Local Athletic Events

Pagosa Springs has plenty of organized events that will put you in contact with other great folks and give you a chance to challenge yourself in a fun group setting.

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GECKO - Giving Every Child Knowledge of the Outdoors - is a local non-profit that evolved from outdoor adventures experienced by passionate ultra endurance athlete Morgan Murri, who founded the organization GECKO and it’s subsidiary Athletes@Altitude. The dynamic and passionate organization of staff and volunteers at GECKO raise funds to provide outdoor scholarships to teenagers, to the nation's leading outdoor education providers.

2013 Gecko Events

XTERRA Pagosa Springs

XTERRA Pagosa Springs Off-Road Triathlon - September 15th
Get a group of friends together to each do a part of Pagosa's first off-road triathlon or challenge yourself by doing all 3 parts.
(1km swim/15.4 mile mountain bike/5.8 mile trail run)

Devil Mountain Ultra Run

Devil Mountain Ultra 50/50 & Demons of Dust - September 28th
One hell of a run! Followed by Bonfire, camping and a Pancake breakfast.  If you're looking to transition from road to trail running or you want an easy 5k to work up to then this is the event for you! Enjoy a laid-back ultra event feeling!
(5k, 10k and 1/2 marathon)

Epic Mountain Challenge

EPIC Mountain Festival - October 5th-6th
Be part of the EPIC action! You can enter the full challenge but you can also enter any of the individual races – all downtown. 2 day/4 stage EPIC run/ride format, teams and solos, 3 events may be entered individually (1/2 trail marathon, XC Mountain Bike, 10k Hot Laps) $60,000 pot o' gold prize purse. Hot Springs soak! Expo and Spectator friendly!
Here are links to some of the course maps with elevation profiles:  Epic Trail 1/2 Marathon / XC Mountain Bike

2014 Gecko Events

XTERRA Turkey Track

XTERRA Turkey Track Trail - June 7
Enjoy 100% single track in an early season trail event. The shorter distances are great for beginner trail runners with fast, flowing paths and beautiful scenery.
(5k, 10k, 1/2 marathon and marathon)

Mountain Chile Cha Cha

Mountain Chile Cha Cha - Date TBD (Usually around late August)
Various distance trail runs in the morning, followed by a free concert and Chile festival.  Running! Chile! Tunes! The fun trail starts in town park downtown and goes onto Res Hill then onto private trails for a unique run experience!
(5k, 10k, 1/2 marathon)

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