Great Basin College enriches people's lives by providing student-centered, post-secondary education to rural Nevada. Educational, cultural, and related economic needs of the multicounty service area are met through programs of university transfer, applied science and technology, business and industry partnerships, developmental education, community service, and student support services in conjunction with certificates and associate and select baccalaureate degrees.
GBC is a comprehensive community college that provides educational opportunities to over 3,800 students across 86,500 square miles, in ten of Nevada's largest counties bordering five states. The main campus in Elko is home to an educational community that attracts students interested in a residential college experience. Satellite facilities are located in over a dozen communities across the college's service area.
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Registration begins at 6 a.m. at the Lamoille Schoolhouse. Start time is at 7:30 a.m., and a free barbecue lunch for competitors, families and supporters will be held at noon at the Lamoille Schoolhouse.
Sponsors who represent various businesses, military, law enforcement and fire agencies will have booths set up at the event, along with the Ruby Mountain Balloon Club, who will be providing free, tethered hot air balloon rides.
The Veteran cycle and run will begin at Lamoille and finish at the end of Lamoille Canyon Road, a 13-mile distance.
The community walk will begin at Lamoille Schoolhouse and end at the Lions Club camp turn-off, a five and a half mile distance.
First, second, and third place medals will be given to the top Veteran competitors of the run and cycle events.
The walk event is open to the public with first, second, and third place prizes up for grabs.
VRC Coordinator Jacob Park explained participation in run and cycle is also open to the public as staff riders or for pleasure, however; those competitions will honor Veteran champions only.
“This year we wanted to be as considerate as possible to the other organizations with their fundraisers of similar events. However, next year we are looking to join forces and open the entire event to all of the community. I want to invite running and cycling enthusiasts to participate in these events, too, to not only cheer on our Veteran competitors, but for their own enjoyment of the sport,” said Park.
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Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 3,800 students are enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!
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