Native American run held Saturday

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The Sports Warriors Track Club is conducting the 6th annual Native American 5,000-meter “National Championship” to be held in Albuquerque, NM on Saturday June 29, 2013.

This event will serve as a national championship for First Nation Indigenous tribal members of the U.S, Alaska & Canada and will require proof of Native tribal membership if requested.

There will be 6 age division for this year’s championship event consisting of male and female children, 5th grade and under; youth, 6th – 8th grades; young adults, 9th – 12th grade; Open; out of high school to 39 years of age; Masters, ages 40-54; Grand Masters, ages 55 and up.

Other 5K events, which require no tribal membership, include the NM USATF 5K road state championship, which requires NM USATF membership, and an Open Community 5K runs which has no requirements. Additional events include a competitive kids 1K run for ages 12 and under, 1 and 2-mile fitness walks and a toddler 300-meter dash.

This year’s event will be at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute located at 9169 Coors Rd. NW with the first event starting at 7:45 a.m.

The event will be honoring three individuals for their lifetime of commitment and volunteerism to sports, athletics, fitness, holistic living, wellness & health. The honorees include, Steve Gachupin, Shane Cleveland & Anne Wheelock Gonzales.

To download a race flyer or for more information please visit: http://nativeamerican5kchampionships.org/