Over 300 Runners Participate In Valles Caldera Runs

Runners in Saturday’s Valles Caldera Runs. Photo by Errol Baade


More than 300 runners participated in Saturday’s Valles Caldera Runs.

The runs included 10k, half-marathon and marathon distance races that started and ended at the Banco Bonita staging area on the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Runners were treated to a perfect day for the races, with cool weather and little wind.

Michael Ehrmantraut and Jacob Waltz, both of Santa Fe, took first and a close second in the marathon, both running just over 3:18. David Coblentz of Los Alamos followed in third. In the women’s marathon, Whitney Spivey won in a time of 4:20. Sarah Thien of Los Alamos took second and Tiffin Zellers of Dixon finished third.

In the 10k race, Erica Baron of Los Alamos took the overall title in a time of 44:25. Kimberly Pulliam of Los Alamos was second woman, and Tania Sanchez of Espanola was third. David Miranda of Santa Fe was the first male finisher in 48:32, with Justin Bobb and William Rice, both from Los Alamos, finishing second and third.

The half marathon race had many runners going off course due to bad course marking 8 miles into the run. Some runners ran the correct distance, while others completed a shorter version. As a result, it has not been possible to determine winners for the half marathon race.

Complete results for the Valles Caldera Runs can be found at ultrasignup.org.


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