The World’s Toughest 10K in Albuquerque New Mexico

Those who love to run and who love a challenge will be able to get behind – or perhaps ahead – in the World’s Toughest 10K. Presented by the ABQ Running Shop, this 10K race isn’t so much about who will win as it is who has the endurance and stamina to finish it. It is one tough but equally rewarding run that begins by the Sandia Casino, travels up Tramway, and finishes at the Sandia Peak tram parking lot. It’s a steep run that will take you up and over 1,000 feet. Along the way, you will experience excellent views of Albuquerque and the finish line will leave you breathless from the exercise as well as the fabulous vistas.

Along the way, you can expect to get plenty of water. Keeping hydrated is important in this hot and dry climate, and the run can be quite difficult for some. Practicing ahead of time will help you tackle the 1,000 feet climb, as will a great pair of shoes. Being prepared is important for any run – especially this one!

Registration for the race is $32-$35. After May 15, the price will go up by another $5. Race day registration is accepted, and the fee then will be $45. The race will begin at 7am, so be ready to go early in the morning! This year, the monetary benefits will go toward The Storehouse, which is a local food bank in downtown Albuquerque. Food, clothes, and gently used shoes will also be collected during the event, so if you have any extras, bring them if you can.

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