A: Runner bag pickups will be in the Taos Tent, which is next to the ice rink in the lower plaza. Runners can pick up their bags between the hours of 3:30pm – 6pm MT on Friday, August 4th, or between 7am – 8:30am MT August 5th on the lower plaza.
A: The New Mexico State 10k Trail Running championship is sanctioned by USATF, and if a runner wants to compete for the state championship in their age group, they must be a member in good standing with the USATF. To learn more or become a member, you can click here.
A: No, the Up&Over 10k Trail run will be run in one wave. Bib colors will designate runners who are competing in the New Mexico State Championship.
A: There are no age groupings for the VerticAl’s VertK. Age groups are as follows for the 10k trail run:
A: Yes, the Up&Over 10k Trail run will be well-marked with directional signage, yellow caution tape and yellow pin flags. The Vertic-Al’s VertK will NOT be marked, as it is an obvious course straight up the hill. Runners will not be permitted to run into the trees or banked trails on either side of the run, or risk disqualification.
A: No, the VerticAL’s VertK and Double Trouble combo is not sanctioned by USATF. USATF members can enter both races, but only the Up&Over 10k Trail run will serve as a state championship
A: YES, runners can use trekking poles for the Up & Over 10k Trail Run. Poles are optional and recommended for novice runners for the VertK.
A: No. However, the USATF will be awarding medals to the top 3 USATF runners competing in each age group, and top 3 overall for Men & Women. The first place runner in each age group & category will also receive prizes from the race organizers courtesy of our sponsor, Bootdoctors. There will also be awards for 2nd & 3rd place finishers in their respective age groups for men & women.
A: Yes – 1st Place Overall for Men & Women will receive special awards for both the Double Trouble combo and VerticAL’s vertK