This year, we used a lottery system to fill the allotted slots in the race – the limit is mandated by the United States Forest Service (since much of the race is run through a US Forest Service area that has been designated as a Wilderness Area). We have started a waitlist that will allow people to get in line if spots open up. You will not be charged unless you are selected AND confirm via an email we send you.
The La Luz Trail Run is a 9 mile trail run that starts near the intersection of Tramway Road and Forest Service road 333, the road to the Juan Tabo Picnic Grounds, in the far northeast heights of Albuquerque, NM. The race consists of 1.8 miles of paved road and 7.2 miles of dirt single track trail with a 12% grade. The race finishes at the Sandia Crest (10,678 feet) near the gift shop located by the radio and TV towers on the crest. There is a strict 400 runner limit imposed on the race by the U.S. Forest Service. In fall issue of 2001 Trail Runner Magazine, La Luz was selected as one of the "12 Most Grueling Trail Races in North America".