ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An effort held to support Global Health Partnerships work in rural Kenya, the community is invited to participate in the annual Safari Run. The Albuquerque-based organization is made up of medical professionals and volunteers who support a medical clinic and offer assistance and training to its nurses and community health volunteers.
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The run will be held on Sunday, Oct. 31 at the UNM North Campus Golf Course Open Space and starts at 8:30 a.m. The race is open to children as well as there will be a free kids’ running clinic that will be taught by Kenyan runners.
Participants can join the 1k or 8k race while there is also a 5k Fun Run or Walk. Those attending the event can register online at safarirun.org and can pick up their packets on Oct. 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Heart and Sole store located at 3601 Eubank.
Each runner will receive a hand-carved safari animal from Kenya, a timing tag, finisher’s certificate, finish line photos, and video, as well as an opportunity to race with elite runners.