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35K | 62K TRAIL RUN

NOVEMBER 18, 2018

START: 7AM – EL CAJONCITO, BCS, MÉXICO

— Race Registration Opens March 1st, 2018 — 

TRAIL DESCRIPTION

The DON DIABLO TRAIL RUN is a highly demanding 35 or 62-kilometer (21.75 or 38.5-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. 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.

This second edition features a new 62-kilometer Ultra Trail Run. To ensure a safe and enjoyable event, a maximum of 50 runners may register for this first Ultra Run. Runners who completed last year’s 35-kilometer race in under 5 hours and 15 minutes are eligible to register for the Ultra Run. Runners who did not participate in 2017 will be required to send results from two other races, each of at least 50 kilometers, to determine their eligibility. Runners who are not eligible for the Ultra Trail Run are encouraged to register for the 35-kilometer race, for which there is a limit of  150 registants.

Join us for the 2nd edition on November 18, 2018!

Enroll now in our MARCH RUNNING CAMP to prepare for the Don Diablo

RACE REGISTRATION FEES

Amounts are shown in Mexican Pesos.

35K

$850 MXN

150 Runners Maximum

Ultra 62K

$1250 MXN

50 Runners Maximum

PRIZES

All participating runners receive a visor cap, a Dry-Fit t-shirt and a medal. In addition, the top three female and top three male finishers in each race receive a cash prize. Amounts are shown in Mexican Pesos:

35K

1st — $5,000

2nd — $2,500

3rd — $1,000

Ultra 62K

 1st — $10,000

2nd — $5,000

3rd — $2,500

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 battered 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 are at the City Express Hotel in La Paz.

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CONTACT US

Email: info@dondiablotrailrun.com

Mobile: (+ 52 1) 612 157 5764 — English | Spanish | French