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2014 World's Toughest 10k

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Sandia Resort and Casino 30 Rainbow Rd NE AlbuquerqueNM  87113
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Sandia Resort and Casino 30 Rainbow Rd NE AlbuquerqueNM  87113

About This Activity

Brief Description

Join us for the 2014 World's Toughest 10k! This difficult and rewarding run starts near the Sandia Casino and runs up Tramway to finish at the Sandia Peak tram parking lot. Climb more than 1,000 feet total and you will get some of the best views of Albuquerque!

Registration Fees

Register early to save money! Through May 4th, fees are $35 ($32 for our fine military and Albuquerque Road Runner members). Between May 4th and May 17th, they go up $5. Race day registration is $45 for all.

Packet pick-up and late registration

Packet pick-up late registration will be at ABQ Running Shop on Saturday, May 17th from 10-5. ABQ Running Shop is located at 6550 Holly Ave Ne, Suite D-2. While you are there, check out numerous specials that will be going throughout the store.

Race Day Registration

We will have race day registration open starting around 6:00 and going through 6:40. At 6:40, registration will be closed. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE. This allows us to start the race right on time at 7.


The race course is extremely scenic and is a great way to take your mind off of the task at hand! We start near the Sandia Casino and wind our way up Tramway. Once Tramway turns directly south, we go left towards the Sandia Peak Tram parking lot. Total elevation gain is 1400 feet. Pace yourself for the last mile! An approximate map of the course can be viewed at http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3642352.


We're bringing back the gold, silver, and bronze wine glasses this year!  You'll receive them shortly after the finish once results are tabulated.  You'll also receive a hat or visor at packet pick up and registration.


New this year is that the race will be chip timed.


We would like to thank the many sponsors that allow this great race to happen: ABQ Running Shop, Albuquerque Road Runners, Great Harvest Bread Company, Sandia Casino, Sandia Peak Tram, speedySTATES, Starbucks, S.T.A.R, Water To Go, and Whole Foods. If you would be interested in getting involved in the event as a sponsor, please contact us!

Additional Information

The race will begin promptly at 7 a.m. Please park at Sandia Resort and Casino in parking lots C and D. Once you are finished, shuttles will be transporting all finishers back to the start line. If you have any questions, please contact ABQ Running Shop at 505-293-2RUN or at info@abqrunningshop.com. We hope to see you out there!


The 2014 World's Toughest 10k will benefit The Storehouse, a local food bank in downtown Albuquerque. We will be collecting food, clothes, and gently used shoes at the event, so please bring whatever you can!

Event schedule and times

The race will begin promptly at 7 a.m.

Organizer Info

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Sandia Resort and Casino 30 Rainbow Rd NE AlbuquerqueNM  87113
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