Albuquerque Half Marathon

Albuquerque, NM, USA
05 Apr, 2025 (Sat)

Running

1 km, 3.12 mi, 6.21 mi, 13.1 mi

About the event

Register today for the 21st Annual Albuquerque Half Marathon! The Albuquerque Half, 10K, 5K, and Kids K are a must on your event calendar! This fan favorite is scheduled for Saturday, April 5, 2024, and is one you won’t want to miss! The Albuquerque Half Marathon crosses the Rio Grande River with spectacular views of the Sandia Mountains and North Valley Bosque and heads to the Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque and the heart of the North Valley on a flat and fast course, which makes it a personal best candidate. Finisher medals for all participants, including age group and overall awards and tech tee shirts for all Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K participants! To register and learn more about the Albuquerque Half Marathon and other exciting events, visit www.irunfit.org. 

RunFit 13.1 X 2 Marathon Challenge: By running the Albuquerque Half Marathon 2025 and the NM Chips and Salsa Half Marathon 2024 (9/14/25), you qualify for the RunFit 13.1 X 2 Marathon Challenge medal.

Helping to build community and promote long-term health one event at a time!

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ALBUQUERQUE HALF MARATHON  EVENT INFORMATION

 

Note: Please continue to check our RunFit website, www.irunfit.org, for the most current event information

Event Schedule: April 5, 2025

Event Location:

Alvarado Elementary School

1100 Solar Rd. NW

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107

 

*Half Marathon: 8:30 a.m. (3.5 Hour Cut-off)

10K: 9:15 a.m.

5K: 9:30 a.m.

Kids K: 10:15 a.m.

 

THERE IS NO PARKING AT ALVARADO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OR ON ROADS AND NEIGHBORHOODS NEAR AND AROUND THE SCHOOL, INCLUDING DITCHBANKS. PLEASE USE AVAILABLE PARKING.

 

*Note: The Start of the Albuquerque Half Marathon (ONLY) and Los Ranchos de Albuquerque Half Marathon Relay (FIRST RUNNER ONLY) is located on Winter Haven Rd NW – JUST SOUTH OF SAGEBRUSH COMMUNITY CHURCH. THERE IS NO PARKING ON WINTER HAVEN ROAD. PLEASE PARK AT SAGEBRUSH COMMUNITY CHURCH ONLY (6440 Coors Blvd. NW, ABQ., NM 87120). SHUTTLE BUSSES WILL RETURN PARTICIPANTS TO SAGEBRUSH COMMUNITY CHURCH from Alvarado Elementary School. For the 2 Half Marathon Relay team, see the “Half Marathon 2-Person Relay” information below.

Packet Pick-up and Late Registration:

Friday, April 4, 2025
PACKET PICK-UP:

1:00 to 6:00 p.m.

FLEET FEET SPORTS
North Towne Plaza

5901 Wyoming Suite R 

Albuquerque NM 87109

 

PLEASE NOTE: RACE-DAY REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE; HOWEVER, ALL PRE-REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS MUST PICK UP THEIR EVENT PACKETS AT "PACKET PICK-UP."

If you cannot pick up your packets in person at the above location and times, 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 if they cannot do so at Packet Pickup. Race Day Packet Pickup for out-of-town residents:  Half Marathon: Parking Lot just west of Half Marathon Start (Winter Haven Rd.) and 10K, 5K, and Kids K: Alvarado Elementary School.

 

IMPORTANT! HALF MARATHON TEAM OF 2 RELAY MUST PICK UP THEIR PACKET AT PACKET PICKUP. THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION FOR THE TEAM RELAY.

 

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 March 31, 2025, 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 enter your mailing address and add the shipping charge when registering for the event.

Please note: If you want your packet mailed, please add “SHIPPING” before completing your registration. All other packets will be available for Packet Pickup.

Follow these three steps to run/walk your Half Marathon, 10K, or 5K!

Note: Kids K is a non-timed event.

* Step 1:
Walk or run ANYTIME between March 29 – April 6, 2025, 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 (5K), city and state, and race completion time in the body of the email. Note: Subject line: Albuquerque Half Marathon, 10K or 5K Virtual Run Result Information
* Run/walk times must be submitted by 11:59 pm (mtn.) on April 7, 2025.

* 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.

 

START TIMES:

Half Marathon and Half Marathon Relay: Start at 8:30 a.m. (Note: There is a 3.5-hour cutoff.)

