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November 25, 2021

NM HOBBLER GOBBLER THANKSGIVING DAY RUN: 10K, 5K AND KIDS K 2021

Rio Rancho Aquatic Center • 745 Loma Colorado Dr. Rio RanchoNM  87124 Organized by RunFit $25 instant refund on this event with gift card.

About this event

Come kick off a great Thanksgiving with an invigorating run or walk--before
the parades, football games, and feasting commence! The Annual Hobbler Gobbler Thanksgiving Day Run is a crowd favorite and fun for the whole family. Sign up today! A portion of the proceeds benefit RunFit -- After School Running Program for Kids as well as the RunFit Mobile Food Pantries.

Event details and schedule

HOBBLER GOBBLER THANKSGIVING DAY RUN 2021

PARTICIPANT INFORMATION

LOCATION:

Rio Rancho Aquatic Center

Event Location: Loma Colorado Park

745 Loma Colorado NE

Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124

EVENT SCHEDULE:

November 25, 2021

10K: 9:00 a.m.

5K: 9:15 a.m.

Kids K: 10:15

PACKET PI CK-UP:

( A l s o, walk-in registration location)

New Balance Store

3731 Ellison Rd. NW

Albuquerque, NM 87114

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS RACE-DAY REGISTRATION; HOWEVER, ALL PRE- REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS MUST PICKUP THEIR EVENT PACKETS AT "PACKET PICK-UP."

If you are not able to pick up your packets in person at the above location and times, 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 located inside the Rio Rancho Aquatic Center.

VIRTUAL RUN/WALK (ONLY):

PLEASE NOTE: Your race swag will be mailed out beginning June 25 , 2021, and continue as registrations come in.

For additional event information, please go to our RunFit website: www.irunfit.org .

If you choose to have your packet mailed to you. please make sure you enter your mailing address when registering for the event and add the additional charge for shipping.

Please note: All virtual runners and walkers must include “SHIPPING” prior to completing your registration online. All other packets (Live race only) will be available at Packet Pickup. Please see date and times listed above.
Be sure to follow social distancing and other safety measures provided by the State of NM and your local government regarding COVID-19 as you participate.

Follow these 3 easy steps to run/walk your 10K or 5K!

Note: Kids K and 1-MILE are non-timed events.

* Step 1:
Walk or run ANYTIME between
November 20-25, 2021, and record your race time using: Strava, Garmin, MapMyRun, MapPedometer.com or a simple stopwatch.



* Step 2:
Email your race completion time to stephenpino@hotmail.com
* Include first and last name, run date, event (10K or 5K), city and state and race completion time in the body of the email. Note: Subject line:
NM Hobbler Gobbler Virtual Run Result Information
* Run/walk times must be submitted by 11:59 pm (mtn.) on
November 26 , 2021.

* Step 3:
Submit a selfie on the RunFit Facebook:
* Post on
https://www.facebook.com/Runfitabq/

* Submit a selfie after your run/walk or a pic of the location you ran/walked!
* In providing a photo or selfie you allow RunFit to share your pic on the RunFit website and other event social media. (The pic you provide will not be used for sales or marketing purposes without written permission.)

Please note: Steps 2 and 3 are optional.

START:

The Start is within a short distance from the finish (just west of the Rio Rancho Aquatic Center and Park . approx... .25 of a mile on Loma Colorado. front of Rio Rancho H.S. Performing Art Center.)

Note: Race Day Registration and Timing Chip Pickup will be located at the Rio Rancho Aquatic Center. NOTE: ALL PARTICIPANTS WHO WOULD LIKE TO BE ENTERED IN THE RESULTS AND BE ELIGIBLE FOR AWARDS MUST WEAR A TIMING CHIP/BIB. ALL BIBS MUST BE PLACED ON THE FRONT OF THER PERSON AND MUST BE VISIBLE AT ALL TIMES DURING THE EVENT.

