Santa Fe Family Fun Run & Field Day – Saturday, June 22, 2013

2013 SFPS Family Fun Run & Field Day PLEASE JOIN Wings of America and the Santa Fe Public Schools Native American Student Services (NASS) for the annual Summer Family Fun Run & Field Day this coming Saturday, June 22nd.  On-Site registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., with the morning starting off with a run and then some fun games for the WHOLE family!

Location this year will be at Alto Park, 1043 Alto Street from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. For more information contact Nancy Davis at 505-467-2644 or email:; OR Delight Talawepi at 505-982-6761, email:

This is a FREE event open to all youths, parents, family and friends. Click here for a PDF of this flyer for distribution to others: 2013 Santa Fe Family Fun Run & Field Day

***NASS and Wings of America is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organizations. Your donations help enhance programs to serve Native youth in the Santa Fe Community.

Posted in FUN RUN/WALK

Santa Fe 2-Day FREE Running & Fitness Camp – June 20-21, 2013

2013 Santa Fe R&F Camp

 Wings of America announces the Santa Fe FREE 2-day Running & Fitness camp for youths ages 6-18 years old.  Please contact Nancy Davis at 505-982-6761 to register your child or you may also email Nancy at

On-site registration and DROP-OFF is on Thursday, June 20th and Friday June 21st from 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. at Alto Park (behind the pool), 1121 Alto Street.  PICK-UP your child at Gonzales Community School, 851 W. Alameda.  LUNCH will be provided. Click here to download a camp brochure and registration form: R&F_2013_BROCHURE[1]

Click here for a flyer to share with the youths interested: Santa Fe R&F flyer[1]; Click here for a camp schedule: 2013 Santa Fe R&F Schedule


2013 Hakintonmuya (Hopi) Relay Results

2013 Hakintonmuya Relay Results

CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH WINGS OF AMERICA TEAMS A & B!  This year Wings of America selected two 4-team members to participate at the Annual Hakintonmuya (Hopi) Relays which took place on Saturday, May 25th, in Oraibi, Arizona. Here are the results. Out of 20 teams, Wings of America Team B took FIRST Place, runners are: Jaeda Honani, Wendi Lewis, Ronald Hicks and Michael Russell. The Wings of America Team A took SECOND Place, runners are: Christen Ben, Tatiyana Johnson, Dustin Martin (Wings Program Director) and Dion John. WAY TO GO WINGS OF AMERICA runners!!! I want to thank Juwan Nuvayokva for putting on an amazing relay race, especially on the Hopi reservation, we look forward to next year!  Delight (Hopi), Operations Manager

Posted in RACES 2013

Coaches Clinic Preview: “Craig Curley: The Pride of the Navajo Nation”

2013 Coaches Clinic Presenter & professional runner (Mizuno), Craig Curley

2013 Coaches Clinic Presenter & professional runner (Mizuno), Craig Curley

Wings has been busier than ever in the final planning stages for our 15th annual Indian Running Coaches’ Clinic and Leadership Training June 6th-11th in Albuquerque/Santa Fe. But now that all our presenters are confirmed, we’d like to use the next few days to give our constituents a bit more information about what to expect come June 6th.

Craig Curley is a former Wings National team member (2006, NYC) and a native of Kinlichee, AZ. (A little piece of trivia: Wings Program Director, Dustin Martin, was also on that team) For the past few years, Craig has been trying his luck in the professional running game. His performances have earned him a contract with Mizuno and top ten finishes in a number of elite road races across the country (not to mention a chance to compete in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials). Craig will present at the Wings Coaches’ Clinic on Saturday, June 8th from 12:15-1:00. His talk is entitled “From Wings Recruit to Professional Athlete”.

Just this week there was an article published on him in the online running magazine “Competitor” 

Check out the article HERE.

For more information on Wings’ Coaches’ Clinic, or to register for what promises to be a great conference, please click HERE.

Posted in Coaches Clinic 2013

6th Annual Cochiti Pueblo Crossroads and Health Fair, Saturday, May 18, 2013

2013 Cochiti Pueblo XRoads

Join Pueblo Crossroads for the second fun run/walk.  Saturday, May 18th at the Ko-tyit Hahn Center.  Registrations begins at 7:00 a.m. with the run beginning at 7:30 a.m. 

After the fun run/walk, a Health Fair will take place. Rrefreshements & lunch is provided!

For a PDF view of the schedule, click here: 2013 Pueblo Crossroads Schedule

Posted in FUN RUN/WALK


Wings of America is pleased to announce sponsorship of the 2nd Annual Hakintonmuya (Hopi) Relays, 16 miles.  This will take place at the bottom of Old Oraibi, a 4 person team relay .   For questions about the relays, contact Juwan Nuvayokva at: 928-814-1589, email:

You may register on-line by going to their web-site, here,, look on the left side and you will see Hopi Relays.

Wings is seeking two additional members to run the relays with Dustin Martin, Wings Program Director, and Ronald Hicks.  Ron ran last year, the Wings team came in second!  If you are interested, please contact Delight Talawepi at:  505-982-6761 or email:  Wings will pay for your registration fee!  Please remember to share this wonderful opportunity to experience the lands (and soft sand) of our Hopi reservation.

