Best bets this weekend include Saturday’s Run for the Mountains 10K Run and Chile Chase Cook-off and a bear hike with Bear Smart Durango on Sunday.
The 10K run is a challenging run through Overend Mountain Park to benefit the San Juan Mountains Association. Registration fee includes membership to San Juan Mountains Association, a conservation-themed T-shirt and entry to the Chili Chase Cook-off, which will feature more than 20 dishes from local businesses.
All activities will be held at Backcountry Experience, 1205 Camino del Rio. The race also begins and ends at Backcountry.
Pick up your race packet beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The run will start at 9:30 a.m., and the cook-off will begin at 11 a.m.
Race registration is $50, and the chili tasting is $10. And while you’re at it, help safeguard the San Juans by asking your friends and family to sponsor your Run for the Mountains.
Fundraiser prizes will be awarded to the top earners:
First runner to raise $100 will receive a DrinkTanks 64 oz. insulated growler and two accompanying Hydro Flask pint glasses ($126 retail value). The top overall fundraiser will receive a 35-quart Outfitter 35 Canyon Cooler ($200 retail value).The second-place fundraiser will receive a Tenkara Iwana 12-foot fly rod, Tenkara flies, line, tapered line and leader ($209 retail value).For more information and to register for the run, visit https://bit.ly/2OjohPD.
Join Bear Smart Durango from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday for a free informative hike in bear country at Perins Peak State Wildlife Area. Participants will get a better understanding of how black bears live in the wild, the natural foods they need to survive and the causes of human-bear conflict.
Space is limited, and participants must RSVP to by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (970) 646-3566.
For more information, visit bearsmartdurango.org.
Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave., 375-3380.
Teen knitting and crocheting, 2:30 p.m., Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St., Mancos.
Pete Giuliani Trio, 7 p.m., 11th Street Station, 1101 Main Ave.
Bayfield High School at Durango High School Football, 7 p.m., Durango High School, 2390 Main Ave.
Charlie Hickman, 9 p.m., Wild Horse Saloon, 601 East Second Ave.
Space Between Shadows, 8 a.m., Durango Farmers Market, 259 W. Ninth St.
Fred and Daphne’s Surprise Puppy Adoption Event, 10 a.m., Pet Haus, 1444 Main Ave.
“Otzi, the Iceman: A 5,300-year-old Tyrolean Mummy and the World’s Oldest Tattoos,” 7 p.m., $10, Fort Lewis College Student Union Ballroom, 1000 Rim Drive.
Trails 2000 Trailwork Party, 9 a.m., meet at the Carbon Junction and Crites Connect intersection (accessed from Carbon Junction Trail off Highway 3).