The Course

Full Marathon


  • Starting: 10K Trailhead (9975 Ft)
  • Ending: Manzano Mesa Multi-Gen Center (5516 Ft)
  • Net Elevation Loss: 4,459 Ft
  • Time: 6:30 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 Albuquerque 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 the majority of the route downhill, with paved roads, including the historic Route 66 which boasts some of the best city views Albuquerque has to offer! Please note that the course is not all downhill. There are 2-3 uphill sections of the course, and some small rollers. We recommend training for the downhill as much as possible to temper your legs, and prepare for the decent!

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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