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. Old West Trails Fest courses are welcoming and runner friendly. Many Old West runners achieve new personal records.
Throughout the entire 50k & Marathon courses, runners will experience only about 2500 feet of gain & loss. The Half 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 runners to come on down and join the fun. Medals available to all finishers. Hot showers available for after the run!
The three fully stocked aid stations, Stagecoach Saddle, Blair Valley, & Pinyon Canyon will each offer water, sport drinks, soda, and ice. Snacks will include items such as sport gels, chips/pretzels/crackers, PB and J sandwiches, bananas & oranges, cookies. Electrolyte capsules will be on hand.
If you need to drop out for any reason, you MUST quit at one of these aid stations! Notify the aid station captain, turn in your bib to the captain, and let them know if you need a ride back to camp.