free and open to everyone!
(replaces Handicap Run Series)
YOUR IDEAS ARE WELCOMED!
Contact Shannon Zanelli
Drawing for a $30 gift card at the end of each event!
All participants will receive an entry into the drawing!
PJs and Pancakes Fun Run
Sunday, 18 March 2018
Start Time 8:30 am
Distance: ~ 3 miles
Meet: Hoffmantown Church, corner of Harper and Ventura.
This event is going to combine three of our favorite things--PJs, pancakes, and running! First, we will meet at Hoffmantown Church to run a lap around the Albuquerque Academy. This will be a handicap-style run with the start and finish being at the corner of Harper and Ventura. PJs are highly encouraged but not required (hint: there may be a bonus given for wearing them).
Then, we will head over to the IHOP at the La Cueva Town Center. The address is 8100 Wyoming Blvd NE, but the restaurant actually faces Paseo del Norte. It is on the eastern edge of the La Cueva Town Center.
POKER RUN (past event)
Saturday, February 10
Start Time 9:00 am
Distance approx 5-6 miles
1217 Monte Verde (map below)
Host: Gail Leedy
The idea of this event is to run to five different stations in the South Foothills, starting at the trailhead by Gail’s house. You will receive a map with five stations marked. They are all on #401, Hill Dale Loop, or #365.
You can run any way you wish - on the trails, cross country, clockwise, counterclockwise, zig zag. But you must hit all five stations. If you stick to the route that is mapped out, you will run about 6.5 miles. You can easily shorten this to about 5 miles or even less if you don’t mind cactus spines in your shoes!
At each of the stations, you will find a bag with a deck of cards inside. Reach into the bag, draw a card without looking, and head off to the next station. Once you have five cards, one from each of the five stations, head back to where you started.
As long as you finish the run in under two hours (that will work out to about 20 min/mile pace), you qualify to play your poker hand. If you need an early start time, let Shannon Zanelli know.
There will be five awards. The big prize is for the best poker hand.*
There will also be an award for the fastest time for each of the following categories: Women open; women over 45; men open; men over 45
After you finish, you can hang out at the start/finish and cheer on the other runners. There will be light refreshments there and a pot luck at Gail’s house - bring something to share if you'd like.
*Royal flush, straight flush, four of a kind, full house, flush, straight, three of a kind, two pair, one pair, high card.
Two-person Relay Run
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Academy Hills Park
Thanks to everyone who participated and helped!
Eleven teams of two, plus spectators and helpers.
Come join the Albuquerque Road Runners for some December relay fun. Teams of two will alternate running 1 mile repeats 3 times each. Start times will be staged and finish times will be handicapped.
Bring a partner or we'll pair you with someone. Gift card to winners (based on handicapped finish time) and a drawing for a $30 gift card to a local running shop at the end of the race. We'll have a potluck afterwards at Glenda and Dennis Muirhead's house (directions to be provided at the event).
Did we mention that this is free?!
Last updated 1-19-2018