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Grindstone Trail Runs / Ruidoso, NM ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. REGISTER AT PACKET PICK UP.

Event Details

START POINT DATE COST
Wingfield Park 07/29/2017

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RUIDOSO GRINDSTONE TRAIL RUNS
Saturday, July 29, 2017 @7.30 am
 
BIBS # must be worn in front, preferably on your running shorts.

NO REFUNDS NO MATTER WHAT !!!


ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN A USATF WAIVER

4M: $15
until 6/28/17; $25 until 7/26/17. $40 on race day.

8.5M: $25 until 6/28/17; $30 until 7/12/17; $35 until 7/26/17. $50 race day.
Half Marathon: $35 until 6/28/17: $45 until 7/12/16; $50 until 7/26/17. $60 race day.

The Ruidoso Grindstone Trail runs (4M; 8.5M & Half Marathon) promote the multiple use trail system
available at Grindstone Lake, Ruidoso, New Mexico in the Sacramento mountains (6900 feet).
Most of the trails will be on Lincoln National Forest.
Proceeds will benefit Ski Apache Adaptive Sports.
This event is sanctioned by the American Trail Running Association & USA Track & Field.

Race starts at 7.30 am, finishes at Wingfield Park (WP) in downtown
Ruidoso.
No refund no matter what !!!

GENERAL RACE INFORMATION
-
Make your hotel reservation as early as possible.
Fantastic offer - stay two nights ($109/night) in Ruidoso: one before the race, one after the race to recover and enjoy our "cool pines". Book early, this offer will expire on 7/18/17. Mention the group name: "Ruidoso Grindstone Trail Runs" as a reference. Call 575-378-3333 to make your reservation.(support our host hotel La Quinta)
- Your bib number MUST be in front of you, visible, preferably on your running shorts while crossing the finish line.
- Trail etiquette: when passing call “passing right, left” to the runner in front of you.

PACKET PICK-UP/ LATE REGISTRATION/ RACE INFO
- Friday, July 28: Packet pick up & late registration at the Ruidoso Athletic Club (RAC), 415 Wingfield St from 6pm till 8pm.
- Race day at Wingfield Park (across from the RAC): Packet pick up & super late registration from 6:30am to 7am.
Race briefing @ 7:05am.

Support our HOST HOTEL La Quinta 26147 US Highway 70 East, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346
( call (575) 378-3333.
Mention “Ruidoso Grindstone Trail Runs “ at the time of your reservation.

SHIRTS/AWARDS/AGE GROUPS

Short sleeve gender specific tech shirt for runners.
Famous Ruidoso
carved bears awards to first three overall winners (Male & Female) for all races. (4 & 8.5 Milers; Half Marathon).  
Awards at the discretion of the race director to 1
st, 2nd &
3rd in each age group (Male & Female) for all races:
9 & under; 10-
14; 15-19; 20-29;30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70 to 74; 75 to ??.
Refreshments & food will be offered after the race.  

CUP FREE :“No Trace Low impact race” NO WATER STATION on the course, you will be asked to carry your own water container,
one refill station where the 8 Miler & the Half Marathon meet(no cups). Filling stations will be available at the starting line (Wingfield Park) with water & energy drink.
We will have aid/radio communication stations on the course. Please do NOT throw any gel, plastic bottles on the trail. Enjoy nature at its best !!!

RACE COURSE (4 Miler; 8.5 Miler; Half Marathon)
MAP LINKS:
4 MILER: http://www.strava.com/activities/218541806.

8.5 MILER: http://www.strava.com/activities/219176758.

Half Marathon:http://www.strava.com/activities/191255764
Start at Wingfield Park. Follow painted red arrows on road towards Grindstone Lake entrance,
turn immediately right while entering Grindstone Lake parking lot to the trail entrance kiosk.
(You will go around the lake on all trails 4M, 8.5M & half marathon counter clockwise to end up on the south side of the lake, on a single track trail).
 After running past the kiosk trail entrance you will encounter a fork within 200 yards or so: Left 4M ( yellow directional tape/arrows)
Right 8.5M & Half Marathon
(yellow directional tape/ arrows)
Approximately 1.2 mile from the kiosk you will encounter a fork in the trail: Left will be for the 8.5 M runners, right will be the half marathon course using the Alfred Hale Connector till you will arrive on the east side of the Grindstone Mesa loop (approx. 5 miles).
You will need to turn left at the fork on the mesa, then another left (approx. 1.5 mile). At this point you will be following a trail ridge for 1 mile or so until another junction where you need to go left again on a portion of the trail that will go down crisscrossing for 2 miles or so until you will cross a forest road to join the 8.5 M course till the finish line at WP. All trails will eventually merge on the south side of the lake. You should have the sun in your eyes (running East), proceeding on the single track dirt trail you will be able to almost touch the dam, follow the trail downhill through the disc golf course & back on the road, follow the painted red arrows on the road to the finish line on the west side of Wingfield Park.

Race contact
Frederic Moras Words0250@gmail.com or 575-937-7106  




http://www.strava.com/activities/218541806

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