Welcome to Our Running Department
Sport Systems is one of the top run specialty stores in Albuquerque. We have the most qualified run staff in New Mexico along with one of the largest selections of running shoes. We foster a great run community by hosting events, clinics, movies and providing education and sponsorships. Join our Sun Runners Facebook group to get helpful information or come to one of our run groups and/or run demos.
Meet Our Staff
Likhaya Dayile "The Chess Champ"
Ask Likhaya how he had to prove his manhood in the African Bush
Likhaya Dayile moved to the U.S. from South Africa. He earned a running scholarship. His personal record for running is 13:43 in a 5K! HOLY SMOKES! He’s fast. Likhaya is the former owner of the Bosque Running Shop. He can help with ... Learn More
Patti Parker-Green "Patti P"
Set The Guinness Book of World Records
Mrs. Patti P set the 1998 Guinness Book of World Records for the 1st person to run 24-hrs on a treadmill. She ran 93 miles. Come ask her about it! Learn More
Mary Miller "Mare Mare"
Footwear Buyer / Department Manager
Her Passion is to See Others Reach their Goals
Mary attended Ball State on a ballet dance scholarship. She started dancing as a child and started ballet in college. Then, she radically changed her life direction when she started running in 2009. She was such a novice that she Googled, “How to Run?” Learn More
Amber Zimmerman "The Doctor"
The Ice Swimmer?
Amber is a national level endurance athlete from pro triathlete to ice swimmer to now training for her first ultra-marathon. She’s been running since she was 7 years old. She’s earning a PhD in neuroscience ... Learn More
Pat Vigil "The Chugger"
Reigning Campion of this Prestigious Title
Pat is Sport Systems’ reigning champ earning this most prestigious title, "The Chugger," by winning the employee Beer Mile!
In addition to schooling us all in the Beer Mile, she has completed around 300 races and has done bike tours. She’s been running for 40 years all around the world. Learn More