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Meeting Kipchoge “Kip” Keino, the Father of Kenyan distance running, 2 time Olympic Gold Medalist and renowned humanitarian.


Visting the Land of Enchantment, and experiencing a magical time in Santa Fe, New Mexico, one of the world’s most unique and best-loved destinations.

Staying at the Official Race Hotel/finish line – the magnificent Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino. Call 877.455.7775 and use the code THNDR to receive the entrant discount.

Wearing the Official Race T-shirt designed by Ricardo Cate, creator of the Without Reservations comic strip.

Firing up for your race with the sound of African drummers at the start, experiencing a truly unique starting horn, and enjoying live music all along the course.

Running down the Old Taos Highway on a typically cool fall morning. The point-to-point course is almost all a gentle downhill, dropping a net 1,000 feet!

Running with famed Tarahumara ultra-marathoners, trying on handmade 21st century running huaraches, and bringing home handmade Tarahumara arts and crafts from Copper Canyon, Mexico.

Enjoying a post-race massage by a masseuse from Ten Thousand Waves followed up by a soak in a private outdoor hot tub at their location above Santa Fe.

Winning one of 150 age-group medals handmade by the Gachupin family of Jemez Pueblo and earning a finishers’ medal custom designed for 2017.

And finally, a discounted entry fee! $10 discount for the Half Marathon and a $5 discount for the Lightning 5K! (discount will show at checkout) See you in September!