PARKING:

PLEASE USE DESIGNATED PARKING AREAS ONLY. DO NO PARK ON ROADS OR PEDESTRIAN/BIKE PATHS. AVAILABLE PARKING AT RIO RANCHO AQUATIC CENTER, RIO RANCHO LIBRARY (JUST NORTEAST OF AQUATIC CENTER) AND LOMA COLORDO PARK PARKING LOT (JUST WEST OF AQUATIC CENTER). PLEASE NOTE: THE RIO RANCHO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER HAS AVAILABLE PARKING AND IS CLOSEST TO THE START OF THE 10K AND 5K.

BATHROOM FACILITIES:

Bathrooms are in the Rio Rancho Aquatic Center

Note: The Rio Rancho Aquatic Center closes at 11:00 a.m. on race day. Please plan accordingly.

START INFORMATION:

Start location for the 10K and 5K is located just west of the Rio Rancho Aquatic Center and Park -- approximately .25 of a mile west... in front of the Rio Rancho H.S. Performing Arts Center. The Hobbler Gobbler Kids K starts on the south side of the Loma Colorado Park.

All races will start promptly at the designated times listed above. Allow plenty of time to get to the Start Line to seed yourself according to your projected pace time. 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/horn goes off. NOTE: ALL RACES WILL START ON TIME SO PLEASE BE AT THE START 10-15 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE START.

Race FAQs

ABOUT THE RACE

When and where does the race begin?

  • Loma Colorado Park (Finish: next to Rio Rancho Aquatic Center)

November 25, 2021

10K: 9:00 a.m.

5K: 9:15 a.m.

Kids K: 10:15

Where does the race begin?

  • The start of the 10K and 5K is in front of the Rio Rancho High School Performing Arts Center located just west of Loma Colorado Park/Rio Rancho Aquatic Center

Do you have COVID protocols in place?

New Mexico will retire its color-coded, county-by-county system and all COVID health restrictions will be lifted July 1. All limitations on mass gatherings will be gone. The NM Hobbler Gobbler Run may operate at 100% capacity. For those who are not vaccinated or not vaccinated, you are welcome to social distance and wear mask. This will be your choice and not enforced due to the COVID restrictions being lifted. Please note: We will not be providing access to the Rio Rancho Aquatic Center due to safety protocols. Portable toilets will be available next to Loma Colorado Park (finish).

REGISTRATION QUESTIONS

How can I register for this event?

There are 3 ways to register:

  • You can register online: www.irunfit.org; the deadline for online registration is Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at 8:00 p.m.
  • You can also register by mail Mail-in registrations must be received by Monday, November 22, 2021. Send completed forms and checks, made out to “RunFit,” to:
    • RunFit
      12104 Palm Springs Ave. NE
      Albuquerque, NM 87111
    • Registration can also be completed in person at packet pickup

***If the race is not able to happen in person, all participants will be moved to the virtual run. THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS***

Is it safe to register online with my credit card?

  • Yes, RunFit has partnered with RunSignUp.com, who is a leader in online registration. It is safe and secure, and they can guarantee that your information will be safe. There is a small processing fee when registering online.

Is there a processing fee for registering online?

  • Yes, there is a processing fee when registering online

If I’m registering with more than one person, can I fill out one form?

  • No, we require individual entry forms for each participant to make sure we have all the information we need for that participant. We will NOT accept two names on one form.

What’s the age requirement to register for this race?

  • There is no age requirement. All participants must sign the race waiver (if under 18, by a parent/guardian).

Will you send me a confirmation?

  • All online registrations will receive confirmation via e-mail. For mail in entries, please list a valid e-mail address for confirmation. For all other registrations, you may contact the office to verify your registration at 505-217-4774

I didn’t receive my confirmation e-mail; how can I make sure I’m registered?

Please call the RunFit office at 505-217-4774.

What do I receive with my registration?

