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Albuquerque is host to organized running events and themed races throughout the year.

2013 Women’s Distance Festival - July 28, 2013

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Location: Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute, 9169 Coors Road NW
Cost: $20-$25

Details: Albuquerque Road Runners is pleased to welcome the women of New Mexico and beyond to the 26th running of the Women's Distance Festival 5K, the state's premier women-only running event! For 25 years the Women's Distance Festival 5K has brought together runners of all abilities and ages. For experienced runners it is a great race for a new PR, and for many new runners it's their first race of any kind. It brings together long-time running pals and sparks new running friendships. Outstanding crowd support will help you to the finish, where you'll find special gifts that set this race apart from any other.

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Rio Grande Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk - August 11, 2013

Time: 6:30am
Location: National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 Fourth St SW
Cost: $30-$50

Details: Bosque Running Shop Inc. would like to invite you to experience the 4th Annual Rio Grande Half Marathon and 5K run/walk. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Special Olympics New Mexico. All half marathon participants will receive a finishers medal.

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Dam to Dam Run - September 1, 2013

Time: 8am
Location: Starbucks, 12201 Academy Rd. NE
Cost: $10-$25

Details: The Dam to Dam Run is a must for any novice or seasoned runner. The run begins just west of Starbucks and Albertson's (Academy and Tramway) and heads north out and back along the dam arroyos with scenic views of the city and majestic Sandia Mountains. The route includes a moderate climb (after mile 2 of the 10K) along paved roads as well as dirt (gravel + loose dirt) paths. Overall and Age Group awards will be presented immediately after the event. Register now for this exciting run.

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The Color Run Albuquerque - September 7, 2013

Time: 8am
Location: Civic Plaza
Cost: $35-$40

Details: The annual Color Run is going down at the Civic Plaza in Albuquerque, NM on Saturday, September 7, 2013. The only question is, are you ready for the craziest, colorful, 5k of your life? You bet you are. Race it solo or form a Color Team. Check out more race details at thecolorrun.com & well see you all squeaky clean at the start line.

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10th Annual Chips and Salsa Half Marathon - September 15, 2013

Time: 8am
Location: Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, 9169 Coors Rd. NW
Cost: $10-$40

Details: RunFit is proud to announce the 10th Annual NM Chips and Salsa Half Marathon, 10K Run, 5K Run, 5K Race Walk and Kids K Run. Located in the heart of the North Valley, this fast and flat course starts and finishes at the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute. This family event is a must for any seasoned runner or one who just wants to come out and participate in the fun. All Half Marathon finishers will receive a finisher's medal upon completion.

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Sandia Mountain Shadows Trail Run - October 7, 2013

Time: 8am
Location: Albuquerque Open Space, Menaul Blvd-East of Tramway Blvd.
Cost: $20-$25

Details: The 9th Annual Sandia Mountain Shadows Trail Run is a favorite amongst the novice to seasoned trail runners. The run begins at the Piedra Lisa Park just east of Tramway and Menaul and heads into the Sandia Foothill (Open Space) trails and finishes at the Piedra Lisa Park next to the Foothill's Dam. Overall and Age Group awards will be presented immediately after the event. Register now for this exciting run.

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30th Annual Big 5 Duke City Marathon - October 19-20, 2013

Time: 6:45am
Location: Civic Plaza
Cost: $29-$195

Details: As the state’s premiere running event, the New Mexico Cancer Center Duke City Marathon is the largest and longest running marathon in the history of the state of New Mexico. A qualifier for the Boston Marathon as well as the New Mexico State Championship for the Marathon and Half Marathon, the New Mexico Cancer Center Duke City Marathon attracts thousands of runners from all over the state, country and world.

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Great Pumpkin Chase - October 27, 2013

Time: 9am
Location: Kit Carson Park, 1744 Kit Carson SW
Cost: $10-$25

Details: The 10th Annual Great Pumpkin Chase is a must for any runner or walker. This fast and flat course runs through the heart of the historic Albuquerque Country Club neighborhood--an ideal setting for this fun event. We are encouraging all participants to wear a costume in recognition of Halloween. Prizes will be awarded for Overall and Age Group winners.

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Hobbler Gobbler Thanksgiving Day Run - November 28, 2013

Time: 9am
Location: Rio Rancho Aquatic Center, 745 Loma Colorado NE
Cost: $15-$28

Details: Come kick off a great Thanksgiving with an invigorating run or walk--before the parades, football games, and feasting commence! The Annual Hobbler Gobbler Thanksgiving Day Run is a crowd favorite and fun for the whole family. Once the cavity of the Turkey is stuffed to capacity, no more entries. Sign up today! A portion of the proceeds benefit RunFit After School Running Program for Kids.

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Kringle Jingle 12K - December 7, 2013

Time: 9am
Location: Singing Arrow Community Center, 13001 Singing Arrow Avenue
Cost: $15-$30

Details: Join us on Saturday, December 7, 2013 for the Kringle Jingle 12K including a 6K and Kids K. This event is a must on your holiday to do list. The Kringle Jingle is set in the beautiful Four Hills Neighborhood. Age Group and Overall Awards including Best Costume Prizes. Be one of hundreds to toe the line at the start. Don't forget the rest of the family, friends and office mates. Give yourself the gift of health. Register today and help jump start your new year.

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New Mexico Farolitos Trail of Lights 5K - December 21, 2013

Time: 5pm
Location: Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, 9169 Coors Rd. NW
Cost: $15-$30

Details: This 9th annual holiday favorite is a unique opportunity to celebrate the season. Participate in a 5K Run/Walk on a course lit by farolitos - holiday lights of the Southwest and runs on the road and pathways within the S.I.P.I. and surrounding neighborhood. Clock finish. Awards to top 3- Male and Female. Enjoy the post event goodies: posole, House of Bread and other holiday favorites. Come join hundreds of participants for this holiday event and a must on your holiday calendar.

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USA Indoor Track & Field Championships - February 21-23, 2014Lolo Jones: 2008 Olympian & Visa Champion (photo courtesy Errol Anderson/The Sporting Image)

Location: Albuquerque Convention Center, 401 2nd St NW
Cost: $15-$30

Details: The USA Indoor Track & Field Championships is the final event of the Indoor Championship Series, which is a prestigious series of nationally televised USA Track & Field competitions featuring the very best track & field athletes from Team USA, the world's #1 track team. Approximately 400 athletes will be competing for a total prize purse of $130,000 and U.S. athletes will be competing for the title of National Champion and will have the opportunity to qualify for Team USA events.

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