Come celebrate National Ice Cream Day at the 17th Annual Chunky Monkey Run. The Chunky Monkey Run is a RunFit production and the second intallment of a summer favorite -- the Cherry Garcia Run. Runners and walkers will enjoy the flat and fast course as well as ice cream and more at the finish. All registered participants will receive a quality t-shirt. A portion of the event proceeds benefits RunFit - After School Running Program for kids throughout Albuquerque and New Mexico.
Event details and schedule
CHUNKY MONKEY RUN 2020
Valley High School
1505 Candelaria Rd. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107
Event Schedule: July 12, 2020
10K: 8:00 A.M.
5K: 8:15 A.M.
Kids K: 9:15 A.M
*ALL EVENTS START AT THE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL TRACK LOCATED JUST SOUTH OF VALLEY POOL ROAD NEAR BASEBALL FIELD. 10K STARTS IN THE PARKING LOT NEXT TO TRACK.
NOTE: COURSE MAPS AT: www.irunfit.org
Runner Packet Pick-up and Late Registration:
10K, 5K and Kid Events
July 11, 2020
FLEET FEET SPORTS
North Towne Plaza
5901 Wyoming suite R
Albuquerque NM 87109
PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS RACE-DAY REGISTRATION; HOWEVER, ALL PRE-REGISTERD PARTICIPANTS MUST PICKUP THEIR EVENT PACKETS AT “PACKET PICK-UP.”
If you are not able to pick up your packets in person at packet pickup, you must make arrangements for a representative to pick up your packet. Any out of town participants may pickup their packet on race day beginning at 7:00 a.m. at the registration area.
Parking is available at Valley High School. There will be volunteers instructing you where to park. Please DO NOT PARK ON VALLEY POOL RD OR ON DIRT JUST NORTH OF VALLEY POOL RD. Also, please do not park along the race route: San Isidro Rd., Candelaria Blvd., Rio Grande Blvd. and Griegos Rd. There is also parking available at Griegos Elementary School just north of Valley Pool Rd.
5K & Kids K Participants: please Park at Valley High School
10 K Participants: please Park at Griegos Elementary School
Note: Please arrive between 6:30 and no later than 7:30 a.m. Valley Pool road will be closed to traffic after 6:30 a.m.
5K & 10K: Valley H.S. Football Field/Track (Located just west of V.H.S Main Buildings)
All events will start on the Valley H.S. Track. 5K and 10K participants must be at the track no later than 7:45 a.m. prior to the 10K start. All 5K participants are asked to wait on the north side of the track in the grass and cheer on the 10K participants prior to the 5K start. The Finish is located at the Griegos Elementary School Field just north of Valley Pool Road. Race day registration and post race activities will be held near the finish. NOTE: 10K START IS LOCATED NEXT TO THE VALLEY H.S. TRACK. THE START WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE PARKING LOT NEXT TO THE TRACK.
Reminder: This race is a Gun Start with a Timing Chip/Bib finish. The "official time" will start when the gun/horn goes off. Out of town participants may pick up their packets on race day at the Griegos Elementary School Field – just north of Valley Pool Rd. All participants MUST wear a timing chip/bib in the front of their person and must be visible at all times in order to be factored into the results and be eligible for Overall and Age Group Awards – as well as to be eligible for the Chunky Challenge (Participants must run the Cherry Garcia: June 21, 2020 and Chunky Monkey Run: July 12, 2020 as well as wear a timing chip/bib).
Bathrooms are located near start/finish—next to baseball fields. Please allow plenty of time in order to get to the start.
Race (Bib) Number Requirements
Each participant will receive a Race (Bib) number that must be worn on race day. DO NOT alter your race number in any way. Your bib number must be visible and worn on the front and outside of all clothing during the entire race so that it may be clearly seen. Bib numbers are non-transferable and MUST be worn by the runner to whom it is assigned.
Medical staff members will be ready to assist you at any time. Radio communications personnel will be positioned at every aid/water station along the course.
The event officials have the right to withdraw any runner from the race that appears in distress or at risk. If you have a health or medical problem at the Finish Line, please notify event officials or volunteers. Please cooperate if you are asked to go for a checkup. If you feel that you need help at any point, please ask for it!
If you are unable to finish the race for any reason, please notify a race official of your bib number so that the medical personnel are aware. Also, please remember to hydrate throughout the day as well as at the water stations along the course: 5K: 1 Water Stop 10K: 3 Water Stops
When you cross the finish line you will be greeted by volunteers. Refreshments will be near the finish.
The overall and division award winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on race day immediately following the Kid K.
Overall prizes will be awarded to the top three men and women determined by gun time.
Age group prizes will be given to the top three finishers in the following categories for men and women: 19 and Under, 20-24 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-55, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+. Award times will be determined by gun time.
Overall prizes will be awarded to the top three men and women determined by gun time.
Age group prizes will be given to the top three finishers in the following categories for men and women: 9 and Under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-55, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+.
Award times will be determined by gun time.
All registered participants (10 and under) are eligible to participate in the Kids K. The start of the Kids K will begin at 9:15 A.M. All Kids K participants will start on the Valley High School Track. We ask that all participants and parents/sponsors arrive on time for the 9:15 a.m. start. This is a non-timed event. All participants will receive a special recognition award at the finish. Please note: Participants in the Kids K are welcome to take part in the super soaker water station next to finish and Valley Pool Rd. Kids K participants will be given a super soaker (water soaker) to squirt at the 5K and 10K participants upon their return towards the finish. The race director will notify the Kids K participants when it is time to head towards the start of the Kids K.
