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21K | 35K TRAIL RUN

APRIL 9, 2017

START: 7AM – EL CAJONCITO, BCS, MÉXICO

TRAIL DESCRIPTION

The DON DIABLO TRAIL RUN is a highly demanding 35-kilometer (21.75-mile) trail run, 100% single dirt track, which crosses the Sierra Cacachilas mountain range in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Starting from the outskirts of La Paz (Cajoncito) and finishing in El Sargento on La Ventana Bay, the course traverses many deep canyons and climbs three mountain passes with a total elevation change of 1409 meters. The trail scenery is stunningly beautiful, with large white granite boulders and hidden oases with water holes and tall native palm trees called palmillas. As the race reaches the highest mountain pass of Portesuelo de Caballos, a spectacular view opens of the Sea of Cortez and the Isla Cerralvo (Jacques Cousteau Island). This view accompanies the runners, on and off, for the last 20 kilometers of the race. Contestants cross the finish line at the Agua Caliente Beach on the Sea of Cortez on the northern side of El Sargento. Runners can look forward to refreshing themselves in the sea and in the natural hot spring that is just meters away on the beach. This will become a legendary race for its beauty and its difficulty. Come and join us for the 1st edition on April 9th, 2017. *

* This first edition of the Don Diablo Trail Run will also feature a shorter 21-kilometer race with an elevation gain of 1109 meters. It will have the same starting point as the 35-kilometer race but it will finish at Los Pisos, a campsite in the middle of the Sierra Cacachilas. Runners will be transported by shuttle from Los Pisos to the main finish line on the Agua Calient Beach in El Sargento.

Registration is now CLOSED. We have reached the maximum of 120 runners for this edition. Come cheer on the racers on Sunday the 9th as they cross the finish line on the Agua Caliente Beach in El Sargento.

 

 

ENTRY FEE

This event is limited to 120 competitors in total. (60 in the 35K race, and 60 in the 21K race) Please register early to ensure your participation and to take advantage of the discounted pricing.

UNTIL FEBRUARY 28

$650 MXN / $35 USD

UNTIL MARCH 31

$750 MXN / $40 USD

UNTIL APRIL 8

$850 MXN / $45 USD

PRIZES 35K TRAIL RUN

1ST PLACE

Overall Men /Varonil  $15,000 MXN

Overall Women /Femenil  $15,000 MXN

18-39 Men/ Varonil  $5,000 MXN

18-39 Women /Femenil $5,000 MXN

40-49 Men/ Varonil $5,000 MXN

40-49 Women /Femenil  $5,000 MXN

50-59 Men/ Varonil $5,000 MXN

50-59 Women /Femenil  $5,000 MXN

60+ Men/ Varonil $5,000 MXN

60+ Women /Femenil  $5,000 MXN

2ND PLACE

Overall Men /Varonil  $10,000 MXN

Overall Women /Femenil  $10,000 MXN

18-39 Men/ Varonil  $3,000 MXN

18-39 Women /Femenil $3,000 MXN

40-49 Men/ Varonil $3,000 MXN

40-49 Women /Femenil  $3,000 MXN

50-59 Men/ Varonil $3,000 MXN

50-59 Women /Femenil  $3,000 MXN

60+ Men/ Varonil $3,000 MXN

60+ Women /Femenil  $3,000 MXN

3TH PLACE

Overall Men /Varonil  $5,000 MXN

Overall Women /Femenil  $5,000 MXN

18-39 Men/ Varonil  $1,000 MXN

18-39 Women /Femenil $1,000 MXN

40-49 Men/ Varonil $1,000 MXN

40-49 Women /Femenil  $1,000 MXN

50-59 Men/ Varonil $1,000 MXN

50-59 Women /Femenil  $1,000 MXN

60+ Men/ Varonil $1,000 MXN

60+ Women /Femenil  $1,000 MXN

Note: Overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will not receive multiple money prizes. Los ganadores overall de los primeros lugares no recibirán doble premiación.

NO CASH PRIZES FOR 21K

MEDALS  WILL BE AWARDED TO ALL RUNNERS CROSSING THE FINISH LINE (21K & 35K)

DON DIABLO, THE MAN

The DON DIABLO TRAIL RUN… a legend is born. Follow the steps of Don Victor, known locally as Don Diablo due to his wily escape from the La Paz jail many years ago when he fled into the Cacachilas Mountains. In this wilderness setting, he defied the policemen with his vaquero (cowboy) creativity more than once, switching his shoes backwards to confuse the trackers, climbing on a cow to avoid leaving footsteps, hiding in a palm tree as his pursuers passed below, and even stealing the policemen’s lunch as they rested, exhausted from the hours of unsuccessfully trying to catch the crafty Don Diablo. He remained in the Sierra Cacachilas for the rest of his life and became a famous cowboy managing cattle for the neighboring communities of Los Robles, Los Encinos, El Sargento and La Ventana. He knew the location of every trail, spring and cave like the back of his hand. He and his horse had special resting sites—Don Victor’s coffee shops—that usually consisted of a shaded spot under a tree, sometimes near a spring, and with a beaten metal pot and a water bottle hanging in the branches, often nothing more. He could survive on sweet coffee and water for days but he always welcomed when an occasional mountain visitor would offer him something extra to eat or drink.

HOTEL HEADQUARTERS

Race headquarters will be at the City Express Hotel in La Paz.

Please call Alejandra Mora at 612 151 6917 to make reservations using our discounted rate.

 

 

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