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2020 Desert RATS Trail Running Festival - Fruita - Sunday Events

  • Half Marathon:- Run 13.1 Miles
  • 10K:- Run 6.2 Miles
Sunday, April 19, 2020
Start Time
Entry Fee
Hawkeye Trailhead
998 Hawkeye Road

2020 Desert RATS Trail Running Festival:

Join us for a weekend of fun and running on the beautiful trails near Fruita, Colorado. The weekend kicks off on Friday night with packet pickup and a dinner. Saturday is the trail marathon and 50K, followed that night with a racer party at a local brewery. Sunday’s events include a 10K, half marathon and kids’ races. Sunday’s races did sell out in 2018, so get in early.

The start time for the 50K and Marathon races is Saturday at 7:00am.
The start time for the Half Marathon and 10K races is Sunday at 8:30am.

Course Info

Runners head out the gently rolling dirt road for a mile until they take a sharp right turn for 0.3mi to the top of the hill. From there, the first Aid Station is visible and racers cross the cattle guard, staying on the road, and head down the steep hill to the Crossroads Aid Station. Crossroads #1: Both distances will head out from the Aid Station down the steep, rocky gully for a short distance until it flattens out but continues twisting and turning. Runners will reach a “T” in the road where they take a left hand turn. You will follow along the beautiful rim for a short time before heading up a steep ledgy section to the Pizza Overlook Aid Station. Pizza Overlook: (10K) Take a left at the Aid Station on the rugged jeep road back to Crossroads Aid Station #2, then back over the cattle guard and to the Finish Line. (Half Marathon) Travel on the open rolling section of Mary’s Loop until hitting the Wrangler’s Loop cutoff. Make a sharp left. Some sections will be loose or sandy but overall there is good footing. A nice decent will bring racers to the Moore Fun Aid Station. Moore Fun: The trail becomes rocky and technical as it makes the big climb to the top of this fun section. After it levels off for a short distance, the trail will make a fun technical decent to the cattleguard. From there, you will go back the same way you came, down the short steep section to the dirt road and along the double-track to the finish.



New for 2020!!! Desert RATS Trail Running Festival racers, spectators and crew will park at Fruita Monument High School and we will provide buses to the start line. We do not have all the details at this time but will get them to every racer as soon as possible. For now…
This year there will be no parking for racers, spectators or crew at the start/finish area and instead we will be providing a shuttle service from Fruita to the start/finish and back. There will more than enough parking and this will ensure a much more relaxing and positive experience for everyone.
Parking will be available at Fruita Monument High School located at 1102 Wildcat Ave, Fruita CO 81521. The school is very accessible from the highway.
There will be a small racer drop-off area at the start line but all participants must shuttle back to Fruita after the race. There will not be a racer pickup area.
There will be shuttles for spectators and crew to travel from the start/finish to the aid stations on a regular schedule throughout the day.
There will still be packet pickup and registration at the start the morning before the races
Again, we will have many more details available soon on the website and in your race communications. We are currently working on the logistics and will make sure that all your questions will be answered at that time.

Other Info

2020 Results: not available ???


 _ 2003-2019 Desert RATS Trail Running Festival Race Results:

2019 Results at racetecresults.com: Saturday / Sunday 
2018 Results at racetecresults.com: Saturday / Sunday 
2017 Results at racetecresults.com: Saturday / Sunday 
2016 Results at: Saturday / Sunday / Printable 
2015 Results at: geminiadventures.com - (.pdf file)
2014 Results at: geminiadventures.com - (.pdf file)
2013 Results at: geminiadventures.com - (.pdf file)
2012 Results at: geminiadventures.com - (.pdf file)
2011 Results at: geminiadventures.com - (.pdf file)
2010 Results at: geminiadventures.com - (.pdf file)
2009 Results at: geminiadventures.com - (.pdf file)
2008 Results at: geminiadventures.com - (.pdf file)
2007 Results at: geminiadventures.com - (.pdf file)
2006 Results at: geminiadventures.com - (.pdf file)
2005 Results at: geminiadventures.com - (.pdf file)
2004 Results at: geminiadventures.com - (.pdf file)
2003 Results at: geminiadventures.com - (.pdf file)


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