The course profile of the proposed of the Wildland 52! There’s approx. 8 miles before the main loop that are up for debate, as it is partially on private property (lawyers are reviewing it). Initially, this course shown below was the add on to the original 52k course, in efforts to make it 52 miles. But, after extensive exploring and many course adjustments I’m in LOVE with this section of the race and it’s now the core of the 52k!
Why? It’s a gorgeous slog. It’s Type 2 Fun at it’s finest. Steep ups and downs (no weak ankles or fragile tailbones, please), super technical terrain requiring quick-on-your-toes footing that gives way to wide grassy meadows that will make you want to whirl and sing your way through them. Not to mention the best views in the Jemez, and SO MANY unexpected historical surprises that tie this course to wildland fires and the wildland firefighting community. This IS Wildland!!!
*This elevation profile is for the proposed course. The map is not being provided due to a two-mile segment on private property; we are awaiting approval from the land-owners and their lawyers. If the deny our proposal, there is an alternate route planned that will provide a similar profile, but start with a descent and then a climb.
Thank you for your patience!