PAJARITO TRAILS News:
It’s time to sign up for the 9th annual Pajarito TrailFest, which is set for Sunday, Oct. 17.
Registration is available for the 10k and 15 mile races at http://pajaritotrailfest.org/. Registration costs go up by $5 Friday.
Held just as the fall colors arrive, runners will traverse resplendent Los Alamos singletrack. All runners will circumnavigate the ski hill, climbing their way to the top of Pajarito Mountain for views of the Valles Caldera and the Los Alamos town site. The race continues down singletrack to the ski hill lodge, where the 10k runners will stop and the 15 mile runners will continue out through Canada Bonita to the Guaje Overlook.
There also are free kids races held following the main events.
Proceeds from the races benefits local non-profit organizations: Pajarito Environmental Education Center, Pajarito Mountain Ski Club, Southwest Nordic Ski Club and local trails organizations.
On Tuesday, Sept.29, there will be a trail cleanup on Pajarito Mountain. Meet at 6 p.m.at the parking lot immediately above town site. Bring gloves, pants, and shoes. Some shears and pruners will be available to borrow.