Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino
Santa Fe, NM 87506

Running > 1 mile, Half Marathon

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The 11th years of the regional Thunder 12K, 5K & 1.6k Run and 9 years celebration of Santa Fe to Buffalo Thunder Half Marathon that drew runners from across North American the weekend third weekend of Sept. The USATF-certified race course. The race will give runners the opportunity to test their fitness and endurance at high altitude.

The past and present of Santa Fe to Buffalo Thunder half marathon, 5K and 1 mile is a new birth to Marathon Relay. As a new Ekiden of Santa Fe to Buffalo Thunder Half 'N' Marathon Relay. 

Ekiden is a running race with Japanese roots and has a great tradition in Japan. The original concept was intended as a communication and transport system. Ekiden is a combination of two words in Japanese.

 Ekiden means “place” and Den stands for “delivery”.

 Important documents and messages were passed on to each other in this way by different runners.

The pile of documents is symbolized in modern Ekiden by a Sash; the ‘Tasuki’, which is passed on to the next runner.

The Ekiden is a relay, where a team of six runners complete together the magical marathon distance of 42.195 km. Each team member runs his own distance divided over the following distances 5km-10km-5km-10km-5km-7.2 km.

The hand over to the next runner is done by passing on the Tasuki, the sash will hang from the shoulder, diagonally across the chest, to the hip.
The result is the total accumulated time of the six runners; the marathon time.

 It is therefore important that all six runners do their best to achieve the fastest possible team performance. The Santa Fe to Buffalo Thunder Half 'N' Marathon Relay will take place in northern New Mexico Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020.

The destination half 'N' Marathon Relay will start in Fort Marcy Santa Fe and will end in the Rio Grande Valley at the Pueblo of Pojoaque's Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino.

The Marathon Relay will start Buffalo Resort & Casino to Fort Marcy and end at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino.

The 5k & 1 Mile fitness walk will start at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino. The course will follow a long Towa golf course to word Butterfly trail and end at the same location.


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