Click here for location: Relay_Directions

Click here for race map: Hakintonmuya_Course

Posted in RACES 2013


Laps 4 Life Flier (1)-page-0PLEASE join Wings of America, Railyard Stewards, Santa Fe Public Schools Native American Student Services , and Santa Fe Indian Center for the LAPS 4 LIFE KICK-OFF EVENT, Sunday, May 19th at the Railyard Park (Corner of Cerrillos and St. Francis) for a day of Health & Wellness.  This is OPEN to the public and it is FREE. We will have the Santa Fe Indian Health Services, St. Vincents Hospital, and other health programs involved to learn more about the 8 week program.


Beginning on Tuesday, May 21 at 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. – Ending July 11, 2013.  Come out to the Railyard Park to walk/run some laps for your health & wellness. Receive Nike incentives throughout the program.

PLEASE SHARE IF YOU ARE IN THE SANTA FE COUNTY AREA! Click here for a Laps 4 Life flier: Laps 4 Life Flier (1)

Posted in Announcements / Miscellaneous Postings

The American Indian Running Coaches Clinic Open for Registration – June 6-8, 2013 – PLEASE SHARE

2013_Coaches_Clinic_FlyerAs in years past, Wings will host our 15th Annual American Indian Running Coaches Clinic in New Mexico on June 6 – 8, 2013.  The clinic will be held at the Futures For Children, headquarters, 9600 Tennyson St., NE, Albuquerque, NM 87043.  Registration fee is $75.00 per participant, includes meals (Thurs. – Dinner, Fri. – Breakfast & Lunch, Sat. – Breakfast & Lunch), a Nike t-shirt and curriculum.

Presenters include:  Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert, Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign), (Hopi), “Native Runners & the American Sport Republic, 1907-1931”; Peter Nabokov, Ph.D., Author of “Indian Running” (1981); Lloyd Lee, Ph.D. (University of New Mexico), “History & Future of Native Leadership”; Wendi Lewis, (Hopi) “Running through the trials & tribulations of life”; Coach Joe Giglia, “The Missing Manual” Fostering the next generation of athletes; Abby Thomas (Miss Navajo 2012-2013), “The Importance of Youth Leadership in Community Health & Wellness” with more to be announced…

Overnight accommodations are available at the LaQuinta Inn – North,  5241 San Antonio Dr., Albuquerque, NM  87109, (505) 821-9000. Ask for the “Wings of America” block rate of $46.80 (not including tax). Please make plans well in advance as there are a limited number of rooms reserved and the deadline for block rate is May 16, 2013.

Please contact Delight Talawepi, Operations Manager, if you plan to use a Purchase Order or other form of non-traditional payment: Phone- 505-982-6761, Email-

Please click the links below to download the official flyer and registration form. You may also register online by visiting this page and scrolling down to the electronic registration form. However, be sure to call the Wings office at (505) 982 6761 to confirm receipt of your information and to arrange a method of payment.


2013 Coaches Clinic Registration Form

Posted in Announcements / Miscellaneous Postings

ATTENTION: Wings USATF Runners & Participants of Programs

Wings of America has Summer Assistant Facilitator positions available, conducting Running & Fitness camps on the Navajo reservation.  Wings is seeking interest from our USATF runners and program participants, ages 16-20.

Candidates will be employed from June 6 – August 7, 2013. You will be REQUIRED to attend the Wings Coaches Clinic (June 6-8, Albuquerque, NM) and the Leadership / Facilitator Training Camp (June 9-11, Santa Fe, NM).  Transportation to and from the trainings is your responsibility.

If you are interested, deadline submission of your application to Wings is Friday, May 3, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.  Please remember to complete SECTION F of the application.  (The Application say May 10th, that is ONLY if Wings must seek applicants from outside of the organization.)  We request you DO NOT FAX in information, please SCAN your application and email to Dustin Martin, Wings Program Director at OR to Delight Talawepi, Operations Manager, at  You may also MAIL APPLICATION to: Wings of America, 901 W. San Mateo Rd., Suite M, Santa Fe, NM 87505; if you choose to mail, please call Delight at 505-982-6761 to inform her your application is in the mail and when it will be expected to arrive.

Click here to download Facilitator Job Description: Facilitator Job Descriptions

Click here to download 2013 Summer Facilitator application: 2013 Summer Facilitator Application

Posted in Announcements / Miscellaneous Postings

A Poem on behalf of the Boston Marathon victims – provided by a friend of the Santa Fe Striders

By Marianne King (east coast)

A deafening silence filled the air the day the runners ran,

But the most important race of all was doing all you can, In a flash of fire they went to those whose lives this day did change, By a senseless act of cowardice in a person quite deranged.

On a day when Boston patriots celebrated life, No one ever gave a thought would end in dreadful strife, Heroes all of them never thinking of the fear, Americans with courage, this day was crystal clear,

Once again our peaceful lives shattered like broken glass, And once again we showed the strength this mighty country has, For we will never cower small to those who try so hard, To bend and break our will so strong for the liberty we guard.

For there will always be the ones who hide among the proud, The ones whose acts of violence are hidden in a crowd, And deep within these faceless fakes an empty life they live, As we rise above, in selfless love, with so much more to give.

From Maine to California, from sea to shining sea, Hearts are joined together in prayerful harmony, For families reunited, for families wrought with grief, We come together all as one united in belief.


Posted in Announcements / Miscellaneous Postings