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Additional race information can be found at https://nmblc.org/pamoja-5k/.
The Pamoja 5k Race for Equity is a family-oriented event encouraging children and seniors to participate and more experienced runners. In addition to the 5k race, there will be a one-mile community walk and a special 1k lap for kids/seniors to compete. Sponsors and community organizations will be in attendance, providing snacks, refreshments, and information on additional upcoming events. Whatever your running experience, age, or speed, Pamoja has a place for you.
NM Black Leadership Council
1258 Ortiz Blvd. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Event Schedule: September 25, 2022
5K Run/Walk: 9:00 a.m.
Kids K: 9:45 a.m.
Community 1-Mile Walk 10:00 a.m.
NOTE: WE WILL START ON TIME. YOU MUST BE AT THE START OF YOUR EVENT 10-15 MINUTES BEFORE THE ABOVE START TIMES.
September 24, 2022
NM Black Leadership Council
1248 Ortiz Blvd. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Late registrations for all events will be accepted at Packet Pickup.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS RACE-DAY REGISTRATION; HOWEVER, ALL PRE-REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO PICK UP THEIR EVENT PACKETS AT “PACKET PICK-UP.”
ALL PARTICIPANTS WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A POSTED TIME AT THE FINISH AND BE ENTERED INTO THE RESULTS, AND BE ELIGIBLE FOR AGE GROUP AND OVERALL AWARDS MUST WEAR A TIMING CHIP/BIB. TIMING CHIPS/BIBS MUST BE WORN ON THE FRONT – OUTSIDE CLOTHING- OF THE PERSON.
PLEASE USE DESIGNATED PARKING AREAS ONLY. DO NOT PARK ON ROADS AND/OR SIDEWALKS OR PEDESTRIAN BIKE PATHS.
Bathrooms are available near the start/finish.
The start location for 5K Run, 5K Walk, Family 1-Mile and Kids K is in front of the NM Black Leadership Council. Participants must be at the start 15 minutes before the start of the event.
The overall and division award winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on race day – immediately following the Kids K.
Race (Bib) Number Requirements:
Each participant will receive a Race (Bib/Timing Chip) 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 of all clothing during the race to be seen. Bib numbers are nontransferable 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 cannot use electronic devices such as headphones and earpieces.
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?
The use of video devices, cell phones (Only with headphones (one earpiece in the ear to hear volunteers, race director, and other event officials), 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 other wheeled devices will not be permitted.
Are Baby Joggers/Strollers allowed during the race/event?
Yes, baby joggers and strollers are allowed. Note: It is your responsibility to ensure your baby jogger/stroller does not impede other runners, and you must take extra precautions to ensure your safety, your child’s safety, and the safety of the runners around you. We reserve the right to pull any participant from the race, endangering other runners or themselves.
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 lost and found items 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 disqualifying and/or banning 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 cannot run this year?
No, participants cannot defer their entries to the next year if they cannot run.
Can a friend pick up my packet for me if I cannot attend Packet Pickup?
Yes. Your friend can pick up your packet for you.
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. Strollers and baby joggers are permitted on the course. Strollers and baby joggers must start at the back of the pack, and your child must always be secured in the stroller.
Inclement Weather Policy:
Weather forecasts will be monitored before 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 and possible course alterations. Severe weather updates will also be sent to participants via email. 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 race's starting line. 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, the athletes will be provided extra water before, 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 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 distressed or at risk. If you have a health or medical problem at the Finish Line, you will be directed to the Medical Area near the finish. Please cooperate if you are asked to go for a checkup. If you need help at any point, please ask for it!
If you cannot finish the race for any reason, please notify a race official of your bib number so that the medical personnel is aware.
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: 5 and Under, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+. Award times will be determined by gun time.
All registered participants (11 and under) are eligible to participate in the Kids K. The start of Kids K will begin at 9:45 a.m. All participants will receive a special recognition award at the finish.
The Family 1-Mile will also begin at 10:00 a.m. All participants must register. If you registered for the 5K or Kids K, you are also welcome to participate in the Community 1-Mile event. However, if you are not, you (each member) must register for the Family 1-Mile.
Post-Race refreshments will be held near the finish.
Results will be posted immediately after the event near the finish and online at: www.irunfit.org.
Review the Course and Support:
Decide where your family and friends can cheer you on when you most need the support.
There is one fluid replacement station on the course:
COURSE MAP LINKS (MAP MY RUN RUNNING ROUTES):
1 MILE COMMUNITY WALK: PAMOJA 1 MILE - MapMyRun
The PAMOJA Run is fortunate to have some friendliest and hardest-working volunteers. Volunteers help us on race morning 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!
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