Enchanted Forest Trail Races


Enchanted Forest Trail Races
Red River, New Mexico
July 31, 2021



2021 Registration is opening soon!


Come celebrate the outdoors this summer in the Land of Enchantment with a weekend of challenging trail fun. Red River, New Mexico is the quintessential cool little adventure town with rivers, mountains, stunning views, tons of character and a huge heart. Red River sits on the southern end of the Sangre De Cristos and racers will experience the rugged trails in the Carson National Forest and the gorgeous rolling high alpine Enchanted Forest cross country ski area on the course. After the races relax with your friends, family and other racers over local food, music and microbrews in the heart of town at the after-party. 
Start/Finish Area
The Start line for the half marathon will be at the Enchanted Forest Cross country ski area and the finish line will be in town (approximately 800′ lower than the start). All racers will be transported from town to the start line. The marathon will start and finish in town.
Packet Pick-Up
Packet Pick-Up & Late Registration will be at the TBA on Friday from 5:00-7:00p. Our Race Directors and crew will be here and it’s a great chance to get all of your questions answered. (If you’re unable to make the early pickup, we will have it available Saturday morning before the races.)
The racer party for all racers and Awards Ceremony for the Marathon will be TBD, stay tuned. Men’s & Women’s winners of each race will receive comp entries to next year’s races.
Customized awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each race in each of the following age groups:
Under 20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
Racers will receive customized dog tag finisher’s awards as they cross the finish line. Placer’s awards will be distributed at each race’s awards ceremony. Awards and mementos will not be mailed after the event.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Reid Delman (303) 249-1112
Kyla Claudell (303) 875-3347
In order to be environmentally friendly and cut down on the amount of trash we produce, we will not have cups at the aid stations. Please carry a water bottle, hydration pack or collapsible cup on the course.
This year’s host hotel will be TBD. We will have a special group rate for racers.
Weather in Red River can vary. The averages for July are a low of 42 & a high of 75 degrees. It is not unusual to see afternoon storms – come prepared!
Crews are allowed and encouraged in town for the marathon. It is also allowed at the XC ski area stations TBA
We love dogs! Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome at the Start/Finish and aid stations. Unfortunately, we cannot allow dogs on course with their runners.
At each aid station, there will be radio contact available and all necessary materials to nurse any bumps, cuts, bruises, or blisters. The start/finish will have a medical tent and medics, including a certified Emergency Medical Technician. Aid stations will NOT have aspirin, ibuprofen or other NSAIDs.
Community & the Gemini Family
We want to continue to improve! Look for a post-race survey we send to each participant. Please take a couple minutes to fill out the survey with both positives and aspects we can improve on.
Keeping in touch with our racers is important to us! We love to hear how everyone’s training has been, what races are on the horizon, countdowns to Gemini Events, and support and advice each of you give to one another for new courses/distances, adventures, injuries, & more.
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Staying on Course & Leave No Trace
Racers must stay on the designated course. Shortcutting will result in a disqualification. If you go off course, you must return to the same point you exited in order to continue.
Stay the trail!
Unforeseeable Circumstances
In the case of unforeseeable circumstances due to weather or other extenuating circumstances that prevents the safe continuation of the race, race officials may end the race at any given time. This rule will be implemented in the most extreme cases for the safety of the runners or officials.
Lost & Found
Items left at Aid Stations and lost & found items will be available at the Awards Ceremonies.
Local Laws
Federal, State, and County laws and ordinances must be followed at all times.
Refund Policy
30 Days or more prior to the Event: 85% credit of registration fee (excluding UltraSignup fees).
Less than 30 days prior to the Event: No refunds or credit given.
Credits may be applied to any future Gemini Adventures race and will be valid for 12 months.
Registered runners may also switch between distances. No refunds or credit will be given for dropping down in distance. If stepping up in distance, the added current pricing of the longer distance will be charged (excluding UltraSignup fees).
To request credits, log in to your UltraSignup account, and go to Registration History. Select Edit for the event, and scroll to the bottom of the page where Cancel Registration is linked. Follow the prompts.
There will be no entry transfers.


Aid Stations
For environmental reasons cups will not be provided at the aid stations.
Aid Stations will NOT have aspirin, ibuprofen or other NSAIDs.
Aid Stations will be stocked with gels, potato chips, Skittles, ice water and Tailwind.
Half Marathon
Enchanted Forest – 2.1 miles
Little John Yurt – 4.6 miles
Old Pass Road – 9.4 miles
Finish – 13.6 miles
Old Pass Road – 4.2 miles
Enchanted Forest – 7 miles
Little John Yurt – 9.4 miles
Old Pass Road – 14.2 miles
Red River Town – 18.6 miles
Backside – 22.5 
Finish – 26.7

Half Marathon Course:

The Half Marathon will begin at the Enchanted Forest XC ski area. Runners will do a 6.4 mile loop before descending 5.2 miles to the highway. From there racers will cover the last bit into the main park area by the visitor center.
Marathon Course:

The marathon begins in town. With a short bit on the local trails and HWY racers will get on the dirt road climb up the old stage road. After a descent to the Enchanted Forest xc ski area, racers will begin a 7 mile loop on the rolling ski trails. After finishing the loop, runners will head back to town to face their biggest challenge. After leaving the ski resort aid station runners will begin the ascent up The Face, the steep prominent ski slope visible from town.  There is no trail and racers will need to make there way up the 1/4 mil to where the slope and trail intersect. After running some beautiful trails on the backside of the mountain racers will descend to town and the awesome finish line.
Saturday Course:



Sunday Course:




5:00-7:00p – Packet Pick-Up TBA
6:30a – 7:30a – Race Day Registration & Packet Pick-Up @ the Start Line
8:00a – Marathon Race Start
9:00a – Half Marathon Race start
4:00p – Half Marathon/Marathon Final Cut-Off
4:30p – Awards/Raffle/Party at TBD




Early (until March 31st)
Heavy Half Marathon – $80
Trail Marathon – $100

Standard (until June 30th)
Heavy Half Marathon – $90
Trail Marathon – $110

Late (until July 28th)
Heavy Half Marathon – $100
Trail Marathon – $120

Race Weekend
Heavy Half Marathon – $110
Trail Marathon – $130







Huge thanks to our 2021 partners!