Shoe Race5kmAlbuquerque - Sandia MtnSnowshoe 
Canceled due to lack of snow & unsafe conditions
'17 and prior results
Feb 2Telluride Mountainfilm Festival
Outdoors Film/Beer
Lensic Theater -
Santa Fe
Skiing, Cycling, Glaciers, & the Outdoorssponsored by Wild Earth Guardians
Feb 333rd Annual Corrida de los Locos5.8miSanta FeRun - Cross Country Race!'17 Results
'16 Results
'15 Results
Feb 332nd Alley Loop Nordic Marathon (Ski)42kmCrested Butte, CONordic Skiing and winter bliss
'12 R.Report - via Moscaline

'17 Results

'16 and prior Results

Feb 2-35th Annual Santa Fe Fireball RandoSki Mountaineering - 4,200ft; 2,100ftSki Santa FeSkiing'17 no results 
'16 no results
'15 Results
Feb 3Frozen Feb Fatass
8mi Evening Trail Run - Bonfire
Santa FeTrail Run
part of Endurance Santa Fe series
Feb 11Santa Fe Snow Shoe Classic 6KHyde Park, Santa FeSnowshoe - New Course'17 Results
'16 Results
'15 Results
'11 Race Report
Feb 16-18**USA Indoor T&F ChampsSpectator Event - Indoor National ChampionshipsAlbuquerque, NMTrack & Field'17 Results
'14 Results
'12 Indoors
'11 Indoors
Feb1735th Mt. Taylor Winter Quadrathlon42mi - 13mi/5mi/2mi/1miGrants, NMWinter Classic - Bike/run/ski/shoe and back again'17 Results
'16 Results
'15 and prior Results
Feb 24-2545th Annual Chama Chile Ski Classic5K/7.5K/10K/15KChama, NMNordic ski - Freestyle, Classic, Snowshoe, and combined'17 and prior results
'11 Race Report
Mar 37th Annual Sierra Vista Trail Runs50K/30K/10KLas Cruces, NMTrail Running'17-14 Results
'13-12 Results
Mar1013th Run Through Time Trail Marathon26.2miSalida, COTrail Running'17and prior yrs results
'12 Race Writeup
Mar 12-13Banff Mountain Film FestivalOutdoors Film/Beer - sponsored by the SF Conservation TrustSanta Fe - Lensic TheaterSkiing, Cycling, the Outdoors & Adventure'13 Review
'12 Review
'11 Review
Mar 23-2420th Elk Mountains Grand Traverse ~38miCrested Butte-Aspen, COAlpine Touring'17 Results
'16 and prior yrs results
TBD8th Annual Santa Fe Bike SwapBenefits Bike Santa FeSanta FeBikes, random gear10am - 1pm
Outside Rob & Charlies'
Apr 14San Ysidro Dirty CenturyMTB 68/83/98miRio RanchoMtn Bike - NM Endurance Series'17 and prior yr Results
TBD34th Annual Plaza2Peak ClimbDIY Event: Run or bike from Plaza to SkiSF, then skin/ski to the Towers, finish at the Ski Area parking lot. 10am startSanta Fe, NMBike or run, plus ski/Tele Race Director
TBD12th Annual Valles Caldera Runs26.2mi /13.1mi /10KLos Alamos/JemezTrail Running'17-14 Results
'13 cancelled
'12 and prior yr Results
May 5

Collegiate Peaks Trail Run25mi/50miBuena Vista, COTrail Running  '17 and prior Results
May12Manzanita Mountain EpicMTB 46/67mi Tijeras, NMMtn Bike - Part of the NM Endurance Series. '17 and prior yrs results
May1913th Annual Jemez Mtn Trail Runs13mi/50k/50miLos Alamos/JemezQuickly becoming a regional test piece
'17 and prior Results

'12 Race Summary 
May1940th Santa Fe Run Around5kmSanta FeRunning - Oldest event in Northern NMexico'17 and prior Results
May20Santa Fe Century25mi/50mi/100miSanta Fe /Madrid/
Road bike Tour; Gran Fondo
May 25-2747th Iron Horse Bicycle ClassicRoad Race, Criterium, Tour, MTB, TriathlonDurango, COCycling Classic - Mtn bike, road race, touring, criterium, bike swap'17 and prior yr results
TBD13th Annual La Tierra Torture Short course and
SF/GlorietaMtn Bike Racing -
New Date, New Location
'17 and prior Results

Jun 9Pajarito Burnout25mi/38mi/63miLos AlamosMtn Bike - NM Endurance Series'17 and prior yr results
Jun 18Turkey Track Trail Marathon5K/10K/ 26.2mi/13.1miPagosa Springs, COTrail Marathon
'16 and prior Results
Jun 14-1766th FIBArk White Water Festival10km Trail/Road/ Hill Climb/ MTB/ Music/ Beer/BoatingSalida, COBoats and Rafting - America's oldest whitewater festival  
Jun30Santa Fe Big Friggin' LoopMTB 65mi/55mi/47mi SF - Second St. BreweryMtn Bike - Part of the NM Endurance Series. Not for the timid'16 and prior yr Results
Aug 413th Taos Up and Over Trail Run10K Ascent/DescentTaos, NM'12 Race Report
'11 Race Report 
'10 Race Report 
'17 and prior yr results
TBD53rd La Luz Trail Race9mi Ascent -
lottery registration  opens May 1st
AlbuquerqueTrail Run Classic'17 Results
'16 and prior yr results
'13 Race Report
TBD4th XTERRA TRI the Torture800m/15.6mi/4.25mi

