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2024 Walk like MADD Gallup 5K/10K and 2-Mile Walk

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Event Details

Date & Time


7:45 am 


Red Rock Park

Church Rock, NM


Katrina Latka

                                                                                            (Click on the maps to go to Google maps)



The 2024 Gallup Walk/Run Like MADD event will provide participants an opportunity to honor those lost by drunk driving crashes, bring awareness to the issue, and also enjoy a competitive run or a non-competitive 2-mile walk in the fresh air, surrounded by the majestic red rocks and beautiful scenery of Church Rock, NM. The event also will host a competitive, timed 5K and 10K run.

Registration Fees:

Law enforcement (2-mile walk, 5k, or 10k): $20 individually, ($100 for a team of 5 people) until 7/31/2024 then $25 individually ($125 for a team of 5 people)

(Law enforcement can enter to run or walk individually or on a team)

Walker - Adult $20 until 7/31-2024 then $25

Walker - Youth (5-18) $15 until 7/31/2024 then $20

5k Runner - Adult $20 until 7/31/2024 then $25

5k Runner - Youth (5-18) $15 until 7/31/2024 then $20

10k Runner - Adult $25 until 7/31/2024 then $30

10k Runner - Youth (5-18) $20 until 7/31/2024 then $25

Dog - 2-MILE WALK ONLY (must be on a leash at all times) $10.00

Kids 4 and under are FREE

The 2-mile walk course is on pavement and suitable for strollers and wheelchairs. Dogs are allowed on the 2-mile walk course ONLY and must be on a leash at all times. The 2-mile walk course will not be a timed event. Participants are welcomed and encouraged to form teams and walk in unity for their family members who have been impacted by a drunk driving crash. Tents, your own T-shirts, signs and pictures can be displayed at the event. The 2-mile walk will start at 8:50 a.m. and is an out-and-back course. (map below)

The 5k and 10k runs will be timed by Rocky Mountain Timing Company. Each runner will receive a bib with a timing chip. There are awards for 1st-3rd place in each age group, male and female, and 1st – 3rd overall, male and female. The 10k will start promptly at 8:30 a.m. and the 5k will start promptly at 8:40 a.m. The 5k course is exactly 3.1 miles, and the 10k participants will run the course twice. Participants are welcomed and encouraged to form teams and walk in unity for their family members who have been impacted by a drunk driving crash. Tents, your own T-shirts, signs and pictures can be displayed at the event. It is a fast, flat course with a few sandy spots for your enjoyment. 😊 (map below)

Law Enforcement Teams and Traveling Trophy

There will be a separate Law Enforcement competition for the 5k only, with the winning team taking home the “Traveling Trophy” (Customized UFC Belt!) Teams of 5, all 5 from the same agency, (must have at least 2 females on each team) will enter as a team on the website. $25 per person, $100 per team. The places of the five members of each team will be added up and the team with the lowest score wins. Example:

Team #1

Georgia Police Department

John (M)

Jim (M)

Jane (F)

Mike (M)

Felicia (F)

Total Score:


7th place

(Overall male division)

12th place

(Overall male division)

16th place

(Overall female division)

20th place

(Overall male division)

34th place

(Overall female division)



Team #2

Florida Police Department

Jolene (F)

Rick (M)

Fred (M)

Rita (F)

Ed (M)

Total Score:


4th place

(Overall female division)

6th place

(Overall male division)

23rd place

(Overall male division)

24th place

(Overall female division)

25th place

(Overall male division)



At the 2nd Annual Walk/Run Like Madd in September, 2025, the Traveling Trophy can be “stolen” by another agency. Law enforcement can also register individually for the 5k, 10k, or 2-mile walk.


What to Expect:

  • Dress for changing weather!
  • There will be aid/water/gatorade stations at every mile.
  • There will be live music throughout the course, signs by local high school students, cheer-leaders, great encouragement along the way, and an announcer at the finish line.
  • Results will be available immediately after each race ( and awards will start at 10:45 a.m.
  • All runners will receive a medal and post-race snacks and drinks.
  • Parking is in the dirt lot directly in front of the start/finish line parking lot. There is no charge for parking.


Day Before Event:

Packet pick-up will take place at the race site, Red Rock Park (825 Outlaw Rd. Church Rock, NM 87311) on Thursday, September 12, 2024, from 2 p.m. -7 p.m., on Friday, September 13, 2024, from 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., and on Saturday morning, September 14, 2024, from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. STRICT CUT OFF TIME FOR THE 5K AND 10K, but Walkers in the 2-mile walk can register anytime up until the start of the walk at 8:50 a.m. (Cash or card accepted)

Event Schedule:

  • 7:45 a.m. - Welcome and announcements
  • 7:50  a.m. Playing and singing of the National Anthem, victim's stories and moment of silence
  • 8:20 a.m. - “Warm-ups with the minions”
  • 8:30 a.m. – 10k Race begins
  • 8:40 a.m. – 5k Race begins
  • 8:50 a.m. – 2-mile walk begins
  • 10:45 a.m. – Awards & Closing Announcements


Thank you to the amazing staff of MADD New Mexico and our countless volunteers who make this event not only possible, but incredible.

Thank you to our wonderful committee members listed below for their countless hours of dedication, meetings, and planning!

  • Jennifer Bates, Court Monitor MADD, Gallup, NM    jennifer.bates@madd (feel free to email any questions)
  • Katrina Latka, State Executive Director, NM MADD office (Albuquerque)
  • Ofc. Rachel Hall, New Mexico State Police             
  • Lt. Tammy Houghtaling, McKinley County Sheriff’s Office
  • Erin Toadlena-Pablo, Chief of Police, Gallup Police Department   
  • Lt. Francie Martinez, Gallup Police Department
  • Lt. Mark Spencer, Gallup Police Department        
  • Cheyenne Thomas, McKinley County DWI Program Coordinator  
  • Linda Garcia, District 1 Councilor, City of Gallup  
  • Jon Pairett, Fire Chief, Gallup Fire Department      
  • Barbara and Al Martinez, Residents, DWI crash victims


Thank you to our caring and generous sponsors who have graciously donated their time, services, supplies or money, and for believing in our cause. It’s through their donations that events like this can happen in Gallup and make our community a better place.

Thank you to the families who come to honor their loved ones lost or injured due to drunk driving. Your loved ones are not forgotten.


Our hope is that this event will bring everyone together for a common purpose, exercise, friendly competition, healing and awareness to families and individuals affected by the totally preventable crime of drunk driving.



We walk/run to create a future of No More Victims® 

The 2024 Walk like MADD Gallup 5K/10K and 2-Mile Walk event is MADD's signature fundraising event to help us raise both awareness and funds to eliminate drunk and drugged driving. We hope that you will rally with us in Church Rock, NM to help create a future of No More Victims®.  Register and donate TODAY to help us save more lives! 

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