Official race hotel Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino offers a special race weekend discount. Make your reservations now by phone at 505-455-5555, code THNDR – race weekend will sell out VERY quickly!

Global Running Culture, a non profit organization, puts on the event to benefit its programs. ALL proceeds go to GRC. And, the event is 100% volunteer organized!

You should have received a confirmation email, but things happen. Right now, the easiest thing to do is to shoot us an email and we’ll check! register@santafethunder.com

Tues September 12th 12-7pm
Sport Systems
6915 Montgomery Blvd NE
Albuquerque NM 87109

Saturday Sept. 16th  12-4pm
Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino
20 Buffalo Thunder Trail,
Santa Fe, NM 87506

Yes! We don’t suggest it (just because the morning is hectic!), but you certainly can! For the half marathon, park at Buffalo Thunder, take a shuttle to the starting line, which is at Ft. Marcy in Santa Fe. Your packet will be waiting for you. If you are running the 5k or walk, you may pick up your packet at the starting line, on the west side of Buffalo Thunder.

Yes, they are! We just require the ‘passenger’ to register (it’s free!). After the adult participant has registered, just email us at register@santafethunder.com and we’ll get you set. And, the ‘passenger’ gets a finishers medal too!


All events start at 7:30am

| There are six aid stations, two miles apart, with port-a-potties at each stop.

If you do not park at Buffalo Thunder, we will have limited bus transportation available back to Fort Marcy/downtown Santa Fe, leaving after the race from south side of the finish area. Look for the yellow school bus and listen for announcements. We plan to have buses leave at 10:30 and 11:30.


Absolutely! All finishers for all events receive a 2017 medal.

Our age-group medals are handmade by Pueblo artists and are awarded to the top three age-group finishers in the half marathon and the 5k.

Here are medals from our previous races. Good luck!

Prize money is three deep (male and female) for half marathon: $1,000, $500, $250 and Masters prize money

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