Note: The HALF MARATHON START is located on Winter Haven Rd. NW (north end). See the map/route link below. FINISH IS LOCATED AT ALVARADO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (1100 Solar Rd. NW). Note Printable course map on the website: www.irunfit.org  COURSE MAP LOCATED ON OUR RUNFIT WEBSITE ALONG WITH PARKING INFORMATION: www.irunfit.org.

Restrooms: There are port-a-potties located near the start. Please arrive early to get in line. We will start on time. 

START TIMES:

Half Marathon and Half Marathon Relay: Start at 8:30 a.m. (Note: There is a 3.5-hour cutoff.)

Note: The HALF MARATHON START is located on Winter Haven Rd. NW (north end). See the map/route link below. FINISH IS LOCATED AT ALVARADO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (1100 Solar Rd. NW). Note Printable course map on the website: www.irunfit.org  COURSE MAP LOCATED ON OUR RUNFIT WEBSITE ALONG WITH PARKING INFORMATION: www.irunfit.org.

Restrooms: There are port-a-potties located near the start. Please arrive early to get in line. We will start on time. 

 

START AND FINISH

The Half Marathon and Half Marathon Relay start on Winter Haven Rd. (north end) just south of the Sagebrush Community Church (Parking) and finishes at Alvarado Elementary School (1100 Solar Rd. NW). NOTE: FIRST RUNNER FOR THE RELAY TEAM STARTS ON WINTER HAVEN RD. 2ND RUNNER SEE “RELAY EXCHANGE ZONE” BELOW.

 

NOTE: A SHUTTLE WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE FINISH (ALVARADO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL) TO RELAY PARTICIPANTS BACK TO SAGEBRUSH COMMUNITY CHURCH (FIRST RUNNER).

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO SHUTTLE FROM ALVARADO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (FINISH) TO TAYLOR MIDDLE SCHOOL, SO PLEASE MAKE ARRANGEMENTS IF THE VEHICLE FOR THE SECOND RUNNER IS PARKED AT TAYLOR MIDDLE SCHOOL.

NOTE: THE FIRST RELAY (START) WILL PICK UP THE BIB/CHIP WITH THE BELT AT THE START. THE LOCATION OF PICKUP IS NEAR THE START OF THE HALF MARATHON (PARKING LOT JUST WEST OF THE START). FIRST/START RELAY PARTICIPANT MUST PICK UP BIB/CHIP AND BELT AT THE START. BIB AND BELT WILL BE PROVIDED AT PACKET PICKUP. THE FIRST RUNNER MUST START WITH BIB AND BELT.

Relay Exchange Zone
Taylor Middle School

8200 Guadalupe Trail NW, Albuquerque, NM  87114

 

Note: Parking for Relay Exchange (2nd Runner) is available at Taylor Middle School. Please arrive at the Relay Exchange Zone no later than 8:00 a.m. 

 

Relay Team Rules
Each relay team consists of 2 members. The first team member will run 6.37 miles; the second team member will run 6.73 miles. There are three categories for competing as a team:

·                   Male:  2 male team members

·                   Female: 2 female team members

·                   Coed: 1 male and 1 female team member

 

Relay Race Belt Instructions

1.      There is 1 bib per team

a.      The bib will have a Timing Tag on the back.

2. Volunteers – or participants -- must take the bib with the timing tag and attach it to one of the RunFit Event Race Belts using the 2 snaps on the belt. 

a.      Snaps will go through the holes at the top of the bib. 

3.      The Belt and extra bib will be given to the Relay Captain with the following instructions

a.      The Belt with the Bib/tag must be worn by the first runner, with the Bib facing the front and not covered up.

b.      At the Relay Transition zone, first-team members pass the Belt with the Bib/tag to their partner.

                                                     i.     Partner attaches the belt around their waist. 

                                                    ii.     Spins the belt so the bib is visible in the front and continues the race to the finish line.

d.      Race Belts must be returned at the finish line.

e.      The volunteers will show them how to adjust their belts properly.

  

Note: When on the course you MUST make sure you stay within the orange traffic cones for your safety and the safety of others. There are volunteers and sheriff officers along the course as well as course signage: mile markers and directional arrows. While on the course, you must pay attention to the signs, volunteers, and sheriff’s officers.

  

10K Start: 9:15 a.m.

