_LA LUZ TRAIL RUN
CLOTHING BAGS If you would like to leave any clothing at the Start Line, please place it in the plastic bag that you received at race packet pickup. This bag will have your race number written on it. Please leave the bag, with any items that you would like at the Finish Line, with the Start Line Officials. They will transport the bags to the top and you can retrieve them after you finish the race.
T-SHIRT DISTRIBUTION T-shirts will only be distributed at the Finish Line to Official Finishers. Your race number will be required to pick-up your Finisher's T-shirt. You must complete the race in 5 hours or less to be an Official Finisher.
DRIVING TO THE FINISH AREA
This is a point-to-point race. To drive from the Start Line to the Finish Line, proceed south on Tramway Road until you get to Interstate 40, get on I-40 eastbound and proceed through Tijeras Canyon, exit at Highway 14 and follow the signs to northbound 14, stay on 14 through the small mountain community of Cedar Crest until you see the turn-off to the Sandia Crest (you will be turning left - there is a left turn bay), and continue on this scenic mountain road for 17 miles until you reach the parking lot at the top (you will be adjacent to a fenced area containing numerous communication towers). Park in the lot (a $3.00 per car Forest Service visitor fee will be assessed - see instructions in the lot) and proceed to the upper Trailhead located just to the south of the Visitor Center at the very crest of the Sandia Mountains (elevation 10,678 feet). The drive to the top from the Start Line could take 50 minutes to an hour to traverse. Parking at the top is limited, so car pooling would be appreciated.
RETURNING TO THE START AREA
You have several options to get back to the Start Area:
ONE FINAL NOTE
The Albuquerque Road Runners Club has sponsored the La Luz Trail Run since the 1999 version of the race. It is our goal to improve the run each year. This is one of the few organized races in the United States that is permitted in a Wilderness Area. There is legislation allowing the race to proceed, BUT WITH A CAP OF 400 RUNNERS.
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