Day of the Dead Series
2 Days in Las Cruces, New Mexico!
Series dates: Saturday, October 28-Sunday, October 29, 2017
Race times: 7:00AM
Race day packet pickup/registration: 5:30AM on race day, at the start line.
Early Start: YES! (Optional) 6:00 am, bring a flashlight. Late arrivals will need to wait until the 7:00 am start. Click HERE for details.
Average temps: Low 41/High 73
Time limit: None. We have a “no runner left behind” policy, and we happily stay until the final finisher crosses the line. Walkers are always welcome!
Pets/strollers: Pets are not allowed, for the safety and comfort of our runners/walkers; you’re welcome to bring a stroller if you have small children.
Discounts: $10 per day discount on marathon/half-marathon for active military and members of any running club that includes these races in their calendar. No discounts on the 5Ks.
Food/aid stations: Due to our unique multi-lap course setup, we have one giant “aid station,” with more food and drink than you could ever need! Ask anyone who’s run at least one of our races; we’ve got everything from fruit to jelly beans to sandwiches, water to Gatorade to hot coffee, and everything in between. Way more than just granola bars and bananas!
- Course description:
- Start location: La Llorona Park, Picacho Ave.
- GPS coordinates: N 32.310001, W 106.826308
- Course: Fast, flat; paved, with a crushed gravel lane.
- Course is 2.2 miles out, then back, with our Super Aid Station approximately centered in the course. Three laps for half marathon, six laps for full marathon.
Host Hotel for the 50 State Half-Marathon Club, Hotel Encanto, 705 S Telshor Blvd, Las Cruces, NM 88011; 575-522-4300
Best Western Mission Inn, 1765 S. Main St, Las Cruces; 575-524-8591
Hampton Inn & Suites Las Cruces I-25, 2350 E. Griggs Ave, Las Cruces; 575-527-8777
Days Inn Las Cruces, 755 Avenida de Mesilla, Las Cruces; 575-526-8311
Closest Airport: El Paso International Airport (ELP) — 53 miles/57 minutes from race location.
NOTE: Airport information is for reference only. Not everyone’s travel plans are the same; please do your own research to find the airport that best suits your needs.
What about the bling? We all know that’s the best part! Every participant will receive one t-shirt.All finishers will receive a separate medal for each day. This award-winning medal will be for all marathoners and halfsters who finish the race on Sunday, October 29, 2017:
Registration information is below. You may register for either race, or join us for both!