Note: The start is in the Los Poblanos Fields just south of Alvarado Elementary School/Finish on the west side of the ditch. Please report to the start by 8:30 a.m. See the map/route link below. FINISH IS LOCATED AT ALVARADO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (1100 Solar Rd. NW). THE COURSE MAP IS LOCATED ON OUR RUNFIT WEBSITE: www.irunfit.org.

Note: When on the course please ensure you stay within the orange traffic cones for your safety and the safety of others. There are volunteers and sheriff officers along the course as well as course signage: mile markers and directional arrows. While on the course, you must pay attention to the signs, volunteers, and sheriff’s officers.

 

5K Run or Walk Start: 9:30 a.m.

Note: The 5K START is in the Los Poblanos Fields just south of Alvarado Elementary School/Finish. Please report to the start by 8:45 a.m. See the map/route link below. FINISH IS LOCATED AT ALVARADO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (1100 Solar Rd. NW). COURSE MAP LOCATED ON OUR RUNFIT WEBSITE: www.irunfit.org.

Note: When on the course, please ensure you stay within the orange traffic cones for your safety and that of others. Volunteers and sheriff officers are along the course and course signage: mile markers and directional arrows. While on the course, you must pay attention to the signs, volunteers, and sheriff’s officers.

  

Kids K Run: 10:15 a.m.

The Start of the Kids K will occur at the Alvarado Elementary School (just east of the finish) and under the RunFit arch on the north side of the school, where the Half, 10K, and 5K finish. The Race Director will announce when it is time to report to the start. START IS LOCATED ON THE WEST SIDE OF ALVARADO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. This is a non-timed event. All participants will receive a finisher’s medal.

 

IMPORTANT REMINDER: ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST FOLLOW AND ABIDE BY ALL EVENT SIGNAGE AND COURSE DIRECTIONS INCLUDING TRAFFIC CONES. DO NOT CROSS OVER STREETS OR ROADS THAT DO NOT HAVE TRAFFIC CONES. IF A PARTICIPANT FAILS TO FOLLOW COURSE CONES AND SIGNS, HE OR SHE MAY BE DISQUALIFIED. THERE ARE SEVERAL BERNALILLO COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICERS LOCATED THROUGHOUT THE COURSE, AS WELL AS VOLUNTEERS. PLEASE THANK THEM FOR THEIR HELP AND SUPPORT.

  

PARKING

THERE IS NO PARKING AT ALVARADO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OR ON ROADS AND NEIGHBORHOODS NEAR AND AROUND THE SCHOOL, INCLUDING DITCHBANKS. PLEASE USE AVAILABLE PARKING:


HALF MARATHON START:

The Albuquerque Half Marathon (ONLY) starts on Winter Haven Rd NW – JUST SOUTH OF SAGEBRUSH COMMUNITY CHURCH. THERE IS NO PARKING ON WINTER HAVEN ROAD. PLEASE PARK AT SAGEBRUSH COMMUNITY CHURCH ONLY (6440 Coors Blvd. NW, ABQ., NM 87120). SHUTTLE BUSSES WILL RETURN PARTICIPANTS, INCLUDING THE HALF MARATHON RELAY (FIRST RUNNER) TO SAGEBRUSH COMMUNITY CHURCH. PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SHOPPING CENTER OR DEFINED FITNESS PARKING. All out-of-town participants picking up their packets on race day may pick up their Race Packet in the parking lot just west of the Half Marathon, which starts between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m. Note: Out-of-town half marathon participants ONLY may be able to pick up packets at this location. All others must pick up packets at Fleet Feet Sports (see “Packet Pickup” information above. The timing chip is located on the back of the bib. The bib must be worn on the front of the person and must always be visible. No timing chips will be given to Kids K participants since this event is non-timed.

NOTE: SHUTTLE SERVICE BACK TO THE START (SAGEBRUSH COMMUNITY CHURCH) WILL BE PROVIDED TO ALL HALF-MARATHON PARTICIPANTS. ALL SHUTTLE BUSSES WILL LEAVE FROM ALVARADO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL—EAST PARKING LOT—EAST OF FINISH (11OO SOLAR RD. NW). SHUTTLE SERVICE BACK TO SAGEBRUSH COMMUNITY CHURCH WILL START AT 10:00 A.M. AND CONTINUE TO 12:30 P.M. SHUTTLE BUSSES WILL DEPART/ARRIVE EVERY 15 MINUTES.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO SHUTTLE FROM ALVARADO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (FINISH) TO TAYLOR MIDDLE SCHOOL, SO PLEASE MAKE ARRANGEMENTS IF THE VEHICLE FOR THE SECOND RUNNER IS PARKED AT TAYLOR MIDDLE SCHOOL.

