8th Annual

Jim Thorpe Native American 5k National Championships

Saturday, June 25, 2016 Albuquerque, New Mexico

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

2016 Course Maps

Now added and can be printed/downloaded under each event here


2016 results have been posted here

Thank you to all that participated in the 2016 Race.


The Native American 5K National Championship is open to all American Indian /Alaska Natives and First Nations people of Canada.

The Community 5k Run is open to all with no restrictions. The 5k course is a two-loop paved flat course designed for extremely fast altitude times. All divisions of the 5K run are eligible for state age group records.

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1 & 2 Mile Fitness Walks | 7:30 am
5k Runs (All Divisions) | 8:00 am
1k Youth Run | 9:00 am
Toddler 300 Meter Dash | 9:10 am
Honoring of Individuals | 9:15 am
Awards | 9:45 am
Traditional Pueblo Throw | 10:30 am
Special recognition and honoring of Will Marino, Cuba New Mexico
Public is invited to all cultural events

Learn more about events

How to get to the Race

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
9169 Coors Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120 map

From I-25: West on Paseo del Norte to Coors exit. Go south on Coors to first stop light (Frontage Rd) and turn left (east) Continue ½ mile on to school campus.
From I-40: North on Coors 5 miles to Frontage Rd and stop light. Turn right (east) ½ miles onto school campus.
*A RAM Service Station and SIPI sign is located at the stop light. SIPI campus is directly east of the intersection.

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