Running: Trail Runs expecting 650 participants

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By Mike Cote

The founder of the long, difficult races that make up the Jemez Mountain Trail Runs was no stranger to long, difficult races himself.

Runner Aaron Goldman saw the race he founded grow by leaps and bounds throughout its four years of existence, but would not get to see its fifth running. Goldman died April 26.

The fifth annual Jemez Mountain Trail Runs will be held Saturday starting at the Los Alamos Posse Shack. The competitions include a 50-mile run, a 50-kilometer run and a half-marathon.

Kris Kern, one of the race’s organizers, said the best way to keep Goldman a part of the race was simply to keep on keeping on.

“We’re doing things the way Aaron wanted them done,” Kern said. “Aaron bent over backwards to do everything he could for the participants and we still do it that way.”

The long run goes up toward Caballo Mountain, Pajarito Mountain, winds to Cerro Grande and back toward the start.

The courses will be identical to last year’s race and will probably remain so for the foreseeable future.

“We’re all very happy with the course,” Kern said. “The change we made last year, we added Cerro Grande. Now everything on the course is just about perfect.”

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