Hello Epic Mountain Challengers
Team GECKO is looking forward to meeting each and every one of you this weekend for the Epic Mountain Challenge EPIC = Mountain[Run+Ride]2
Here is some important information pertaining to the race and the weekend. Please read this carefully. Supplemental information is on the website at www.joingecko.org/epic
Bib / Packet Pick up for Solo and Team Event athletes
BIB / Packet Pick up will be held on Friday, October 4th at our host venue the Springs Resort & Spa (EcoLux Conference Room) from 4pm to 7pm. Access is via the rear car park and entrance into the new Springs Resort building. ID will be required for pick up. Late registrations will be allowed at this time. Online registrations close tonight at midnight (Weds 2nd Oct).
THERE WILL BE NO PACKET PICK UP OR REGISTRATION ON THE MORNING OF THE RACE.
Friends and family will be able to register for the individual events (half-marathon on trails, XC 20 mile Mtb race and 10k road run – 7 hot laps) on the day of the event as well as on Friday night. Only online entries are guaranteed a swag-filled race bag.
Epic Schedule of Events
Please refer to the link below for a detailed listing and schedule of events. There is plenty of entertainment for Friends, Family & Supports so please share the link with them.
http://www.joingecko.org/info.asp?uid=340 Dinners, Breakfast, Awards, Elite Q&A and all entertainment are listed on this schedule.
Here is a map of the event https://mapsengine.google.com/map/viewer?mid=z3Ugv3xojKss.k0Um1LGElF7c
Join us for Meals – compliments of GECKO and the Pagosa Springs Restaurant Community
You are your guests are invited to complimentary meals throughout the weekend, including Dinners (Friday and Saturday) in the Big Top and complimentary Breakfast (Saturday and Sunday). Our local restaurants has joined together to cater the whole weekend for you, and we’d love to have you all join us for meals. Please let your guests and supporters know that they are welcome to attend with you and share the Epic action. We will post the delicious menu to Facebook shortly. Beer will be on sale on Saturday and Sunday, and an aid station for athletes (thanks Clif Company!) will be located in the B OK Corral all weekend, with plenty of goodies to help you rejuvenate. Refer to the Epic schedule for times http://www.joingecko.org/info.asp?uid=340
Social Media – Live action updates
Follow the Epic Action Live! Thanks to Crushwave Design & Ideavise we will have live updates on Twitter and Facebook throughout the weekend.
We have recently started our social media feeds for Epic Mountain Challenge and we will be posting important updates, so make sure you Like and Follow us there.
@joinGECKO @EpicRunRide2 Use the Hashtag #EpicRR2
Directions & Parking
If you’re not staying with our host accommodation The Springs Resort & Spa, follow Hot Springs Boulevard from Highway 160 to The Springs Resort & Spa.
Designated car parking will be via the rear access to The Springs Resort & Spa car parking area.
Course maps can be found at:
Stage 1 Bull & Bar 1/2 Marathon Trail Race
Stage-2. The HUB Hammer XC MTB Race 19.5 Miles
Stage-3. EPIC Criterium 10k Road Run
Stage-4. Rez D’Huez Mountain Bike Time Trial
The most accurate weather updates can be found at http://www.wunderground.com/US/CO/Pagosa_Springs.html. At this stage, Saturday s forecast is looking at a High of 52F and Lo of 28F. Please come prepared for all weather and cold conditions in the morning and evening. In the mountains the weather can change quickly and without warning.
In the meantime please send me an email if you have any questions firstname.lastname@example.org
Rest up, travel safe and get ready for one Epic Weekend!
Mike Le Roux