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High Desert 50K

Quick facts

Distance Ultra marathon

About High Desert 50K

The course is a loop route over rolling desert terrain on jeep roads, single-track trails and sandy washes over the Spangler Hills south of Ridgecrest. It offers great views of the Southern Sierras and can provide wonderful running conditions during the month of December.



  • 50km


  • 30km



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Aid Stations

Runners are supported by 9 great aid stations, about every three miles, with water, electrolyte drink, cola, cookies, bananas, pretzels, Vaseline, S-caps and other ultra-type goodies.

Award Medals

All finishers will receive a hand-crafted Finisher Medallion. Awards are given to the Overall Winners (Male/Female) of each distance. We also have a Military Division where the Male/Female with the fastest time in this Division get an award.


Drinks will also be provided at the finish.

High Desert 50K Route Map

High Desert 50K Route Map


Cerro Coso Community College



This course starts and ends at Cerro Coso Community College in Ridgecrest. The course will be marked with chalk and ribbon.

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.