  • Finisher medal for all participants
  • Customized long-sleeve t-shirt
  • Pumpkin pies to top 3 female and male finishers in the 10K and 5K races + $100 Gift Card (1st Place), $75 Gift Card (2nd Place) and $50 Gift Card (3rd Place)
  • Age group awards in the 10K and 5K runs
  • Costume contest throughout the events…make sure you smile!
  • Sponsor activities throughout Thanksgiving morning
  • Photo opportunities with family, friends and mascots!
  • B-tag timing in the 10K and 5K runs (The NM Hobbler Gobbler Thanksgiving Day Run is an officially timed event using the disposable B-Tag timing system. Timing chips are attached directly to the back of your bib number and are to remain adhered for the duration of the event)

NOTE: 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 nontransferable and MUST be worn by the runner to whom it is assigned.

I can no longer participate in the race (injury, scheduling conflict, etc.), what are the RunFit refund/transfer policies for the race?

  • All entries are non-refundable. Once we’ve received and processed your entry, you will not receive a refund, you may not give or sell your race number to other people, and entry fees are not transferable to the next year’s race or any other race.
  • You are able to transfer your entry to another person for a fee of $10. This can be done at packet pickup prior to race day. There will be no transfers on race day.
  • If you call or email about a refund, you will be directed back to this page

If I’m unable to attend and already registered, can I still get my shirt?

  • No. Sorry.

On my registration, I misspelled my name, age, I’ve recently moved, etc. How can I fix this?

  • You are able to self-edit your registration through Friday, November 19. Afterwards, please call the office at 505-217-4774 or e-mail stephenpino@hotmail.com

Can I defer my entry to next year if I am unable to run/walk this year?

  • No, participants cannot defer their entries to the next year if they are unable to run.

PACKET PICK UP INFORMATION

If I’m pre-registered, do I need to bring identification to packet pick up?

  • It is not required but it’s always a good idea to bring it.

Am I required to pick up my race bib and shirt at packet pick up?

  • It is not required but strongly suggested so you avoid waiting in lines on race day and guaranteeing your shirt size.

Can someone else pick my race bib and shirt?

  • Yes, both can be picked up by/for family and friends. It’s always a good idea to bring your confirmation e-mail.

Can I have my packet mailed to me?

  • No. This option is only available for those who chose a virtual event and selected “shipping” prior to completing their registration.

Where can I pick up my race packet?

New Balance Store

3731 Ellison Rd. NW

Albuquerque, NM 87114

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

RESULTS/AWARDS

How is this race timed?

  • The 10K and 5K races are officially timed event using the disposable B-tag timing system. Timing chips are attached directly to the back of your bib number and are to remain adhered for the duration of the event.

Where can I see my results?

  • Results will be posted live during the race near the finish. Results may also be found on the RunFit website: www.irunfit.org

When will the results be posted?

  • The results will be posted before noon upon completion of the race

What do I do if my results are incorrect or missing?

  • After the results have been officially posted, please contact Stephen Pino at stephenpino@hotmail.com with any concerns.

COURSE QUESTIONS

Where can I park the morning of the race?

  • PLEASE USE DESIGNATED PARKING AREAS ONLY. DO NO PARK ON ROADS OR PEDESTRIAN/BIKE PATHS. AVAILABLE PARKING AT RIO RANCHO AQUATIC CENTER, RIO RANCHO LIBRARY (JUST NORTEAST OF AQUATIC CENTER) AND LOMA COLORDO PARK PARKING LOT (JUST WEST OF AQUATIC CENTER). PLEASE NOTE: THE RIO RANCHO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER HAS AVAILABLE PARKING AND IS CLOSEST TO THE START OF THE 10K AND 5K.

Do I have to run the race or can I walk instead?

  • You may walk any of the events. However, the police may ask you to move to the sidewalk if you do not finish the race within a certain time for the safety of everyone.

For how long will the course be open?

  • The route will stay open until 11:30am. Police, at their discretion, will move you to the sidewalk if need be.

Where is/are the water stop(s)?

  • There will be two water stations for the 10K (Mile 2 and 4) and one water station for the 5K. (Mile 2)

Are there restrooms (portable toilets) along the course?

  • No, restrooms are available near the start/finish line located at Loma Colorado Park

Am I able to bring a stroller to the race?

