Events & Festivals

Battle in the Badlands

Saturday Oct 26 2019

5:00am - 10:00am

Pinon Mesa

Take your Halloween Spirit to Nature’s Proving Grounds! Try your skills on one of the most challenging trails with the best views in the Four Corners. What better way to celebrate our unique landscape than to experience it! Registration information will be available by August 15th.

Event Information

Pinon Mesa
3801 La Plata Hwy. Farmington, NM

The Battle will feature 4 different trail runs (34 Mile Ultra, 17 Mile, 4 Mile, 1 Mile Fun Run)  and 2 different MTB rides (17 Mile and 4 Mile) with CASH PRIZES! These trails have some epic gains of up to 5800 ft. This is a Halloween event so all competitors will be in costume, and dogs are welcome (in costume of course) for the 4-mile trail run. Bring the kids out for a 1 mile “Trick-or-Treat” fun run.  Brought to you by The Strike Zone, BLM, City of Farmington, Alien Bike Shop and 505 Cycles.

Trail Runs:

  • 34-mile ultramarathon (5,800 ft. gain) – 5:00 am
  • 17-mile trail run (2,800 ft. gain) – 8:00 am
  • 4-mile trail run (dogs allowed and encouraged) – 9:00 am
  • 1-mile kids’ Trick-or-Treat fun run – 9:30 am

Mountain Bike Races:

  • 17-mile pro MTB race (2,800 ft. gain) – 7:00 am
  • 4-mile fat tire mountain bike race (800 ft. gain) – 8:30 am

Course Description:

All courses feature a mostly single-track desert landscape through pinon and juniper trees. Be prepared for anything from loose sandy hard pack dirt, sandstone slickrock, and clay mud if it rains. Trails feature badlands, arroyos, hoodoos, tent rocks, etc. Find more at mtbproject.com/trail/6139682/farmington-pinon-mesa. 


Pinon Mesa is location at 3801 La Plata Highway in Farmington, New Mexico. From the intersection of Pinion Hills and Hwy 170, head north on HWY 170 for approximately .7 miles. On the left-hand side of the road (west), there is a single, large cottonwood tree in a small parking lot. Trail head starts at the green gate.

Registration will open on at Eventbrite.com by August 15th.  

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