PARKING: NOTE: NO RACE DAY PARKING AT ALVARADO ELEMENTARY DUE TO FINISH-LINE AND POST-EVENT ACTIVITIES. PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON OR NEAR THE COURSE: i.e., Solar Rd., Nabor Rd., Fairway Rd., Kensington, Floretta Rd. and Harmony Rd. DO NOT PARK NEAR OR AROUND DITCHES OR OBSTRUCT DRIVEWAYS. YOU WILL BE TOWED. WE ENCOURAGE ALL PARTICIPANTS TO CARPOOL TO THE RACE. ALL RACES WILL START ON TIME SO PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY.

 

CARPOOL: We encourage you to CARPOOL and arrive early. 

HALF MARATHON (Race begins at 8:30 a.m.)

See the start, parking, and shuttle information above.

 

10K (Race begins at 9:15 a.m.)
Please use any of the following parking locations:

Agri-Nature Center (4920 Rio Grande Blvd NW). You can enter the Agri-Nature Center from the east gate off Rio Grande Blvd. The Los Poblanos Fields are located just east of the Center, and the 10K start is north on the ditch's west side. Note: This location is closest to the start.

Poblanos Fields Open Space Parking Lot (off Tierra Viva Place NW – just east of Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian Church

Note: A bus shuttle will be provided at the finish for 10K participants back to Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian Church beginning at 10:00 a.m. on the east side of Alvarado Elementary School.

Note: Out-of-town participants ONLY may pick up their packets and timing chips at Alvarado Elementary School between 7:30 and 8:45 a.m. on race day. Please Park at the locations stated above. There is no parking at the Alvarado Elementary School.

 

5K (Race begins at 9:30 a.m.)
Please use any of the following parking locations: 

Agri-Nature Center (4920 Rio Grande Blvd NW. You can enter the Agri-Nature Center from the east gate off Rio Grande Blvd. The Los Poblanos Fields are located just east of the Center, and the 5K start is north on the ditch's west side. Note: This location is closest to the start.

Hartnett Park. 6718 Rio Grande Blvd. Alvarado Elementary School is located south of Park. Follow Nabor Rd (stay off-road due to Half Marathon runners on course). The start of the 5K is across the pedestrian bridge just southwest of the school.

IMPORTANT: PARTICIPANTS USING HARTNETT PARK—DIRT PARKING LOT ONLY—MUST ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 8:30 A.M. CHAVEZ RD. WILL BE CLOSED AFTER 8:30 A.M.

Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian Church: 1801 Montano Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107

Note: A bus shuttle will be provided at the finish for 5K participants back to Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian Church beginning at 10:00 a.m. on the east side of Alvarado Elementary School.

 

Poblanos Fields Open Space Parking Lot (off Tierra Viva Place NW – just east of Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian Church

Note: Out-of-town participants may ONLY pick up their packets and timing chips at Alvarado Elementary School between 7:30 and 9:00 a.m. on race day. Please Park at the locations stated above. There is no parking at Alvarado Elementary School.

RunFit Kids K (Race begins at 10:30 a.m.)
Please use 10K parking locations (see above). Additional information about the kids' event is below.

Note: Out-of-town participants may ONLY pick up their packets and timing chips at Alvarado Elementary School between 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. on race day. There is no parking at Alvarado Elementary School.

 

Saturday Start Information

All races will start promptly at the designated times. Allow plenty of time to get to the Start Line to check any gear and seed yourself according to your projected pace. 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 goes off. All participants who want to be timed and factored into the results MUST wear a timing bib/chip (see “RESULTS” information below).

 

Please note: Should severe weather that creates dangerous conditions for participants cause cancellation of the race, there will be no refunds.

 

Runner Gear Check

Half Marathon participants may check gear near the Start Line (Registration Site). Volunteers will assist runners in identifying their gear bags. Runners can claim their gear near the school gym after the race. Show your bib number to the volunteers at the gear pickup location so they can claim your bag. Allow plenty of time to get to the Start Line to check any gear and position yourself according to your projected pace.

