May 10, 2020


May 10, 2020 Sandia Lakes • 76 Sandia Lakes Rd. BernalilloNM  87004 View Map Organized by RunFit


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About this event

May 10, 2020

Sandia Lakes

76 Sandia Lakes Rd. BernalilloNM  87004
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Register today for the Catch Me If You Can 5K, 5K Team (Father/Son, Father/Daughter, Mother/Son, Mother/Daughter) and Kids K. This one of a kind event is a great way to start your Mother's Day. Located in the beautiful Sandia Lakes community near Albuquerque and Bernalillo, Catch Me If You Can follows the dirt roads and paths through the scenic Rio Grande Bosque. Age Group and Overall Awards as well as chip timing. Immediately after you cross the finish line, bait your line and head to the lake near fish and try your luck! Catch a fish and be eligible for fantastic prizes. Or just come for the run and barbecue! Don't forget your fishing rods! Refreshments and barbecue immediately after you finish. Register today and don't miss the fun!

Event details and schedule




Event Location:


Sandia Lakes
76 Sandia Lakes Rd.
Bernalillo, NM 87004

(A short drive north of Albuquerque)


(Just north of Roy Rd. /Tramway Blvd on Highway 313)




Event Schedule: May 10, 2020


8:00- 11:00 a.m.




5K: 8:30 A.M.


Kids K: 9:30 A.M.




Packet Pick-up and Late Registration:


Saturday, May 19, 2020






11:00 to 3:00 p.m.




North Towne Plaza


5901 Wyoming suite R 


Albuquerque NM 87109






If you are not able to pick up your packets in person at the above location and times, you must arrange 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 if you are unable to do so at Packet Pickup.


FACILITY: RunFit has reserved a special area (North Lake) for this event: 7:30 A.M. TO 11:00 A.M. If you would like to continue to stay at Sandia Lakes after the event, you must stop by the Sandia Lakes Store near entry to receive an entry to the lakes.  Please respect all rules and posted signs located throughout Sandia Lakes. No pets are allowed on Sandia Lakes Property, except for service animals. The possession and use of firearms are prohibited. No fireworks allowed.  No open fires allowed. No swimming or wading is permitted.









Sandia Lakes


Note: Please use parking spaces located at Sandia Lakes. DO NOT PARK on roadways or pedestrian paths.






Sandia Lakes:


5K and 5K Team: 8:30 a.m.


Kids K: 9:30 a.m.




This race is a Gun Start with a Timing Chip/Bib finish. The "official time" will start when the gun/horn goes off.  All timing chips will be available at the registration area near start/finish located near the North Lake just north of the entrance to Sandia Lakes. Note: Bibs must always be worn on the front of person during the event.


Bathroom Facilities:


Bathrooms are located near start/finish. Please allow plenty of time in order to get to the start.


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.
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.




Finish Information:


The overall and division award winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on race day immediately following the Kids K.  Barbecue will be held immediately upon finishing under Pavilion.






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, 60-69, 70+.


Award times will be determined by gun time. Note: Team members are factored into the 5K Open and are eligible for age group and overall awards.




5K Team:


Overall: First three.




Kids K


All Kids K registered participants (11 and under) are eligible to participate in the Kids K. The start of the Kids K will begin at 8:30 a.m. All participants will receive a special finisher medal upon completion of the event. Note: Parents may join their child(ren) if they so desire. The Kids K route goes around the North Lake (fenced) on a dirt road closed to vehicle traffic.




Fishing Contest:


Try your luck at catching a fish. The Sandia Lakes is well stocked with catfish and trout. Be one of the first 3 to catch a fish or first 3 teams to each catch a fish. Note: Please bring a fishing rod to fish. Note: There is a 3 fish limit per participant. ONLY PARTICPANTS MAY FISH. However, all others are eligible to purchase a fishing permit at the Sandia Lakes Store located near entry to Sandia Lakes.




Start Information


All races will start promptly at the designated times. Allow plenty of time to get to the Start Line in order to check any gear such as your fishing rod and seed yourself. If you are driving to the race plan to arrive early. See parking information above.
This race is a Gun Start with a Timing Chip finish. The "official time" will start when the gun goes off.
Please note: Should severe weather that creates dangerous conditions for runners cause cancellation of the race there will be no refunds.




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.


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 Garmin GPS watches and/or Nike Plus devices. 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 and registered competitive wheelchair participants; and (b) authorized course marshals on bicycles. Skateboards, rollerblades, unauthorized bicycles or any other wheeled device will not be permitted.
Please note: Strollers and baby joggers are permitted in the 5K and Kids K only. Strollers and baby joggers must start at the back of the pack and your child must always be secured in the stroller. Note: Due to the dirt roads and small gravel, traditional baby strollers may be difficult to navigate.


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. 


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:  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, both 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.


Timing of the event will be done using the Race|Results Timing System. Participants must wear a Timing Chip/Bib in order to receive results. Efforts will be made to post unofficial results at the finish line within 15 minutes of each participant finishing the race. Results will be posted near the finish immediately during and after the event as well as online at or  Participants who would like their official time posted and be included in the results MUST wear a timing chip/bib. Please note: Awards will be presented immediately after each event. All awards must be picked up on the day of the event. No awards will be mailed.


Post Race:


Post Race refreshments provided by RunFit   






Results will be posted to




Volunteer Information


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


Thank-a-volunteer campaign!


The Catch Me If You Can Run is fortunate to have some of the friendliest and hardest-working volunteers around. Volunteers help us on race day to ensure you feel welcomed, are fully informed; have a safe, successful and positive running experience, and more! When you have a chance, give hearty, fun-loving thanks!




Race Questions and Information
(505) 217-4774







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