2nd Annual 5k River Run- Engineers Without Borders-UNM

2nd Annual 5k River Run- Engineers Without Borders-UNM

April 27, 2013  @ 9:00 am   •  5k


Paseo del Bosque trail - La Fonda del Bosque - Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM    view map

Registration closed:

Online registration is closed, please register at the event.


The EWB-UNM 5k River Run is a fundraiser for the Engineers Without Borders-UNM Chapter. Proceeds from this race will go toward the Tsimane-Bolivia project where we are working to get access to clean drinking water and proper sanitation to several communities inhabited by the Tsimane, an indigenous tribe. The mission of EWB-USA is to support community-driven development programs worldwide by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders. Our core values are integrity, service, collaboration, ingenuity, leadership and safety. The University of New Mexico chapter is working with the Tsimane people of northern Bolivia on water supply, hygiene, and sanitation projects. In June 2011, the University of New Mexico chapter traveled with nine people to two communities to Bolivia, where EWB-UNM assisted in construction of a latrine, built several water filters from local materials, and conducted hygiene training. EWB-UNM's partner NGO has reported on use of filters and hand washing stations in these communities. During the Summer 2012 trip, we built and installed 20 bio sand filters as well as cleaned out and capped contaminated wells that were dangerous to future ground water sources. For our 2013 trip we hope to raise enough money to install future closed hand pump wells as well as install more bio sand filters.


 T Shirt

 Race Pictures

 Event Timed

 Food and Drinks



Course description:

The course is a 5k course that runs on a compacted dirt and gravel path parallel to the Rio Grande. The course will go south with a 1 mile turn around loop that returns to the original course. The start and finish line are the same.

Course maps:

 Course map    Course map  

Directions to start:

The start line will be at the gate on the utility road.


Parking will be at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Park in the northwest corner of the parking lot.

Awards info:

There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each age group and an overall male and female award.

Additional Info:

Day-of registration will be $40

Packet pickup:

Race packet pickup will be April 26th from noon to 6:00 pm at Tractor Brewing Company in Nob Hill.

Registration info:

Fees will include your entrance to the 5k, race packet, t-shirt, and snacks.




Online registration is closed, please register at the event.