challenge for charities

In order to achieve the Lander Community Foundation’s mission of promoting philanthropy and creating a stronger Lander community, the foundation sponsors the annual Challenge for Charities, a community-wide fundraiser, that culminates in the Lander Half Marathon, 5K and Kids' 1 Mile Mad Dash.  

The Challenge for Charities fundraiser helped 39 participating nonprofits raise a record-breaking $274,000 between May 1 and July 10.  The 2018 Challenger matching pool raised $112,000 and 9 nonprofits raised over the maximum match level of $10,000! The Foundation was able to distribute checks totaling over $386,000 to local nonprofits organizations at the Lander Live event in August. This equated to a 52% match for 2018

Over the past eight years, over 2.1 million dollars has been raised for Lander-area nonprofits by Lander Community Foundation’s Challenge for Charities.

race information  

2019 Challenge for Charities Lander Half Marathon, 5K, and Kids’ 1 Mile Mad Dash
Thursday, July 4, 2019
6:00 AM - Half Marathon
7:00 AM - 5K
8:00 AM - Half Marathon and 5K Awards
8:30 AM - 1 Mile Kids' Mad Dash