Sunday, Aug 2, 2009

La Luz Trail Run

Forest Road 333

Albuquerque, NM 9 Miler

This Event Took Place Sun. Aug 2, 2009

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For more details about the La Luz Trail Run, visit the Albuquerque Road Runners Club website:
General Info


Entry into the La Luz Trail Run is determined by a lottery system. There are 400 slots available. This limit is mandated by the United States Forest Service, since much of the race is run through National Forest that has been designated as a Wilderness Area.

The lottery process is open from May 1 through May 7. After the lottery has closed, will randomly draw all names and compile a list. The first 400 names selected, charged, and added into the race.

Those not selected in the first 400 will be placed on a waiting list in the same order as their names were randomly drawn. As cancellations are received from the original list of 400 entrants, persons from the waiting list (in order) will then be offered the opportunity to enter the race, if accepted, they will then be charged and added into the race. You will not be charged until you are selected AND notified by email.

The La Luz Trail Run is sponsored by Albuquerque Road Runners Club. Entry fee is $45 for ARR Club Members and $50 for Non Club Members.

Race Details

The 9-mile La Luz Trail Run was selected in 2001 as one of the “12 Most Grueling Trail Races in North America” by Trail Runner Magazine.

The course consists of 1.8 miles of paved road and 7.2 miles of dirt single track trail with a 12% grade. It starts in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains in Albuquerque and finishes at Sandia Crest at an altitude of 10,678’ – over 4,000’ of elevation climb.

Local time: 4:06 PM


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