Franklin Mountains Trail Run

  El Paso, TX
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  • 50K / 31.1M — Trail Run

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El Paso, TX


This is a True Texas Mountain Race on the Franklin Mountains. The races will be run around altitude at 5000' and climb to 7192' for the 50k. Most of the trails low are desert trail that is run able terrain with easy technical trail. The climb to the North Franklin Peak is a combination of straight climbing and switchbacks.

The start/finish will be at the pavilion area circle inside of the Franklin Mountains State Park.

50k will be one loop of 32.5 miles

Total Elevation will be 8500' up and 8500' down

13.1 will be 2 loops. 1 loop of 9.3 and one loop of 3.8

Total Elevation will be 2477' up and 2697" down

10k will be 2 loops 1 loop of 3.8 and one loop of 2.6

Total Elevation will be 1221' up and 1371' down

5k will be 1 loop of 3.8

Total Elevation will be 417' and 505' down

King/Queen of the Mountain

6-8 miler to the peak/back 2200' up and 2200' down

This is a UTMB Qualifier for 3 points on the new scale.

All 50k runners should be aware this is a mountain ultra and that there will be inherent risks involved in running this trail race. There will be portions of the course that will be off trail, up/down screen fields and have cliffs on either side. All runners should prepare to be able to carry enough water to hold them 6-7 miles at at which could be 2-3 hours if walking/hiking. Also be aware that if you drop in this race you will need to do so at an aid station. You will also understand that you will not be taken in from the course as we will have to come out and get you. If you are hurt on the course and cannot continue we will use the Park Search and Rescue to insure your safety in that case.

(915) 534-0643
Thursday Nov 9th
Packet Pickup Noon-7pm Location TBA

Friday Nov 10th
6a-7:30a Packet Pickup at Mundy's Gap Trail Head for the King/Queen Race

7:15-King/Queen of the Mountain (Mundy's Gap Trail Head)

Race Ends at Noon
Packet Pickup 2-7pm @ TBA

Race Meeting 3-4pm @ TBA

Saturday Nov 11th
4:30-6am Packet Pickup at Race Start (Upper Sunset Lot)

6am 50k Race Start Upper Sunset Parking Lot

Race Ends at 9pm

Sunday Nov 12th
5:30-8am Packet Pickup at Race Start/Finish Line Pavillion

7am Half Marathon Race Start
7:30am 10k Race Start
8am 5k Race Start
Race Ends at 2pm
Post Race Party TBA

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