race info:

Vermejo is excited to announce the Second Annual Charcoal Burner Gravel Ride and Run, set for May 18th, 2024. Join us for an incredible experience at Vermejo Park Ranch, an expansive 558,000-acre property in the Southern Rockies, featuring closed private roads amidst the captivating wildlife.

For gravel bike enthusiasts, choose from our unique routes covering a variety of distances, or customize your ride to fit your preferred challenge. Runners can take on the half marathon, a 13.1-mile course through the scenic beauty of Vermejo Park Ranch.

The courses feature two-track ranch roads, rural dirt roads, and well-maintained gravel roads. Aid stations strategically placed along the routes will ensure your needs are met, with support provided for both the gravel ride and the half marathon.

Embark on this extraordinary journey, starting and ending at the only remaining historic charcoal ovens in New Mexico. Embrace the burn, and we look forward to welcoming you in May for a day of exhilarating races against the stunning backdrop of Vermejo Park Ranch.



long - 99 miles

medium - 66 miles

short - 41 miles

Run: - 13.1 Mile


Video Credit: Syd and Macky. https://www.sydandmacky.com/


I'm not a racer, can I still ride? Absolutely! This is a 'Gravel Event", open to all rider types, casual riders to seasoned gravel pros. Ride as you see fit!

Is there a cutoff? We have a 6pm cutoff for all riders.

Will there be a preride? Yes will will have a scheduled preride (date to be announced) open to all registered guests. You will also have the option to preride the day before the event.

If I don't participate in the scheduled preride, can we preride before the event weekend? No, Vermejo is on private property and only opened to Vermejo Resort Guests.

Can I register day onsite? Yes

Can we rv/tent/van/car camp? Yes, you must reserve online. There are no hookup, but portable bathrooms will be provided. No generators allow past quite time (10pm-6:30am).

Can I change my distance after I register? You can change your distance any time before the race. Once the race start, you may not change. If moving to a longer distance, you will need to pay the difference in price.

Will there be support/feed zones? Yes, we will have multiple rest area. You will have the option for a drop bag.

Raton Motor Pass Inn

On-site Primitive Camping - Register online to reserve SOLD OUT


Payout / podium

Long : - RideWithGPS

Payout top 5 overall men/women (combined min $3000) 1st $500 | 2nd $400 | 3rd $300 | 4th $200 | 5th $100

Podiums: Under 40 | Over 40

Medium: - RideWithGPS

Podiums: Under 40 | Over 40

Short: - RideWithGPS

Podiums: Under 40 | Over 40

Run: - RideWithGPS

Podiums: Under 40 | Over 40