Runner Info

Race course details


26.2 Mile Marathon Course & Map
Map: www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=579223

START at road to Taos Pueblo,100 meters north of Kachina Lodge Best Western and next to Allsup’s Shell station. Proceed towards Taos Mountain Casino, turn left on Hail Creek Road. At traffic light, turn right on US64 and proceed north. Continue on US 64 to the intersection with NM150 and NM522. Continue through the intersection onto NM522 due north. The marathon course turnaround point is in Arroyo Hondo, (11 miles into the race). LOOK FOR TURNAROUND ARROW ON ROAD. You will now proceed due south. At approximately 11.5 miles, you will turn right on a dirt road (# B006) THIS IS IMPORTANT! LOOK FOR ARROW VEERING RIGHT. Proceed on dirt road B006 for 1 mile and turn left on B007. This is a steep climb. Stay on this road (B007) for approximately 2 miles. The B007 road comes back to NM 522. Proceed south on NM522 back into town of Taos. Turn right at stop light onto Camino de la Placita. Turn left on Lund St. Turn right on Hinde St. Turn left on Civic Plaza Dr. At the traffic light, continue across Paseo del Pueblo Norte and proceed along public parking lot in front of Taos Community Auditorium. Continue around the auditorium to your left and enter the park to the FINISH.

13.1 Mile Half Marathon Course & Map
Map: www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=579227 
START at road to Taos Pueblo,100 meters north of Kachina Lodge Best Western and next to Allsup’s Shell station. Proceed towards Taos Mountain Casino, turn left on Hail Creek Road. At traffic light, turn right on US64 and proceed north. Continue on US 64 to the intersection with NM150 and NM522. Continue through the intersection onto NM522 due north. After about 1.75 miles north, turn around and return on NM522 (LOOK FOR TURNAROUND ARROW ON ROAD) and then proceed south on US64 into town (becomes Paseo del Pueblo Norte).  Turn right at stop light onto Camino de la Placita. Turn left on Lund St. Turn right on Hinde St. Turn left on Civic Plaza Dr. At the traffic light, continue across Paseo del Pueblo Norte and proceed along public parking lot in front of Taos Community Auditorium. Continue around the auditorium to your left and enter the park to the FINISH.

5K Run/Walk Course & Map
Map: www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=579228
START at road to Taos Pueblo,100 meters north of Kachina Lodge Best Western and next to Allsup’s Shell station. Proceed towards Taos Mountain Casino, turn left on Hail Creek Road. At traffic light, turn left onto US64 and proceed south. Turn right at stop light onto Camino de la Placita. Turn left on Lund St. Turn right on Hinde St. Turn left on Civic Plaza Dr. At the traffic light, continue across Paseo del Pueblo Norte and proceed along public parking lot in front of Taos Community Auditorium. Continue around the auditorium to your left and enter Kit Carson Park to the FINISH.

1500 Meter Kids Race Directions:
Kids Race will be run within the walking/fitness path fo Kit Carson Park. Report to the Finish line at 7:50 am for final instructions!

Additional information 

We do not allow runners to wear any headphones, ear buds or other electronic devices that hamper hearing.  Also, if you wish to have someone help you along the course, we do not allow bike support, only vehicular transportation. Please make sure your support does not interfere with regular traffic since the roads are not closed during the races.

RACE PROCEEDS:
For many years, the Taos Marathon has served as an anonymous donor to numerous individual and community needs. The Taos Marathon will continue to give by providing for the funding and in the promotion of youth running in the Taos area. The first event to be sponsored will be the Taos Kids Run on May 17th which will be for 1st, 2nd , 3rd , 4th, and 5th graders with will include  the Taos Pueblo Day School, Taos Charter School and Enos Garcia Elementary. When you run on June 5th, you will have already sponsored an event! Please refer to this website for update and schedule of future youth running events and details.

Climate:

Temperatures at start average 50 to 60 F. By 10:00am the temperatures can reach 70 - 80 F. Low humidity. It is important to stay hydrated throughout your event. see historical and monthly weather here.