Valles Caldera Full Moon Run
1 mile, 5 mile and 10 mile runs
Friday, July 31, 2015

1 mile, 5 mile and 10 mile runs in the Valles Caldera National Preserve under the full moon! Runs start at sunset, approximately 8:11pm

Registration is open now on

The start and finish will be at the main staging area. All runs will start simultaneously and follow the same route with runners having the option to turn back at 0.5 mile (1 mile total), 2.5 milw (5 mile total) or 5 mile (for 10 mile total). Runners can turn also turn back at any distance they choose. The 5 mile and 10 mile distances will be competitive.
The runs are out and back on dirt roads. Start will be at the main staging area, just inside the main gate. The route will go from the main staging area to the Headquarters then turn north. Markers will be set at various intervals to mark turn around locations. Aid stations will be available at 2.5 mi and 5 mi which will serve as the turn around locations for the 5mi and 10mi runs, respectively. The course will be marked with glow sticks hung from wire markers. These will be placed every few hundred feet or so. We expect the moon to be bright! Runners that want to carry a flashlight, please use one with a red filter so as not to disrupt night vision! (Red cellophane and a rubber band works.)
Awards will be given to the first 5mi and 10mi male and female runners. All other participants are eligible for random awards. Expect some interesting gimmies!

Entry includes a t-shirt

Aid stations will have water and sports drink

Finish line will have water, hot beverages (hot chocolate, hot cider), and snack food (green chile stew, posole). Runners are encouraged to bring additional food as desired.