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Due to health and safety concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 JMTR event has been cancelled. Please see our April 10, 2020 blog update for details.
Registration for the 2020 JMTR 50 mile, 50k and 15 mile races opened January 1, 2020 at 12:00pm MST on UltraSignup.com. See "Registration Costs" below for details.
The 2020 JMTR races will again be "cupless" races to reduce waste generated by our events. All runners in all races will need to carry a water bottle and/or other hydration system to refill at the aid stations. We've partnered with HydraPouch to enable you to make your cupless experience easier and cleaner. Purchase your HydraPouch via this link to receive a 10% discount on your order. Just click this link and get shopping!
The JMTR races take place in the scenic Jemez mountains in Northern New Mexico. The course is on technical trails with a substantial amount of elevation change. The 50k and 50 mile events include extremely steep climbs and descents on very technical terrain. On the course, runners will experience high altitude (over 10,000 feet above sea level), scree fields, stream crossings, fallen trees, and other obstacles. The course has numerous aid stations but there are some long stretches (greater than 5 miles) between aid stations. Please review the course page for more details.
Runners are encouraged to strongly consider their comfort level on this type of terrain before registering.
All entrants will receive a t-shirt, entry to the pre-race pasta dinner and other yet-to-determined goodies.
See the JMTR Facebook Page for more information.
50k Ruck Race (new for 2020)
The JMTR is proud to offer the first instance of a rucking division in the 50 kilometer distance (starting shortly after the 50k runners). The required ruck weight required will be 20lbs dry not including the JMTR required race gear (jacket, water, etc). Since this is a difficult distance at altitude, completion of a rucking race of minimum distance of 15 miles is required. Exceptions to the entry requirement may be approved by sending a detailed description of your qualifications to race management. Rucking is not a trivial endeavor and should be trained for like any ultra-distance endurance event. Cut off times for the ruck division will follow closely with the 50 km and 50 mile cut off times in order to make sure the course is clear at an appropriate time.
What is rucking? Rucking, in it’s simplest form, is moving from location A to location B with your pack. The term comes from the military and the packs they move with weigh a ton. When the military rucks they do it with essential items like weapons, ammunition, etc. When we ruck we do so with weight so that we can achieve a great workout. The main idea is that you will carry heavy weight over a long distance. More information can be found at: https://alldayruckoff.com/rucking/how-to-ruck/
To register for the 50k Ruck Race, simply register for the 50k and select the option for "Rucking"
The race director reserves the right to cancel the race in the case of conditions beyond our control such as wildfire, extreme weather, forest closure or other acts of nature or unusual circumstances. The runners' safety is the top priority in the decision. After accounting for the significant amount of funds that will have already been committed, the JMTR will return a portion of the entry fee if the race is canceled. We appreciate your understanding if cancellation is necessary.
Mandatory Gear Policy
The purpose of the mandatory gear policy is to enhance the safety of runners and event staff in the event of inclement weather. History has shown that a fraction of runners are unprepared in the event of bad weather and this ultimately affects everyone. In the event of ongoing or forecasted inclement weather, the race management may require runners to leave the start and/or drop-bag-accessible aid stations with gear that will keep runners reasonably warm and dry. A waterproof rain jacket with hood, hat, and gloves are recommended. Garbage bags are not considered appropriate rain gear. Aid station staff have authority to decide if the mandatory gear requirements are met and their decision is final. Race management will make the decision what mandatory gear, if any, is required based on actual and forecasted weather conditions. The race recommends that appropriate inclement weather clothing is staged in runner’s drop bags.
Refund and Waitlist Policy
We will maintain a wait list and allow for partial refunds to runners that register but cannot participate on race day. We offer a 50% refund only before May 1, 2020 and only if your spot can be filled. After May 1, 2020 all entry fees are nonrefundable. No refunds are granted if there is no one on the wait list to take your spot. NO transfer of entry to another person and NO transfer of entry to another year are permitted. We will maintain a separate wait list for each race through the Ultra Signup site. If this refund policy bums you out, remember we are a non-profit race and all race proceeds benefit local organizations or charities.