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The 9-mile La Luz Trail Run was selected in 2001 as one 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 gain.
To be an Official Finisher, runners must complete the course in 5 hours or less. Cut-off time is 12:00 noon. Only Official Finishers receive a race time and Finisher's T-shirt.
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. For more details about the La Luz Trail Run, please visit the Albuquerque Road Runners website.