Global Running Culture to help with Free Summer Running Camp in Pojoaque

Wings of America – Pojoaque Youth Running & Fitness Camp.

Pojoaque Pueblo: N.M.

May 20, 2014

The inaugural Wings of America – Pojoaque Youth Running & Fitness Camp will be held Thursday and Friday, June 12-13 at the Pojoaque Pueblo Wellness and Healing Arts Center. The free camp, open to 150 participants age 6-18, will focus on running instruction, group games, healthy eating and goal setting.

The camp is a new addition to Wings of America’s Youth Running Camp series, which will visit 8 New Mexico Pueblos this summer (http://www.wingsofamerica.org/ ). Global Running Culture is participating in the Camp as part of its Global Footprints initiative, which includes programs to improve the lives of youth through the powers of sport and education in Kenya, Copper Canyon Mexico and northern New Mexico (www.globalrunningculture.org). World class runner and Pojoaque Pueblo Wellness Center trainer Abraham Kosgei and 2:08 marathon runner Mbarak Hussein, of Albuquerque and Gotab Berur will run with camp participants and share their experiences and techniques.

The Pojoaque Pueblo will open its extensive facilities for the camp, including its all-weather running track, gym and extensive trail network. The Pojoaque Pueblo will also donate bison and other nutritious food and Espanola nutritionist Melanie Montoya will lead sessions on tasty, nutritious meals and snacks that help athletes maximize their performance. Anthony Lovato of Pojoaque Valley High School will donate his time to prepare lunch for camp participants each day and will also speak about the importance of whole foods and a balanced diet.

All camp participants will receive a Wings of America Youth Running Camp t-shirt, a discount/free entry to the 16th annual Butterfly Run, presented by the Pojoaque Pueblo on Sunday, June 17, and an invitation to the Global Youth Relay and Cross Country Race, presented by Global Running Culture, held on Saturday September 13, in conjunction with the 4th running of the Santa Fe Thunder Half Marathon (www.santafethunder.com)

For more information about the Wings of America – Pojoaque Youth Running Camp, contact dustin@wingsofamerica.org. For information about Global Running Culture, contact info@santafethunder.com. For information about the Pojoaque Pueblo Wellness and Healing Arts Center, contact coachkosgei@gmail.com

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Stay at Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino

From the beginning Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino has been been an amazing partner in our Half Marathon. Governor George Rivera was a founding member of our race and we are proud to offer discounted room rates and room blocks at this fine establishment. They are available now, so when you call just mention you are with Santa Fe Thunder half marathon and you will be taken care of.

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Santa Fe as an Active Outdoor Sport Destination

Of course there is our Half Marathon which the Daily Burn ranked one of the top 50 (Slide #31) in the US. Going into our fourth year with our USTAF certified mostly downhill course at altitude we couldn’t agree more. But now there are some other exciting events and articles that make Santa Fe a premier destination for the active outdoor adventure sport enthusiast. Register here: http://www.santafethunder.com/

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The Santa Fe Century has been around for 29 years and it is an amazing event. With rides through the landscape painters have been drawn to for decades. It is truly worth making the trip. http://www.santafecentury.com/

Now though the Biking is getting bigger and better with the Outside Magazine Bike and Brew Festival. It is an all weekend event with trail rides, road rides, expositions, concerts, beer tastings etc… We are super excited to have this coming to Santa Fe and we hope you can come participate with all of us. http://outsidesantafe.com/

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With some work by the state tourism department (Carlos Condit NMTrue training video, previous post) we hope to draw all types of athletes to our state to compete, train at altitude, and have a good time, New Mexico style 🙂