Cedro Peak – October 16, 2021 (live race)

(UPDATE, September 6, 2021)

Hello Everyone!  Currently we are planning on holding an in-person event on October 16th.  We have limited the number of entrants allowed to a total of 200.  That 200 is divided amongst 3 distances: 10K, half marathon, and 50K.  Registration is through Ultra Sign Up.  We have provided the Forest Service with a COVID plan, and will post shortly.  Please keep in mind, that we are trying to be as transparent and fluid as possible with any restrictions or additional measures that are imposed.  Further, the Forest Service has used the past year to accomplish trail maintenance.  For the most part, the routes are not impacted, but there may be a few minor updates.  I am looking to post the updated routes in the next two weeks, along with the schedule for the day and packet pickup details.  

We are very thankful for your understanding and patience!  We are doing as much as we can to have an in-person race and see as many smiling faces as possible this year!

Stay healthy and happy trails!!

(UPDATE, April 10, 2021)

We have been asked by the National Forest Service to not hold the event on 10 October 2021 due to a potential conflict. We are now attempting to get permits for 16 October 2021. Please keep in mind, if you have already signed up, no registration has been charged.  We were holding due to COVID anyways.  The Race Director is keeping the “first signed-up, first in” list for each distance based on potentially having to limit overall runners due to any continuing COVID restrictions.  Sincerely apologies for any inconvenience.

(UPDATE, March 2021)

All, Hope you are well! I’m hoping to have a “live” Cedro event this year so I’ve made some changes. First the date has been moved to later this year, Fall, on October 10th. Yes a Sunday and 3 day weekend in hopes to allow traveling time. Registration will open this Monday, Mar 15th on UltraSignUp:

https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?eid=2832

Your registration fee will not be charged until a later date, but you must still register to guarantee a spot! I’ve limited the slots this year to reduce crowding and for safety. There will be a waitlist in hopes this pandemic will be lifted along with restrictions!! Hope to see you all this year:)

Also this year the distances are: 10k, 1/2 marathon, and 50k.

(UPDATE, January 2021)

Thanks again to everyone who participated in our first Virtual race!  It was definitely a learning experience, but we adjusted as much as possible with the COVID pandemic.  Just a quick note to keep you posted…Currently, the Forest Service is not considering permits until April (at the earliest).  As such, we are looking at options to hold the race in the fall of 2021.  As things progress, we’ll keep everyone posted via this page and our Facebook page.  Unfortunately, we don’t have an email distribution list, so please check in periodically to the aforementioned sites.  Stay Healthy! 

Background:
Normally held in the Cibola National Forest, Cedro Peak Trail Runs are a fully supported April race featuring three race distances: 1/2 marathon, Full Marathon and 50K.  Put together by volunteers, the trail races range from non-technical to very rocky but are friendly enough to be a good starter race for those new to ultra-running and challenging enough for seasoned ultra-runners.
The Cedro Peak area is a labyrinth of trails and double tracks minutes from Albuquerque and tucked in the small community of Tijeras.  The start and finish line is at Oak Flat’s Picnic Ground.
All courses take runners through a dense forest of ponderosa pine, juniper and pinon.  Primarily rolling single track, there are several steep, but short climbs, and a few short sections of double track and dirt roads.  Many sections are rocky, mixed with fast, non-technical runs.