  • Yes, but only for the 5K. We ask that any baby strollers start the race at the back of the pack to not create any trip hazards for other participants when the race begins. Note: Your child must be always secured in the stroller.

Am I able to bring my dog to the race?

  • No! Although the City of Rio Rancho has nearly 21 dog friendly parks, Loma Colorado Park is not one of them. Please leave your dog at home.

Where can spectators, friends, and family watch on the course? Can they be at the start or finish areas?

  • All are welcome to check out the NM Hobbler Gobbler at the start (Loma Colorado Ave. just west of the finish) and finish (Loma Colorado Park). You can be at the different mile markers and water stops as well. Please be cognizant of traffic and the participants as they run/walk. Please listen to police/security instruction as well. We recommend staying at the finish to see your friends and/or loved ones finish under the giant RunFit inflatable!

Can I wear headphones on the course?

Can I run with my GPS device?

Yes, participants may wear their GPS watches/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?

  • For everyone's safety baby carriers, baby backpacks, inline skates, motorized scooters, bicycles, skateboards, and animals of any kind are prohibited from the course. Note: See information about “dogs”. Strollers and baby joggers are permitted on the 5K course only. Strollers and baby joggers must start at the back of the pack and your child must be always secured in the stroller.

MISCELLANEOUS

Where will restrooms be located on race morning?

  • Restrooms are available next to Loma Colorado Park (Finish)

Can I volunteer for the race?

  • E-mail stephenpino@hotmail.com if you are interested in volunteering for the race.

Is there a bag check?

  • Yes, bag check will be located at the registration area: Loma Colorado Park which stays open from 7:30-11am.

Does the event benefit a charity? How can I make a donation?

  • Event proceeds benefits RunFit, a nonprofit, 501 (c) 3 organization benefiting before, during and after school running program for children to help combat childhood obesity and build community.
    • Help make the holiday season brighter for others this year. Please bring canned goods and non-perishable items with you to any packet pickup site or on race day. Your donations will be delivered to local charitable organizations.
      Your generosity is greatly appreciated during this time of year. Thank you for your support!

Do you have a Lost and Found in case I lose something at the event or 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 stop by the registration table at the event and/or call: 505.217.4774.

For more information, call (505) 217-4774 or email stephenpino@hotmail.com

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, 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.

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, you will be directed to the Medical Area near finish . 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 each event.

10K:

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: 15 and under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+.

Award times will be determined by gun time.

5K:

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, 70-74, 75-79, 80+. Award times will be determined by gun time.

GOBBLER CHASE KIDS K :

All registered participants (11 and under) are eligible to participate in the RunFit Kids K. The start of the RunFit Kids K will begin at 10:15 in the Loma Colorado Park just west of the Rio Rancho Aquatic Center. All participants will receive a special recognition award at the finish.

POST RACE:

Post - Race refreshments will be held at the park.

RESULTS :

Results from the 10K and 5K events will be posted on the RunFit website: www.irunfit.org .

EVENT SPONSORS :

New Balance, Fleet Feet, Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery of New Mexico, Apollo Chiropractic, Cycle Bar, PNM, Orange Theory, Dreamstyle Remodeling

Review the Course and Support:

See course links below and decide where your family and friends can cheer you on when you most need the support.

There are fluid replacement stations on the course:

Water and Gatorade will also be provided for the 5K and 10K events: 5K: Mile 2 + 10K: Mile 2 & 4

COURSE LINKS:

COURSE MAP LINKS (MAP MY RUN):

5K: Link:

http://www.mapmyrun.com/us/rio-rancho-nm/hobbler-gobbler-thansgiving-5k-run-route-11865118

10K: Link:

http://www.mapmyrun.com/us/rio-rancho-nm/hobbler-gobbler-thanksgiving-10k-run-route-11864516

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

VOLUNTEERS:

The NM Hobbler Gobbler 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!

RACE QUESTIONS AND INFORMATION :

RunFit

Phone: (505) 217-4774

Email: stephenpino@hotmail.com

Location

Rio Rancho Aquatic Center

745 Loma Colorado Dr. Rio RanchoNM  87124

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