Jim Thorpe Native American 5K National Championship set for June 16th

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The 5th Annual Jim Thorpe Native American 5K National Championship and Open Community 5K Run will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2012.

The 2012 event will include the honoring of two local residents from the Albuquerque community, Mary Kirsling and Coach Matt Henry.

Also, two Native Americans will be honored as well and they are  Rick Baker (Tewa tribe) and Alice Kinlichee (Navajo tribe).  Ricky set a national high school record this past year winning his 22nd state cross-country title in a row.  Alice has been involved with coaching and volunteer work for native youth for over 25 years.

Race will be held on the campus of Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute located at 9169 Coors Rd NW Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 

Click here to see a copy of the race map