NEW START TIMES FOR 2019!
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)
PACKET PICKUP at the library
Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, 6-7:15 a.m.
LATE REGISTRATION at the library
Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, 6-7 a.m. (SATURDAY REGISTRATION ENDS AT 7:15 A.M. CASH AND CHECKS ONLY, PLEASE, FOR LATE REGISTRATION.)
Location for packet pickup and late registration:
Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First Street. Google map
RACE DAY PARKING
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.
POST-RACE FOOD AND DRINK FOR RUNNERS
Mancos Friends of the Library will again be serving post-race food to runners thanks to donations from Absolute Bakery & Café, Moose & More, Zuma Natural Foods, P&D Grocery, Durango Coca Cola, and Tailwind. Participants 21+ also get a free beer from Mancos Brewing Company.
KIDS FUN RUN will start around 9:30ish.
Kids finishing the FREE fun run will 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.
KIDS ACTIVITIES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY
Various activities for kids and their parents/caregivers will be available at the library on race morning in our new outdoor classroom.
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, one additional self-serve station with ice water will be available around Mile 10.
What will the aid stations have?
Water, Tailwind Endurance, ice, basic first aid kit, access to a cellphone; energy gels and nuts will be available at Aid #3 (~Mile 7).
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 close at 11:00 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.
- All finishers will receive a medal (handmade by Mancos High School students!)
- 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, 70-79, 80+