Triatomics Christmas Lights Runs Start Tonight

Night runners. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos Triatomics Club announces the 2014 Christmas Lights Runs. Here’s an opportunity to check out the town’s Christmas lights and get a little exercise to burn off that extra slice of Thanksgiving pie.  

We will run through various Los Alamos neighborhoods to check out their outdoor lights. The routes are mostly on quiet residential streets to avoid the noise and smell of traffic. Non club members are welcome to run with us.

Runs are scheduled for every Monday and Wednesday night until Christmas or there are ice patches on the streets. This year Monday nights will be a bit shorter and flatter ~3 miles. Wednesday nights a bit longer with more hills. The pace for the Monday runs might be 11-12 minutes/mile. The pace for the Wednesday runs might be 10-11 minutes/mile depending on hills. Once the sidewalks/streets are icy, the Christmas Light Runs are likely finished for the year so plan to run early or you might miss out.

  • Start time will be 6:15 sharp.  Be warmed up and ready to go. 
  • Wear something light and/or reflective.
  • Wear a headlamp or carry a flashlight, the streets are dark in places and lots of lights make it easier for the cars to spot us.
  • Leashed dogs are fine.
  • These are fun runs, not competitive or speed/endurance building.
  • If it’s snowing we will run. Running at night during an active snow storm is a hoot! Icy streets will shut us down.

Last minute changes or cancellations will be posted on the Club’s Facebook page,, and mailed to

To find out more about the Triatomics club or see the schedule online visit or

Triatomics 2014 Christmas Lights Runs Schedule






Mon 12/1



Fusion Multisport

A trip around downtown and the pond

Wed 12/3

Barranca Mesa


BM Elementary parking lot

Loma del Escobar,  Barranca Rd, to the east end of Los Pueblos and back.

Mon 12/8

North Mesa


North Mesa Soccer Field

San Ildefonso, Sioux, Big Rock and others.

Wed 12/10

Denver Steel and Western Area


North end of HS parking lot

A circuitous route through DS and Western Area.

Mon 12/15

Western Area



Metzger’s Mobil

Up and around Western Area.  A lap around the trap will make it an even 3.

Wed 12/17

North Community


Film Festival Parking Lot

Arizona, North Rd, and Quemazon.

Mon 12/22



Fusion Multisport

A reprise of the first run