From Pueblo Indian trails to El Camino Real to the Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe has been a sought-after destination for centuries. Mwangaza Athletics Club is proud to present the in-person Santa Fe International Half Marathon and celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day on the second Monday of October, on October 10th, 2022, to honor the cultures and histories worldwide.
Starting in the heart of Santa Fe at historic Fort Marcy, the point-to-point course follows the Old Taos Highway, finishing at the magnificent Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino within the Pojoaque Pueblo.
The 1,000-foot net downhill USATF-certified course (including 300 feet uphill) features spectacular views of the Sangre de Cristo and Jemez mountains while dropping into the colorful Rio Grande Valley. Inspired by live music along the course, runners will pass the Santa Fe Opera, the Village of Tesuque, Camel Rock, and through the Tesuque Pueblo on the way to Pojoaque along a route that our ancestors have run and walked for centuries.
For those desiring a shorter challenge, a 5K Run and a 1-mile Fitness Walk will take place at Buffalo Thunder, timed so participants will complete their events and be able to welcome half marathoners to the finish line.
Race proceeds benefit Mwangaza Athletics programs dedicated to bettering the lives of our next generation through the power of sports.
Event details and schedule
Packet pick-up starts at 10 am at Pojoaque Poeh Cultural Center at 78 Cities of Gold Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87506