New Executive Director Takes Lead


Albuquerque, N.M. – The New Mexico Games is proud to announce a new Executive Director at the helm of the games, sports entrepreneur and proud New Mexican Andres Trujillo. With the change in leadership position, the games have decided to put on a virtual run for athletes to participate in for 2020.

The 2020 New Mexico Games events may have been cancelled, but that doesn't mean athletes can't stay active. Athletes young and old are encouraged to join the 2020 Retro Virtual Run kicking off September 1st, 2020 and running through December 31st, 2020. Fee is only $45 and everyone is invited to join in the fun! The run is virtual meaning that participants can run on their own time and location.

Several events to participate in include a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, & Marathon. Participants that complete the run will receive a finisher's medal of one of the past year's New Mexico Games along with a t-shirt from a random year, and a t-shirt from years past.

Newly elected New Mexico Games Executive Director Andres Trujillo said, "The COVID-19 pandemic hit our state very hard and even though we cancelled the 2020 games, we as a board felt it was imperative we create an event that was safe and fun for athletes to participate in this year while limiting their exposure. I feel this virtual run will help athletes to get out of the house, enjoy the New Mexico weather and stay active."

The finishers with the best times in each category will be invited and featured in the opening ceremonies of the 2021 New Mexico Games.

It’s official that Andres Trujillo has officially taken over the Executive Director position from Fred Hultberg who served the New Mexico Games for the past 30 years. Mr. Trujillo is a local sports entrepreneur who has extensive experience in the sports industry and looks to bring new life to the games. He is a former radio host and promotions director for ESPN Radio KQTM 101.7 FM, Co-Founder of the 2X indoor football champion Duke City Gladiators, as well as the Owner and President of the New Mexico Runners Major Arena Soccer League team.

Andres has served on the New Mexico Games Board of Directors since 2014 and is excited to bring his experience and ideas to the New Mexico Games organization. He is a Valley High School and University of New Mexico graduate.

“I am ecstatic to be appointed as Executive Director of the games. I’m looking forward to bringing new energy and excitement for New Mexico athletes to be proud to participate in our games!” Says Trujillo.

The 2020 Retro Virtual Run will begin on Tuesday September 1st, 2020 and run through December 31st. The cost is only $45 and includes shipping of medal, shirt and bag. Athletes of all ages are encouraged to get more information and register for the event at https://www.newmexicogames.org/virtualrun .

The New Mexico Games is an annual multi-sport festival offering amateur athletic competition in the Olympic tradition to New Mexicans of all ages founded in 1989. Get New Mexico Games information and register for sports events at www.newmexicogames.org. LIKE “New Mexico Games” on Facebook.

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