Join us in beautiful Anza Borrego Desert State Park on March 9, 2019
50K, Marathon & Half Marathon!
7:00 a.m. 50K & Marathon Start
7:30 a.m. Half Marathon Start
The desert in spring displays its scenic wonders at their finest, and brings the most comfortable weather for running, camping, and other fun activities which are planned for you, your friends, and your family. All courses lead you through Anza Borrego Desert’s most diverse and pristine lands. Temperatures range from the low 40's overnight, to daytime highs in the low 70's. The nearby heights of the Laguna and Cuyamaca mountains often stop spring rains from reaching the sheltered basin of our event. Mountain rain makes desert rainbows!
Your adventure includes sharing ancient trails with the ghosts of the Kumeyaay People, this region's earliest known residents. Travelers and adventurers of yesteryear also included: Spanish colonials, explorers & settlers from Mexico, Kearney's Army of the West (guided by the legendary old west scout, Kit Carson), and the Mormon Battalion. During the famous gold rush era, prospectors and settlers often chose this southern overland route to reach California and its fortunes! Many came via the Birch or Butterfield Stage lines, from St. Louis via Santa Fe, and El Paso! "Catch the Spirit", come run in their tracks and enjoy the lands which gave them all renewed hope and shelter.
Old West Trails Fest courses are welcoming and runner friendly. Many Old West runners achieve new personal records. Throughout the entire 50K and marathon courses, runners will experience only about 2500 feet of gain & loss! The 1/2 Marathon course is considerably less “daunting”, with only 670 feet of elevation gain & loss. Generous time allowances are provided to encourage runners who are new to trails, and older geezers to come on down and join the fun! All participants will receive a tech t-shirt. Medals to all finishers.
Old West Trails event is brought to you by Pinnacle Endurance. We pledge a fun, exciting, and memorable experience for every runner! Our other races include the PCT 50 Mile Run, The Peak Marathon & Half Marathon, and the Oriflamme 50K.
Bring the entire family!
The race begins at STAGECOACH TRAILS RV RESORT & CAMPGROUND. Plenty of room for all runners, families, friends, and even your horses! Dogs are allowed in camp, but NOT permitted on state park trails. Make Old West Trails your fun, weekend long festival. Reserve a room at STAGECOACH INN, a modular western cabin, or campsite (all sites have FULL HOOKUPS). Numerous restrooms and hot showers are conveniently located throughout this spacious campground. Each site has a picnic table, fire ring, and free Wi-Fi access. The resort has over 200 campsites, but ROOMS & CABINS WILL SELL OUT QUICKLY! CALL Right Now TO RESERVE YOURS! Phone 760-765-2197 TO RESERVE YOUR ACCOMODATIONS & TELL THEM YOU ARE WITH OLD WEST. Visit their website at: www.stagecoachtrails.com However, reserve by phone!
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Old West Trails Fest will receive its event permit approval from Anza Borrego Desert State Park! Our local supervising ranger continues to be enthusiastic and supportive of our offering to each of you. Click here for STATE PARK RULES.
Old West Trails is proudly brought to you by Pinnacle Endurance.
We pride ourselves on providing you with beautiful races in beautiful places--ones that you will enjoy, while challenging you to do your best.
We hope to see you at the fifth running of this great event. And if you can't run it this year, we hope you'll consider volunteering and helping out your fellow runners.
Hope to see you soon!
John & Vito