September 9th, 2012, 7:30AM (10k 8:00am)
RACE PHOTOS! These photos were taken by our friendly foothills resident Tom Kilroy. You can download these photos, but we much appreciate if you'd like to donate a few dollars to the JDRF for those nice photos, available via PayPal:
Online via Active.com
Regular mail: Please print this pdf form and fill in, and follow instructions on form
Entries: Dirty Half is limited to 400, Dirty 10k is limited to 120.
The race fee is $36 for the Dirty 10k, and $56 for the Dirty Half before/on 8/26.
After 8/26, the fees are $46 for the Dirty 10k, and $66 for the Dirty Half.
Online registration available via Active.com keyword Dirty Half.
Online registration closes 6PM the night before the race, 9/8.
No refunds are issued.
The Dirty Half Course:
The course starts by the Sandia Tramway and finsihes at County Line BBQ. The course is an out and back with a loop turnaround on the U.S. Forest Service trail area of the Sandia Foothills with beautiful views if you have the ability to look around. The trail is mostly single track with plenty of double track and opportunities to pass with a handful of small technical sections. The course has a net gain of approximately 1,000 feet in elevation and it drops more than gains. Although not an extreme course it is challenging and the last mile will definitely be faster than the first mile! It follows trail 365, drops to the West for a turnaround an back East along trail 305 in a loop that reconnects back to trail 365 again. The last part you will follow the roads, along Cedar Hill, Juniper Hill and Tramway Rd into the finish at County Line BBQ. The course is well marked, and we have volunteers along the course.
Elevation Gain: 985 ft
Elevation Loss: 1,412 ft
Min Elevation: 6,113 ft
Max Elevation: 6,673 ft
The Dirty 10 course:
The course is an out and back 6.2 miles on the Dirty Half Trail course in the Sandia Foothills, same description applies – except shorter. The turn around is slightly before mile 3 on the half marathon course map. The turnaround is before you reach the Elena Gallegos access road (Simms Parks road). We have volunteers and signs at the turnaround - please keep your eyes open.
Elevation Gain: 406 ft
Elevation Loss: 827 ft
Min Elevation: 6,121 ft
Max Elevation: 6,673 ft
There will be 1 aid station on the 10k and 6 aid stations on the Dirty Half approximately every two miles with water and energy drink (you pass each aid station once on the 10k and twice on the Half course.
Awards & post race stuff: Music, Food!
Awards start at 10:45 am for Overall male & female awards plus 1st, 2nd, and 3rd age group in 10 year increments.
Music, BBQ from County Line post race as well as post-race snacks & goodies and some great schwagg to give away plus all the water you can drink!
Additional meal tickets for family and friends can be purchased for $8 each.
Saturday 9/8 REI 12:00-4:00pm
Sunday 9/9 starting 6:15am outside County Line BBQ
Race start and finish location, parking:
Start – By Sandia Peak Tram (shuttle running until 8am from County Line BBQ)
Finish – County Line BBQ
From I-25 take Tramway Blvd. 4 miles east to three-way stop, and turn east into to parking at County Line BBQ and Outpost Ice Arena
PARKING – IMPORTANT!
Main parking area is County Line BBQ and Outpost Ice Arena – shuttle buses to race start 1 mile up Tram road will be running for athletes from 6:30am to 7:20am (last shuttle for the half marathon) and 7:45am (last shuttle for the 10k) .
Race Start at Tram also has limited parking is available but there will be no post race shuttles. Additional parking on road and parking is available but we highly recommend shuttle parking at County Line BBQ and the Tramway Parking lot.
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND CARPOOLING!
Half Marathon starts 7:30am and the 10k at 8:00am. Aid stations will be pulled at 11:30am and for safety reasons, if you cannot complete the course in under 4 hours you will be asked to proceed to the road pick up locations and accept transport to the finish.
For additional inquiries, contact race director Mark Mico at firstname.lastname@example.org.