A Crisp Run Through the Farm
Attention all 5k fiends and fanatics: Looking for something more organic than the Color Run or more local than the Dirty Dash? Check out Rio Grande Community Farm Fall Fest 5k. Beginning this Saturday at 8am, runners, rookie and veteran, will take off through Los Poblanos Open Space farm (1701 Montano NW), complete with beautiful views and wildlife sightings. The trail is almost entirely straight-ahead, and the venue describes it as “a very fast course that will encourage the novice and keep the quick on their toes.” A 1-mile kid's run, a corn labyrinth, food trucks and several opportunities for the family to learn about creatures and crops are included in the event. All participants also receive admission for a family of four to the RGCF Fall Festival on October 26, as well as a RGCF tote – and who couldn't use another tote bag? Tickets are $30 for adults, $10 for children. Proceeds go to Rio Grande Community Farm which provides produce for Albuquerque Public Schools, donates to shelters and maintains a wildlife habitat and a two acre community garden. To register go to riograndefarm.org. See you down on the farm! (Rebecca Gonzales)
Saturday Oct 12, 2013
Los Poblanos Open Space
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Very fast course that will encourage the novice and keep the quick on their toes.
Runs through the beautiful Los Poblanos Open Space farm paths with sightings of gorgeous wildlife! A must for any novice or seasoned vet! To see a map of the course, click link at bottom. This is a benefit for Rio Grande Community Farm!Prizes: Top 10 Male and Female awards and an after race raffle!Packet pickup will be day of the race. Every race participant will receive an RGCF tote bag and complementary admission for up to a family of four for the RGCF fall festival on 10/5 and 10/26. Please print off your receipt and show to admissions. The festival will have many fun family activities including a corn labyrinth, local business vendors, food trucks, and educational activities!"Rio Grande Community Farm has been your community farm in Albuquerque. Growing fresh organic produce for Albuquerque Public Schools, donating produce to shelters, maintaining wildlife habitat, sponsoring a 2 acre community garden open to all, providing weeklong spring and summer farm camps for children - these are some of the activities that have touched thousands of people in our community."http://beta.active.com/albuquerque-nm/running/rio-grande-community-farm-fall-fest-5k-2013-3512243http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=521773A