Race with the elite athletes in the EPIC Mountain Challenge

It's exciting to read the names in the daily entries for the Epic Mountain Challenge as anticipation builds for the $60,000 Cash Prize Purse. But in reality it's anyone's game - there's no separate PRO division, anyone can race for the prize money.

Here's a few names you may recognize - all specialists in their fields of Mountain Biking, XTERRA, Trail Running, Mountain Running and Triathlon.

SOLO MEN: Josiah Middaugh; Travis Macy; Jason Michalak; Jorge Mendiola - Mexico; Tate Behning; Dan Hugo - South Africa, Bradley Weiss - South Africa & Ben Allen - Australia

SOLO WOMEN: Fabiola Corona - Mexico; Heidi Rentz; Shonny Vanlandingham; Emma Garrard; Danielle Ballengee; Renata Bucher - Switzerland & Jacqui Slack - Great Britain

TEAM OPEN: Joe Gray/Russell Finsterwald; Michael MaCalla/Macdonard Ondara and Jared Scott/Bryan Alders

TEAM WOMEN: Stevie Kremer/Sarah Stubbe; Lindsay Krause/Megan Carrington & Gretchen Reeves/Rachel Viele

Categories and Prizes

SOLO Women

Enter and compete in all four events. Lowest cumulative time wins.

1st to 5th place each receive: $5,000 down to $1,000

2-Person Women
2-Person Open

Divide the four events between you in any combination. Lowest cumulative time wins.

1st to 5th placed team each receives: $5,000 down to $1,000

Enter any of the 4 events

Male or Female Age Group 39 and Under or Masters 40+

1st to 5th. Sponsor Prize Packs Finisher awards to all

See you on the 5-6th October, Pagosa Springs CO Register at joingecko.org/epic

Check out the Epic Schedule: http://www.joingecko.com/uploads/gecko_epic_mt_r06.pdf

Josiah Middaugh is a top favorite to take home the Epic title