Virtual Marathon 

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will offer Virtual Fall Marathon 2022! New season, new you!

This session starts Sept. 25, 2022 and ends Nov. 5, 2022.  Kick the fall season off by completing 26 miles in six weeks.

A fitness tracker is needed to track mileage and daily/weekly photo submittals of mileage completed must be emailed. Upon completion of 26 miles, participants will be issued a T-shirt for their accomplishment.

Registration starts Sept. 16, 2022 and will continue through 5 p.m. Sept. 23, 2022.  A kickoff meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, at Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W Bell Ave., for registered participants. This is an opportunity to meet other participants and ask questions about specific details of the program.

This is a free program. Please register online at

If you have not registered for a program with the City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department, an account will need to be created to register for this program.

For information, please contact Recreation Programs at 575/541-2454.


“Thank you very much Frances for this fun and healthy activity. Today my team: Suzie, Sheila, Erin and Brian are adding up their miles, we have been texting back and forth most of the morning, sharing stories: a Fitbit not connected to a new phone, days of miles lost; a run away pup and chasing him at night through streets in Albuquerque (adding good miles), luckily with a good outcome. My team encouraged me to join the marathon and they joined for support. Thank you for keeping us informed of our progress and for encouraging us.”

Thank you again Frances, job very well done.”

“Thank you for doing this! It has been a great experience and has motivated me to keep walking every day and to keep that in my routine. 
 Thank you again! And for everyone else’s hard work!” 

“ I am so proud of myself, and owe that to you and this program.  I truly "Got up, Got dressed, and Got moving!"

 “The VSM got me back on track with getting out and moving.  My dog is happier with me, I'm nicer to my family, and my work colleagues are liking my new chill vibe.

I walked/ran 20.92 miles this past week.  I've only done that one other time in my life, right after my mother passed away and I ran through the grief.  

This time, though, was through pure joy.”  Thank you Frances.