Overall Rating
Overall Rating (5 Reviews)
3.4
(5 Ratings)(5 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.8
SCENERY
3.6
PRODUCTION
3.8
SWAG
3.2
From Pueblo Indian trails to El Camino Real to the Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe has been a sought-after destination for centuries. The Santa Fe Thunder Half Marathon gives you the opportunity to leave your own footprints and enjoy a unique athletic and cultural experience. Starting in the heart of … MORE
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    lindzelizabeth FIRST-TIMER '19

    This race was downhill almost the entire time which was so awesome. I was nervous about it because I had missed several weeks of training after my mother died but … MORE

    This race was downhill almost the entire time which was so awesome. I was nervous about it because I had missed several weeks of training after my mother died but I was able to finish with no problems even with the lack of training. The views were breathtaking, especially running down into the valley. What a great experience. I loved it.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    My Report
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    enigma20 FIRST-TIMER '19

    If you can make it past the first 2-3 miles, you'll be OK. The first two miles are net uphill almost 300 feet. The 3rd mile is a steep downhill. … MORE

    If you can make it past the first 2-3 miles, you’ll be OK. The first two miles are net uphill almost 300 feet. The 3rd mile is a steep downhill. After the first 3 miles, it is a much easier downhill. Course was tough on the legs and is over 7300′ altitude at it’s highest. Surprisingly, I didn’t seem to be affected by the altitude. There are a couple short, but steep hills near the end. There is prize money, so there is some strong competition.
    The views overall are nice and you pass some of the local landmarks like camel rock. Not too many spectators, but there is plenty of on course support.
    The awards ceremony at the end was a little chaotic, but the hand-made age group awards were unique. The shirts and metals were both very nice as well.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    geddings FIRST-TIMER '16

    This was one doozy of a race. The altitude was no joke! First 2 miles is all uphill, 7000' to 7332', then the last 11 miles are downhill to 6000'. … MORE

    This was one doozy of a race. The altitude was no joke! First 2 miles is all uphill, 7000′ to 7332′, then the last 11 miles are downhill to 6000′. For someone from the coast of SC the mountains was a great scenery. The altitude made me take the downhill at a much slower pace that I typically run. They had aid stations every 2 miles, but most were not ready for us, had to wait for cups to fill. There was decent course entertainment, but lots of area without crowds.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    3
    My Report
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3

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    VSalas72 FIRST-TIMER '14

    This race was not fun. I expected a pretty course but it was kinda bare. The altitude affected me a lot more than I anticipated and that made it a … MORE

    This race was not fun. I expected a pretty course but it was kinda bare. The altitude affected me a lot more than I anticipated and that made it a tough race for me. I didn’t feel like they had enough aid stations. I like Santa Fe but this was not the race for me. The course is an uphill climb for the first couple of miles and then descends but many parts of the course it is just you. No crowds.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    2
    SCENERY
    1
    SWAG
    1

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    Peter FIRST-TIMER '15

    Great course - the first two miles are uphill but the last 11 are all downhill (1000 feet net decline). I expected to do well, but I am from Los … MORE

    Great course – the first two miles are uphill but the last 11 are all downhill (1000 feet net decline). I expected to do well, but I am from Los Angeles and not used to running at altitude. It just wiped me out. There were 1200 participants and the race was well-organized and the medal and shirt were nice.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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