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La Llorona "Ditch Witch" Run 10, 5K and Kids K

Virtual Event

Sun 8th October 2023

5 races

Organiser's Description

Register today for the La Llorona "Ditch Witch" Run: 10K, 5K, and Kids K scheduled for October 9, 2022. This one-of-a-kind run or walk is located in the heart of the Bosque along the ditches and canals of the North Valley. La Llorona ("The Weeping Woman") is a legendary ghost prominent in the folklore of Hispanic America and New Mexico folklore. According to the tradition, La Llorona is the ghost of a woman who lost her children and cries while looking for them by the river and ditch banks. Don't be alarmed if you see La Llorona along the way!
Age group and overall awards, including other treats at the finish, so mark your calendar and register today! To learn more about the event and other exciting events, go to:
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Event Location:
Sagebrush Community Church
6440 Coors Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
Event Schedule: 
October 9, 2022
10K: 4:00 p.m. 
5K: 4:05 p.m. 
Kids K: 5:00 p.m.
Packet Pick-up and Late Registration:
Saturday, October 8, 2022
11:00 to 3:00 p.m.
North Towne Plaza
5901 Wyoming suite R 
Albuquerque NM 87109
Please note: We highly encourage you to pick up your packet at Packet Pickup to avoid lines and guarantee your shirt size. Any out-town participants may pick up their packets on race day: 2:45-3:30 p.m. at the event.
Ditch Witch La Llorona Race Day Registration will be located on the east side of Sagebrush Community Church. NOTE: ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR A TIMING CHIP WHICH IS LOCATED ON THE BIB. PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE OR ALTER IN ANY WAY.
Sagebrush Community Church
Bathroom Facilities:
Port-a-potties are located near start/finish. Please allow plenty of time to use the restroom.
Start Information:
All races will start promptly at the designated times listed above. Allow plenty of time to get to the Start to seed yourself according to your projected pace time; if you are driving to the race, plan to arrive early. See parking information above.This race is a Gun Start with a Timing Chip finish. The "official time" will start when the gun/horn goes off. 
Race (Bib) Number Requirements:
Each participant will receive a Race (Bib with timing chip) 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 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 along 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 cannot finish the race for any reason, please notify a race official of your bib number so that the medical personnel is aware.
Can I run with iPod/headphones?Yes. USATF, the sport's national governing body, recently amended its ban on headphones, iPods, and similar devices. However, athletes competing for prize money cannot use electronic devices such as headphones and earpieces.
Can I run with my Garmin GPS or my Nike Plus device?Yes, participants may wear their Garmin GPS watches and Nike Plus devices. 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 course marshals on bicycles. Baby joggers, baby strollers, skateboards, rollerblades, unauthorized bicycles, or other wheeled devices will not be permitted.
Do you have a Lost & Found case I lose something at the Event or on the racecourse?Yes. We will have a Lost & Found for lost and found items on race day. If you are missing a personal thing, please call 505.217-4774.
I am injured and cannot run the event (family commitment, work obligation, etc.). Can I get a refund, donate my entry or transfer my access to someone else?No. Sale and transfer of race entry/bib are strictly prohibited, resulting in the disqualification and 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 refund me?No. Please refer to our official event rules and guidelines.
Can I defer my entry to the next year if I cannot run this year?No, participants cannot defer their entries to the next year if they cannot 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.
Am I able to bring my dog?
No! Due to the single-track nature of the course in some areas, dogs are not permitted. Please leave your dog at home.
Inclement Weather Policy:
Weather forecasts will be monitored before the event paying particular 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:  so that participants can properly prepare for severe weather during the race and 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 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 race's starting line. 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 before, during, and after. The medical team will be alerted that athletes may require additional medical attention during and after the event due to the high temperatures.
Finish Information:The overall and division award winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on race day – immediately following the Kid 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, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+. Award times will be determined by gun time.
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:  12 and Under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, 70-79, 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 the Kids K will begin at 5:00 p.m. immediately after the 5K and 10K. 
Refreshments and Awards
Review the Course and Support:
Decide where your family and friends can cheer you on when you most need the support. There are fluid replacement stations: Water (5K & 10K) and Water & Gatorade (10K).
Note: New Start/Finish
5K - 10K: Most of the course will be on the Bosque ditch banks and trails. Courses will be well marked along with volunteers and aid stations.
Results: All results will be posted immediately at: 
Volunteer Information:
Volunteers are still needed to help! Please contact RunFit at (505) 217-4774 to volunteer for race day or email: [email protected]
Thank-a-volunteer campaign!
The Ditch Witch "La Llorona" Run is fortunate to have some of the friendliest and hardest-working volunteers around. Volunteers help us on race day to ensure you feel welcomed, are fully informed, have a safe, prosperous, and positive running experience, and more! When you have a chance, give hearty, fun-loving thanks!
We would like to thank the following sponsors for their support:  Fleet Feet Sports, Apollo Chiropractic, Cycle Bar, and Dreamstyle Home Remodeling. 
Race Questions and Information:RunFit12104 Palm Springs Ave. NEAlbuquerque, NM 87111(505) 217-4774 Email: [email protected]   RunFit Website:


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