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5th Annual Safari Run & Race with Kenyans for Global Health

Sunday, May 18, 2014 @ 8:00 AM (MDT)
Midtown Sports & Wellness 4100 Prospect N.E. AlbuquerqueNM  87110
Sunday, May 18, 2014 @ 8:00 AM (MDT)
Midtown Sports & Wellness 4100 Prospect N.E. AlbuquerqueNM  87110

About This Activity

Brief Description

Please join us for the 5th Annual Safari Run & Race with Kenyans for Global Health! Each participant will receive a hand made, wood carved safari animal from Kenya. Stay after the run for a sampling of free Kenyan food, music and African handcrafts for sale.

Events

There will be an 8k (5mile) Race with Kenyans and a 5k (3 mile) Safari Run/Walk. Both of these events begin at 8:00a.m. The Kids 1k begins at 9:00a.m.

Fees

The fee for adults 18 and over is $25 and $15 for anyone under the age of 18.

Course

This is an out and back, flat course which begins and ends at Midtown Sports and Wellness. The course goes west on the paved bike path, heads north, and loops back around on the same path.

Packet Pick Up

Packet Pick up will be held on Saturday, May 17th from 10:30 a.m. -4:00 p.m. at Heart & Sole Sports, 2817 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Abq., 87110.You may also pick up your packet the morning of the race by 7:30 a.m. at Midtown Sports & Wellness.

Each Participant Will Receive

Our gift to you by participating in the Safari Run & Race with Kenyans for Global Health is a hand-carved, wooden safari animal made by a Kenyan artisan in a cooperative in a nearby village where Global Health Partnerships works. You are helping to further the work of GHP of Albuquerque by your participation in these events.

No t-shirts this year

Please note there will not be t-shirts given out at this year's race. Instead, for your participation, you will receive a hand-carved safari animal made by artisans in Kenya.

Beneficiary

100% of race registrations will go directly to Global Health Partnerships health projects. GHP is a local non-profit group medical professionals and volunteers work in Kenya as partners with local community organizations and health care providers to improve the health and well being of the poor and marginalized. Each year several UNM medical students travel to Kenya to participate in projects as well. Please visit www.ghp-usa.org for more information.

Sponsors

Our Many THANKS to our generous sponsors: Heart & Sole Sports, Midtown Sports & Wellness, Albuquerque Road Runners Club, Dr. Tim Hansen, DO, Dr. Larry Marrich, DC, Maria Cassimus, Hello Deli Restaurant, Monte Carlo Restaurant, Southwest Gastroenterology Associates, and Minuteman Press.

Did You Know

This is the 5th year Global Health Partnerships has worked with local, elite Kenyan athletes to put on this race. The money raised in previous years from the race went towards the purchase of an ambulance that now serves several villages in Kenya.The money raised in last year's race went towards creating and opening a maternity center. The maternity center serves the needs of many families in the remote area of Kisisini and nearby villages. The first twins were born there this Spring!

Contact Information

Please contact runwithkenyans@gmail.com or 505-350-5920 with any questions or comments.

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Map & Direction

Sunday, May 18, 2014 @ 8:00 AM (MDT)
Midtown Sports & Wellness 4100 Prospect N.E. AlbuquerqueNM  87110
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