See you next July 4th! Thanks to the 860 racers who made this a great start to their July 4th celebration. We will post a summary of the event soon.
The Challenge for Charities, is a 2 1/2 month-long community fundraising event that peaks with the Lander Half Marathon and 5K. The race will be held in Lander, Wyoming on Friday, July 4th, 2014.
On-line registration closed July 2 at midnight. Register in-person on July 3rd at Wild Iris 166 Main Street, Lander, from 10-8.
Lander is located at the foothills of the Wind River Range. The race course is both a scenic and challenging route through beautiful rolling hills along paved country roads.
To find out how to participate as a nonprofit click here.
Click on the following for more specific information about the race:
• 2014 Race Results
TO REGISTER ONLINE, CLICK HERE.
Preregistration pricing is available through June 27 midnight. Online registration closes July 1. Registration is available July 3rd from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Wild Iris and on race-day starting at 5:15 a.m. Tee shirts are guaranteed for preregistered participants only.
You can also download a Race Registration 2014 form and mail it to the Lander Community Foundation at P.O. Box 1131, Lander, WY 82520. To fully participate in this important community fund raising event, you can download a printable donation form click here: 2014 Brochure A complete description of the participating nonprofit organizations, their missions and the intended use of funds they raise from this event is available on this 2014 Brochure.
July 3, 10 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Race Packet and Timing Chip Pick Up
Wild Iris Mountain Sports 166 Main Street, Lander, WY 82520, 307-332-4541.
We encourage race participants to pick up their registration packets on July 3. Numbers and timing chips will be available in registration packets on July 3.
5:15 a.m. - Event packet pickup and day-of registration
6:00 a.m. - Half Marathon walkers begin
6:30 a.m. - Half Marathon - runners begin
7:00 a.m. - 5K competitive Run/Walk
7:15 a.m. - 5K recreational Run/Walk
7:30 – 9:30 a.m. - Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - Youth 9 and under 1-mile run
Nonprofit bucks will be awarded to the male and female overall and age group 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. The winners will donate their nonprofit bucks to their favorite participating nonprofit.
Half Marathon Runners: Overall Male and Female 1st, 2nd and 3rd and age group awards are given to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, for both men and women 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.
Half Marathon Walkers: Overall Male and Female winners 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and combined male and female age categories 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.
5K Competitive Runners: Overall Male and Female winners 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and age categories male and female 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.
Best in Show Costume: 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.
For more information about the logistics of the race, please contact Lander Community Foundation board member Michelle Escudero mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Only walkers, runners, baby strollers/joggers and wheel chairs are permitted. For safety reasons, no other wheeled transport (bicycles, skateboards, roller blades, etc) is allowed. Run or walk on the right side of the road and be aware of vehicle traffic
- The competitive Half Marathon and 5K are timed and may include minors, with parental consent.
- The 5K fun run is a non-competitive, non-timed event and may include minors, with parental consent.
- Dogs are not welcome at this event. We apologize for the limitation.
Half Marathon: The Lander Half Marathon follows a beautiful rolling loop course on paved country roads in the scenic foothills of the Wind River Mountains. The race begins and ends at Centennial Park in the 200 block of Main Street in Lander. From Centennial Park, the course proceeds west on Main Street for 1 mile to Baldwin Creek Road. This is where the course turns west and follows the Baldwin Creek-Squaw Creek loop road for the next 11 miles. Racers re-enter Lander on Fremont Street, turn left on Fifth Street, then right on Main Street for the final 0.3 miles to the finish line. Click here to view the Lander Half Marathon Route in a separate window.
The total elevation gain and loss for this course is 640 feet. Click here to view the elevation map in a separate window.
5K: The 5K course route begins and end at Centennial Park. Click here to view the 2013 5K Route to view the 5K course map in a separate window.
The total elevation gain and loss for the 5K course is 640 feet. Click here to view the elevation map in a separate window.
One Mile Kids' Fun Run (For PDF version, click here.)
Half Marathon and 5K Start and Finish Line Aid Station: Race participants will be provided with complimentary water, Gatorade, ice, bananas, oranges and bagels with cream cheese.
Half Marathon Aid Stations: There will be five aid stations along the Half Marathon route. These aid stations will be situated at approximately miles 2, 4, 6.5, 9 and 11. See map for exact locations. Also, the route will be marked about a week prior to the race. Each station will provide race participants with Gatorade, water, ice and oranges.
5K Aid Stations: An aid station will be situated at the start and finish line for the 5K route. This station will provide race participants with water, Gatorade, ice, bananas, oranges and bagels with cream cheese.
Breakfast: A complimentary breakfast will be served for race participants from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Non-race participants are welcome to enjoy breakfast with the race participants for $5.