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Sunday, July 21, 2019
Alvarado Elementary School 1100 Solar Road NW AlbuquerqueNM  87107
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Alvarado Elementary School 1100 Solar Road NW AlbuquerqueNM  87107

About This Activity

The Lavender Run is an event you won't want to miss! This RunFit run will take place in the beautiful Village of Los Ranchos (Los Poblanos Open Space and adjoining neighborhoods) on the trail and roadways and starts and finishes at the annual Lavender Festival. Complimentary entry into the Lavender Festival, great t-shirt and a whole lot of fun!

Event details and schedule




Event Location:

Alvarado Elementary School

1100 Solar Rd. NW

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107




Event Schedule:

Sunday: July 21, 2019

10K: 7:15 a.m.

4-MILE 7:45 a.m.

Kids K: 9:00 a.m.


Runner Packet Pick-up and Late Registration:

10K, 4-MILE and Kids Events

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Time: 11:00 TO 2:00 P.M.


8305 2nd St. NW

Albuquerque, NM 87114


Please note:  For family and friends and all others who are not participating, we will have available for sale 2 for $10 tickets during the duration of the packet pick-up at Steel Bender Brewery.
Normally the tickets are $8 each.
We encourage everyone to purchase early to bypass the long lines at the entrance.


If you are not able to pick up your packets in person, you must decide 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 near finish.


The Lavender Run will start next to Alvarado Elementary. Please see “PARKING INFORMATION” below as to where to park. There is not parking at the school so please plan to park at the locations described below.  NOTE: ALL PARTICIPANTS WHO WOULD LIKE TO BE ENTERED IN THE RESULTS AND BE ELIGIBLE FOR AWARDS MUST WEAR A TIMING CHIP/BIB.

Note: 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 below.
The 10K and 4-Mile Run/Walk uses a Gun Start with a Timing Chip finish. The "official time" will start when the gun/horn goes off.


Los Poblanos Fields Open Space (Across from the Unser Racing Museum) and Sadie’s Restaurant 6230 4th St. NW (Note: Bus Shuttle provided)




Bathroom Facilities:

Port-a-potties are located near start/finish. Please allow plenty of time prior to the race start times to use the restroom.


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 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 Support:

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 are 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 Garmin GPS or my Nike Plus device?
Yes, participants may wear their GPS watches. 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. Baby joggers, baby strollers, skateboards, rollerblades, unauthorized bicycles or any other wheeled device 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 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 if 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.

Finish Information:

The timing chips you will be wearing are disposable and do not need to be returned.
The overall and division award winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on race day – immediately following the Kid 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:  9 and under, 10-12, 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. Award times will be determined by gun time.

Award times will be determined by gun time.


4-MILE and 10K TEAM OF 2:

Top 3 teams will be awarded overall team awards. Note: Individuals are eligible for age group and overall awards.


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 9:15 immediately after the 4M and 10K. The race director will make announcement 15 minutes prior to start to make sure all Kids K participants make it to the start on time. The start of the Kids K will be near the RunFit finish arch. All participants will receive a special recognition award at the finish.


Refreshments and Awards


Lavender Festival:

Lavender Run participants will receive a complimentary entry into the 12th annual Lavender Festival immediately after the event. The Lavender Festival includes live music, free yoga classes, a Kids Camp, wellness seminars, cooking demonstrations, and 70 artisans offering everything from lavender bouquets to lavender paintings, pies, spices, lotions, beer, and wine. A perfect day for lavender lovers of all ages.


Review the Course and Support:

Decide where your family and friends can cheer you on when you most need the support.
There are fluid replacement stations:  Water & Gatorade (4-Mile and 10K).



4M - 10K: Majority of course will be on the Open space (10K) and roadways. Courses will be well marked with volunteers and aid stations.

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Results: All results will be posted immediately at: www.irunfit.org

Volunteer Information:

Volunteers are still needed to help! Please contact RunFit at (505) 217-4774 to volunteer for race day or email: stephenpino@hotmail.com

Thank-a-volunteer campaign!

The Lavender Run is fortunate to have some of the friendliest and hardest-working volunteers around. Volunteers help us on race morning 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 a hearty, fun-loving thanks!



We would like to thank the following sponsors for their support:  Steel Bender Brewery, Fleet Feet Sports, and more.


Race Questions and Information:
12104 Palm Springs Ave. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
(505) 217-4774
Email: stephenpino@hotmail.com   RunFit Website: www.irunfit.org



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