The Course

Full Marathon


  • Starting: 10K Trailhead (9975 Ft)
  • Ending: Manzano Mesa Multi-Gen Center (5516 Ft)
  • Net Elevation Loss: 4,459 Ft
  • Time: 7:00 AM

Half Marathon


  • Starting: Snowline Rd & HWY 14 (6939 Ft)
  • Ending: Manzano Mesa Multi-Gen Center (5516 Ft)
  • Net Elevation Loss: 1423 Ft
  • Time: 7:00 AM

Course Map


The Sandia Crest Marathon follows a fast-paced course that takes you along the beautiful, winding paths down the Sandia Mountains and deep into the canyons of the Cibola National Forest. Runners will follow more than 25 miles of downhill paved roads, including the historic Route 66 which boasts some of the best city views Albuquerque has to offer!

Total distance: 26.37 mi
Max elevation: 9990 ft
Min elevation: 5495 ft
Total climbing: 1063 ft
Total descent: -5554 ft

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