Aug. 27, 2008
Registration is now open for the University of New Mexico Community 5K Fun Run, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 6 at the UNM North Golf Course. For just $10, runners of any age and ability can be a part of the Lobo Invitational - one of the biggest cross country meets in the state of New Mexico - and race on one of America's finest on-campus courses as they support the UNM cross country/track and field program.
The North Golf Course has been the home of Lobo cross country since 2000 and has been the site of the 2002 and 2006 NCAA Mountain Region Championships, and 2003 and 2007 Mountain West Conference Championship meets.
Each year thousands of vocal and knowledgeable New Mexico distance running enthusiasts line the North Golf Course to see their Lobos compete against some of the nation's finest cross country teams. The spectator-friendly course winds its way over gentle grassy slopes, around majestic trees and through the cheering crowd several times, giving athletes a tremendous boost.
The Lobo Invitational opens with the Community Fun Run at 8 a.m., and continues with five high school races and two collegiate races. While there will not be any official times printed for the Fun Run, participants can check their results on the running clock above the finish line.
University of New Mexico Community Fun Run InformationDate:Saturday - Sept. 6, 2008
Time: 8 a.m. (Varsity high school races begin at 8:45 a.m., followed by collegiate men and women at 9:45 and high school junior varsity and C teams at 10:45)
Place: University of New Mexico North Golf Course
Address: 2201 Tucker NE, Albuquerque, N.M. (North of Lomas, off Yale)
Entry Fee: $10 (cash or check paid at the course on the day of the race - all proceeds go to the UNM cross country/track & field program)
Registration: Available on the www.GoLobos.com cross country page and due by 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6 - no exceptions.