Message from the Race Director

Dear Racers:

Early registration for this years event closes on December 2. An email was sent to last year’s participants a few weeks ago announcing early sign up, but I can’t be sure everyone received it.

Last years registrants entry fee for this year will be waived.

Once regular registration opens on December 3, it will be first come first served until our field limit is reached. Last year’s participants will continue to be offered a waiver of the fee, provided they register before the field is filled. Registration will be done through the web site nmsportsonline.com (as was also the case last year).

As of Nov. 29, there are 75 people signed up (with a field limit of 150).

The weather forecast is for snow in the Sandias over the next few days.


16th Annual Sandia Mountain Snowshoe Race

Please plan to join us for the 16th Annual Sandia Mountain Snowshoe Race, presented by the Friends of the Sandia Mountains on Saturday,  January 26, 2019. The Race will begin at 10:00 am at the lower level parking lot at Sandia Crest and is a 5-km/3.1 mile tour through beautiful trails in the Cibola National Forest.

Registration instructions will be available at this web site (www.sandiasnowshoe.com) beginning in late November.

All proceeds go to the Friends of the Sandia Mountains for preservation and maintenance of trails and other US Forest Service resources.

The registration fee includes pre- and post-race refreshments, the required parking fee at the Crest, and prizes in several categories. The race is limited to 150 participants, and racers of all levels are invited to participate. The registration limit is usually met early, so please don’t delay and miss out on the fun.

We suggest that you try to carpool to the Crest on race day. Parking may be limited.