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Costumed Folks Help Children

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The fifth annual Day of the Tread, in which costumed participants bike, run or walk the miles to benefit children and their families, is a physically fit take on Day of the Dead, in which costumed participants celebrate the dear departed.

Both occasions are colorful and joyous, but Day of the Tread includes five bike routes and multiple walk/run marathons. In the spirit of the day, cyclists signing up for 80 miles are promised that it will “bring out the monster in you,” and that 100 miles “will surely send the ghouls and goblins back to their graves!”

Sunday’s fundraiser benefited Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation, which supports special needs kids, and Casa Esperanza, which provides a home away from home for families facing cancer.
— This article appeared on page D1 of the Albuquerque Journal