Run to Break the Silence 2021

Run to Break the Silence 2021 supporting Presbyterian Ear Institute
Run to Break the Silence 2021

About Run to Break the Silence 2021

New Mexico Bank & Trust presents the 2021 Run to Break the Silence, Sunday August 22, 2021, benefitting Presbyterian Ear Institute's School for Oral Deaf Education, where deaf and hard of hearing children, listen, learn and speak! We invite you to become a Silence Breaker by participating in a morning of fitness and fun either in-person or on your own as a virtual participant! The 2021 Run to Break the Silence will be held in-person at Mariposa Basin Park on Sunday, August 22, 2021 with a 5K and Kids Fun Run. We also understand that the pandemic may still make some of our friends nervous to gather, so we have created a virtual option just for you! 

Online registration is now closed, but you can still register in person at Packet Pick-Up ( Saturday, 8/21 from 10am - 2pm at New Mexico Look - 6611 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110) OR at registration on race day. 

In-Person Event: 

Our in-person events will start and finish at Mariposa Basin Park.  No pets are allowed. Strollers are allowed, but at your own risk. There is a small portion of the course that is not as stroller friendly - grass, sand and gravel. All Run participants will receive a 2021 RTBS Sport-Tech T-shirt. On-Site registration will begin at 7:15am.

5K - $40 - 8:15am 

Our Kids Fun Run will include kid-friendly and age appropriate obstacle courses. This year the kids fun run will be split into two courses, one for ages 2-6 and the other for ages 7-12. All children participating will receive a 2021 Kids Fun Run T-shirt and a SWAG bag with kids goodies from our run sponsors. 

Kids Fun Run - $15 (Ages 2-6) - 9:15am 

Kids Fun Run - $15 (Ages 7-12) - 9:30am 

Prizes will be awarded for the 1st – 3rd place finishers (men’s and women’s) in each category. Kids Fun Run participants will receive finishers ribbons. The awards ceremony will be held at 9:45am.  

Virtual Event: 

If you prefer to participate virtually or live out of state but you want to support PEI, we hope you will sign up to run, walk or jog whichever length best suits you! Should you choose to be a virtual Silence Breaker, you may record your time/ distance through your individual registration page, or you can just run to be a Silence Breaker! Finisher Awards will only be awarded for those participating at the in-person event, however, your registration for the virtual event will include the official 2021 Run to Break the Silence T-shirt and don't forget your registration fees will help give the priceless gift of hearing and speaking to children attending our school!   


Starts at:  August 22, 2021 9:00 AM
Ends at:  August 22, 2021 11:30 AM


Mariposa Basin Park
4900 Kachina Street Northwest
Albuquerque,NM 87120 USA


Kristina Martinez

Why Participate?

Imagine a world without sound, never hearing the rain, the beauty of music or the voices of your family. Imagine not hearing your parents say they love you, or never hearing your child’s precious voice speak the words, “I love you!” Now imagine you could change this outcome for a child!
At PEI, we give deaf and hard of hearing children the opportunity to learn to listen and speak and upon graduation, compete successfully with their hearing peers in mainstream schools and later in life. But, we can't do it alone!
We invite you to become a Silence Breaker by joining us for a morning of fitness and fun. Your participation will help raise funds to support PEI's School for Oral Deaf Education and ultimately change lives! 

How Your Support Makes a Difference

For more than 30 years, PEI has been committed to providing access to the opportunity for d/hh children in New Mexico to hear and speak. But, this specialized education comes with a hefty price-tag of $30,000 per child/ per year.  
As a non-profit organization, we host fundraising events like the Run to Break the Silence to support the operation of our programs and ultimately change the life outcomes of the children and families we serve. 
Your support makes it possible to retain the highest qualified staff, maintain the low student to teacher ratios (3/1) that our students need to be successful in learning to listen and talk, and offer tuition assistance to families. Because you decided to run, children attending PEI have the ability to grow up to do and be anything they want to be because they can hear and communicate with the world around them. Thank you!

Thanks to our generous sponsors