The Franklin Mountains Trail Run is a rugged, unforgiving mountain race located in the Southern tip of the rocky mountains in El Paso, Texas. The city is a wonderful blend of culture, history, and amazing mountains. All of the races will be located in the Franklin Mountains State Park (Tom Mays Unit off of Transmountain Road).

You will go from the Desert floor to the top of the North Franklin Peak and circumnavigate the mountain back to the finish line. See the sun rise as you climb to the top of the North Franklin Peak. On top you will be able to see mountains from Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, and across the Mexico Border.

The Franklins are the largest sustained mountain range in Texas, with the summit of North Franklin Peak rising to an elevation of 7,192 feet, approximately 3,000 feet above the city below. On the eastern flank of North Franklin Mountain lie the remnants of our nation’s only tin mining, milling, and smelting operation, which was active from 1910 through 1915.

Upcoming Races

Jan 21 2023
55 KM
7,560 7,548 ft.
Mixture Course
9 Aid Stations
16:00 Cutoff
5 Elevation Rating
Mountainous, >12,500 feet in 50 miles
5 Surface Rating
Very rough trail
Jan 21 2023
50 Miles
12,010 11,864 ft.
Mixture Course
12 Aid Stations
20:00 Cutoff
5 Elevation Rating
Mountainous, >12,500 feet in 50 miles
5 Surface Rating
Very rough trail

Additional Distances

This event also has the following non ultra distances

10 KM 30 KM 13.1 Miles 5 KM

Results

Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
03/26/22 25 7:16:00 8:36:00
11/13/21 126 6:54:41 8:41:31
11/14/20 Race Cancelled
11/09/19 164 5:49:32 6:35:46
11/10/18 182 5:45:18 6:12:23
11/11/17 162 5:05:39 7:27:57
09/10/16 177 4:34:07 6:54:01
11/14/15 156 4:57:45 5:53:50
Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
11/13/21 35 13:55:02 14:23:24
11/14/20 Race Cancelled
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