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5K Runners & Walkers
Bike Riders
Stair Challengers
Cub Pack Fun Run for ages 1-10

 

Routes That Begin and Return to Finish at University Stadium:

5K Runners & Walkers

Are pets allowed on the course?
No. Due to safety concerns, pets are not permitted on the course or in the spectator area. Only service animals will be allowed to accompany runners and walkers.

Are strollers allowed on the course?
Yes, strollers are permitted on the course. The following rules apply to strollers:

  • strollers must start in the back,
  • strollers may not weave through packs of runners or walkers, and
  • strollers must yield the right of way to others on the course.

Is the event timed?
Yes. Runners will be timed; they will receive a bib with a chip.

If I don't pick up my shirt at the Bib and T-shirt pick-up, can I get one mailed?
No. Our purpose is to devote the maximum funding we can to cancer research and patient care, so unfortunately we cannot mail any T-shirts or Bibs.

What happens if it rains on the day of the 5K?
We will make every effort to conduct the event. However, if we judge the weather to be hazardous we will cancel it. Unfortunately, we cannot refund entry fees if the event is canceled.

What is the registration fee for the Lobo Cancer Challenge 5K?
The registration fee is $40 and the suggested fundraising minimum is $100. The registration fee includes your official Lobo Cancer Challenge T-shirt and a fully supported route to include directional signage, water stops and snacks when you finish.

Are children who join their family to run or walk the 5K required to register?
No. The 5K is a family-friendly event and children of all ages may take part. All children on the 5k route must be accompanied on the course by a parent or legal guardian at all times. The parent or legal guardian must complete and sign a waiver for the child. While registration for children is not required, we encourage registration for the fun of participating in fundraising. We will provide snacks and drinks at the stadium for all registered participants.
Registration for children:
Children 11 and older: a parent or legal guardian will be required to complete and sign a waiver at Bib and T-Shirt pickup; pay the registration fee of $40; and be responsible for fundraising. The child receives a T-shirt and Bib with a timing chip.

Can I rollerblade, skate or ride a bike on the course?
No. Due to safety concerns, rollerblades, skates, and bicycles are not permitted on the course.

Is the route accessible to people who use wheelchairs?
Yes, the event will be accessible to people using wheelchairs. Please note, however, that racing wheelchairs will not be permitted on the course.

 

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Bike Riders

What distances are the routes?
We offer 25 mile and 50 mile routes for the bike rides.

What are the routes?
Visit our Bike Routes page to view interactive maps for each ride.

How old do I need to be to participate in the Lobo Cancer Challenge?
Minors must be at least 12 years old by Saturday, September 28, 2024, and obtain parental/guardian consent to participate in the 25-mile and 50-mile routes.

Can I ride my recumbent bicycle?
Yes, recumbent bicycles are welcome.

Can I ride my tandem bicycle?
Yes, tandem bicycles are welcome. Tandem riders must register individually, pay separate registration fees and fundraise separately, not as a combined total. Also, each rider must be at least 12 years old and one of the individuals on the tandem must be 18 years or older.

Can I ride with a bicycle trailer or handlebar bicycle seat?
No. Bicycle trailers and handlebar bicycle seats are not allowed. No passengers are allowed on any bicycles.

What kind of bicycles are allowed and not allowed?
Bicycles Allowed: Standard Bicycle, Recumbent, Tandem, Hand Cycle.
Bicycles NOT Allowed: Motorized vehicles (this includes EBikes), Bikes with training wheels, Wheel Chairs, Child’s Tricycle, Unicycle, Burley Kart, or Tag-A-Longs.

How do I know which route is best for me?
All routes are achievable with the proper amount of training and physical preparation. If you currently ride, use an online app to measure a route you can comfortably ride to give you an idea of which route you might prefer. Geodistance.com and other websites allow you to draw out a route and measure it online. You can also ask a local bike shop or friend who rides a fair amount to guide you.

Where can I find training tips so I’m prepared to tackle my route?
Consult with bike shops, bike clubs, and your friends who bike to get their suggestions for preparing for your bike ride. Connect with other Lobo Cancer Challenge participants on our Facebook page and train together. Another idea is to join a Lobo Cancer Challenge team and do regular training rides together.

