The Cactus To Cloud Trail Run is the first and only mountain race in Southern New Mexico! It is a point-to-point 50k trail run with close to 9,000 feet of elevation gain. There is also a 10 mile race from the desert to the mountains.

Both runs will start from Oliver Lee State Park and take runners up 5,000 feet of elevation gain to the Sunspot Solar Observatory, where the 10 mile runners stop.  50k runners will continue to meander in and out of pine and aspen covered canyons on the Rim Trail – all between 8-9,000 feet above sea level, for over twenty miles to downtown Cloudcroft.

Our aid stations will be full of, enthusiasm, sustenance, and other excitement!  The Cactus to Cloud will also be a “cupless” race to reduce waste. All runners in will need to carry a water bottle and/or other hydration system to refill at the aid stations.

Packet pickup will be the Friday before the race, from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Pavillion in Zenith Park in Cloudcroft (this is the finish area). This is next to the tennis courts across from the school.  Packet pickup will also be available race morning at Oliver Lee State Park, Group Site (this is also the start).  You may get your packet that morning from 5:00 – 5:45am.

All Racers must check in race morning!!  Even if you pickup your packet the night before.

Proceeds from the race go to benefit the Cloudcroft Student Athletes!

Your registration costs go towards permits, insurance, shuttle transportation, food, awards, trail marking and aid station supplies.

The culinary arts program at Cloudcroft High School will provide the post race food.

Please contact if you are interested in volunteering or sponsoring the event.


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