NB3FIT Cross Country program is back!
Led by NB3FIT coaches, the team began practicing earlier this month at North Domingo Baca Park in Albuquerque, NM. Due to the pandemic the program will look a little different than previous years, but everyone is just excited for the opportunity to welcome youth back to in-person programming. During 2020, NB3FIT hosted virtual cross-country programming for local Native youth. Though they never got to compete, they were still provided instruction and workouts through virtual check-ins and pre-recorded videos filmed by the NB3FIT coaches.
With many surrounding pueblo communities still limiting the access of visitors due to the pandemic, NB3FIT is hosting practices in Albuquerque, a more central location that is open to the public. In the future, when it is safe to do so, NB3FIT plans to returning to tribal communities to host cross-country programming.
To date, the team has 21 runners and is looking forward to competing for the first time next month at the Albuquerque Athletic Track Cross Country Meet on Saturday, September 18.