It Takes a Village to Raise a Child

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child - GECKO's first race for the 2013 season is a month away and we have been overwhelmed by the support and interest of our local community. The generous folk of Pagosa Springs have contacted us in their droves to volunteer and help.

There are many individuals - setting up the start/finish, marking the course, packing race bags, manning the registration and performing all sorts of important tasks on race day and in preparation, and we are grateful to each and every one of them. Today I want to give a shout out to a few of those groups in particular taking part in the XTERRA Turkey Track Trail Race:

Pagosa Trail Riders

This local ATV Club is manning an aid station for us, and is instrumental in keeping our trails maintained.

The San Juan Back Country Horsemen

This local trail riding club is also instrumental in keeping our trails maintained. They are marshaling, providing a lead out horseman and a sweep.

The Rollergirls in Pagosa R.I.P

These ladies are colorfully manning our start/finish/marathon turnaround to TOUT THEIR BOUT later that night (to R.I.P up the Los Alamos M'atom Bombs at the High School) and giving our runners a discount at the door.

The Pagosa Springs High School Cross Country team - the Pagosa Pirates

The future stewards of our local trails are going to also man an aid station for us and they know first hand how running in these events will feel.

The Pagosa Brewing Company

Tony and crew are hosting our event after party and are also supporting the Rollergirls and their bout. There'll be great food and even better beer as well as plenty of SWAG and giveaways to runners.

There are many more thank you's of course and these are just a few.