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Cactus to Cloud Sky Race

October 12, 2024 @ 6:00 AM MST

Ultrasignup Link

New Mexico’s Original Sky Race

Come run the most scenic, highest and only point to point ultra trail race in the New Mexico!

quick details

Location: 409 Dog Canyon Rd, Alamogordo, NM 88310
Oliver Lee State Park


All Yeti Events are timed by ZEN ARCADE TIMING .
ZEN ARCADE provides professional chip timing for YETI TRAIL RUNNERS events from hourly races with to 200 miles insuring timing and lap accuracy with up to date advanced displays.

race course


Race Day Schedule

Race Start: 6am
Race Start Location:
409 Dog Canyon Rd, Alamogordo, NM 88310
Oliver Lee State Park
Race Finish:
The Lodge Hotel
601 Corona Pl, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
50K Cut Off: 6:59:59 pm

Race Start: 8am
Race Start Location:
3001 Visitor Center Rd, Sunspot, NM 88349
Race Finish:
The Lodge Hotel
601 Corona Pl, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
32K Cut Off: 6:59:59 pm

mandatory equipment

A Cup – This is a cupless event. A foam or collapsible camp style cup for hot liquids and a reuseable cup for other drinks is required. Thank you for your help in reducing a large percentage of race waste by bringing your own reusable cup. We were the first race on the East Coast to go cupless 12 years ago- Reuseable cups have come a long way since then and should be in every trailrunners pack.


Host Hotel

A special discount for any runner staying at The Lodge in Cloudcroft . The Lodge also serves as the finish for the event.
The Lodge
Address: 601 Corona Pl, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
Phone: (575) 682-2566

Diversity & Inclusion Policies

Criteria for AWD Entry

Criteria for AWD Entry

  • AWDs must be able to run the course
  • Tethers may be used for athletes with a visually impairment
  • Leg prosthetics may be used for amputees.
  • Crutches, braces, or poles may be used if indicated/necessary, with approval from the RD.
  • Since the course is a trail through the mountains, it is not suitable for athletes in wheelchairs (see more on this below).
  • AWDs must be able to finish within the 30 hour cutoff.

Diversity & Inclusion Policy

Inclusion Matters

O ne of the things we strive for is to create inclusion and equality in the running community. As much as we want to say that all you need to run is a pair of shoes, we know the reality is much more complex. To create intentional space for people, the Yetis want to make it clear that our races are for everyone.

Entrance Policy for Transgender Athletes

We will accept each entrant’s declared gender at face value, and no additional supporting evidence is required. Athletes may register as the gender they identify with.

Entrance Policy for Non-Binary Athletes

People whose gender is not male or female; including but not limited to: genderqueer, agender, bigender. We want to acknowledge, respect, and provide opportunity in the registration process to express their desired pronouns. Please email after registration and we will amend our records as Ultrasignup does not currently have that option.

Refund Policy

Shi!* Happens

A s a runner it’s inevitable that you’re going to register for a race that at some point later on you’re unfortunately not going to be able to start for one reason or another. It happens to all of us, especially as race registrations need to open months in advance of the races themselves, and life happens during those interim months: Injuries, work, family emergencies, etc.

We assure you we get it; we really do. And we strive to be as understanding and cooperative as we practically and financially can. But just because the race hasn’t happened yet doesn’t mean we haven’t already incurred significant expenses related to that race. We pay taxes on the income from the entry fees; we pay for permits, insurance, and supplies (including race shirts, buckles and other awards) For all of these reasons and more we cannot offer refunds, deferrals or transfers.