Increasing scientific
literacy by fostering an
understanding of the
Chihuahuan Desert
Asombro Institute for Science Education


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  Desert Dash

10K, 5K, and Children's 1K Trail Race
November 9, 2013
Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park
56501 N. Jornada Road
Las Cruces, NM 88012

Map and directions

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Enjoy expansive views of the desert, including three rugged mountain ranges, as you run or walk the beautiful 5K or 10K trail courses. Bring your little ones to compete in the Children's 1K trail race (guardian should accompany child). All levels welcome.
Desert Dash is a benefit for the non-profit Asombro Institute for Science Education. All proceeds will be used for our education programs. Our mission is to improve scientific literacy by fostering an understanding of the Chihuahuan Desert. We reach more than 17,000 K-12 students every year through inquiry-based classroom programs and field trips.

Race day registration and packet pick-up:
8:00 - 8:45 AM at the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park

Race start times*:
10K: 9:00 am
5K: 9:15 am
Children's 1K: 9:30 am
*Parking is limited near the starting line. Please allow time to park and walk.

Pre-race packet pickup:
November 7, 2013
12:00-7:00 pm
Asombro Institute for Science Education
401 E. College
Las Cruces, NM 88004
The Asombro Institute for Science Education office is located just southwest of the Las Cruces Convention Center.
Directions from E. Union Ave: turn west on E. College; turn in to the first gravel parking lot on the north side of E. College; the Asombro office is in the yellow corrugated metal building on the northwest end of the parking lot.


Registration online or by mail

Registration fees**:
$25 through November 1, 2013
$30 November 1-6, 3013
$35 Race Day Registration

**Registration fee includes:
Entry into the 10K, 5K, or Children's 1K race event
1-year membership to the Asombro Institute for Science Education
Race t-shirt designed by Alejandro Sosa***
Post-race refreshments

***T-shirts guaranteed to everyone registered by October 26, 2013.



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