WIN Free Entry to the XTERRA Turkey Track Trail Run
June 15th, 2013 — A classic mountain trail run. 1/2 & Full marathon distances.
All you have to do is get on to our Facebook Page in the next 5 days and fill in the 'Ticket Giveaway'https://www.facebook.com/pages/GECKO/324829909101?id=324829909101&sk=app_428747997220326 .
This old mountain classic 1/2 & full trail marathon has joined the XTERRA Colorado Trail Run Series for 2013!
Why do so many runners return every year for the Turkey Track?!
- Points towards the XTERRA Colorado Trail Series
- Points towards the Trail Runner Trophy Series
- iPod friendly
- Best of our trails
- More than 90% of course is through wooded forests
- Mellow elevation gain, less than 1,500’— the ideal early-season layout
- Perfect transition from a 'road' to a 'trail' race
- Famous "GECKO" awards handmade by local students
- Great SWAG
- Killer after party at Pagosa Brewing Co
- 15% off accommodation with GECKO partners
Turkey Track is a spectacular 13.1 or 26.2 mile trail run on sweet single track, and with the start at 7,200 feet of altitude you're in for incredible mountain vistas and pristine mountain air as you follow the edges of dynamic canyons and through Ponderosa and Aspen forests. Plus your share of roots, rocks, turkeys and perhaps a little bit of mud! This run has mellow elevation gain, less than 1,500’— the ideal early-season layout. It's really the perfect transition from a 'road' to a 'trail' race.
Besides the scenic trails, there are lots of reasons that runners return year after year to this race, and now with XTERRA there'll be more SWAG; XTERRA sponsor on course support (aid stations will be fully stocked with all the usual snacks and fruit plus plenty of PowerBar race nutrition and Gatorade); and a chance to rack up those XTERRA points. XTERRA has supplied plenty of signage and flagging tape for a well marked, easy to follow course. Expect a stocked race bag with a free pair of top notch SOS running socks as a race memento. We're also iPod friendly if that's your thing.
Turkey Track is a race that prides itself on being a memorable day out. The friendly people of Pagosa Springs come out to make it so: aid stations are run by local community groups. This year the ATV Club Pagosa Trail Riders, the Roller Derby R.I.P team (who have a big bout that night) and the Pagosa Springs High School Cross Country team–the Pirates, are each manning an aid station.They all run like clock work and are always well stock and well briefed. As you'd expect from a race set in an authentic mountain town–there are horses! The San Juan Backcountry Horsemen also assist us on the day out on the course, up on their trusty steeds they act as marshals, lead out and sweep.
This year we have a state of the art electronic chip timing system, with splits at the half way. You'll get accurate results fast. We also have course photographers and the race is iPod friendly. We all meet afterwards at the Pagosa Brewing Company to celebrate a great day out on the trails. Every finisher will get aFamous "GECKO" medal - handmade by local students – a Turkey Track tradition.
What's more?! Expect plenty of old fashioned mountain town hospitality in Pagosa Springs (there's lots of accommodation choices with GECKO Partners who offer 15% discount for racers and their families) and you can visit the world's deepest hot springs for a well deserved soak after you run. There's plenty for family & friends to do while you're running.
And the best part for last: the reason why it's great to participate is proceeds from the race registration go to GECKO's programs that gets kids unplugged, off the couch and outside!
Start/Finish location. Take Piedra Road North (hwy 160 and Piedra rd) about 6 miles stay on the road until the pavement turns to dirt! Continue about 1/4 mile and turn left on Turkey Springs Road. 2 miles on the left, can't miss us. If you've run Devil Mountain you know the spot! More room and more great single-track!!!