What kind of support is provided on the route?
We’ll take good care of you out there! We’ll have rest stops about every 12 -15 miles where you can hydrate, grab a snack or seek mechanical or medical support. We’ll also have SAG (Support And Gear) vehicles on course if you need help or a lift back to home base for any reason.

Do I need to wear a helmet? What do I need to know about rider safety?
The Lobo Cancer Challenge is a “Rules of the Road” bike ride:
   • All participants must wear a helmet.
   • All participants must obey City of Albuquerque Bicycle Laws and Safety Tips while riding in the Lobo Cancer Challenge.
   • BE PREPARED to ride safely.

Why do I need a timing chip?
We use the timing chip to know where you are on your route. If you need help, we’ll be able to send help more quickly. Also, as you approach the finish line, we can prepare to announce your name as you complete your ride!

 

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Routes That are Held at University Stadium:

Stair Challengers

Are pets allowed on the course?
No. Due to safety concerns, pets are not permitted on the course or in the spectator area. Only service animals will be allowed to accompany participants.

If I don't pick up my shirt at the Bib and T-shirt pick-up, can I get one mailed?
No. Our purpose is to devote the maximum funding we can to cancer research and patient care, so unfortunately we cannot mail any T-shirts or Bibs.

What happens if it rains on the day of the stair challenge event?
We will make every effort to conduct the event. However, if we judge the weather to be hazardous we will cancel it. Unfortunately, we cannot refund entry fees if the event is canceled.

What is the registration fee for the Lobo Cancer Challenge Stair Challenge?
The registration fee is $40 and the suggested fundraising minimum is $100. The registration fee includes your official Lobo Cancer Challenge T-shirt and a fully supported route to include directional signage, water stops and snacks when you finish.

Are children allowed to join their family on the Stair Challenge course?
No. Children younger than 12 are not allowed on the Stair Challenge route during the event.
However, children 12 and older may register to participate in the Stair Challenge. A parent or legal guardian will be required to complete and sign a waiver at Bib and T-Shirt Pickup; pay the registration fee; and be responsible for fundraising. The child receives a T-shirt to color in and a Bib. We will provide snacks and drinks at the stadium for all registered participants.

 

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Cub Pack Fun Run for ages 1-10

What is the registration fee for the Cub Pack Fun Run Challenge?
The registration fee is $25 and the suggested fundraising minimum is $50. The registration fee includes a Lobo Cancer Challenge T-shirt with artwork to color in, and also includes a Special Cub Pack Bib and water bottle.

What ages may register for the Cub Pack 1K Run / Walk?
The Cub Pack 1K is for ages 1-10, and a parent or legal guardian will be required to complete and sign a waiver at Bib and T-shirt pickup; pay the registration fee of $25; and be responsible for fundraising.

Where is the route for the Cub Pack 1K Run / Walk?
The route is on the field at University Stadium. We will provide snacks and drinks at the stadium for all registered participants.

As a Cub Pack Challenger, how do I fundraise and what does it support?
Cub Pack Challengers receive a Fundraising Page (an online fundraising web page with a Donate button) upon registration, just like all of our other Challengers. We encourage our Cub Pack Challengers to personalize their fundraising page and then share it with their family and friends to invite them to donate to their fundraising efforts. When you register, you choose where 100% of your fundraising dollars will go from among 20 programs in cancer research, patient care, community outreach, or education and training for medical professionals at The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Are pets allowed on the course?
No. Due to safety concerns, pets are not permitted on the course or in the spectator area. Only service animals will be allowed to accompany participants.

Are strollers allowed on the course?
Yes, strollers are permitted on the course. The following rules apply to strollers:

  • strollers must start in the back,
  • strollers may not weave through packs of runners or walkers, and
  • strollers must yield the right of way to others on the course.

Is the route accessible to people who use wheelchairs?
Yes, the event will be accessible to people using wheelchairs. Please note, however, that racing wheelchairs will not be permitted on the course.

If I don't pick up my shirt at Bib and T-Shirt pick-up, can I get one mailed?
No. Our purpose is to devote the maximum funding we can to cancer research and patient care, so unfortunately we cannot mail any T-shirts or Bibs.

What happens if it rains on the day of the Cub Pack Fun Run?
We will make every effort to conduct the event. However, if we judge the weather to be hazardous we will cancel it. Unfortunately, we cannot refund entry fees if the event is canceled.

 

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