Troy Brown saw a hole in the area’s marathon schedule and has found one way to plug it.
“There are a couple of marathons in town, but they are the same route every year and I just wanted to bring something different to the area,” he said in a recent interview.
So the Sandia Crest Marathon was born.
Set for Sept. 15, the course for the marathon will begin at the 10K Trailhead and end at the Manzano Mesa Multi-Generaional Center and has a net elevation loss of nearly 4,500 feet. The event will also have a half-marathon that will start along N.M. 14 near Snowline Road with an elevation loss over the 13.1 miles of 1,400 feet.