Building on the success and fun of the Mountain Chili Cha Cha is a tall order. But for 2009, we’re doing just that. Announcing the RUNColorado Pagosa Peaks Trail Race Series, sponsored by GECKO. Consisting of three events, the series will include the Turkey Track Trail Marathon, the Devil Mountain 50k Ultra and the Mountain Chili Cha Cha (event descriptions below). Come test yourself against the mountains, the altitude, the rivers and the rocks. Many of you joined us last year for a great event. This year, it’s even better. More cash, more miles, more distance options—even better t-shirts! Plus, of course our super cool GECKO awards.
In addition, RUNColorado is offering several unique benefits for athletes who wish to participate in the entire series. These include:
- Cash awards for top three series finishers in both the men’s and women’s categories. These will be awarded for both the long and short course options.
- A personal phone consultation with a Carmichael Training Systems coach. Take this free, no obligation opportunity to explore what coaching is all about and how a coach can positively impact your training. GECKO founder Morgan Murri has personally used Carmichael Training Systems for several years now. They also work with notable athletes like Lance Armstrong and endurance running legend Dean Karnazes. We’re confident that CTS can help you make this your best season yet.
- Special series pricing. Sign up early for all three events and get the series entry for only $80 (short course) or $110 (long course). This has got to be the best value in trail running.
The Turkey Track Trail kicks off the season June 6th with a beautiful, early season marathon and 1/2 marathon course. This course has something for everyone, with scenic single track, rolling hills and mellow climbs. You’ll run through Aspens, Ponderosa Pines and open forest and take in some of the most breathtaking views in Southern Colorado. The Devil Mountain 50k Ultra ups the ante on July 18th. Boasting bigger climbs, higher elevations and single track trails through some of the region's oldest growth forests. It’s beautiful and remote. Not to mention the perfect mid-summer primer for Leadville or Wasatch (or just an excuse to escape the heat and get into the mountains). Mountain Chile Cha-Cha. Celebrate the series, the season, trail running and getting kids outside on Pagosa's amazing downtown trail course. This course is beautiful, challenging and remote—with a season ending wrap-up party with the famous Pagosa Springs Music and Chili Festival after the event. Come for the run, definitely stay for the food and music!