Come run in the beautiful Manzano mountains east of Albuquerque for a refreshing and peaceful run. Take off the ear buds and listen to the sounds of nature (and maybe a little freeway noise) Yes, the location is not far off I-40-easy off, easy on. Part of the track will be run on the paved areas around 2 of the schools that we provide food bags for, and part of it will take you up into the wooded areas on dirt trails. There are a few areas that are a little rocky, some elevation change, so over all a nice workout, different from a city run. Hopefully we will have dry conditions or be prepared for mud or a course change. The 1 mile walk will also be on a dirt trail.
After the run, there will be information tables, a Silent Auction, games for the kids and other activities not yet confirmed. Bring the family and enjoy the morning in the mountains.
By participating in these events, you are providing funds that will enable FBCT to continue to pack 50 bags of weekend food for kids in the East Mountains each week. No child should go hungry. This is our first run event so please be patient with us as we may leave a few things out or take a little longer than you, as a seasoned runner, may be used to. We will try to do better next year. We'd love your feedback. Thank you for your support.
Roosevelt Middle School
11799 St Hwy 14 South
Tijeras, NM 87059
Event Schedule: April 22, 2017
COURSE MAP: LOCATED ON FACEBOOK at www.facebook.com/feedthekids5k
5K Fun Run starts at 9am
The 5K Route begins and ends in the school parking lot. The first mile is on pavement and then switches
to a dirt loose rock trail that proceeds south and west of the school before joining up with Public School
Road leading back to the school parking lot. Two loops around the school will complete the 5K
route. Approximately half of the run is on pavement and the rest is on an unimproved “forest service like” road. Road conditions could be muddy depending on weather. Race organizers reserve the right to change the course to all asphalt/concrete route if it is deemed unsafe to run on muddy roads. All participants will have up to 1.25 hours to complete the 5K course. Public School Road will be opened up for traffic to leave the parking lot starting 1.5 hours after the race start or immediately after the last person finishes the 5K race. 1 Mile Walk will begin after all the runners have started.The 1 mile walk begins and ends in the school parking lot. The route winds around the A Montoya Elementary School and Roosevelt Middle School grounds. Most of the walking surface is on pavement but approximately 0.2 miles are on the cross country single track trail. If that dirt section of trail is muddy the route will be changed to an all pavement route.
Kids Activities will begin after the runKids Activities will be located on the Roosevelt Middle School grass field.
Event parking is available at the following locations:
Tijeras Senior Center
First Baptist Church Tijeras
A. Montoya Elementary School
Roosevelt Middle School
A parking map is located at www.facebook.com/feedthekids5k
NOTE: PARKING ENTERANCE TO A. MONTOYA MIDDLE SCHOOL AND ROOSEVELT MIDDLE SCHOOL LOTS WILL BE CLOSED BETWEEN 8:30 AND APPROXIMATELY 10:30 AM . IF YOU ARRIVE LATER THAN 8:30 OR NEED TO LEAVE BEFORE 10:30 PLEASE PARK IN THE TIJERAS SENIOR CENTER OR AT THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH TIJERAS PARKING LOTS. PLEASE USE DESIGNATED PARKING AREAS ONLY. DO NOT PARK ON ROADS AND/OR SIDEWALKS OR PEDESTRIAN BIKE PATHS.
Bathrooms are located in the Roosevelt Middle School or Portable Toilets will be available near the start line.
Start location for all events is in the Roosevelt Middle School parking lot.
The 5K race will start promptly at 9 am with the 1 mile walk to begin after all the runners have started. This is a Fun Run and will not be timed. Race is a Gun Start with a visual finish line.
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.
Can I run with my Garmin GPS or my Nike Plus device?
Yes, participants may wear their Garmin GPS watches and/or Nike Plus devices
What is NOT allowed on the course?
Baby joggers, baby strollers, skateboards, rollerblades, 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 racecourse?
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 email [email protected] .
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. 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. This is a fun run to benefit Feed the Kids program in the east mountains. Thank you for your
Can I defer my entry to the next year if I am unable to run this year?
No, participants cannot defer their entries to the next year in the event that 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 Facebook website: www.facebook.com/feedthekids5kso 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 make a decision 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, 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.
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, you will be directed to the Medical Area. 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
Post Race refreshments will be held near the finish.
Review the Course and Support:
Decide where your family and friends can cheer you on when you most need the support.
Water is available on the race course in the Roosevelt Middle School parking lot near the start/finish line. 5K runners will pass this station at the start of their second loop.
Volunteers are still needed to help! Please contact Rose to volunteer for race day by emailing
The Feed the Kids program 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!
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Race Questions and Information
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Email: [email protected]
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