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November 21 - 26, 2020

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

Organized by RunFit

About this event

EVENT LOCATION:

You choose the time and place to start and finish your distance: 10K, 5K or Kids K

EVENT SCHEDULE: November 21-26, 2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on our running community. Guidelines are changing every day and new challenges presenting themselves in this new environment.

The health and safety of both our participants and their families remain our primary concern. Based on our risk assessment, available resources, and the ability to obtain the permits to hold an event this size, the RunFit team has made the decision to move the 2020 Hobbler Gobbler to a virtual event.

RunFit prides itself on being able to provide a safe and positive race experience for everyone. While we would love to see each and every one of you at our finish line in-person, at this time your health and safety is more important.

We will, however, host a fun and rewarding Hobbler Gobbler Virtual Run event!

We know, crossing the “finish line” without crowds of people cheering you on is not your first choice. But it’s the safest thing to do in the year of 2020 and COVID-19. And we’re sure you’re going to rock that medal on November 26!

Event details and schedule

NM HOBBLER GOBBLER 2020

VIRTUAL

EVENT INFORMATION

EVENT LOCATION:

You choose the time and place to start and finish your distance: 10K, 5K or Kids K

EVENT SCHEDULE: November 21-26, 2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on our running community. Guidelines are changing every day and new challenges presenting themselves in this new environment.

The health and safety of both our participants and their families remain our primary concern. Based on our risk assessment, available resources, and the ability to obtain the permits to hold an event this size, the RunFit team has made the decision to move the 2020 Hobbler Gobbler to a virtual event.

RunFit prides itself on being able to provide a safe and positive race experience for everyone. While we would love to see each and every one of you at our finish line in-person, at this time your health and safety is more important.

We will, however, host a fun and rewarding Hobbler Gobbler Virtual Run event!

Register for the 2020 Hobbler Gobbler Virtual Run and receive the following:

  • Limited edition long-sleeve Cotton race shirt (Youth sizes are Short Sleeve)
  • Unique Race BIB
  • Finisher medal for all
  • Additional purchase(s) RunFit Tech Tee: $20 RunFit Performance Activity Mask: $10

PACKETS:

Packet Pickup

November 21 and 23-25, 2020

PACKET PICKUP:

10:00 to 4:00 p.m.

FLEET FEET SPORTS

North Towne Plaza

5901 Wyoming suite R

Albuquerque NM 87109

PLEASE NOTE: All registered participants may pick up their event packet: Event Bib, T-Shirt and Medal at the time and location listed above. For those who purchased the “shipping,” your race swag will be mailed out beginning November 20, 2020 and continue as registrations come in. Fleet Feet closed Sunday, 11/22/20.

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.

All entries received prior to November 16 will receive their packets prior to race day. After that day, packets will be mailed daily but may arrive after November 26th.

Your race packet will include your race bib, your race shirt and finisher medal.

Thank you for continuing to make this race your Thanksgiving tradition.

Although we are disappointed to cancel the “in-person” version of the 17th Annual Hobbler Gobbler Run want you to join us in participating in our Hobbler Gobbler Virtual Run. All you need to do is run or walk your race any time between November 21-26, 2020.

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 is a non-timed event.

* Step 1:
Walk or run ANYTIME between November 21-26, 2020 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: Hobbler Gobbler Virtual Run Result Information

Note: You may also post your times and information on: Active Results
* Run/walk times must be submitted by 11:59 pm (mtn.) on November 27, 2020.

* 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.

Sponsors

We would like to thank the following sponsors for their support: Fleet Feet Sports, New Balance Store, Orange Theory, Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery of NM, LLC, Cycle Bar, Apollo Chiropractic, Dreamstyle Remodeling and PNM.

Race Questions and Information:

RunFit

(505) 217-4774

Email: stephenpino@hotmail.com


2020 NM HOBBLER GOBBLER

FAQs

The 2020 NM Hobbler Gobbler Run is going virtual this year, so let us have some fun with it! Here are answers from our first Q and A session about the events’ move to virtual.

  • Can I still register for the 2020 NM Hobbler Gobbler Run? YES! All the 2020 events are virtual, and registration is still open for the 10K, 5k, and Kids K.
  • How will this event be timed? Record your race time using: Strava, Garmin, MapMyRun, MapPedometer.com or a simple stopwatch . There will not be any official timing system set up.
  • Will the course still be shared with the runners if we want to run that route ? Yes, the courses are published and available on the RunFit website (www.irunfit.org). However, keep in mind they will NOT be coned or marked, and there will be no traffic control along the route.
  • If we do the run virtual, will we still get the shirt and the medal? Yes! You will receive a race bib, finisher medal and event tee.
  • Will there be packet pickup? We are planning on a packet pick across several days. We will post details here once they are finalized, and all registrants will get that information through their runners “Participant Information” that will be emailed out and can be found on the RunFit website: www.irunfit.org.
  • What will the accountability procedure be to “prove” we ran the distance? You are on the honor system this year. There is no prize purse, so no one’s running for the money. Unless you made a wager with your friends, but that is on you. Strava dopers, do your thing, but that is not really the spirit of the event.
  • Will time limits still be put in place? Sort of, but they are REALLY generous! We are opening the completion window from November 21 to November 26, 2020.
  • Will there be medals? If so, how, and when will they be received? All participant will receive a finisher medal to be picked up at Packet Pickup (tbd) or mailed to you (Please note: If you choose your packet to be mailed, please select the “shipping” when you are registering. The packets will be mailed to address you provide when registering).
  • Is there a nonprofit or charity tied to the half marathon? You bet! RunFit is a 501 c 3 Non-Profit aimed at combating childhood obesity and building community: We continue to help a variety of organizations as well: UNM Cancer Foundation, Barrett House, Women 2 Be, and many more while continuing our mission of helping our youth (of all ages) make healthy choices.
  • Will there be mile markers to help me stay on course? We will not post formal mile markers on the roads, but mile markers are listed on our published maps. And again, the official course will NOT be coned, marked, or closed to traffic. If that is the route you choose to run, then you take full responsibility for yourself and your actions.
  • What about flexibility in start and finish time? Yes! We are essentially opening the completion window from November 21 to November 26, 2020.

As we get more questions that benefit the group, we will add them here. We look forward to sharing this experience with you come November!

When

November 21 - 26, 2020

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

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