Sunday, May 4, 2014

2014 JMTR Cupless Again

The 2014 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. The JMTR races will again be cupless this year! 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!


Thursday, March 20, 2014

2014 JMTR Finisher's Pottery

The Toya family of the nearby Jemez Pueblo have been hard at work creating the handmade 2014 JMTR finisher's pottery for runners finishing the JMTR 50 mile or 50k race. Here's a sneak peak at this year's design. We're digging the white lettering.


Saturday, February 1, 2014

2014 JMTR Races Registration is Open

Registration for all three JMTR races is now open on UltraSignup.com. The half marathon typically fills up quickly so register now!

And the JMTR 2014 half marathon is proud to again be a part of the Trail Runner magazine Trophy Series!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

The 2013 JMTR Races Were a Huge Success!

A huge thank you to all the runners and volunteers that came out for the 2013 JMTR races! It was a toasty day out there but that didn't stop 93 runners from completing the 50 mile race, 195 runners from completing the 50k race and 229 runners from completing the half marathon race. Full results are now posted at UltraSignup.com.

Also, local photographer Jim Stein was out on the 50M/50k course and got some great photos. Jim is donating all proceeds from his photo sales to our organization. See you all again next year!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Packet Pickups Sessions

For Los Alamos residents or those already in town there is an early packet pickup session this evening at the Crossroads Bible Church from 4:30pm to 6pm. Avoid the crowds tomorrow and get your awesome race shirt sooner than most everyone else!

Also, for runners attending the pre-race dinner Friday evening, remember we encourage you to bring your own plate, cup and utensils to save space in the local landfill. We will, of course, have paper/plastic plates and utensils for those that can't bring their own. See the JMTR "Entry" webpage for packet pickup details.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

2013 JMTR Runners Manual Posted

Hello 2013 runners! Just over two weeks before this year's races are underway. We just posted the 2013 JMTR Runners Manual, a comprehensive resource for the JMTR. Take a look and if you have any questions, let us know by commenting here or posting in the JMTR Facebook group.


Saturday, May 4, 2013

2013 JMTR Packet Pickup Schedule

We've posted the 2013 JMTR packet pickup schedule on the Entry page of the JMTR website. As in years past, we'll have an early packet pickup on Thursday before the race for those that live in Los Alamos or are here early. If you can make the Thursday packet pickup, please do...it helps us out on Friday evening and Saturday morning. Thanks!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The 2013 JMTR Finishers Pottery for the 50k and 50m Races

The 2013 JMTR Finishers Pottery for finishers of the 50k and 50m races is done and it looks awesome! The Toya family of Jemez Pueblo, NM handmade hundreds of the pots for this year's race. Come run hard and finish to earn one of these fantastic pieces. Each pot is handcrafted by the Toya family of the Jemez Pueblo in Northern New Mexico and therefore no two are exactly the same. The process in crafting the pottery is extensive:

First the clay is is dug by hand, 5 gallons at a time. All sticks, rocks and impurities are removed via sifting through a large wire mesh then through smaller wire mesh until it is pure.

Volcanic ash is dug by hand and mixed 1 gallon to the 5 gallons of clay. The ash must also be cleaned of sticks, rocks and impurities. The ash is worked through a very fine silk cloth until it resembles talcum powder.

The clay and ash are mixed together with water to form a workable material. The clay is rolled by hand into long strands. The strands are coiled to form the pot and then the coil pot is smoothed by hand.

The red and white paint on the pot is made from boiling rocks the Toyas have gathered. The black paint is made from boiling wild spinach they have harvested. After the spinach has been boiled it is then buried along with native prayer. Per tradition, the rocks and spinach are boiled only in rain water that is collected and stored in jars until it is used for the boiling.


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Volunteer Tree Planting Opportunities in the Santa Fe National Forest

If you're looking to do some volunteer work in advance of the JMTR on a project that ultimately supports a portion of the JMTR 50m/50k courses, the Santa Fe National Forest is seeking volunteers for April 12 and 19th (the Saturday sessions are full) to plant trees in an area severely burned by the 2011 Las Conchas fire.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

JMTR and HydraPouch

The JMTR races will again be cupless this year! 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 on the image and get shopping!

JMTR Half Marathon Registration Now Open

Registration for the JMTR half marathon opened on February 1st, 2013. The half marathon typically fills faster than the other JMTR races so get signed up now! Registration for the 50k and 50 mile races is, of course, still open too.

Friday, November 30, 2012

JMTR 2013 50 mile and 50k Registration Opens December 1st

Get those fingers warmed up and on your keyboard. JMTR 2013 50 mile & 50k registration opens tomorrow on ultrasignup.com. The JMTR 2013 half marathon registration opens on February 1st, 2013.