Event Information


Half start: 7 a.m.
5K start: 7:30 a.m.

All races start in the library parking lot (Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First Street. Google map)

All races start and finish in the parking lot at the Mancos Public Library so no parking will be available at the library. Parking is available on Grand Avenue, Boyle Park, and Bauer Avenue. Please be courteous to our neighbors and avoid blocking driveways and be sure to plan for the few minutes of walking you might need to do.

Mancos Friends of the Library will again be serving post-race food to runners thanks to donations from Absolute Bakery & Café, Dolores Food Market, Family Dollar, Moose & More, Zuma Natural Foods, P&D Grocery, Durango Coca Cola, and Tailwind. Participants 21+ also get one free beer or cider compliments of Mancos Brewing Company and Fenceline Ciders.

Kids finishing the FREE fun run will each get a popsicle from Moose & More! No registration required. We will make an announcement and gather the kids in the parking lot to start this race.

Various activities for kids and their parents/caregivers will be available at the library on race morning.


Are there maps of the courses?
Yes, maps are available on the race website.

Is the course open to traffic?
Yes. The course is open to traffic. Please be vigilant and obey all traffic laws. Signs and course safety people will alert cars to runners on the road but will not be stopping traffic.

Where are the aid stations?
(Mileages are approximate.)
Aid #1 – Mile 1.5 (5K) / Mile 3 (Half); Porta-John
Aid #2 – Mile 5.2
Aid #3 – Mile 7.3
Aid #4 – Mile 9.2; Porta-John
Aid #5 – Mile 11.5

In addition to the five staffed aid stations, two additional self-serve stations with ice water will be available around Mile 10 and Mile 12.

What will the aid stations have?
Water, Tailwind Endurance, ice, basic first aid kit, access to a cellphone; energy gels, M&M’s and nuts will be available at Aid #3.

Are headphones allowed?
We strongly recommend that you do not wear headphones but if you choose to, please have the volume low enough that you can hear course marshals, traffic, and your fellow runners.

Are dogs allowed?
NO. We love Fideaux and Phluphy as much as you, but NO. Please leave them at home.

Are strollers allowed?
Yes, but only in the 5K.

Is there a time cutoff?
There is no time cutoff but the final aid station will be closing at 11:15 a.m. This allows for a pace of 20:00 per mile.

What if I can’t finish?
If you need to abandon the race, please let the nearest aid station know or contact the library, (970) 533-7600, and tell them your name and bib number.

Private and BLM land
Please respect the private property and BLM land the course goes through and do not pre-run these sections of the course. The BLM section is used by special permission.



  • Top overall Male and Female in the 5K and Half Marathon
  • First-place finishers, Male and Female, both the 5K and Half Marathon in these age categories: <10, 10-19, 20-29,30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+