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Team Kirtland - Hispanic Heritage Month 5K Fun Run

Friday, September 23, 2016
Hardin Field 5th Street, SE Kirtland AFBNM  87116
Friday, September 23, 2016
Hardin Field 5th Street, SE Kirtland AFBNM  87116

About This Activity

September 15th marks the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month, with this year’s theme being “Team Kirtland: Different Stories, Different Roots, Juntos Unidos (Together United)”. Since 1988, we have observed Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Team Kirtland is celebrating the diversity of its members with a 5k Fun Run, starting at Hardin Field headed east on Frost Road towards the Eubank Gate, turning north onto the perimeter road behind the Family Campground, then heading southwest on "A" Street in front of the Billeting Office, onto Golden Smoke road, back onto Frost Road, back towards Hardin Field. Once the runners arrive at Hardin Field they will be required to run one lap around the field then onto the Finish Line...A portion of our proceeds will go to Presbyterian Oncology Pediatrics & Ronald McDonald House of Albuquerque. 

Event details and schedule

Team Kirtland Hispanic Heritage Committee

Hispanic Heritage Month

23 September 2016

Master of Ceremonies Captain Brian Raphael



1500-1600       Carnival begins!

                        5K Fun Run Registration

1600                National Anthem by Chief Rick Carbajal

                        Honor Guard Presentation of the Colors

1605                Opening Remarks

1610                5K Fun Run begins

1620                Introduction of Distinguished Guests

1625-1700       National Institute of Flamenco dance performance

1700                Announcement of Fun Run winners

                        Zumba dance

1710-1730       Spanish Singer Christina Perea

1730-1800       Mariachi San Jose

1800-1820       Announcement of Car Show winners by TSgt Carlos Lucero

1820-1850       Baila! Baila! Gather round family and friends of all ages and learn the beauty of New Mexican Folklore Dance

1850-1900       Closing Remarks

1915-2040       Movie Under the Stars featuring “The Book of Life”: an American computer-animated musical adventure comedy-drama film telling the story of a Mexican town, San Angel from the Book of Life, holding every story in the world. Cotton candy and popcorn will be provided at concession.

Ongoing Carnival Activities

1500-1800       Car Show: awe in the mechanical majesty of nearly 30 cherried-out low riderz, classics and more, as they put on hydraulics performances

Hispanic Cuisine Food Trucks

  • Keru’s Mexican Food: From tacos and nachos to chili sin limitas, get the most delicious Mexican fiesta foods at Keru’s Mexican Food truck;

  • Loretta’s Lattes: Cuban coffees, horchata, Hispanic desserts… there are many devilish treats to try at this much-loved food truck;

  • Pink Ladies: a New Mexican Burrito Truck i todo in-between. The perfect joint for that old-school Burque palate;

  • Pop fizz: Albuquerque's favorite frozen treats are coming to you, straight from the fantastic Pop Fizz! Stop by and try some Mexican style ice pops and ice cream tacos you won't find anywhere else. Take your sweet tooth on an adventure you can only find here, with the amazing frozen treats from Pop Fizz!

Climbing Wall, Carnival Games

DJ Sharp performs Merengue, Reggaetone & Various Latin Club Genres

1500-1900       Educational Booths

  • Albuquerque Library: delve in the genealogical studies and historical artifacts of Coronado’s & Don Onate’s conquest, a genealogical overview of New Mexico founding bloodlines;

  • Chicana/o Studies Student Organization at UNM: learn of our nation’s most profound Chicano-Chicana public figures and how they’ve made history in the world as we know it;

  • El Centro de la Raza at University of New Mexico – El Centro serves as a space where all can celebrate their cultural wealth and/or discover who they are in relation to their culture. The organization focuses on growth and excellence of their students by promoting, social responsibility, cultural diversity, community outreach and academic success through a Hispano/Latino cultural lense. El Centro provides both academic and cultural programs, workshops and other tools to help students enrich their experience at the University of New Mexico. As part of the Carnival this awesome organization will be handing out information relevant to their services and answering any questions individuals may have regarding UNM and pursing higher education.

  • Diversity & Affirmative Employment Programs: statistics & visuals explaining the Hispanic heritage of Team Kirtland & the great milestones Hispanics have made throughout Kirtland’s history;

  • Central New Mexico Student Services – explore academic options for enrollment as Hispanics and discover interesting facts about Hispanic cultures.

1500-1900       STEM Demos

  • NNSA: read interesting literature of NNSA’s technical prowess & learn of their most accomplished Hispanic members both of historical and present-day perspectives;

  • MESA: learn the acidity of red and green chilies, the nutritional value of refried beans and more with young scientists from this student-group;

  • Air Force Research Laboratory: explore the wonders of AFRL’s innovative optical technologies with a few of their leading Hispanic scientists & engineers;

  • Sandia National Laboratory Hispanic Heritage Committee: energy, gravity, optics and more. Delve into the madness that is Sandia National laboratory STEM with some of their very own scientists and engineers;

  • And other STEM demos from the Hispanic Engineer Student Organization (HESO) and the UNM Health & Sciences Center.

1645-1900       Gonzo’s Hot Air Balloon Demo: experience New Mexico tradition with "The Journey" Hot Air Balloon Demo

1700-1900       Beer kegs: menu include: Tecate, Corona &  Dos XX Amber

Organizer Info

  • Team Kirtland Hispanic Heritage Fun Run

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