Badwater 2009 : 135 Miles of Heat

Badwater 2009 : 135 Miles of Heat

Sponsor Morgan's run for $1 per mile. Your generosity will fund outdoor eduction for children via WildPagosa Outdoor School!

The Wild Pagosa Outdoor Education Program in Pagosa Springs, Colorado was designed to enable youth to reconnect with the outdoors through sensory exploration and hands-on experiences that help synthesize learning. One of the main goals of the program is to foster a deep respect and appreciation for the natural world and to encourage participants to become stewards of the earth.

We believe it is no coincidence that the 135-mile race aligns perfectly with our newest outdoor adventure provider WILDPagosa. For $135 we can enroll a child is this program for the entire week. We encourage you not just to watch but to get involved. To the right you'll see a thermometer and a donate button. Please use that button. The best part? We'll suffer so you don't have too!

What is the Badwater?

The Badwater Ultramarathon Race has never been about being realistic. A 135-mile suffer fest across Death Valley, in the summer, with the sting of Mount Whitney at its tail, Badwater is by its nature a test of incomprehensible hubris, whittling runners and their support crews to a raw and even bloody edge. The event is billed as "The World's Toughest Foot Race." No one argues the claim. Ultramarathon poster boy Dean Karnazes won't even say he "won" when he finished first in 2004, only that he "survived the fastest."

How Can I Get Involved?

It's easy! Whether you think of it as a dollar per mile, or a buck per degree (yes, it can hit 135-degrees on the pavement in Badwater), your generosity will send a child who can't otherwise afford it to an exciting WildPagosa outdoor education program for a full week! We'll provide the gear, WildPagosa provides the leadership and the mountains provide fun. Seriously, that's it.

How Do I Donate?

We've made that easy too! Simply select how many kids you'd like to send then click the Sponsor button to make your donation.(Remember, as a 501(c)(3) your donation is completely tax deductible.)

Anything Else?

Glad you asked. As a matter of fact, there are a few more things if you're so inclined. Connect with GECKO on Twitter. Tell a friend. Wait, scratch that. Tell everyone you know. Post about us in your blog. Pass along our message asking for people to consider donating. After all, it's a worthy cause. Thanks for being involved!

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GECKO Inc. is a 501(c)(3) corporation.
Your donation is tax deductible.


I liked Wild Pagosa because it was lots of fun making the solar ovens and the nature snacks. I want to come back if my mom will let me. (Delaney)

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