Race Event Management - Chip Timing - Run Club
29 Challenge

Enjoy a weekend of running, biking and live music at the

29 CHALLENGE! Run on Saturday, Bike on Sunday, or join the ULTIMATE 29 and do both! This flat and fast 18 mile course is packed with amazing views of the Mojave Desert, spectacular mountain ranges, and Joshua Tree National Park. There will also be 10K and 5K running distances on Saturday! PLUS enjoy food and live music Saturday night with
Arms of America U2 Tribute Band from Las Vegas! 

Join our cause to help end hunger in America. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the local Food Pantry and Outreach.



Saturday, November 18 & 19, 2017
Community Service Bldg.
74325 Joe Davis Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA

Start Times

Saturday Running Events

29K - 7:00 am
10K - 7:30 am
5K - 8:00 am

Sunday Biking Event

29K - 8:00 am

Entry Fees

29K -$55.00 now through June 30, 2017
        $65.00 July 1 - November 18, 2017

10K - $45.00 now through June 30, 2017
         $55.00 July 1 - November 18, 2017

5K - $35.00 now through June 30, 2017
       $45.00 July 1 - November 18, 2017

Ultimate 29 - $100.00 now through June 30, 2017
                     $120.00 July 1 - November 18, 2017

Military 10% discount (online only) Must show proof of Military ID at check in. Use promo code MILITARY. Thank you for your service!


All entries are non refundable. For transfers, please contact the run director at

If transferring to a lesser distance, the difference in the entry fee will not be refunded. If transferring to a greater distance, you will be required to pay the difference in the entry fee.

Entry Fee Includes:
Participants load up on carbs at the Pasta Dinner Friday night at packet pickup. You will also receive a Gildan Dry Blend event t-shirt and die cast finishers medal. PLUS replenish your body at the post race meal. Participants also receive free entry to our live music concert featuring
 Arms of America U2 Tribute Band from Las Vegas.  

 Packet Pickup

Friday, November 17, 2017 6:00-8:00 pm
  Packet Pickup and Pasta Dinner
located at the beautiful, historic 
Oasis Community Church
6631 Utah Trail,
Twentynine Palms, CA

Saturday, November 18, 2017 5:30-6:30 am
Sunday, November 19, 2017 6:30-7:30 am
Packet Pickup/Race day registrations
Community Service Bldg
74325 Joe Davis Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA
**Must be registered 30 minutes prior to start time to participate.

Course Policy

This event is sanctioned by USA Track and Field (USATF) and USA Cycling. Dogs, bikes, rollerblades, wagons, strollers, etc, are NOT allowed on the courses. All courses are open to normal traffic, which is very light. Please be mindful of the course monitors, they are there for your safety.

Timing Bibs

Complete Timing uses RFID chip timing. The timing chip is adhered to the back of your assigned bib. Do not bend, crumple, or attempt to remove the chip. This will cause damage and you will not receive a finish time. Your bib should be worn in the center of the front of your shirt. If your bib is not visible at the finish line, you will not receive a finish time. Do NOT exchange bib numbers with anyone. Your personal information is assigned to your number in the timing system. Any changes MUST be reported 30 minutes prior to start time race day. 
: NO Bandits!! You must have your bib visible at the finish line to receive your finisher's medal. No bib, no medal.


USATF recommends against using headphones while running. If you decide to wear headphones, be sure you can hear traffic, other runners, and course monitors for your safety and the safety of others.

Time Limit

There is a 5 hour time limit for the 29K run, which is a
 16:40 minute/mile pace. 

Water/Aid Stations & Portable Restrooms

Water, first aid, and restrooms will be available approximately every 2 miles along the course. 
View course map

Special Considerations

If you are fortunate enough to encounter some of our local wildlife while out on the course there are a few things to remember. 
The desert tortoise is protected. Please do not disturb them.
Coyotes are very common. If you see one in the distance, just make loud noises and it will scurry away.

Explore the Desert


Twentynine Palms is home to the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, the military's largest training base. The city is rooted with a deep military history dating back to its foundation.

Joshua Tree National Park

Enjoy the beauty of the desert and the incredible views by hiking the many trails of Joshua Tree National Park.
Over 2.5 million visitors enjoyed the park last year, exploring, hiking, rock climbing, and camping. For more information visit their website.

Amboy Crater

Amboy Crater is an extinct volcano over 6000 years old. Located just a short 45 minute drive from Twentynine Palms.

 Explore the lave field or hike inside the crater for a unique hiking experience.


Twentynine Palms has a great selection of restaurants. Mexican, Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Pizza, BBQ, and many fast food chains. Explore and try something new!


There are many choices to meet your lodging needs. Choose from national chains or quaint locally owned facilities.

Other Activities

With golf, bowling, gambling, drive-in theater, museums, and beautiful parks Twentynine Palms offers a unique experience.

For additional information on things to do in the area, check the
  city website or the chamber of commerce.

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