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Franklin Mountains Trail Run

Quick facts

Distance Ultra marathon

About Franklin Mountains Trail Run

The Franklin Mountains of Texas are a small range that extend from El Paso, Texas north into New Mexico. The Franklins were formed due to crustal extension related to the Cenozoic Rio Grande rift. Although the present topography of the range and adjoining basins is controlled by extension during rifting in the last 10 million years, faults within the range also record deformation during the Laramide orogeny, between 85 and 45 million years ago. The highest peak is North Franklin Peak at 7,192 feet (2,192 m). Much of the range is part of the Franklin Mountains State Park. The mountains are composed primarily of sedimentary rock with some igneous intrusions. Geologists refer to them as tilted-block fault mountains and in them can be found 1.25 billion-year-old Precambrian rocks, the oldest in Texas.

The Franklin Mountains Trail Run is a rugged, unforgiving mountain race located in the Southern most tip of the rocky mountains in El paso, Texas. The city is a wonderful blend of culture, history and amazing mountains. All of the races will be located in the Franklin Mountains State Park. The 50k is part of the Altra US Skyrunnning Ultra Series.

Distances

100K

  • 100km

5K

  • 5km

10K

  • 10km

1/2 Marathon

  • 21.097km

27K

  • 27km

50K

  • 50km

Practicalities

Accommodation

Lodging available at the Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham. The park also has amazing primitive camping.

After Race Services

Post race party.

Aid Stations

All aid stations are FULL AID STATIONS and will be full stocked with Texas Style Goodies. Drinks-Gatorade, Water and usually Hammer Heed as well as Ice. Electrolytes- Hammer Endurolytes, Gels-Hammer Gels. Sweet- Cookies, Candy, Peanut Butter, Nutella, Salty-Pringles, Trail Mix, PB&J PB&js, Bean burrito rolls, fruit ie bananas, oranges, seasonal fruits. Medical including bandages, vasoline, band aids and other medical needs.

Award Medals

Finishers Medals for all. Top Male/Female $1000, 2nd Male/Female $250, 3rd Male/Female $100. Awards for Top 3 and Masters 50+.

Equipment Storage

You need to have your BIB, NAME and AID STATION on each drop bag before you drop it. All drop bags for 8.5, 20.4 and 26.0 must be at the starting line no later than 5:30am.

Maximum Time

15 hrs

Parking

There is a $5 fee per person per day for entering in the park. Children under 12 do not have to pay this fee.

Timing

Gun Timing

Start:

Franklin Mountains State Park

El Paso,us

Difficulty

mountain

Highlights

North Franklin Peak

Overview

This is a True Texas Mountain Race on the Franklin Mountains. The races will be run around altitude at 5000' and climb to 7192' for the 50k. Most of the trails low are desert trail that is run able terrain with easy technical trail. The climb to the North Franklin Peak is a combination of straight climbing and switchbacks.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.