Staff Report

The first “Lost Almost Running Festival,” a 5K, 10K and 25K run/walk family event, will be held Saturday, April 27, in Los Alamos.

The day will also include a children’s run and “Fun in the Park” event starting at noon, as well as T-shirts, raffle prizes, and awards for winning runners, with live music and festivities after the race.

The run and walk will begin at 8 a.m., starting and finishing at historic downtown Los Alamos’ Ferrini Park. The race route will take walkers and runners through the “Old West” town and into rustic Drum Canyon on a paved course lined with ancient oaks, farm fields and cattle ranches. The 25K course turns around at Dierberg Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills and returns to Los Alamos.

Runners and walkers of all levels are welcome, as are strollers and dogs on leash. Water stations will be positioned every 1.5 miles.

 Entry fees are $25, $35 and $55.

The festivities are a collaborative effort by the Los Alamos Business Coalition (, Luis Escobar of the Central Coast-based “All We Do Is Run,” and winemaker Sonja Magdevski of Casa Dumetz Wines in Los Alamos.

One special feature of the day is a “Beat The Winemaker” 25K Challenge. Magdevski will run the 25K race and will present a bottle of her wine to the first 24 runners who beat her to the finish line.

At noon, kids of all ages will be able to participate in a Children’s Mile race and other activities. All of the $15 registration fee for this portion of the day will benefit The Los Alamos Foundation Summer In The Park children’s programming.

To register or get more information, go to

Questions may also be directed to run organizer Luis Escobar at