La Luz Trail Run is a nine mile trail race that starts in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains in Albuquerque and finishes at Sandia Crest at an altitude of 10,678’. This is over 4,000’ of elevation climb.
We use a lottery system to fill the 400 allotted slots in the race. The 400 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 for two weeks on Ultrasignup.com. After the lottery has closed, Ultrasignup will randomly draw all names and compile a list. The first 400 names selected will be entered into the race, charged the registration fee, and notified of their entry.
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 an entry slot. If the slot is accepted, racer will be charged and added into the race. Racers will not be charged until selected AND notified by email.
Bib numbers/race entries are not transferable. Finish times for unauthorized runners will be discarded = disqualification.
There is no race day registration and no refund or rollover of entry fees for any reason. Please understand that ARR is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization, and only non-profit groups benefit from this race.
The La Luz Trail Run has been sponsored by the Albuquerque Road Runners Club since 1999. Thank you for your continued support of the race and a big Thank You to all the Club volunteers, Ham Radio Operators, and the Scout Troop that handles the two middle aid stations.
Former Luz Race Race Director Rodger Sack presents a donation check to Scout Troop 17 at the November 2019 membership meeting. The scouts were instrumental in the operation of the middle two aid stations of the race, including transport of umpteen loads of water up the trail, staffing the stations, and removing all trash.
View a short video of LA LUZ 50th
by K Holmes/W Wiggins
LA LUZ TRAIL
ALBUQUERQUE ROAD RUNNERS
PO BOX 20011 | ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87154
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