Races

 

The Santa Fe Striders host several area races. Each race has its own unique characteristic, from mountain climbs to fast 5k’s. Each event supports a different charity, and runners of all abilities are welcome to join us.

Strider Races

Santa Fe Snow Shoe Classic – January

The Snow Shoe Classic is a challenging 6 kilometer snow shoe race held on National Forest Trails at 9500 ft. elevation. The race is held in January. The race starts at the Big Tesuque picnic and camping area on Hyde Park Road (mile post 13) and follows National Forest Trails on a loop course that returns to the start area.

La Corrida de los Locos – March

Santa Fe’s off-season cross-country running event, the Corrida de los Locos held at the Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe Golf Course.  This race funds the Santa Fe Strider Scholarships.  

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Santa Fe Run Around – May

Santa Fe’s annual May road race starting and finishing on the Plaza, organized by the Santa Fe Striders each year since 1979, it is Santa Fe’s oldest road race.

The race benefits the local chapter of Girls on the Run, an education and health program for the young women of Santa Fe.

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Big Tesuque Trail Run – October

Santa Fe’s premier trail running event, the “Big T” is held the first Saturday of October, right at the peak of the aspen colors. The course begins at the Aspen Vista trailhead (10,000ft), winds up the forest service road to the towers on Tesuque Peak (12,000ft), then back down. Food, coffee, and refreshments provided. Come out and get your run on.

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Fowl Day Run – November

Come out for the Striders annual Fowl Day 5K. The course is cross-country style over dirt roads and through arroyos. The race is generally un-timed so bring a watch. We will also have our timing clock setup at the finish. The race traditionally holds a raffle in lieu of awards – stick around and win assorted holiday pies, race and sponsor t-shirts, and sponsor gift certificates after the race.

Race day registration for this race, as it is every year, is FREE! Just stop by the registration table and sign the waiver. Runners are asked to bring in donations of non-perishable food, clothing, or monetary donations, in lieu of race fees, to benefit the Santa Fe Salvation Army who will be there boxing up the goodies. Suggested cash donations of $20 will also be accepted by the Salvation Army crew