Time: August 24, 2013 all day
Location: Pagosa Springs
Street: Town Park, Cnr Hermosa and Alley West
City/Town: Pagosa Springs
Website or Map: http://www.joingecko.org/info…
Event Type: trail, race, chile, tasting, festival
Organized By: Mike Le Roux
Latest Activity: Apr 8, 2013
Through the gracious generosity of the Levine family a large portion of this run takes place on pristine private property know as Reservoir River Ranch. The Ranch is otherwise inaccessible—we ask that you be respectful of this beautiful property and treat it as if it were your own. All entrants will receive a cool pair of socks, all finishers will receive a fun finishers award and the top 3 men and women will receive special awards. We're working with our sponsors to make sure we have great prizes too, and Swag Giveaways.
The 5k run is 100% off-road, with plenty of beautiful trails to keep you entertained.
The 10K run is a challenging loop, with more than 700’ of climbing. The course consists of approximately a 1/2 mile of paved road—the balance being trail which ranges from dirt road to double track to single track. The trail is mountainous and scenic with awesome views as well as challenging climbing & descending. Additionally, this course features a family and spectator friendly finish though downtown Pagosa Springs.
The 1/2 Marathon is the 10k loop plus an additional loop with a nice little hill thrown in!
Perhaps the most unique and exciting part of this race is its relationship with the Mountain Chile Cha Cha festival. What better way to round out the day then to enjoy live music, cold beer and great food? If it’s hot you can cool off in the San Juan River or relax under the park trees while the chilis cook and the music rocks.