Cedro Peak – 2021 in consideration for October 16th (live race)

(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:


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! 

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.