Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Past Iterations of the Run Around Course

Santa Fe Run Around course map - 1986 
The Run Around has been 'around' for a while (pun intended), but for logistical and other minor event-planning reasons the course has ranged all over Santa Fe's downtown. In fact, the first seven years of the race, 1979-1985, the race was run on a slightly different course each year. Consistently in-consistent you might say.

1986 was the first year in which the same course was used in back-to-back outings, a cool map insert from an old issue of the Striders' MileMarkers is pictured at left. The route climbed Camino Monte Sol to the south, then headed east to St John's College, then back down Camino Cabra and the return to the Plaza. Not too different from the old, Old Santa Fe Trail Run that ran on the Monday of Fiestas Week. Start and finish was on the south side of the Plaza.

What about the 5K course? There was none. Back in the day when runners knocked out fifty-mile weeks in cutoff jean shorts and tube socks there was just one all-comers race, the 10K. Check out the updated Results Archive to see the names of a few of the champions from those early races.

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