The Baja 1000: An unforgettable race adventure
With the Baja 1000, you can see the most beautiful scenery, visit over 500 miles of coastline, or enjoy a race that will inspire you. The Baja 1000 takes you from the high desert of the Mexican high plains to the bustling cities of Mexico and then on to beautiful Central California.
What is a Baja 1000?
The Baja 1000 is an extreme endurance race. The race combines endurance running through the high desert with a challenging downhill climb over three days to the finish line. Runners are usually required to carry their own food, water, fuel, tent, sleeping bag and other personal items. They also carry their own weight in water and choose to race in a designated race vehicle, often a Jeep Wrangler.
The Baja 1000 is a classic endurance race in which the challenge is to complete a three-stage course from the Mexican high plains to Los Angeles. There are three days of riding, climbing, and descending to complete the race.
The Baja 1000 is the only race of its kind, and has a reputation for being one of the most demanding, exciting and inspiring endurance races.
The course is not flat. From the Mexican high plains to the start of the race, your trail is a mountainous, sometimes even steep, descent which is followed by a long, flat climb. This race is usually run in the late spring, summer, or early fall. With the terrain, the climbs are long and gradual. You will be riding in the high desert and occasionally in chaparral. Some sections are completely exposed, and others are covered by the towering chaparral. The ride will involve some of the most breathtaking and unforgiving terrain in the world.
What is the Baja 1000 like to run?
The race will take you across the high desert for three days at a time. That’s a lot of miles, and with a desert race, you might get a little lost. You will arrive in Mexico on a Monday and leave on a Sunday. However, it is a race that takes your body,