Battle in the Badlands

Battle in the Badlands

Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 from 5:00am to 10:00am

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Test your skills on one of the most challenging trails with the best views in the Four Corners. No matter your skill level there is a trail run or bike course for you at this event (34-mile ultramarathon, 17-mile run, 4-mile run, 1-mile kids’ Trick-or-Treat fun run, 17-mile MTB race and a 4-mile fat tire mountain bike race). Competitors are encouraged to come in costume!

Battle in the Badlands Races

34-mile ultramarathon (5,800 ft. gain) – 5:00 am
17-mile trail run (2,800 ft. gain) – 8:00 am
4-mile trail run (dogs allowed and encouraged) – 9:00 am
1-mile kids’ Trick-or-Treat fun run – 9:30 am
17-mile pro MTB race (2,800 ft. gain) – 7:00 am
4-mile fat tire mountain bike race (800 ft. gain) – 8:30 am

All courses feature a mostly single-track desert landscape through pinon and juniper trees. Be prepared for anything from loose sandy hard pack dirt, sandstone slickrock, and clay mud if it rains. Trails feature badlands, arroyos, hoodoos, tent rocks, etc. Find more at mtbproject.com/trail/6139682/farmington-pinon-mesa.

Battle in the Badlands Registration Information

Registration for the trail run is open on Eventbrite.com fees are as listed. There are two listings, one for the trail runs and one for the MTB races.

$50 - 34-mile ultramarathon
$40 - 17-mile trail run
$20 - 4-mile trail run
$5 - 1-mile kids’ Trick-or-Treat fun run

Registreation for the mountain bike race is open on Eventbrite.com, fees are as listed. The 17 mile loop will have a pro, cat 1, and a cat 2 category for different levels of competition. Top pro male and female finisher for the long course will receive $200 each. The short course will have 2 different categories, a youth u16 class and and open age category. All are welcome! Trails are friendly to all types of bikes, however plus size tires might be the best size for the job.