Sunday, August 7, 2016 -- 51st Anniversary!
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 during the first week of May. After the lottery has closed, ultrasignup.com will randomly draw all names and compile a list. The first 400 names selected will be entered into the race; these 400 individuals will be notified and will then pay the registration fee.
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. You will not be charged until you are selected AND notified by email.
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.
Local time: 2:25 AM
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.