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One Civic Plaza, NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

(505) 468-7000

(505) 462-9813

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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The Sugar Skull Fun Run is back for 2021

Bernalillo County will be hosting the 2021 Sugar Skull 5k fun run/walk on Sunday, Oct. 24 beginning at 9 a.m. at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 Fourth St. SW.

Early bird registration is going on now for $30/person, ages eight and up. Children 7-years-old and younger can participate for free. No registration required. Dia de los Muertos themed attire is encouraged but not required. Pets are welcome.

Registration fee includes the coveted Sugar Skull Fun Run t-shirt. This year’s design is by local artist Sarah Villa. Villa’s original artwork represents the “Dia de los Muertos” theme in the image of a roadrunner and incorporates an array of colors associated with New Mexico.

On Oct. 4, race registration goes up to $40 per person. And on race day, cost of registration is $50 per person. Packet pick-up is Saturday, Oct. 23 – location and times to be determined.
T-shirts are guaranteed for registrants through Oct. 4.

The annual fun run benefits the Bernalillo County Quality of Life Fund.

The BernCo Quality of Life Community Fund supports responsible and effective philanthropy to enrich community wellness, and social and cultural experiences of Bernalillo County residents and visitors. In partnership with the New Mexico Community Foundation, the fund allows the Bernalillo County business community and local residents to support art and cultural experiences, support agricultural partnerships, access to health food, support animal care and public safety initiatives, open space, and recreational opportunities.

Register here.

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About Bernalillo County
Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 676,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county.  Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $650 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff, and treasurer.