All races will start promptly at the designated times. Allow plenty of time to get to the Start Line to check any gear and seed yourself according to your projected pace time. If you are driving to the race plan to arrive early. See parking information above.
This race is a Gun Start with a Timing Chip finish. The "official time" will start when the gun goes off. All participants who want to be timed as well as being factored into the results MUST wear a timing chip located on race bib for the 10K and 5K (see “RESULTS” information below).
Please note: Should severe weather that creates dangerous conditions for participants cause cancellation of the race there will be no refunds.
Race (Bib) Number Requirements
Each participant will receive a Race (Bib) number that must be worn on race day. DO NOT alter your race number in any way. Your bib number must be visible and worn on the front outside of all clothing during the entire race so that it may be clearly seen. Bib numbers are non-transferable and MUST be worn by the runner to whom it is assigned.
Can I run with iPod/headphones?
Yes. USATF, the national governing body of the sport, recently amended its ban on headphones, iPods and similar devices. However, athletes competing for prize money are not allowed to use electronic devices such as headphones and ear-pieces.
Can I run with my Garmin GPS or my Nike Plus device?
Yes, participants may wear their Garmin GPS watches and/or Nike Plus devices. However, these items do not count as “second timing devices" and will not be recognized by the event as official times or distances.
What is NOT allowed on the course?
The use of video devices, cell phones, computers, cameras or any similar devices by participants in the event is prohibited. The use of wheeled devices by participants or any other person authorized to be on the course shall be strictly limited to: (a) authorized and registered competitive wheelchair participants; and (b) authorized course marshals on bicycles. Skateboards, rollerblades, unauthorized bicycles or any other wheeled device will not be permitted.
Please note: Strollers and baby joggers are permitted in the 10K, 5K and Kids K. Strollers and baby joggers must start at the back of the pack and your child must be secured in the stroller at all times.
Do you have a Lost & Found in case I lose something at the Event or on the race course?
Yes. We will have a Lost & Found for items that were lost and found on race day. If you are missing a personal item, please call: 505.217.4774.
I am injured and/or cannot run the event (family commitment, work obligation, etc.). Can I get a refund, donate my entry or transfer my entry to someone else?
No. Sale and/or transfer of race entry/bib are strictly prohibited and will result in the disqualification and/or banning of any individuals involved from future events. All entry fees are non-refundable and cannot be deferred toward a future event.
If I provide medical documentation of my injury or pregnancy, will you give me a refund?
No. Please refer to our official event rules and guidelines.
Can I defer my entry to the next year if I am unable to run this year?
No, participants cannot defer their entries to the next year in the event that they are unable to run.
Can a friend pick up my packet for me if I cannot attend Packet Pickup?
Yes. Your friend can pick up your packet for you.
Inclement Weather Policy
Weather forecasts will be monitored prior to the event paying special attention to the possibility of heavy rain, thunder and lightning, high winds and extreme temperatures. If necessary, athletes will be made aware of these predictions on the RunFit website: www.irunfit.org so that participants can properly prepare for severe weather during the race as well as possible course alterations. Severe weather updates will also be sent to participants via email as necessary.
The Race Director will monitor the weather and make a decision if any action will be taken to modify the race. Possible changes include: altering the start time for the race or in extreme situations, cancellation of the event. Please listen closely to all public address announcements at the starting line of the race. Visible lightning will cause the race to be postponed for a minimum of 15 minutes. Additional sightings will continue to delay the race in 15 minute increments. If extreme heat is predicted, extra water will be provided to the athletes, both prior to, during and after the event. The medical team will be alerted that athletes may require additional medical attention during and after the event due to the high temperatures.
Timing of the event will be done using the ChampionChip Timing System. Participants must wear a Timing Chip on their shoe to receive final results. If you own your own Chip, please provide your Chip number at the time you register (Seven Alpha Numeric Characters). Results will be posted near the finish immediately during and after the event as well as online at www.irunfit.org. Participants who would like their official time posted and be included in the results MUST wear a timing chip. Timing chip MUST be picked up at PACKET PICKUP. The timing chip MUST be secured to your shoe (only) using the zip ties (provided) or shoelaces. No timing chips will be given to Kids K participant since this is a non-timed event. Please note: Awards will be presented immediately after each event. If you are unable to pick-up your award at the finish, you may pick it up at the House of Bread beginning on Wednesday, July 18. No awards will be mailed.
Post Race refreshments provided by RunFit
Results will be posted to WWW.IRUNFIT.ORG
Review the Course and Support:
Decide where your family and friends can cheer you on when you most need the support.
Water and Gatorade will also be provided for the 10K and 5K events: see course link(s):
COURSE MAP LINKS (MAP MY RUN): Note: 10K route has been updated with a few changes from past years. See course link below:
Note: Course maps located on the RunFit website: www.irunfit.org
Volunteers are still needed to help! Please contact RunFit at (505) 217-4774 to volunteer for race day or email: email@example.com
The Chunky Monkey Run is fortunate to have some of the friendliest and hardest-working volunteers around. Volunteers help us on race day to ensure you feel welcomed, are fully informed; have a safe, successful and positive running experience, and more! When you have a chance, give hearty, fun-loving thanks!
We would like to thank the following sponsors for their support: Fleet Feet and Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery of NM, LLC.
Race Questions and Information