2018 Challenge for Charities 4th of July Races

The Half Marathon, 5K, and Kids' 1-Mile Mad Dash are a part of a larger community fundraising event, called the Challenge for Charities, that has raised over $1.79 Million during the past seven years for local organizations that do invaluable charitable work in our community.

Early registration for races is highly encouraged. Registrations by midnight June 24th will receive their preferred size t-shirt.  Those registering June 25th through July 4th will not be guaranteed a t-shirt.  Half Marathon and 5K race fees increase on June 25th.  Only one race registration per racer is permitted, as we need to collect specific information.

Please click on an image to register.

You have the added convenience of purchasing one Lander Rotary Buffalo BBQ ticket with each race registration.  

Participants are STRONGLY encouraged to pick up their race bibs prior to the event at Wild Iris Mountain Sports, 166 Main Street, July 3rd, 10 a.m to  4 p.m. to avoid race-morning lines and delays.  If necessary, race bibs may also be picked up on race day from 5:30 a.m. until the various race starts.  (Note:  Any race day registrations for the half marathon after 5:30 a.m. will not have a timing chip, and registrations for the 5K after 6:30 a.m. will not have a timing chip.)

The half marathon walkers and runners will start together promptly at 6:00 a.m.  The 5K race begins at 7:00 a.m.  The Kids' 1-Mile Mad Dash begins at 8:30 a.m.

There will be water available on the Half Marathon route at intervals throughout the course.  Two portable toilets will be available on the left side of the course at approximately mile 5 and mile 8.5.

Stick around after the race for the pancake breakfast hosted by the Kiwanis Club. It is included in your race registration and may be purchased by non-registrants.  Race awards begin at approximately 8 a.m., the Lander 4th of July Parade begins at 10 a.m. and Lander Rotary's Annual Buffalo BBQ runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at City Park.

Please note, there will be no refunds if the race or BBQ needs to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

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