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NM SWEETHEART RUN 10K, 5K and KIDS K

Sunday February 13th, 2022

Albuquerque, NM

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Description

Register today for the 17th annual NM Sweetheart Run. Whether it is the 10K, 5K, 10K Team of 2, 5K Team of 2, or Kids K, we have an event for you! This annual favorite is a must on your event calendar and a great way to start your day! This is a beautiful loop course nestled in the heart of the North Valley Bosque with the Start and Finish located at Bosque School. Age Group and Overall awards including Team Awards and a tee shirt. To learn more about the Sweetheart Run and other events go to www.irunfit.org.


SWEETHEART RUN


EVENT INFORMATION


Event Location:


Bosque School


4000 Bosque School Rd. NW


Albuquerque, New Mexico  87120


 


Event Schedule: 


February 13, 2022


10K: 10:00 a.m. 


5K: 10:15 a.m. 


Kids K: 11:00 a.m.


 


Runner Packet Pick-up and Late Registration:


10K, 5K, and Kid Events 


Saturday, February 12


Time: 11:00 TO 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, you must make arrangements for a representative to pick up your packet. Any out-of-town participants may pick up their packet on race morning at the registration area near the finish.


Start:


Bosque School Race Day Registration and Timing Chip Pickup will be located near the Bosque School Track and Field (just south of Main Campus). NOTE: ALL PARTICIPANTS WHO WOULD LIKE TO BE ENTERED IN THE RESULTS AND BE ELIGIBLE FOR AWARDS MUST WEAR A RUNFIT BIB.  THE TIMING CHIP WILL BE FIXED ON THE BACK OF THE BIB AND MUST NOT BE ALTERED IN ANY WAY. BIB MUST BE VISIBLE (IN FRONT AND VISIBLE) AT ALL TIMES.


VIRTUAL RUN OR 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 February 8, 2022, 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.
Be sure to follow social distancing and other safety measures provided by the State of NM and your local government regarding COVID-19 as you participate.


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 February 5 – February 13, 2022, and record your race time using: Strava, Garmin, MapMyRun, MapPedometer.com or a simple stopwatch.


* Step 2:
Email your race completion time to [email protected]
* 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: Sweetheart Run 10K or 5K Virtual Run Result Information
* Run/walk times must be submitted by 11:59 pm (mtn.) on February 14, 2022.


* 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: 


Entrance and Exit: Bosque School: Coors and Bosque School Rd. (just south of Coors and Montano)


PLEASE USE DESIGNATED PARKING AREAS ONLY. NOTE: PLEASE USE LEARNING RD AND COORS BLVD.  TO ENTER AND EXIT.   PLEASE DO NOT ENTER OR EXIT ON MONTANO.


 


Bathroom Facilities:


Port-a-potties are located near start/finish. Please allow plenty of time prior to the race start times to use the restroom.


 


Start Information:


Near Bosque Track…just south of campus. All races will start promptly at the designated times listed above. Allow plenty of time to get to the Start in order 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) 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 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 are unable to 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 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 watches. 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 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 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 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 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 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.


 


Finish Information:
The overall and 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, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 60-69, 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:  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, 70-74, 75-79, 80+. Award times will be determined by gun time.


 


5K and 10K (TEAM OF 2):


Top 3 Teams. Note: Individuals are eligible for age group and overall awards.


 


Kids K:


All registered participants (12 and Under) are eligible to participate in the Kids K. The start of the Kids K will begin at 11:15 immediately after the 5K and 10K. Participants will meet on the grass area inside the Bosque School Track at 11:00 a.m. and will be escorted to the start. All participants will receive a special recognition award at the finish. 


Post Race:


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).


 


COURSE:


5K - 10K: The majority, of course, will be on the Bosque ditch banks and trails. Courses will be well marked with volunteers and aid stations.


Note: Cut and Paste Link in Browser


10K: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/354515865/


 


5K: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/354097329/


 


Results: All results will be posted immediately at: www.irunfit.org 



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 Sweetheart Run is fortunate to have some of the friendliest and hardest-working Bosque School and Rio Rancho High School volunteers around. Volunteers help us on race morning to ensure you feel welcomed, are fully informed and have a safe, successful, and positive running experience, and more! When you have a chance, give hearty, fun-loving thanks!


Race Questions and Information:
RunFit
12104 Palm Springs Ave. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
(505) 217-4774 
Email: stephenp[email protected]   


RunFit Website:  www.irunfit.org

Race Distances

Price Register
KIDS K (11 AND UNDER) $15.00 until Register »
5K (17 AND UNDER) $20.00 until Register »
5K TEAM OF 2 $66.00 until Register »
5K $33.00 until Register »
10K VIRTUAL RUN $30.00 until Register »
5K VIRTUAL RUN OR WALK $30.00 until Register »
10K TEAM OF 2 $66.00 until Register »
10K $33.00 until Register »

Places to Stay

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Start Location

4000 Bosque School Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM

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