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 to be seen. Bib numbers are non-transferable and MUST be worn by the runner to whom it is assigned.

Can I run with an iPod/headphones?

Yes. USATF, the sport's national governing body, amended its ban on headphones, iPods, and similar devices. However, athletes competing for prizes cannot use electronic devices such as headphones and earpieces. If you choose to wear headphones, we strongly encourage you to wear one earpiece/headphone in your in-ear for your safety and that of others. Wearing only one earpiece/headphone will allow you to hear race officials, other participants, course volunteers, and traffic officials during the event.

Can I run with my GPS device?
Yes, participants may wear their GPS watches or 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?
Video devices and cell phones (Note: cell phones used for music must follow the same guidelines as “iPod/headphones” information above. If, for some reason, you use your cellphone for any other reason, we ask that you pull off to the side to allow others to pass); computers, cameras, or any similar devices by participants in the event are 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 and registered competitive wheelchair participants and (b) authorized course marshals on bicycles. Skateboards, rollerblades, unauthorized bicycles, or other wheeled devices 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 lost and found items 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. The sale and/or transfer of race entries/bibs is strictly prohibited and will result in disqualifying and/or banning 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 cannot run this year?
Participants cannot defer their entries to the next year if they cannot run.

Can a friend pick up my packet if I cannot attend Packet Pickup?
Yes. Your friend can pick up your packet for you. 

What is NOT allowed on the course?
For everyone’s safety, baby carriers, baby backpacks, inline skates, motorized scooters, bicycles, skateboards, and animals of any kind are prohibited from the course.

Strollers and baby joggers are permitted on the 5K course only. Strollers and baby joggers must start at the back of the pack, and your child must always be secured in the stroller.

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are permitted in the 5K event only.

Dogs must be kept on a regular lead, which should not exceed six feet long.
Safety and Behavior:
*One dog per handler for safety reasons.
*Race officials reserve the right to refuse entry to any dog whose behavior could be dangerous to others.
*Please use good judgment regarding your pet’s temperament to ensure a safe and enjoyable event.
*Dogs younger than six months should not participate.

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 and 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 or, in extreme situations, canceling the event. Please listen closely to all public address announcements at the race's starting line.
Visible lightning will postpone the race for at least 15 minutes. Additional sightings will continue to delay the race in 15-minute increments.

If extreme heat is predicted, the athletes will be provided extra water before, 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 elevated temperatures.

Medical Support

Medical staff members will be ready to assist you at any time. Radio communications personnel will be positioned at every aid station along the course.
The event officials have the right to withdraw any runner from the race who appears distressed or at risk. You will be directed to the medical area at the Finish Line if you have a health or medical problem. Please cooperate if you are asked to go for a checkup. Only runners requiring medical assistance will be permitted in the Medical Area. If you need help at any point, please ask for it! Note: If you cannot finish the race for any reason, please notify a race official of your bib number so medical personnel know.

 

Finish Information

When you finish, you will be greeted by volunteers and an Albuquerque Half Marathon Finisher Medal (Albuquerque 1/2 Marathon Participants Only).

Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K Awards and Prizes
Overall and division award winners will be handed out immediately after each event's completion. Please check the result board near the finish to see if you are an Age Group and/or Overall award winner. You MUST be present to receive your award. Please note: NO AWARDS WILL BE MAILED. Overall awards to the top 3 men and women will be determined by gun time.

Half Marathon 

Overall prizes will be awarded to the top three men and women determined by gun time.

AWARDS: Awards will be issued to the top three finishers:  19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+. 

Award times will be determined by gun time.

 

10K
Overall prizes will be awarded to the top three men and women determined by gun time.

AWARDS: Awards will be issued to the top three finishers:  19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 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.
AWARDS: Awards will be issued to the top three finishers:  6-8, 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, 70-74, 75-79, 80+.

 Award times will be determined by gun time.

 

RunFit Kids K 

All registered participants (11 and under) can participate in the RunFit Kids K. The start of RunFit Kids K will begin at 10:00 a.m. All participants will receive a medal at the finish. NOTE: KIDS K WILL START AND FINISH AT THE ALVARADO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. See the information above for more details.

