CHERRY GARCIA RUN

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sun 16th June 2024

5 races

Organiser's Description

Register today for the 20th Annual Cherry Garcia Run scheduled for Sunday, June 16, 2024. This summer favorite is a great addition to your summer fun! Whether it is the 10K, 5K Run, 5K Walk, and Kids K, we have an event for you! This year's event is held on Father's Day. Bring the whole family to create a unique and lasting family memory, participate with your father, in memory of your father, or just celebrate fathers everywhere.  Perfect for all ages and abilities.  Imagine, the fun you and your family could have!  If you want an unbeatable experience, then this is the race for you! Join hundreds of participants at the start of this fast and flat loop course nestled in the heart of the North Valley. Age group, overall awards including participant medals and great Cherry Garcia Run tee shirt as well as some other summer favorites at the finish and more! To cool you down we have our misting tunnel and super soaker Kids K Kids! For additional information, go to: www.irunfit.org. Proceeds from the event benefit RunFit afterschool youth running programs, school-based RunFit “Fifteen and Fit” youth running, and fitness school-based programs. 
Helping to increase long-term health and build community one event at a time.
Thank you,RunFit
CHERRY GARCIA RUN
EVENT INFORMATION
EVENT LOCATION:
Valley High School 
1505 Candelaria RD. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107
 
EVENT SCHEDULE: 
June 16, 2024
10K: 8:00 A.M.
5K: 8:15 A.M.  
Kids K: 9:15 A.M.
 
 
PACKET PICKUP AND LATE REGISTRATION:
June 15, 2024
11:00-3:00 P.M. 
FLEET FEET SPORTS
North Towne Plaza
5901 Wyoming suite R 
Albuquerque NM 87109
 
PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS RACE-DAY REGISTRATION; HOWEVER, ALL PRE- REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS MUST PICK UP THEIR EVENT PACKETS AT “PACKET PICK-UP.”
 
If you are not able to pick up your packets in person at packet pickup, you must decide on a representative to pick up your packet. Any out-of-town participants may pick up their packet on race day at the registration area between 7:00 and 7:30 a.m.
 
NOTE: PLEASE CONTINUE TO VIEW UPDATES TO OUR “PARTICIPANT INFORMATION” LOCATED ON OUR RUNFIT WEBSITE: WWW.IRUNFIT.ORG IN ORDER TO STAY INFORMED ABOUT SOCIAL DISTANCING AND OTHER RACE DAY INFORMATION. IF OUR EVENT IS NOT ABLE TO GO LIVE DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL GO VIRTUAL. SORRY, NO REFUNDS. 
 
 
VIRTUAL RUN/WALK:
PLEASE NOTE: All registered participants may pick up their event packet: Event Bib and T-Shirt at the time and location listed above, “Packet Pickup.” For those who purchased the “shipping,” (only available to Virtual Run/Walk participants) your race swag will be mailed out beginning June 10, 2024, and continue as registrations come in.
 
For additional event information, please go to our RunFit website: www.irunfit.org.
If you choose to have your packet mailed to you. Please make sure you enter your mailing address when registering for the event and add the additional charge for shipping.
Please note: If you would like your packet mailed to you, please add “SHIPPING” prior to completing your registration. All other packets will be available for Packet Pickup.
 
Follow these 3 easy steps to run/walk your 10K or 5K!
Note: Kids K is a non-timed event.
* Step 1:Walk or run ANYTIME between June 8 through June 16, 2024 and record your race time using: Strava, Garmin, MapMyRun, MapPedometer.com or a simple stopwatch.
* Step 2:Email your race completion time to stephenpino@hotmail.com* Include first and last name, run date, event (10K or 5K), city and state and race completion time in the body of the email. Note: Subject line: Cherry Garcia Virtual Run Result Information* Run/walk times must be submitted by 11:59 pm (mtn.) on June 17, 2024.
* Step 3:Submit a selfie on the RunFit Facebook:* Post on https://www.facebook.com/Runfitabq/
* Submit a selfie after your run/walk or a pic of the location you ran/walked!* In providing a photo or selfie you allow RunFit to share your pic on the RunFit website and other event social media. (The pic you provide will not be used for sales or marketing purposes without written permission.)
 
