This hilly course is challenging and fun! Beginners - make sure you are training on hills if you want to feel good at the end of this race.
Besides the race there are fun things for participants, spectators and kids to do too!
Kids race of 12 mile run + 2 mile bike + 100 yard swim will be immediately after the adult race.
Pool swim - 8 lanes, 25 yard each - serpentine swim 2 lengths in each lane.
Swim will be seeded fastest to slowest start.
15 miles on moderately hilly terrain.
Course is on paved roads that are not closed to traffic. However - there will be police & volunteer support at all major intersections.
There are no aid stations on the bike course but there will be a sag wagon driving the course.
5 K (3.1 miles) - either downhill or uphill on the entire course - no flat.
The run is half on pavement and half cross country on dirt/sandy road.
There will be one aid station approximately 1.5 miles into the run.
From Albuquerque - Coors Bypass (by the Cottonwoomd Mall): Take Hwy 528 up the hill into Rio Rancho. Go to High Resort Blvd, turn west (left). Go to 2nd stop light - Broadmoor, turn north (right). Turn RIght on Loma Colorado - follow the road as it curved back around to the north - the Aquatic Center is on the west side of the street.
From Bernalillo and towns north: Take Hwy 550 north from Bernalillo. Turn south (left) onto Hwy 528. Go 5+ miles to Northern Blvd, turn west (right). Go to Loma Colorado, turn south (left). Follow the road past the second round-about, then take your first right into the AC Parking lot.