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 34 participating nonprofits raise a record-breaking $231,195 between May 1 and July 10.  The 2017 Challenger matching pool raised $94,700. The Foundation distributed $326,613 to local nonprofits organizations at Lander Live in August, which equates to a 50% match for 2017

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.

For a recap article posted by County 10, click here.

race information  

County 10 article on 2017 race start

2018 Challenge for Charities Lander Half Marathon, 5K, and 1 Mile Kids' Mad Dash
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
6:00 AM - Half Marathon Runners and Walkers
7:00 AM - 5K Runners and Walkers
8:30 AM - 1 Mile Kids' Mad Dash

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For a complete list of Event Sponsors and Community Challengers, click here.