As previously reported, the New Mexico Games, the state’s Olympic-style sports festival, will not happen this year – a casualty of COVID-19.
New NM Games executive director Andres Trujillo, however, is not waiting until 2021 to get started.
The 2020 Retro Virtual Fun Run, Trujillo’s first effort, began on Tuesday and will continue through Dec. 31.
Trujillo, president and co-founder of the New Mexico Runners indoor soccer franchise, is taking over from longtime executive director Fred Hultberg, who retired after 30 years on the job. A Valley High School and University of New Mexico graduate, Trujillo has been on the NM Games board of directors since 2014.
The virtual fun run, he said in a phone interview, is a way of keeping the Games in the public eye until they can return next year.