Narrow Gauge 10 Mile

Date: 5/25/2014
Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Santa Rita Park

First run in 1978, the Narrow Gauge 10 Mile Run is among Colorado’s oldest Memorial Day traditions. The event features both a ten mile and a four mile road race showcasing the Fort Lewis College rim, the Animas River Trail and some of the best views in Durango! Finish line festivities include food, drink, music, awards and a raffle by the beautiful Animas River at Santa Rita Park.

Proceeds benefit the Marc Witkes Memorial ScholarshipFLC Cross Country, and the Durango Running Club. Jump on-board and come run the Narrow Gauge!


Register Now

  • Register online at or in-person at Brown’s Sport Shoe.
  • Entry Fees:
    • 10 Mile: $35 until March 31, $40 until April 30, $45 after May 1
    • 4 Mile: $25 until March 31, $30 until April 30, $35 after May 1
  • T-shirt size preference is only guaranteed for runners who register by May 1, so don’t delay!

Course Info

Course Maps

Narrow Gauge 10 Mile Course Map

10 Mile Course Map

Narrow Gauge 4 Mile Course Map

4 Mile Course Map

Course Support

  • Aid stations are located every 2 miles along both courses. Refer to course maps for aid station locations.
  • Aid stations and finish line will be stocked with water, Tailwind Nutrition sports drink and basic first-aid supplies.

Runner Info

Packet Pickup

  • Sat, May 25, 3:00pm-6:00pm at Brown’s Sport Shoe
  • Sun, May 26, 6:30am-7:30am at Santa Rita Park
  • Please pick up packets at Brown’s on Saturday (if possible) to minimize race day congestion.


  • Parking is available at Santa Rita Park, but spaces are limited. Please carpool if possible and respect our volunteer parking marshals.
  • Access to and from Santa Rita Park will be temporarily closed at 7:45am for the start of the race. Please plan accordingly!

Start Times

  • 10 Mile: Begins at 8:00am
  • 4 Mile: Begins at 8:15am
  • A quick runner briefing will take place fifteen minutes before the start of each race.
  • Please show up early! Being rushed is no fun for you or the volunteers.
  • Colorado’s weather is unpredictable, especially in May. Please dress appropriately!


  • All participants will receive an awesome Narrow Gauge 10 Mile short-sleeve running shirt.
  • All finishers will receive a special Narrow Gauge 10 Mile Finisher award.
  • Top 3 overall male and female (for the 10 Mile only) will receive a cash prize:
    • $100 for 1st, $50 for 2nd, $25 for 3rd

Post-Race Party

  • All runners, spectators and volunteers are invited to attend the post-race party at Santa Rita Park:
    • Burritos from Raider Ridge Cafe
    • Beer from Ska Brewing
    • Fruit, baked goods, mimosas, orange juice and other refreshments
    • Music and entertainment
    • Awards and raffle prizes (will begin at approximately 11:00am)