2017 Half Marathon Course Maps and Description

MANCOS HALF MARATHON COURSE VIEW

The view from roughly the halfway point on the trail portion of the half marathon course.

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. PRE-RUNNING OF THIS SECTION OF THE COURSE IS NOT ALLOWED.

THESE COURSE MAPS ARE SUBJECT TO MINOR CHANGES.

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Here is a map of the “trickier” beginning section in town in Mancos:

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.

AID STATIONS

There will be five aid stations, roughly every two miles. These aid stations will be stocked with ice, water and Tailwind Endurance. Gels will be available at Aid Station #3, at approx 7.5 miles.

ATTENTION WALKERS! The final aid station, at approximately Mile 11, will close at 11:15 a.m. This allows for a 20:00/mile pace. There will be one additional self-serve aid station with water at about Mile 12.

PORT-A-POTTIES

A port-a-potty will be available on the course at miles 3.2 and 9.