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Yes, Charlie Brown, there is a Great Pumpkin Chase! Register today for the 20th Annual Great Pumpkin Chase: 10K, 5K, and Kids K. Enjoy hundreds of participants as they make their way through the scenic Albuquerque Country Club Neighborhood on a flat and fast loop course. Whether you come dressed in your costume or just want to join in on the fun with Linus and his friends, this race is for you! We also feature a Pumpkin Dash Kids K! Great shirts, age group, and overall awards, including Best Costume Awards.
A race logo shirt
Well stocked finish table Water and Powerade stations along the course
Professional timing using a disposable bib tag.
Free photo downloads after the event.
Rio Grande Park (Formerly: Kit Carson Park)
1744 Kit Carson SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104
Saturday, October 28, 2023
10K: 9:00 a.m.
5K: 9:05 a.m.
Kids K: 10:15 a.m.
RUNNER PACKET PICKUP AND LATE REGISTRATION:
10K, 5K, and Kid Events
Friday, October 27, 2023
Time: 3:00-6:00 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 ARE ENCOURAGED TO PICK UP THEIR EVENT PACKETS AT “PACKET PICKUP.” If you are not able to pick up your packet in person, you must plan 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 at Kit Carson Park between 7:30-8:30 a.m.
ALL PARTICIPANTS WHO WOULD LIKE TO BE ENTERED IN THE RESULTS AND BE ELIGIBLE FOR AWARDS MUST WEAR A TIMING CHIP/BIB. PLEASE DO NOT ALTER THE BIB IN ANY WAY. BIB MUST BE VISIBLE AND WORN ON THE FRONT – OUTSIDE -- OF A PERSON’S CLOTHING AT ALL TIMES THROUGHOUT THE EVENT. BIBS ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE AND MUST BE WORN BY THE PARTICIPANT TO WHOM IT IS ASSIGNED.
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 October 23, 2023, 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.
Follow these 3 easy steps to run/walk your 5K!
Note: Kids K is a non-timed event.
* Step 1:
Walk or run ANYTIME between October 21-29, 2023, and record your race time using: Strava, Garmin, MapMyRun, MapPedometer.com, or a simple stopwatch.
* Step 2:
Email your race completion time to email@example.com
* 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: Great Pumpkin Chase 10K or 5K Virtual Run Result Information
* Run/walk times must be submitted by 11:59 pm (mtn.) on October 30, 2023.
* 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.
PLEASE USE DESIGNATED PARKING AREAS ONLY. DO NOT PARK ON KIT CARSON DRIVE OR ANYWHERE ON THE COURSE AS IDENTIFIED BY THE TRAFFIC CONES AND EVENT SIGNAGE. WE ASK THAT YOU RESPECT THE NEIGHBORHOOD BY NOT BLOCKING DRIVEWAYS.
Portable toilets are located near start/finish on the east side of Rio Grande Park. Please allow plenty of time to use the restroom.
All events start near finish immediately north of Rio Grande Park on Kit Carson Drive.
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 the 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 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/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. Skateboards, rollerblades, unauthorized bicycles, or any unauthorized wheeled device will not be permitted.
Strollers and wheelchairs will also be permitted. Strollers/Baby Joggers must start at the back of runners/walkers. ALL participants must be able to complete the course in 1:35:00 (Hour and Thirty-Five Minutes) due to our traffic control permit.
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 decide 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.
The overall and division award winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on race day – immediately following the Kids K.
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, 65-69, 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: 1-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-79, 80+. Award times will be determined by gun time.
Great Pumpkin Dash 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 10:15 a.m. All Kids K participants will start on Kit Carson Drive, immediately north of Rio Grande Park. The race director will notify all runners when it is time to line up. Note: Please do not line up prior to being notified.
Awards will be presented to the best costumes as voted on by the race director and the RunFit staff. Be original…and have FUN!
Refreshments and Awards
REVIEW AND COURSE 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 & Powerade (10K).
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5K & 10K: Link: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/240032287
Note: The 10K route is 2-loops of the 5K course. 10K participants are instructed NOT to cross the finish/timing zone on your first loop.
All results will be posted immediately at: www.irunfit.org on Saturday, October 28, 2023.
Volunteers are still needed to help! Please contact RunFit at (505) 217-4774 to volunteer for race day or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Great Pumpkin Chase 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 and have a safe, successful, 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, New Balance Store, Heart and Sole Sports, PNM, Restore Hyper Wellness, NM Flooring Solutions, Shake It Up, Affordable Solar, Por Vida Therapeutics and Natural Grocers.
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Albuquerque, NM 87111
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