Colorado > Turkey Track Trail Run Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K
Pagosa Springs, CO • Saturday, June 7, 2014 • Course Map
High in the San Juan Mountains of southern Colorado, just 35 miles north of the New Mexico border, lies the small town of Pagosa Springs, Colo., where runners will make their way along the single track trails of the Ponderosa and Aspen forests here at 7,000 feet above sea level for the Xterra Turkey Track Trail Run Marathon & Half Marathon, set for its 6th annual running in 2014, for a race that usually draws between 100 and 150 runners out for both races combined.
In 2014, the race will add the 10K and 5K race distance for the first time.
Runners start the race just to the northwest of Pagosa Springs, a small town that's part of the Four Corners region -- where Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico meet -- and is perhaps best known for its famous hot springs as well as its rocky cliffs, rivers and untouched wilderness. The word "Pagosa" even comes from "Pagosha," which the southern Ute Indians used to describe this area's "healing waters."
Both the half and the full marathon follow out-and-back courses that start and finish near the Fourmile Stock Trail head on Piedra Road, which lies about eight miles northwest of town. From there, runners in the half marathon head out on what is roughly a clockwise loop route through the wooded forest areas of the San Juan and Rio Grande National Forest areas, along which they can expect to encounter plenty of roots, rocks and mud, organizers say.
Both the half and the full marathons have a scheduled starting time of 8:00 AM, and there is also a fun run for kids that starts a half-hour earlier, at 7:30 AM.
Race Weather & Climate
Nestled among the mountains of the San Juan National Forest near the state's southern border, roughly 230 miles southeast of Grand Junction and about 280 miles southwest of Denver, Pagosa Springs typically sees cool to moderately warm weather in June.
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See the race route map for the Xterra Turkey Track Trail Run Half Marathon
See race website
To reserve your spot in the late spring/early summer 2014 running of Pagosa Springs's Xterra Turkey Track Trail Run Marathon or Half Marathon race, register online at EventBrite.com.
Official Race Website
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