Please note: Steps 2 and 3 are optional.
PARKING:
Parking is available at Valley High School. There will be volunteers instructing you where to park. Please DO NOT PARK ON VALLEY POOL RD OR ON DIRT JUST NORTH OF
VALLEY POOL RD. Also, please do not park along the race route: San Isidro Rd., Candelaria Blvd., Rio Grande Blvd. and Griegos Rd. There is also parking available at Griegos Elementary School just north of Valley Pool Rd. 5K & Kids K Participants: please Park at Valley High School
Note: Please enter the parking lot via Candelaria Blvd. only. Parking is available on the south side of campus (front of school) and north side of campus. No parking on Valley Pool Rd.
10K Participants: Please park at Griegos Elementary School on the north side of campus.
Note: Please arrive between 6:30 a.m. and no later than 7:30 a.m. Valley Pool Road will be closed to traffic after 7:30 a.m.
 
START
5K & 10K: Valley H.S. Football Field/Track 
Note: All events will start on or near the Valley H.S. Track. 10K will start immediately east of the track in the school parking lot. 5K and 10K participants must be at the start no later than 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. The Finish is located at the Griegos Elementary School Field just north of Valley Pool Road. Race day registration and post-race activities will be held near the finish.
 
Reminder: This race is a Gun Start with a Timing Chip finish. The "official time" will start when the gun/horn goes off. Out of town participants (only) may pick up their packet on race day at the Griegos Elementary School Field, just north of Valley Pool Rd. All participants MUST wear a timing chip/bib to be factored into the results and be eligible for Overall and Age Group Awards. Event bibs must be worn on the front of the person and must always be visible during the event.
 
BATHROOM FACILITIES
Bathrooms are located near start/finish—next to baseball fields. Please allow plenty of time in order to get to the start.
 
RACE (BIBS) REQUIREMENTS
Each participant will receive a Race (Bib) number that must be worn on race day. DO NOT alter your race number in any way. Your bib number must be visible and worn on the front outside of all clothing during the entire race so that it may be clearly seen. Bib numbers are non-transferable and MUST be worn by the runner to whom it is assigned.
 
MEDICAL SUPPORT
Medical staff members will be ready to assist you at any time. Radio communications personnel will be positioned at every aid/water station throughout the course.
The event officials have the right to withdraw any runner from the race that appears in distress or at risk. If you have a health or medical problem at the Finish Line, please notify event officials or volunteers. Please cooperate if you are asked to go for a checkup. If you feel that you need help at any point, please ask for it!
If you are unable to finish the race for any reason, please notify a race official of your bib number so that the medical personnel are aware. Also, please remember to hydrate throughout the day as well as at the water stations along the course: 5K: 2 Water Stops 10K: 3 Water Stops.
 
FINISH
The overall and age group division award winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on race day immediately following the Kids K.
10K
Overall prizes will be awarded to the top three men and women determined by gun time.
Age group prizes will be given to the top three finishers in the following categories for men and women: 19 and under, 20-24 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-55, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+.
Award times will be determined by gun time.
5K
Overall prizes will be awarded to the top three men and women determined by gun time.
Age group prizes will be given to the top three finishers in the following categories for men and women: 7 and under, 8-9, 11-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-55, 55-59,
60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+.
Award times will be determined by gun time.
Kids K
All registered participants (11 and under) are eligible to participate in the Kids K. The start of Kids K will be at 9:15 A.M. All Kids K participants will start on the Valley High School Track. We ask that all participants and parents/sponsors arrive on time for the 9:15 a.m. start. This is a non-timed event.  All participants will receive a special recognition award at the finish.
Can I run with iPod/headphones?
Yes. USATF, the national governing body of the sport, recently amended its ban on headphones, iPods and similar devices. However, athletes competing for prize money are not allowed to use electronic devices such as headphones and earpieces.
Can I run with my GPS device?
Yes, participants may wear their GPS watch. However,
these items do not count as “second timing devices" and will not be recognized by the event as official times or distances.
What is NOT allowed on the course?
The use of video devices, cell phones, computers, cameras, or any similar devices by participants in the event is prohibited. The use of wheeled devices by participants or any other person authorized to be on the course shall be strictly limited to: (a) authorized and registered competitive wheelchair participants; and (b) authorized course marshals on bicycles. Inline skates, unauthorized bicycles or any other wheeled device will not be permitted.
Do you have a Lost & Found in case I lose something at the Event or on the course? Yes. We will have a Lost & Found for items that were lost and found on race day. If you are missing a personal item, please call: 505.217.4774.
I am injured and/or cannot run the event (family commitment, work obligation, etc.). Can I get a refund, donate my entry or transfer my entry to someone else?
No. Sale and/or transfer of race entry/bib are strictly prohibited and will result in the disqualification and/or banning of any individuals involved from future events. All entry fees are non-refundable and cannot be deferred toward a future event.
If I provide medical documentation of my injury or pregnancy, will you give me a refund?
No. Please refer to our official event rules and guidelines.
Can I defer my entry to next year if I am unable to run this year?
No, participants cannot defer their entries to the next year if they are unable to run.
Can a friend pick up my packet for me if I cannot attend Packet Pickup?
Yes. Your friend can pick up your packet for you.
 
