Each group meets one time per week at a local school in the Albuquerque area. The groups meet separately. Meeting time is split between educational "classroom" lessons and running time. We partner with other organizations and businesses in the community to do fun activities such as cross training, swimming, zoo runs, games, etc. We are always seeking new partners who can contribute new opportunities for our Running 505 youth!

We Have Four Locations to serve youth in the greater-Albuquerque area

Running Girls 505 & Running Guys 505

​In 2013, Running 505 began as Running Girls 505, a youth-wellness program for girls from the greater Albuquerque, New Mexico, area. We were excited to add Running Guys 505 fall of 2014, a program just like Running Girls 505 but for boys!

Locations of Running 505 are not limited to students who attend those schools. For convenience, they are open to any youth, from any school, as long as they are in the 5th-8th grades. 

Bandelier Elementary


*3309 Pershing Ave SE

*Lead Running Guide- Justin Wiens

*R505 Contact- Melani Buchanan Farmer (505)379-4817

Day/Time of Program-​ Thursdays 3:15pm-4:45pm

Mark Twain Elementary


6316 Constitution Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

*Lead Running Guide- Elicia Chavez & Monie Corona

*R505 Contact- Melani Buchanan Farmer (505)379-4817

Day/Time of Program-​ Mondays 4pm-5:30pm

Monte Vista Elementary- Jefferson Middle School Kids


3211 Monte Vista Blvd NE

*Lead Running Guide- Myrriah Gomez

*R505 Contact- Melani Buchanan Farmer (505)379-4817

Day/Time of Program-​ Tuesdays 4-5:30pm