Hot competition at Mountain Chile Cha Cha races


    By Kirsten Le Roux
    Special to The SUN

    The eighth annual Mountain Chile Cha Cha was held in Town Park Saturday to raise funds for GECKO.

    Hundreds of visitors enjoyed the suds and sunshine (and a brief rain shower, too) while Faculty X, Manzanares and Los Mitotitos had the crowd up and dancing.

    The day started with a kids’ fun run, and lots of very energetic under-10s toed the line and ran with chile characters around the block.

    In the trail run, the 5km was won by Connie Chubbuck and 14-year-old Lucas Curry, from New Mexico.

    The 10km was won by locals Nicole DeMarco and J.D. Kurz.

    The half marathon was won by husband and wife Steven and Catherine Fenster from Durango, who crossed the line a second apart.

    Medals and trophies made by Tessie Garcia and Scott Slind were awarded to finishers.