Inclement Weather Policy
Weather forecasts will be monitored prior to the event paying special attention to the possibility of heavy rain, thunder and lightning, high winds and extreme temperatures. If necessary, athletes will be made aware of these predictions on the RunFit website: www.irunfit.org so that participants can properly prepare for severe weather during the race as well as possible course alterations. Severe weather updates will also be sent to participants via email as necessary.
The Race Director will monitor the weather and decide if any action will be taken to modify the race. Possible changes include altering the start time for the race or in extreme situations, cancellation of the event. Please listen closely to all public address announcements at the starting line of the race. Visible lightning will cause the race to be postponed for a minimum of 15 minutes. Additional sightings will continue to delay the race in 15-minute increments. If extreme heat is predicted, extra water will be provided to the athletes, both prior to, during and after the event. The medical team will be alerted that athletes may require additional medical attention during and after the event due to the high temperatures.
Results:
The timing of the event will be done using the Race|Results Timing System. Participants must wear a Timing Chip/Bib to receive results.  Event bib/chip must be worn in front of the person and must always be visible. Efforts will be made to post results at the finish within 15 minutes of each participant finishing the race. Results will be posted near the finish immediately during and after the event as well as online at www.irunfit.org. Participants who would like their official time posted and be included in the results MUST wear a timing chip/bib. No timing chips with bibs will be given to Kids K participants since this is a non-timed event. Please note: Awards will be presented immediately after each event. All awards must be picked up on the day of the event. No awards will be mailed.
 
Post-Race:
Refreshments provided by RunFit, 
 
Results:
Results will be posted to WWW.IRUNFIT.ORG
 
Review the Course and Support:
Decide where your family and friends can cheer you on when you most need the support. Water and Gatorade will also be provided for the 10K and 5K events: see course link(s) below.
 
Course Links:
COURSE MAP LINKS (MAP MY RUN. See course link below: 
10K: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/189739106 
5K: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/7625186
 
Volunteer Information
Volunteers are still needed to help! Please contact RunFit at (505) 217-4774 to volunteer for race day or email: stephenpino@hotmail.com
 
Thank-a-volunteer campaign!
The Cherry Garcia Run is fortunate to have some of the friendliest and hardest-working volunteers around. Volunteers help us on race morning to ensure you feel welcomed, are fully informed; have a safe, successful and positive running experience, and more! When you have a chance, give hearty, fun- loving thanks!
 
Sponsors
We would like to thank the following sponsors for their support: Fleet Feet Sports, New Balance, Heart and Sole Sports, PNM, NM Flooring Solutions, Powerade, Infinity Fitness, I-Deal HVAC, Dreamstyle, Affordable Solar. We would also like to recognize Valley High School and Griegos Elementary School for their support of RunFit.
 
Race Questions and Information:
RunFit
(505) 217-4774
Email: stephenpino@hotmail.com
 

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