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Frightening fundraiser

Laura Douglas rides with her son Hunter Douglas on the Day of the Tread route with others in the 12-mile or 26-mile division. Riders and runners had various courses to compete for Sunday’s charitable rides that benefited Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation and Casa Esperanza. (marla brose/journal)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sunday’s sixth annual Day of the Tread sent ghosties and ghoulies walking, running and cycling throughout Albuquerque, scaring up proceeds to benefit Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation, the Casa Esperanza home-away-from-home for families of cancer patients, and other nonprofits.

The Halloween-themed event offered full marathons, half marathons, 5K and 10K runs and walks, and for cyclists, routes that started at 12 miles, “for those little things that go bump in the night,” all the way to 100 miles, that “will surely send the ghouls and goblins back to their graves!” according to the website,

Some 1,700 cyclists and 800 runners, some of them ghouls and goblins themselves, participated. To see more photos, go to

— This article appeared on page A1 of the Albuquerque Journal

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