BACK ON COURSE: It was last spring during the Valles Caldera Runs that Karen Williams was mauled by a mama bear protecting her cubs. She returned to the scene this weekend for the marathon, and successfully and safely completed the run, with only a slight detour while trying to find the site of her attack.
UPCOMING THINGS TO SEE OR DO
RUNNING: Head north for the Bull of the Woods Trails Races Saturday, with an eight-mile or half-marathon through the stunning beauty and high altitude of Kachina Peak, Gold Hill and Lobo Peak. The event benefits the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance. For more information, see bullofthewoodsrun.com.
CYCLING: Not for the faint of heart, the Double Boundary Trail ride on Saturday is part of the New Mexico Endurance Series. The full ride covers 70 miles of rugged terrain, climbing the north rim of Taos Canyon and back down the south side. The half ride cover 37 miles, climbing the Elliot Barker East Boundary Trail before joining the main route down the southside of Taos Canyon. For more information, see nm-es.weebly.com/double-boundary-trail.html
MORE RUNNING: Coming up Sunday is the Santa Fe Thunder Half-Marathon. The course visits Pojoaque Pueblo, passes Camel Rock, slides through Tesuque Pueblo and passes the Santa Fe Opera. For more information, see santafethunder.com.