The Whole Enchilada

The Whole Enchilada will transition to a dispersed race model due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see below for updated race details.

Todas las millas. Every mile of trail. This is The Whole Enchilada. A MTB race served with sweat, mud, and a side of glory. The 2021 mileage is slated to come in around 45-50 miles. The Half Enchilada will be half the mileage but still requires all the effort.

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, March 27, 2021
  • Distance:
    • 46-52 Miles – The Whole Enchilada
      • With ongoing trail expansions, total mileage will be determined closer to race day 
    • 25-30 Miles – The Half Enchilada
      • With ongoing trail expansions, total mileage will be determined closer to race day 
  • Time:
    • 8:30-3:00pm
    • Racers may enter the course at any time during this time window and must finish by 3:00pm
    • Racers will be chip timed and must begin at the designated Start/Finish line on the course map below.
  • Start/Finish Location: Ridge Pavilion
  • Due to COVID-19 this race will have limited aid stations.  Racers are encouraged to bring enough hydration and fuel for pre-race, race and post-race. Water fountains will be available at the Ridge Pavilion.


  • Pre-registration – Last day to pre-register is March 25, 2021
    • $50 – The Whole Enchilada
    • $40 – The Half Enchilada
    • DeFeet socks are included with registration while supplies last
  • A Recover Brands Hoody is available as an optional add-on for $35 during registration (available for order through March 17, 2021)
  • A helmet is required at all times.
  • Bike and helmet to be provided by racer.


Wednesday, March 24 – Friday, March26

  • Packet pick-up – Outfitters
    • Please check Hours of Operation for Outfitters operating schedule on the day of your pick-up.
  • Early packet pick-up is required to promote social distancing.  Typical parking fees apply.

Saturday, March 27

  • 8:30am – Whole Enchilada race timing begins at the Ridge Pavilion
    • Riders may start their race at any time within this window.
  • 3:00pm – Course closes (racers may finish the course; however, official times may not be recorded).



Results will be made available online by 6:00 PM on Monday, March 29th. Awards will be available for future pick-up inside the Outfitters store.

The top overall Male and Female winner of The Whole Enchilada and The Half Enchilada will each receive a custom award. Awards will be given to top 3 Male and Female finishers in the following categories:

Junior (-17), Open (-39), Masters (40+)

Race Director reserves the right to combine divisions as required in event of low registration.







Additional Event Info:

  • Volunteers 
  • Waiver Policy 
    • May be printed and brought to packet pick-up or completed on site.  
    • The waiver is not included in the online registration form.  
  • Refund and Transfer Policy 
    • Race Registration is non-refundable 
    • A 100% registration transfer must be requested 2 months (or more) in advance of race day via 
    • A 50% registration transfer must be requested 1 month (or more) in advance of race day via 
    • Registration transfers are only applicable to the same race the following year 
  • Forgotten Add-On Gear/Participant items 
    • All purchased add-on gear must be collected during packet pick-up 
    • Items will not be shipped 
    • If items are unable to be picked up during packet pick-up, you must arrange pick-up with and collect from Outfitters within one week from event date 
    • The race director will not email you to arrange your pick-up 
    • All unclaimed items will be donated 
    • Typical parking fees apply 
  • Forgotten Awards 
    • Applies to participant shirts, finisher’s awards and age group/overall awards.  
    • Participants not present for awards may collect their award from Outfitters within two months of the race date 
    • Items will not be shipped 
    • All unclaimed items will be donated 
    • Participants must email to arrange award pick-up 
    • Typical parking fees apply 
  • Trail Marking 
    • Designated race course will be denoted by colored arrows. 
    • Color associated with specific route will be communicated during prerace announcements.  
    • Whenever possible, mile markers will be present along the course. 
    • Whitewater Race Series events take place on multiple surfaces, including natural surface trails over uneven terrain. As such, race distances and mile markers are approximate. 
    • Your personal mileage may vary. It is our goal to ensure that you travel at no less than the posted mileage for a given race.  
  • Trail Safety  
    • Trails will be open to other runners, hikers and bikers 
    • Headphones, iPods, MP3 players, etc are strongly discouraged 
    • Remain attentive and courteous at all times 
    • Communicate when passing other trail users 
    • No pets allowed on the course 
    • No E-bikes or any form of powered transportation will be allowed in any Whitewater Race Series events 
    • During events taking place after sunset, all participants are required to carry/wear a light source.  
  • Race Bibs 
    • Race bib must be visible and worn on the front of shirt to receive an accurate time 
  • Pacers 
    • Unless otherwise stated in the event specific race document, pacers are not allowed in Whitewater Race Series events 
    • When pacers are allowed, pacers must check in/register with the Race Director and complete an assumption of risk agreement 
  • Aid Stations 
    • See Course Map for aid station locations 
    • Unless otherwise indicated, aid stations will consist of water only 
    • Plan accordingly if you think you may require additional hydration or nutrition during the race 
  • Weather Policy 
    • Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine. The Whitewater Center reserves the right to alter/reschedule/cancel any Whitewater Race Series event.
    • Any changes or cancellations will be communicated via email by the Race Director.
  • Parking Policy 
    • All guests are required to pay a $6 parking fee at the Whitewater Center unless guest has an annual parking pass. Annual parking passes are available through the Whitewater Center for $50 
  • Emergency Policy 
    • The Whitewater Center does not conduct trail rescues in the event of an emergency. Participants must call 911 if emergency vehicles and operations are needed. There are emergency location markers to communicate where emergency personnel can find you 


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