The Wyoming Marathon Races is celebrating 40 years of running strong!
- DATE: Sunday, May 28th, 2017
- TIME: 7:00 AM, 5k start is 8:00AM
- LOCATION: Lincoln Monument Rest Area, Exit 323 on I-80, 10 miles east of Laramie, Wyoming. No transportation provided. Please do not park immediately in front of the rest area building.
- COURSE: A hilly out and back on mostly dirt and gravel roads (100% for Half and 77% for Marathon) in Medicine Bow National Forest. Begins at 8,700 feet and drops to 8,000 at the turn around. Weather is variable. Temperature is 40-60 degrees. See course profile and map below. The course closes at 4:00. Note: All clothing and personal items left on the course or at the finish will be donated to charity.
- AID STATIONS: All runners must carry a water bottle. There are three aid stations located approximately every four miles. Gatorade, water, and snacks will be available. No cups or bottles will be available. You must provide your own water bottle or drinking container to fill from the five gallon dispensers. This rule has been adopted to cut down on litter in the Medicine Bow National Forest. Thank you for your cooperation. Runners caught littering the course will be disqualified.
- DIVISIONS: No overall or age group awards. All finishers are winners. See the race motto if you don't understand. =)
- AWARDS: All ultra finishers will receive a custom belt buckle. All marathon, half, and 5k finishers will receive custom completion medals.
- PASTA DINNER: A pasta dinner will be served from 5:30-7 on Saturday, May 27th. Venue TBA. Cost is $15 in advance ($18 at the door). UPDATE: The location for our pasta dinner closed unexpectedly. We will NOT be able to host this dinner. Sorry for any inconvenience.
- BENEFIT: A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Cheyenne Boys and Girls Club.
- FIFTY STATES MARATHON CLUB, 50 PLUS DC MARATHON GROUP, AND MARATHON MANIACS: Our race is the oldest continuous marathon in the state, and the ultramarathon is the oldest ultra in the Rocky Mountain Region. For several years, the marathon was the only marathon held in the state. Support your group or club by planning to attend!
- MOTTO: "Where the race director promises you nothing, and he delivers."