Horses Wild Joker Run & Duathlon

Join us for this new Rocky Road Adventures event, the 2nd Annual Horses Wild Joker Run & Duathlon.  The event is a run or a reverse duathlon on the newly developed mountain bike trails at Barnes Canyon just a few miles outside of Caliente, Nv, held September 18th, 2021. 

   The duathlon will be a 3 lap duathlon style race but in reverse, 45k, MTB/Run/MTB

and a 2 lap duathlon race, 30k, MTB/Run.

The run will be a 2 laps, 28k.  Each lap will be approximately 1,100+ elevation gain, challenging, and scenic.  Very isolated from the world except you might get the chance to see the Union Pacific train track on by 🙂 


Barnes Canyon Trailhead – 6 miles out of Caliente, Nv

Saturday, September 18th, 2021 – 8am Start


45k Trail Duathlon Reserve Style – Lap 1 MTB 16k, Lap 2 Run 14k, Lap 3 MTB 16k
30k Trail Duathlon – Lap 1 MTB 16k, Lap 2 Run 14k
28k Trail Run – Run 14k each lap
Enter as Solo (individual) or a Team Relay (2 person teams only).

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Standard Registration

  • 45k Trail Duathlon Solo $80
  • 45k Trail Duathlon Relay (2 person teams only) $55 – per entrant
  • 30k Trail Duathlon or 28k Run Solo $70
  • 30k Trail Duathlon or 28k Run Relay $45 – per entrant (2 person team)*

*Team members will sign up individually but must enter the same team name during registration.

    • Online registration closes 9/24/20 at midnight
    • Race Day registration 5:30-7am, $70 Solo, Relay $45 per entrant**

Register by Sept 1st to guarantee a custom race hat!

**Race Day registration will be available one hour prior to race start only, entry will increase by $5 and no guarantee of race event hat.

REFUNDS: There will be no refunds for this race.

TRANSFERS: Please see Race Guideline Below for Race Transfers.

∴Strollers will not be allowed on the course during the time the event is taking place.  Dogs:  If dogs are present in parking lot, they must be on a leash at all times and Rocky Road Adventures will not be liable to for any mishaps regarding any dogs present at this event.

For Updates On Event and If In Need for a Teammate for the Relay, Follow on Facebook and Instagram! 

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The 30k duathlon will be mountain bike the first lap, 10.1 miles (16k), then run the second lap, 8.75 miles (14k).  Participants can enter the 30k Trail Duathlon as an individual, compete in it solo, or with a teammate, relay. Maximum number of participants for each team is 2.  *Sign up individually but must fill in the same team name!

For the 28k Trail Run, the running course is again slightly different then the bike course and will also be 2 laps, each lap approximately 8.75 miles (14k x 2 = 28k). 

As pictured in the course image; the blue is running and biking course, the red is biking course only, and the green is the running course only.  

Picture of Course Map

Links to Viewing Course Below ↓


BIKE COURSE – View Details Here

RUN COURSE – View Details Here


There could possibly be 2 or 3 small Aid Stations, due to the lack of road accessibility on this course, aid stations might be small but will have some first aid, some snacks, and little bit of water.

Participants are encouraged and recommended to bring their own water and food while on course.

At each Aid Station, participants coming in and leaving will be required to check in with aid station volunteer. Must check in, please be sure to do so. All Bibs must be visible.


Each participant will receive: 

  • A Custom Race Swag
  • RRA Race Themed Sticker
  • A Custom Race Event Finishers Medal
  • Food and Drinks before, throughout, and after race.
  •  Awards to the Top Overall Finishers in each category
    • 45k Trail Duathlon Solo 
    • 45k Trail Duathlon Relay
    • 30k Trail Duathlon Solo
    • 30k Trail Duathlon Relay
    • 28k Trail Run Solo
    • 28k Trail run Relay.
      • *Will place more 2nd and 3rd if 10+ in each category
  • Bib Number placed in Raffle Can for a chance at some Raffle Prizes.
  • Other Awards include; 
    • Furthest Traveled, Oldest Participant, Youngest Participant, Hard Luck Award, & Funnest Participant
    • *Poker Run – A Chance To Win A Custom Prize

*The course will have designated spots to collect poker chips for your Poker Game enjoyment.  Collect 5 different colored poker chips allow each course (bike and runners course) and each lap for your hand at winning the Poker Run challenge, no additional fee, just something fun added to the event. An example would be, if you compete as a solo, then you collect 5 poker chips for lap 1 for poker hand #1, then collect 5 again for hand #2. Two chances at winning!  If competing as a relay, each teammate will collect their own poker chips for their own poker hand.

Custom Race Event Playing Cards!  Also, for purchase during registration, $20 a deck.


Horses Wild Joker Run Duathlon Race Guide



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