Save the dates for GECKO summer racing

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Photo courtesy Trent Bona A runner at the 2014 Turkey Track Trail Marathon runs through an aspen grove to the finish line in Turkey Springs. GECKO (Giving Every Child Knowledge of the Outdoors) has a full schedule of summer racing planned, offering plenty of outdoor fun.
Photo courtesy Trent Bona
A runner at the 2014 Turkey Track Trail Marathon runs through an aspen grove to the finish line in Turkey Springs. GECKO (Giving Every Child Knowledge of the Outdoors) has a full schedule of summer racing planned, offering plenty of outdoor fun.

By Kirsten Le Roux
Special to The SUN

GECKO (Giving Every Child Knowledge of the Outdoors) has a full schedule of summer racing planned with plenty of new outdoor fun and some tweaks to old favorites. So, before you read on, get out your calendars to save the dates because, as a spectator, volunteer or a participant, there’ll be plenty to do and see.

GECKO’s year kicks off this evening with an awards dinner and official announcement of the 2015 GECKO NOLS Scholars. Look out in next week’s Pagosa Springs SUN for the names of final scholarship winners. The recipients will then start their preparations for their individual NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) summer expeditions in earnest.

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