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.
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
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 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 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 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 - 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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