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Miles for Minds Fun Run/Walk

Mar 20, 2016
from 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where Nusenda Community Stadium
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The APS Education Foundation and RunFit once again are teaming up to take on childhood obesity while supporting public education.

The second annual Miles for Minds 5K and 1K Run Walk will take place this Sunday, March 20 at Nusenda Community Stadium (map). 

Sign up here using the coupon code RUNAPS and receive $5 off your online registration. 

Race packet pick-up is Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the RayLee Stormcloud model home, 8932 Arkansas Rd. NW (map). Driving Directions: I-40 west to 98th Street exit, then right onto Tierra Pintada Blvd. and right again onto Arkansas Road.

Proceeds from the event will benefit both nonprofits’ efforts to assist students in Albuquerque Public Schools and race organizers expect hundreds, if not thousands, of kids and adults to participate in the event.

The inaugural Miles for Minds event drew hundreds of kids and community members for a morning of fun, and the Foundation is excited to play a role in growing the event.

“We think the APS community is really interested in health and this is a way to raise the bar,” said Foundation Executive Director Phill Casaus.

The event will begin at 9 a.m., and Foundation representatives will be talking to schools throughout the community about playing a part. A year ago, proceeds from the event helped fund health-related initiatives and physical education requests at APS elementary schools. The Foundation also funds hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants for literacy, STEM, fine arts and clubs/activities initiatives throughout the district.

RunFit and the APS Education Foundation have agreed to split the proceeds from the event. RunFit’s portion will go toward anti-obesity programs in APS schools. The Foundation will move its portion to benefit its many grant programs, all of which benefit students directly in the classroom.

RunFit is a fun program which motivates and trains children, ages 5-13, to run one mile to 5 kilometers through active participation on a RunFit team.

“Before, during, and after school programs such as RunFit play a vital role in the lives of our communities by keeping kid’s safe, creating healthy habits and helping working families,” said Stephen Pino, RunFit’s founder.

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