5K, 10K, Half & Full Marathons

  • 5k races
    NameCityDateWebsite
    Taos Marathon Taos, NM 5 June 2022 Taos Marathon
    Muddy Dash - Albuquerque Albuquerque, NM 27 August 2022 Muddy Dash - Albuquerque
    Santa Fe International Half Marathon Santa Fe, NM 10 October 2022 Santa Fe International Half Marathon

    About 5k races

    A 5k is the shortest of the common running event distances researched on Runnerclick, consisting of 3.1 miles (5 kilometers). These events can either be competitive or social, depending on the particular one you are looking into. They are the most popular of road running events because of their relatively short distance which allows not only the seasoned runners to run, but novice runners, joggers and new-comers as well.

    How did we choose the best 5k events in New Mexico? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best 5Ks in Las Cruces?

    There are many to choose from here as Las Cruces is host to many 5k races throughout it's many communities. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable 5k running events include the Holiday Series and the Fiesta Series.

    5Ks in Albuquerque:

    Some of the most popular 5ks to check out in Albuquerque are the Rebel Run, the Chunky Monkey 5k, and the 5k Rudi.

     

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  • 10k races
    NameCityDateWebsite
    Taos Ski Valley Up and Over Trail Run Taos Ski Valley, NM 6 August 2022 Taos Ski Valley Up and Over Trail Run

    About 10k races

    A 10k is one of the most common running event distances, consisting of 6.2 miles (10 kilometers). These events can either be competitive or more for fun, depending on the particular one you are looking into. They are twice the distance of the 5k and still  relatively short in distance. Less runners tend to participate then the 5k, but these events still get a lot of not only seasoned runners, but novice runners and joggers in attendance.

    How did we choose the best 10k events in New Mexico? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best 10Ks in Albuquerque?

    There are many to choose from here as Albuquerque is host to many 10k races throughout it's many communities. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable 10k running events include the Cherry Garcia Run, Polly's Run, and the Run for the Zoo.

    10Ks in Las Cruces:

    In terms of popularity, your best 3 bets include the Chili Pepper Series, the Fiesta Series, and the Holiday Series.

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  • Half marathons
    NameCityDateWebsite
    Taos Marathon Taos, NM 5 June 2022 Taos Marathon
    Santa Fe International Half Marathon Santa Fe, NM 10 October 2022 Santa Fe International Half Marathon

    About Half marathons

    A Half Marathon event consists of running 13 miles (21 kilometers) and as the label suggests, is half of a standard Marathon which is a total of 26 miles. The popularity, participants of the half marathon distance and its events have significantly grown since the early 2000's and they continue to do so, with massive events popping up all over the states. The growth rate of participants for the half distance is currently higher than that of the full.

    How did we choose the best Half Marathon events in New Mexico? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best Half Marathons in Las Cruces?

    There are many to choose from in Las Cruces as it is host to many Half Marathon races throughout it's many communities. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable Half Marathon running events include the Chili Pepper Series and the Holiday Series.

    Half Marathons in Albuquerque:

    Some of the most popular half marathons in Albuquerque include the Run to Break the Silence and the Lovelace Rio Grande Half Marathon.

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  • Marathons
    NameCityDateWebsite
    Taos Marathon Taos, NM 5 June 2022 Taos Marathon

    About Marathons

    Marathon events consist of 26 miles (42 kilometers) and the courses are typically laid out through roads. Starting in the Olympics in the early 1900's, marathons have quickly picked up in popularity and most long distance runners subscribe to this distance.  In 2018 there are currently more than 800 running events being held, and that number is consistently growing.

    How did we choose the best Marathon events in New Mexico? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is. Many runners also expressed interest in the "goodies" and sponsorship gifts at the finishline. This can vary from running shoes to resistance bands, headphones and much more.

    What are the best Marathons in Albuquerque?

    There are many to choose from in Albuquerque as the city is host to many Marathon races throughout it's many communities. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable Marathon running events  include the Sandia Crest Marathon.

    Marathons in Las Cruces:

    The most popular marathons in the Las Cruces area are the Fiesta Series, the Chili Pepper Series, and the Day of the Dead Marathon.

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