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You're never too young to start running

Posted 9/12/19

Taos community 5K and kids' 1K fundraiser for Tigers cross-country team A community 5K run will be held at the Taos Cross-Country meet on Saturday (Sept. 14) at 7:30 a.m. at Kit Carson Park. The run …

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You're never too young to start running

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Taos community 5K and kids' 1K fundraiser for Tigers cross-country team

A community 5K run will be held at the Taos Cross-Country meet on Saturday (Sept. 14) at 7:30 a.m. at Kit Carson Park. The run will be held on the Taos cross-country course before the start of the middle school and high school races. Participants can register between 7-7:30 a.m. at the start. Cost is $20 and proceeds will go to the Taos cross-country program.

A kids' 12-and-under 1K will also be held at 9 a.m. between the middle school and high school races. There is no cost for the kids race, though a waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian.

For more information, contact coach Bruce Gomez at bg@newmex.com or refer to the Taos Tigers Cross-Country blog: taostigerscc.wordpress.com.

Bull of the Wood trail marathon and half-marathon

Trail racers have two beautiful options to run on Saturday (Sept. 14): a full marathon and a half-marathon. All racers will climb to the top of Fraser Mountain. From there the marathon distance runners will continue to the top of Kachina Peak. Interested runners can email questions to bullofthewoodsrun@hotmail.com or register at ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=64558.

Gran Fondo cycling challenge: Taos - Mora - Angel Fire - Taos

Next week, Sept. 22, marks the annual Gran Fondo bicycle race and ride. Sponsored by the Duke City Wheelmen, the race offers 105-, 65- and 46-mile options, all of which begin and end at the Taos Youth and Family Center.

Riders will experience splendid rural New Mexico terrain. The course starts in Taos, follows State Road 518 over U.S. Hill, past Sipapu Ski Area, down Holman Hill and through the town of Mora. The race continues on to Coyote Creek State Park, Black Lake and Angel Fire. Then it's up and over Palo Flechado Pass and down into Taos.

For more information, contact Jennifer Buntz at (505) 306-1443 or GranFondoTaos@gmail.com. To register, visit dukecitywheelmen.com.

Ride the Rift - free community mountain bike event

On Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is the fifth annual Ride the Rift, with a Little Kids Race at 1 p.m. This is a free, noncompetitive mountain bike event designed for all levels and all ages of riders - the super-tough adventurer, the regular weekend warrior and the parent and kids who ride a few times a year. The intent is to bring the Taos cycling community together for a fun, casual, noncompetitive day of riding on some of Taos' most accessible single track. It's free so everyone can enjoy - brought to you by the Field Institute of Taos and sponsored by community-minded local businesses. Staging is at the end of County Road 110. Look for the tepees and go about four-plus miles to the end of the road (and we do mean the end of the road), past University of New Mexico-Taos and the golf course. Registration closes at midnight Oct. 11. Register online at newmexicosportsonline.com.

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