Increasing scientific
literacy by fostering an
understanding of the
Chihuahuan Desert
Asombro Institute for Science Education


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  Desert Dash Trail Race

Half marathon, 10K, 5K, and
Children's 1-Mile Trail Race
November 8, 2014
Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park
56501 N. Jornada Road
Las Cruces, NM 88012

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Enjoy expansive views of the desert, including three rugged mountain ranges, as you run or walk the beautiful 5K, 10K, or half marathon trail courses. Bring your little ones to compete in the Children's 1-mile trail race (guardian should accompany child). All levels welcome.
Desert Dash is a benefit for the non-profit Asombro Institute for Science Education. All proceeds will be used for our education programs. Our mission is to improve scientific literacy by fostering an understanding of the Chihuahuan Desert. We reach more than 19,000 K-12 students every year through inquiry-based classroom programs and field trips.
Awards given to the overall male and female winners in the half marathon, 5K, and 10K races. Male and female age group awards will be given in all events. Finisher medals will be provided to all children in the 1-mile race.
Half marathon, 10K, and 5K trails are not stroller accessible. No pets please.

Race Start Times:
Half Marathon: 8:30 AM
10K: 8:45 AM
5K: 9:00 AM
Children's 1-mile*: 9:15 AM

*Guardian should accompany child during 1-mile Children’s race.

Parking available adjacent to assembly area is limited; allow time to make your way to the starting line.

Course Maps:
Half Marathon

Pre-race Packet Pickup:
November 7, 2014
12:00 - 7:00 PM
Asombro Institute for Science Education
401 E. College
Las Cruces, NM 88003

Pre-race packet pickup will be held at the Asombro Institute for Science Education office, located just southwest of the Las Cruces Convention Center. Directions from E. Union Ave: turn west on E. College; turn in to the first gravel parking lot on the north side of E. College; the Asombro office is in the yellow corrugated metal building on the northwest end of the parking lot.

Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup:
November 8, 2014
7:30 AM
Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park

Race day registration and packet pickup will close 15 minutes prior to the starting time for each event.


Registration online or by mail

Registration fees**:
Early Registration through October 31, 2014
Children’s 1-mile: $15
5K and 10K: $25
Half Marathon: $35

November 1-6, 2014
Children’s 1-mile: $20
5K and 10K: $30
Half Marathon: $40

Race Day Registration
Children’s 1-mile: $25
5K and 10K: $35
Half Marathon: $45

Registration fees are non-refundable.

**Registration fee includes:
Event entry
1-year membership to the Asombro Institute for Science Education
Race t-shirt designed by Herman Campos***
Post-race refreshments

***T-shirts guaranteed to everyone registered by October 27, 2014.



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