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Reviews Gecko Gallop 5K 2008

Gecko Gallop 5K 2008 race startGecko Gallop 5K race start. Photo taken by Asti Tomsic.

By Louis Tomsic

The Gecko Gallop 5K 2008 was run this Saturday at 7A on Hickam AFB. The race started at Head Quarters PACAF building parking lot. The race course runs along the the freedom tower and along the bikepath where there are beautiful views of Pearl Harbor. The course is and out and back and there is a cone to turn around after 3/4 of a mile along the bike path.

The Gecko showed up at sunrise to excite 115 runners before the race. The 2008 Gecko 5K race results had age division awards given out by the Gecko. Gecko Gallop 5K 2008
Gecko arrives at sunrise. Photo taken by Asti Tomsic.

The competion between the young athletes was fierce. Everyone ran fast on this fast flat course.Gecko Gallop 5K race finish between Casen Dunn and Brian Dunn Gecko Gallop 5K finish (Casen Dunn leading Brian Dunn). Photo taken by Asti Tomsic.
Gecko Gallop 5K 2008 Lily Smith finishes
Gecko Gallop 5K finish (Lily Smith). Photo taken by Asti Tomsic.

Free strawberry smoothies were given out as refreshments after the race. Random prize drawings included various DVDs and art work. The awards were beautiful surfboards trophies for the overall winners and medals for age division winners. Ben Fulk was the race director and he organized a wonderful event that all runners in Hawaii should experience. The race director also did an exceptional job including young athletes to do the 5K.

Lily Smith asks for Athletes HI sports magazine
Gecko Gallop 5K award cerimony Lily Smith enjoys a smoothie. Photo taken by Lou Tomsic.
Gecko Gallop 5K award cerimony runner wants to sign up for another race
Gecko Gallop 5K award cerimony runners relaxing. Photo taken by Asti Tomsic.
Gecko Gallop 5K award cerimony Gulbransen family enjoying the music
Gecko Gallop 5K award cerimony Gulbransen family enjoying the music. Photo taken by Lou Tomsic
Gecko Gallop 5K 2008 Asti Tomsic, Maddie Still, Kendall Dunn, Emily Booth, little dog Moose & Big Dog Molly
Gecko Gallop 5K 2008 Asti Tomsic, Maddie Still, Kendall Dunn, Emily Booth, little dog Moose & big dog Molly. Photo taken by Lou Tomsic
Gecko Gallop 5K 2008 smoothies are good
Gecko Gallop 5K award cerimony Smoothies are good. Photo taken by Asti Tomsic.
Gecko Gallop 5K Prize Givaways
Gecko Gallop 5K award cerimony DVD random prize givaway. Photo taken by Asti Tomsic.
Gecko Gallop 5K random prize drawing for cocunut fish
Gecko Gallop 5K 2008 randon prize drawing for Humuhumunukunukuapuaaa coconut fish prize givaway. Photo taken by Asti Tomsic.Gecko gallop 5K award ceremony winners
Gecko Gallop 5K award cerimony winners. Photo taken by Asti Tomsic.

Last Updated: January 12, 2008