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May 8 blended walk honors Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

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Join Thomas Branigan Memorial Library and Bluebird Running Company as they support the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) with both a live/in-person and virtual 5-kilometer run/walk at La Lloroña Park, 3440 W. Picacho Ave., beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday, May 8, the City of Las Cruces said in a news release.

The MMIW virtual 5k event is a race at your own pace and place, the city said. You can run, walk, bike, hike or participate through any movement anywhere – including the comfort of your own home.

The event is open to everyone at any level.

The walk’s mission is to “show support and solidarity with the indigenous women, girls and two-spirits, and with the grieving families and individuals working on the front lines to end this epidemic of violence against indigenous people,” the city said.

The MMIW Virtual 5k is an annual event sponsored by Native Women Running to raise awareness and benefit MMIW USA and the Native Women’s Association of Canada.

For more information, visit Native Women Running at www.nativewomenrunning.com/events.