Sat, Mar 16|
10 hours. A 500' hill. 1 mile roundtrip. How many trips can you make?
Time & Location
Mar 16, 2024, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Albuquerque, Parking lot, 10817 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112, USA
About the event
1. You must register to participate. No exceptions.
**We get a special use permit from the open space that gives us a limited capacity. Register early becuase this event fills up fast, and we strictly honor our permit capacity! It also ensures each participant signs a waiver of liability, we have enough supplies, and most importantly to ensure we remain good stewards of the trails. So friends, please remember to register.
2. This event is free!
3. The event runs 8:00am-6:00pm sharp. You have 10 hours to collect as much as you can or want to. There are special awards for 10,000' climbed, and one extra special award for the self-identifying male and female who climbs the most!
4. You must sign in when you get there. You'll be assigned a cauldron with your name on it. You must also sign out when you leave and total up your vert! This is part of our responsibility to make sure everyone is as safe and accounted for as possible.
5. ULTRASIGNUP REGISTRATION OPENS DEC 2, 2023! (In case you miss out on other lotteries that day).
How's it work?
The Whitewash climb is a gnarly, technical climb with 500' of gain in about 0.5 miles. At the top, we will have a pot of gold coins. Each time you summit, grab one coin and head back down.
Each runner will have their own labeled couldron. Each coin = 500' climbed.
Who will climb the most in 10 hours?
FAQ & Extra Info
You may park at the Menaul Trailhead parking lot (at the end of Menaul; see map on homepage). The gates are open 7am-7pm. The event is 8am-6pm.
Crew is welcome! Hang out, hike, bring dogs, set up basecamp (our permit is for participant numbers only) - the open space is open to the public. Bring something to share if you like. The picnic table at the bottom is the start/finish of every lap, so you will be back at your re-supply every mile. The picnic table is a pleasant 0.1 mile easy trail from the base of the hill.
BUT MY WATCH SAYS...
We don't care what your Strava shows. Gain will only be counted by coins. This is to keep it equal (counting laps only). We will measure 500' as accurately as possible in advance. It won't be perfect. GPS stuff never is.
IS IT MARKED?
The trail will be flagged, but there is no mandatory course up or down. Whatever way you go, always stay on a trail (there are a few up Whitewash). Get a coin and it counts!
Note: part of trail running etiquette in general is staying on pre-existing trails.
DO I HAVE TO STAY FOR 10 HOURS?
Nope. The purpose is to come challenge yourself and work hard. When you have sufficiently pushed yourself to make going down stairs feel horrific for the next week, you'll know you've earned your coins.
AWARDS FOR EVERYONE?
Kind of. Everyone gets to keep the cauldron and coins that they've earned. Additionally, we handcraft special (really cool) awards for 10,000' of vert climbed!
Bring something you don't use (great quality only) and leave with something too! Nice shirts, running gear, hats you never wear, etc.
WHAT ABOUT BATHROOMS?
There are no official bathrooms at this trailhead, unfortunately. Plan accordingly. You may absolutely leave the course at any time and come back.
We can't wait!
You can stay in touch with us via Facebook, too! We will post the sign up link there first. We are Avidya Running:
Dustin & Julie