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Santa Fe Thunder Half Marathon
Half Marathon, 5K, 1 Mile
Sun, Sep 20, 2015
Santa Fe, NM
Running-Half marathon - Individual Age group/open
Running-5K - Individual Age group/open
Walking-1 Mile - Individual Age group/open
About This Activity
From Pueblo Indian trails to El Camino Real to the Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe has been a sought after desitination for centuries. The 5th annual Santa Fe Thunder Half Marathon gives you the opportunity to leave your own footprints and enjoy a unique athletic and cultural experience. The Santa Fe Thunder Half Marathon, presented by Sports Authority, is a true bucket list event for all runners.
Starting in the heart of Santa Fe at historic Fort Marcy, the point-to-point course follows the Old Taos Highway, finishing at the magnificent Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino in the Pueblo of Pojoaque. The 1,000 foot net downhill USATF-certified course (including 300 feet of uphill the first 2 miles) features spectacular views of the Sangra de Cristo and Jemez mountains whil dropping into the colorful Rio Grande Valley. Inspired by Afican drummers at the start and live music along the course, runners pass by the world-famous Santa Fe Opera, the Tesuque Village Market, Camel Rock and the Tesuque Pueblo on the way to Pojoaque along a route that our ancestors have run and walked for centuries.
For those desiting a shorter challenge, the 5K Run and 1 mile fitness walk take place at Buffalo Thunder, timed so that participants will complete their events and be able to welcome the half marathoners to the finish line.
Running is an integral part of many cultures, including that of Native Americans, Tarahumara of Copper Canyon Mexico and Kalenjin of Kenya. The Santa Fe Thunder Half Marathonis more than a race - it is a celebration of our shared running culture. Race proceeds enable 100% volunteer non-profit organization Global Running Culture to carry out programs to better the lives of youth in these three areas through the powers of sport and education. To learn more, please visit www.globalrunningculture.org.
Event details and schedule
Detailed race weekend information will be emailed to all participants 2 weeks before race day and will be posted on www.santafethunder.com.
All participants are asked to park at Buffalo Thunder. Buses will take half marathoners to the start at Fort Marcy and sweats bags will be transported so they are waiting at the finish line.