The Pick Your Poison 5k and 10k races are held on courses like no other, including the Big Arsenic and Little Arsenic trails at the Rio Grande National Monument. Rugged gravel paths wind down into the spectacular Rio Grande Gorge, past gorgeous ponderosa pine groves and natural fresh-water springs. Runners will pass ancient petroglyphs and sprint along the wild Rio Grande in an intimate way offered nowhere else. The run ends with an outrageous climb 780 feet back up to the mesa, culminating with switchbacks carved into the cliff wall, to ensure a truly unique race experience.
925 feet of total descent/ascent.
Loop that includes stunning views, petroglyphs, river trail, and a lung busting last 3/4 mile 20% grade to finish line.
Rio Grande del Norte National Monument - Training ground of Questa Wildcats Soccer
1,365 feet of total descent/ascent.
Loop that includes stunning views, petroglyphs, Big & Little Arsenic natural springs, river trail, and a lung busting last 3/4 mile 20% grade to finish line.
Saturday, Oct 12, 2019
5:30 - 7:30pm Registration/Packet pick-up and QHS Drama Club Benefit Spaghetti Dinner at El Monte Carlo Lounge, Questa, NM ($7 per person)
Sunday, Oct 13, 2019
6 - 8am On-site registration/packet pick-up, Wild Rivers Visitor Center
9am Race start
11am Awards Presentation