As our shortest and easiest race, The Llanganuco 13k is the perfect outing for both beginner and experienced runners looking for a beautiful day in Huascarán National Park. The course is an out and back following mostly dirt roads along side the beautiful, turquoise Llanganuco Lakes with one short section of smooth single track. With very little elevation gain, you will be able to enjoy views the cascading waterfalls, flowing glaciers, and towering 6,000m peaks of the famous Llanganuco Valley without breaking stride.
The 2019 Llanganuco 13k will begin at 8:00am on August 9 at the far west end of Laguna Chinancocha (first Llanganuco Lake) in the Llanganuco Valley. This is roughly a 2.5 hour drive from Huaraz- transportation to and from the event is included in the registration cost. There will be food and refreshments available for all racers at the finish with an awards ceremony to follow for top finishers. There will be shuttles back to Huaraz following the ceremony. Please see the itinerary below for a more detailed outline of the event.
Transportation Package for Non-Racers
This Package is available for friends and family members who would like to be at the start/finish line to cheer on their runner. Those wanting to spend the day in the beautiful Llanganuco Valley are welcome to ride the bus on the morning of the race with the participants for $15 per person. Tickets need to be purchased ahead of time so that we know how many buses are needed.
13k Race Itinerary
• Thursday, Aug 8 •
12:00pm- Pachamanca lunch at the Yurac Yuca Cafe ($10). Next to the Lazy Dog Inn above Huaraz.
6:00pm - Tech talk and race brief in Huaraz. There will be a short presentation of the event along with information about the Cordillera Blanca and Huascarán National Park. A question and answer session for the participants will follow the presentation. Please come by to have all of your questions answered, meet some of the other runners and enjoy some delicious Sierra Andina beer. This will also be your opportunity to pick up your race packet and bib number.
• Friday, Aug 9 (Race Day) •
4:45am - 13k participants will meet in Parque Periodista in front of Trivio Restaurant- buses will leave for the Llanganuco Valley at 5:00am sharp.
7:30am - Buses will arrive at the starting line at Laguna Chinancocha. Participants will have 30 minutes to stretch and warm up before the race begins.
8:00am - The Llanganuco 13k begins- Good luck!
9:00am – 11:00am - 13k runners will reach will reach the finish line. There will be music, beer and food available at the finish line.
12:00pm - Llanganuco 13k awards ceremony
12:30pm – 4:00pm - Buses will leave for Huaraz.
• Saturday, Aug 10 •
7:00pm - Sierra Andina Mountain Trail party at Trivio Restaurant- Food, beer, and music!