11th Annual

Jim Thorpe Native American 5k National Championships

Saturday, June 29, 2019 Albuquerque, New Mexico

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute

How to register

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday June 29, 2019

Running Medicine will present the 11th annual Jim Thorpe Community 5K run and Native American Championship 5k.

Other events include, 1 & 2 mile walks, toddler 300 meter dash, and a kids 12 and under 1K run.

This is event is also the USATF Road 5K State Championship. To be eligible you must be a USATF 2019 New Mexico member and put your number on each race series registration for.


You can register online with Active.com


Early packet pick up and late registration


Fifteen (15) minutes prior start of the 5K run, traffic will be re-routed to the north entry gate to the SIPI campus. This will add 10 minutes to getting to the race start line. Once the race begins this will be a closed course, therefore your arrival early to the event is highly encouraged even if your coming for the later events.

Please allow plenty of time for parking and packet pick up. Please note, registration closes 30 minutes prior to each race, NO EXCEPTIONS. Early Registration is also encouraged.


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 | 9:15 am
Awards | 9:45 am
Traditional Pueblo Throw | 10:30 am
Public is invited to participate in the Pueblo Throw
Special recognition and honoring of Coach Michael Daney

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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