November 17, 2019

The Guardian Games 5K/1K Fun Walk

November 17, 2019 Civic Plaza • 1 Civic Plaza NW AlbuquerqueNM  87102 View Map Organized by Special Olympics New Mexico

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November 17, 2019

Civic Plaza

1 Civic Plaza NW AlbuquerqueNM  87102
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  • On November 16th and 17th, 2019 from 10am-4pm Albuquerque Police Department and Albuquerque Fire Rescue will host the inaugural Law Enforcement Torch Run “Guardian Games for Special Olympics” presented by Mark’s CASA.
  • The objective of the Guardian Games is to build an inclusive community and develop a closer relationship between Special Olympics athletes, public safety and Albuquerque businesses while bringing Albuquerque families to meet and greet with first responders through a fun and unique format.On Sunday, November 17th, the general public is invited to participate in a 5K Downtown Community Run that will kick off at 10:00 a.m. at Civic Plaza. After the 5K Run and 1 mile fun walk, fans are invited to stay and watch the Battle of the Badges (APD vs AFR), where both public safety agencies will compete against each other in five different challenges: Football Toss, Police Car Push, Rowers, Fire Truck Pull, and 5K (scores will be combined from morning 5K)   
  • Special Olympics New Mexico provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
  • The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is a community-building program within Special Olympics that promotes and empowers New Mexico law enforcement agencies to raise awareness and funds year-round for Special Olympics New Mexico –while providing opportunities, encouragement, and hope to SONM athletes and families in the process.

Event details and schedule

The Guardian Games 5K/1K Fun Walk will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 17th at Civic Plaza.  There will be a late registration/packet pick up from 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.  

Packet pickup will be on Friday, November 15th at Sports Systems, 6915 Mongtomery Blvd. NE from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. We will also have late packet pick up at Civic Plaza on Saturday, November 16th from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 

There will be top male and female awards as well as age group awards!

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