There are a number of MUERTO challenges that one can attempt, pick your challenge and away you go. Every year or so a new challenge will be added to the list. Below are the general guidelines for each challenge but make sure to look closely at each challenge because each will have it its own unique rules.


  1. This challenge is meant to be an adventure, it is not a race.
  2. You must declare your ride or run at least two days prior to your attempt via an online form on the Operacion Muerto site
  3. You will need to agree to and accept the waiver stating that you are doing this under your own volition and that you understand the risks
  4. You can ride/run solo or as a group
  5. This is a self supported venture, no calling for help (“can you bring me a chain, I am at…”), you must get there under your own power and by your own devices. You can accept help from fellow cyclists and runners. You can purchase items along the way if you need them but you cannot phone family and friends to bring you things during the ride. You can cache water and other supplies along your route ahead of time (mostly applicable to the runners) but this must me done by you
  6. Respect the land and wildlife, pack out your garbage, and boil or treat water before drinking.
  7. This is to be a continuous ride/run and must be made in one attempt. There is no time limit but you cannot leave the course and continue it on another day
  8. You can only use gravel roads unless otherwise stated by the individual challenge
  9. You can use paved roads within 1.6 kms of entering and leaving any town you travel through, and within the town of course unless otherwise stated.
  10. You can use paved roads leading to a bridge (which can also be paved) but you must enter the paved road just before the bridge and exit immediately after
  11. You must document your ride or run and provide pictures and an essay of your adventure. This will be recorded on the Operacion Muerto site – this is after all also a talking organization. Your ride attempt will not count if you do not submit a minimum of 15 pictures and 200 words describing the entire ride or one part of the ride.