5th Annual Desert Dash Trail Race - Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Children's Trail Race (note different start times)

Event Details

Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park 11/11/2017 Half Marathon: $45.00 USD
10K: $25.00 USD
5K: $25.00 USD
Children's 1 Mile: $15.00 USD
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Desert Dash Trail Race
Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and 1-Mile Children’s Trail Race  
November 11, 2017  
Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park
56501 N. Jornada Road
Las Cruces, NM 88012  

Enjoy expansive views of the desert, including three rugged mountain ranges, as you run or walk the beautiful 5K, 10K, or half marathon trail courses.
Bring your little ones to compete in the Children's 1-mile trail race (guardian should accompany child). All levels welcome.  

NEW for 2017: Finisher's medals for half marathon participants!**

Race Start Times

Half Marathon: 8:15 am
Children’s 1-Mile*: 8:30 am
10K: 9:00 am
5K: 9:15 am  
*Guardian should accompany child during Children’s 1-Mile Race.
Parking available adjacent to assembly area is limited; allow time to park and walk to the starting line.  

Registration Fees

Through November 3, 2017

Children’s 1-Mile: $15
5K and 10K: $25
Half Marathon: $45
Mail-in registration postmarked no later than November 3, 2017
November 4-9, 2017

Children’s 1-Mile: $20
5K and 10K: $30
Half Marathon: $50
Online registration closes November 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Registration is available at packet pickup and on race day.
Race Day Registration

Children’s 1-Mile: $25
5K and 10K: $35
Half Marathon: $55  

Pre-Race Packet Pickup

November 10, 2017 /  12:00-7:00 pm
Asombro Institute for Science Education
401 E. College Las Cruces, NM 88003  

Race Day Registration & Packet Pickup

November 11, 2017 / 7:30-9:00 am
Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park
Race day registration and packet pickup will close 15 minutes prior to the starting time for each event.  

Half marathon, 10K, and 5K participants receive a short-sleeved, technical race shirt.  Children’s 1-Mile participants receive a cotton t-shirt.
Shirts guaranteed in the size requested to everyone registered by October 24, 2017.  
Technical shirts available in women’s and unisex sizes until the shirt deadline, and only unisex shirts will be available after the deadline.  
For participants registering after the shirt deadline, remaining shirts will be given on a first come, first served basis at packet pickup and race day registration.
No pets please!

Post race refreshments
provided for all participants.
Finisher medals given to half marathon finishers** and all children in the 1-Mile race.
**Medals available for the first 125 finishers in the half marathon.   
Awards given to the overall male and female winners in the 5K, 10K, & half marathon events.     
Age group awards to the top 3 in the following male & female age categories in the 5K, 10K, & half marathon events: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over 
[Additional children’s groups for 5K only: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19]  
Age group awards in the top 3 in the following age categories in the Children’s 1-mi event:  3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14      

Visit our website for more information, including course maps and past results: www.asombro.org/dash  
Like us on Facebook for updates! https://www.facebook.com/DesertDashTrailRace/?ref=bookmarks 

Desert Dash is a fundraiser for the non-profit Asombro Institute for Science Education. All proceeds will be used for our education programs. Our mission is to increase natural science literacy through engaging, place-based education. We reach more than 17,000 K-12 students every year through inquiry-based classroom programs and field trips.

Additional Info

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