17th Annual Sandia Mountain Snowshoe Race
The race was presented by the Friends of the Sandia Mountains on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The race began at 10:00 am at the lower level parking lot at Sandia Crest and was slightly less than a 5-km/3.1 mile tour through beautiful trails in the Cibola National Forest.
Registration instructions were provided at www.sandiasnowshoe.com beginning in late November.
All proceeds went to the Friends of the Sandia Mountains for preservation and maintenance of trails and other US Forest Service resources.
The registration fee included pre- and post-race refreshments, the required parking fee at the Crest, and prizes in several categories. The race was limited to 175 participants, and 147 racers of all levels participated.
Carpooling to the Crest on race day was highly recommended as parking was limited.
Race-day videos and photos by Cliff Giles.