GECKO Founder to Race 135 Miles Across Death Valley in the Badwater Ultramarathon to Raise Funds and Awareness for New Nonprofit Dedicated to Helping Kids Get Outdoors
GECKO, Giving Every Child Knowledge of the Outdoors, was inspired by the transformation that founder,
Murri sought an opportunity to give back to today’s youth. “The profound, positive impact the outdoors has played in our lives is an opportunity many kids are missing today. Our mission at GECKO is to connect children to the outdoors. I pit myself against incredible challenges to show kids that if you believe in yourself anything is possible,” explains Murri.
Money raised through Murri’s participation in this epic run will fund GECKO scholarships. The funds raised at this year’s Badwater race will go to sponsor children at the Wild Pagosa Outdoor Education Program. For
Recognized globally as “the world’s toughest foot race,” the Badwater Ultramarathon is a legendary event that pits the world’s toughest athletes — runners, triathletes, adventure racers, and mountaineers — against one another and the elements. Covering 135 miles from -280′ to 8,300′ in elevation with temperatures in excess of 120 degrees, it is the most demanding and extreme running race offered anywhere on the planet.
Giving Every Child Knowledge of the Outdoors, GECKO, a 501(c)(3) and Colorado non-profit organization, was founded in 2008 by Morgan and Nancy Murri to raise youth awareness of the outdoors. Through donations and events, Gecko is raising money to help children experience the outdoors through scholarships to the nation’s leading outdoor education providers. Watch video here.
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