The race will start along the Bear Creek Trail, which is on the western side of the City of La Quinta, in the Cove area. The location doesn’t have an address, but it starts near the intersection of Montezuma and Chillon. There is plenty of free parking. Or, if you ride a bike, you’ll get $5 off the race day registration price of $30.
If you are a planner, you can register in advance on Active.com (click the link, it will take you to the registration page), for $25. Race directors love planners so they know how many runners and walkers to expect. You can also click the button on the side bar.
The trails around the La Quinta cove are where I run several times a week, usually with my dog, Penny. I love running there. It is so beautiful and open. I’m so grateful that I have only to run about a half mile to reach the trail, and once there can run from three to 10 miles in peace. The whole area is surrounded by hills and mountains, and at certain points you can see all the way to the Salton Sea.
Full Disclosure: Alan (my hubby) is the race director for this event. Special thanks to the City of La Quinta for making the area available and to the City staff, all of whom have been helpful and excited about having a new race in the desert.