Run & Bike Race South of the Border
Run & Bike South of the Border
This will be a fun event, and we hope you’ll make it out to this year’s Pajarito Trailfest, held at the beautiful Pajarito Mountain Ski Area in Los Alamos October 21st. This year, in addition to the two traditional running events (10km “round the mountain” and 25km “round the mountain to Rosie’s Lookout and back), we’ll also have a fun mountain bike “mini-tour,” which will be a 3-segment event, starting with a quick and fun 18km XC, then two separate Enduro segments on which racers will get two chances to post their best time (best of the two runs).
This is a trail run and mountain bike event that is promoted by and will benefit University of New Mexico Ski Team and Southwest Nordic Ski Club Trail Initiative. It is scheduled for October 21st with following races planned:
RUNNING (9:10 AM)
10km “round-the-mountain” run (traditional course)
25km (15 mile) “round-the-mountain to Rosie’s Lookout” course
1.5km & 3.0 km kids runs (kids event registrations are on a different registration page…$5 only for kids) — (10am)
New this year is a MOUNTAIN BIKE “mini tour” xc-enduro combo race, with a very short and fun xc race as stage-1, along with two separate enduro segment runs as stages-2 and -3, with racers getting two chances on each course, taking the best time of the two runs.
Pajarito will run the lifts for the racers (no extra fee), and they will also be running for season pass holders and ticket purchasers as well. Additionally, they will run the lifts on the day before the race (Friday, October 20), between 10am and 3pm, for $10 (purchased at ticket office) and for season pass holders. This will give racers the opportunity to practice the courses. Camping will be allowed in the parking lot, and the cafe will be open while the lifts are running.
Put this event on your list. It’ll be a nice fall event with a festive atmosphere. The University of New Mexico Ski Team is co-promoting the event with the Southwest Nordic Ski Club for various fundraising initiatives to support local trails projects and their community outreach foundation.