 

Results
The event will be timed using RunFit’s RACE|RESULTS Timing System. Efforts will be made to post unofficial results at the finish line within 15 minutes of each participant finishing the race. Results will be posted near the finish (Alvarado Elementary Gym) immediately during and after the event and online at WWW.IRUNFIT.ORG. Participants who want their official time posted and included in the results MUST wear a timing bib/chip. No timing chips will be given to Kids K participants since this event is non-timed. Please note: Awards will be presented immediately after each event. All awards must be picked up on the day of the event. No awards will be mailed.

 

Post-Race 

The Los Ranchos de Albuquerque Half Marathon Post-Race activities will be held at Alvarado Elementary School.

 

Review the Course and Support

There are 6 fluid and replacement fluid stations supplied by Powerade (Miles 4.3, 6, 8, 10, 10.5, and 12) throughout the Half-Marathon Course—approximately every 2 Miles beginning at mile 2.5 (Water Only). Restroom facilities will be located near miles 6 and 10.5 at the start/finish. Medical and first aid personnel will be stationed at the finish and at various points along the course. 

Water will be provided for the 5K and 10K events:

5K: Mile 2

10K: Mile 1.3 (approx.) & 3.7 & Mile: 5 (approx.)

See the links below to see where water stops are on the course.

 

 Note: Cut and paste links to the browser:

ALBUQUERQUE HALF MARATHON: ROUTE
ALBUQUERQUE HALF MARATHON 2025 - MapMyRun 

ALBUQUERQUE 10K: ROUTE
ALBUQUERQUE 10K 2025 - MapMyRun

ALBUQUERQUE 5K: ROUTE
ALBUQUERQUE 5K 2025 - MapMyRun


Over 75 volunteers are needed to make the Half Marathon run smoothly. Volunteers are still needed to help! Please get in touch with Stephen Pino-RD at (505) 217-4774 to volunteer for the race day. 

Lodging:  

There are several fine hotels in and around Albuquerque. To find the closest to the event but still within a short driving distance to the start, look for “Journal Center” Hotels, Lodging, I-25, and Montgomery Blvd.

 

Thank-a-volunteer campaign!

The Albuquerque Half Marathon is fortunate to have some of the friendliest and hardest-working volunteers. More than seventy-five volunteers help us on race morning to ensure you feel welcomed and fully informed, have a safe, successful, and positive running experience, and more! When you have a chance, give a hearty, fun-loving thanks!

 

RunFit 13.1 X 2 Marathon Challenge:

RUNFIT is proud to announce the return of the 13.1 X 2 RUNFIT MARATHON. This popular RunFit edition gives participants the opportunity to participate in two events: the Albuquerque Half Marathon (April 5, 2025) and the NM Chips and Salsa Half Marathon (September 8, 2024). By doing so, they will receive a custom 13.1 X 2 RunFit Marathon finisher medal at the finish of the NM Chips and Salsa Half Marathon (9/14/25).

 

Proceeds:

A portion of the event proceeds will benefit RunFit, a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization that provides before-, during-, and after-school running programs for children.

History of RunFit:

RunFit, a before- and after-school running program, was launched in the spring of 2006 as a bold joint initiative aimed at promoting long-term health by creating a running program for children at after-school (or before-school) programs across New Mexico.

RunFit is designed to help youth of all sizes, fitness levels, and ability levels utilize the discipline of running to improve health, build character, and uplift the spirit. After-school programs such as RunFit play a vital role in our communities by keeping kids safe, creating healthy habits, and helping working families.

RunFit is a fun, free, and intensive program that motivates and trains elementary school students to run one mile to five kilometers (3.1 miles) without stopping through active participation on an afterschool (or beforeschool) running team. Participants learn to set and achieve challenging personal goals, are awarded incentives for attendance and improvement, and culminate in local running events.

 

Race Questions and Information
RunFit: Albuquerque Half Marathon 
(505) 217-4774 
Email: [email protected]

 

 

 

Races offered by this event

You have 38 weeks to prepare

Half Marathon

05 Apr, 2025 (Sat) - 08:30
Running
13.1 mi
Solo
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Half Marathon 2-Person Relay

05 Apr, 2025 (Sat) - 08:30
Running
13.1 mi
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10K

05 Apr, 2025 (Sat) - 09:15
Running
6.21 mi
Solo
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5K

05 Apr, 2025 (Sat) - 09:30
Running
3.12 mi
Solo
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Road

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05 Apr, 2025 (Sat) - 10:15
Running
1 km
Kids
Solo
On site
Road

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