The course features a mix of roughly 60% gravel roads and trails and 40% pavement. The maps below are intended to give a general idea of the course.
The paved and gravel roads portion are two-lane, lightly traveled county roads that will be open to local traffic.
The roughly two-mile off-road portion of the race that winds through private and BLM land (under agreement with the BLM) is an undeveloped trail, narrow and rocky in some spots, and runners are urged to use caution. This portion winds its way through land that burned in 2012. Runners will pass burned trees as well as abundant new growth.
THESE COURSE MAPS ARE SUBJECT TO MINOR CHANGES.
The half marathon course will start with a short counterclockwise loop through downtown Mancos before heading south down Road 41 then following a large, clockwise loop around the Mancos Valley.
There will be five aid stations, roughly every two miles. These aid stations will be stocked at a minimum with ice, water and Tailwind Endurance. Various food choices will be offered as well, dependent upon the preferences of the volunteer groups running the aid stations.
A port-a-potty will be available on the course at miles 3.2 and 9.