Glorieta Baptist Ctr,
Santa Fe
Off-road Triathlon'17 Results
'16 Results
'15 Results
'14 Results
Aug18Watermelon Beat DownMTB 28/34/47miCedar Crest, NMMtn Bike - Part of the NM Endurance Series'16 and prior yr Results
Aug1863rd Pikes Peak Ascent  13.1mi - registration opens Mar. 10thManitou Springs, COTrail Running Classic'17 and prior yr Results
'11 Review 
'10 Ascent Report
Aug1963rd Pikes Peak Marathon 26.2mi - registration opens Mar. 10thManitou Springs, COTrail Running Classic'17 and prior yr Results
Sep 1-24th Annual Outside Bike & BrewBikes...and beerSanta FeMoved from May to September

Sep845th Imogene Pass Trail Run17mi Ascent/DescentOuray-Telluride, COTrail Run Classic
Registration opens (& generally closes) June 1st
'16 and prior yrs results
'13 Review
'11 Review
Sep1Endurance Santa Fe Mountain Races50mi/50km/13mi & Uphill MileSanta FeTrail Ultra'17 and prior yr results
Sep95th Annual Santa Fe Waldorf Wolf Pack Trl Run3km/5km/10kmSanta FeTrail Running  '17 and prior yrs results
Sep162nd Annual Bull of the Woods Trail Run8mi/~13mi runTaos Ski ValleyTrail Race '17 Results
'16 Results
Sep15Double Boundary TrailMTB 35mi-69mi ~11.5K climbingTaosMtn Bike - Part of the NM Endurance Series. '16 and prior yrs results
Sep169th Buffalo Thunder Half Marathon13.1mi, 5KSanta Fe/PojoaqueNorthern New Mexico's largest road race. '17 Results
'16 and prior yrs results
'13 race rpt
Sep29Mt Taylor 50K50K UltraGrants, NMTrail Ultra'17 and prior yrs results
Sep22Mountain Chile Cha-Cha Trail Runs5km/10km/half marathonPagosa Springs, COTrail Running'17 and prior yrs results
Oct 733rd Annual Big Tesuque Trail Run12miSanta FeFall Trail Classic'17 and prior yrs results
'15 Recap
'14 Recap
Oct 21Pajarito Trail Fest
Los AlamosTrail Running'17 Results 
'16 and prior yrs results
'10 Race Summary
Oct14Zuni Mountain 100MTB 50mi/100mi Gallup, NMMtn Bike - Part of the NM Endurance Series'16 and prior yrs results
Oct29Four Peaks Phat Ass~12mi, 3,000ft of climbing, 4 peaksSanta FeTrail Runninginaugural yr
TBDSanta Fe Ski SwapAnnual swap benefiting the SF Ski TeamGenoveva Chavez Ctr, Santa FeSki GearSwap highlights
Nov11White Mesa Fat Ass - 50KUltraSan Ysidoro, NMTrail Running'16 and prior Results
Nov 1935th Fowl Day Run 5K (XC)5K RunSanta FeCross Country Race! Back by popular demand'10 Race Report


  1. The NM Endurance Series links have been fixed. Didn't know I had all four of them jacked up like that. Those races will jack you up so I guess it's only fitting.

  2. Ultra Santa Fe is September 10, 2016. It is 4 trail races starting and finishing at Ski Santa Fe. We will have a 50 mile, 50 km, 13 mile and an uphill mile. Checkout ultrasantafe.com or find us on Facebook.

  3. Appreciate the race details Peter. Nice to see someone has been working on a local run of this type. The page will be updated and the event added this evening.

  4. 2018 race date for Endurance Santa Fe Mountain Races (formerly Ultra Santa Fe new name same great races) is set for Saturday of Labor Day weekend 9/1/2018.
    AND look for details on the Four Peaks Phat Ass trail run set for October 29, 2017 (this year, just a few short weeks away).
    Look on www.Facebook.com/endurancesantafe for details.
    The general course description is Start and Finish at the St John's parking lot, run down the arroyo to Old Santa Fe Trail and over to the Sun Mountain trailhead. Run up Sun Mtn, down the back side to the saddle with Moon mtn. Charge up to the top of Moon, 2 peaks done. Back down to the Sta John's trail in the arroyo and up to the meadow at the top. From here head up the south ridge of Atalaya to the top. # peaks done. Get going north to Picacho Peak, 4 peaks. Then down through the Talaya Hill section of Dale Ball back to St John's parking. it is about 12 miles and a bit over 3,000 feet of climbing. peter.olson.runs@gmail.com for more details.

  5. This is a race in down in the Gila region of NM, April 28th. Thanks!




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