5K, 10K, Half & Full Marathons

  • 5k races
    Name City Date Website
    Run 'til You're Green
    Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this run run that starts at 11 a.m. in Kendrick Park. The course includes a total ascent of 75.46 ft. It costs $25 to register, and a festive way to enjoy the day.
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    Sheridan, WY 17 March 2018
    Hop for Hospice Family 5K
    This 2nd annual 5k is a great way to hop into the Easter spirit. Themed to the holiday, participants are encouraged to wear their best Easter costume. Run or walk along this course, and check out the “hidden” Easter egg stations along the way. No one goes home empty handed, and it’s for a good cause, Help For Health.
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    Riverton, WY 24 March 2018
    National Athletic Training Month 5K
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    Lander, WY 24 March 2018
    Wyoming Donor Dash
    Celebrate those who have saved lives as an organ donor by participating in this race. This is a “fun run” where participates can either walk or run. Register by April 10 to get a t-shirt on race day. It costs $25 to register.
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    Casper, WY 21 April 2018
    Five Fifty Fifty Run/Walk for Mental Health
    Help to change mental health care one step at a time. All the proceeds of this race goes to programs that support programs for mental illness. Early bird registration costs $20. This event itself takes place at 6:30 p.m. at Lions Park.
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    Cheyenne, WY 14 May 2018
    Wyoming Marathon Races 5k
    This is one tough course including mostly dirt and gravel roads, and expect lots of hills through Medicine Bow National Forest. While there is aid stations with water, runners must bring their own bottle to fill from the dispensers. Finisher receive a custom medal, and a portion of proceed are donated to the Cheyenne Boys and Girls Club.
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    Laramie, WY 27 May 2018
    Spring into Green Accessible 5K
    Being held for the 9th time, this annual 5k and fun walk takes place at Saddle Ridge Park. It will include a newly opened mile of Greenway. The race starts at 8 a.m., and breakfast will be served after. Participants get a t-shirt and awards will be given to 1st and 2nd place men, women, youth and 60 and over.
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    Cheyenne, WY 9 June 2018
    Be Kind To Your Mind Run
    Bring your whole family out to this event, and for a good cause. This event is raising money for Iris Clubhouse, a community for adults with mental illness. The 5k starts at 8 a.m., and finishes receive a medal and t-shirt. There is a Family Fun Run and Obstacle Course that is free for all. Those who can’t make the event can participate virtually.
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    Evansville, WY 16 June 2018
    Superday 5k
    Celebrate the 36th Annual HollyFrontier Superday with this 5k at Lions Park. The race begins at 7:30 a.m., with awards granted to the overall male, female and top three runners in each age group. Afterward, enjoy the festivities in the park including live music, games, contests, arts and crafts, rides, refreshments and more.
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    Cheyenne, WY 23 June 2018
    Cheyenne Firecracker 5K
    Start the 4th of July off with a bang by running along the Crow Creek Greenway and through the historic street of downtown Cheyenne. The race starts at 8 a.m. at the Depot Plaza, and awards are given to the overall top runner, able and female. All participants get a t-shirt and post-race refreshments. There is also a virtual 5k option for those who can’t physically be there.
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    Cheyenne, WY 4 July 2018
    Sneakers and Spurs
    Celebrate WYO Rodeo weekend with this 5k that takes place just before the parade in downtown Sheridan. The course includes running throughout the historic downtown streets. There is also a 1.5 mile walk, and t-shirts are given to those who register by July 3.
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    Sheridan, WY 13 July 2018
    Old Bill's Fun Run for Charities
    Join the other runners in making a different for the Old Bill’s Fun Run for Charities, that raised $12,168,156 in donations last year to feed the hungry, protect wildlife, support the elderly, and more in Teton County. Prizes on race day are donated to the winner’s charities of choice, and there is free breakfast and entertainment to follow the race
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    Jackson Hole, WY 8 September 2018
    T-Bird Trek
    This 5k starts at Casper College Campus, celebrating the school for both local and out-of-town runners. It starts at 9 a.m., with views of beautiful Casper Mountain. Registration includes a race t-shirt when signing up by Sept. 4.
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    Casper, WY 16 September 2018

    About 5k races

    A 5k is the shortest of the common running event distances researched on Runnerclick, consisting of 3.1 miles (5 kilometers). These events can either be competitive or social, depending on the particular one you are looking into. They are the most popular of road running events because of their relatively short distance which allows not only the seasoned runners to run, but novice runners, joggers and new-comers as well.

    How did we choose the best 5k events in Wyoming? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best 5Ks in Cheyenne?

    There are many to choose from here as Cheyenne is host to many 5k races throughout it's many cities and communities. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable 5k running events include the Five Fifty Fifty Run/Walk for Mental Health and the Cheyenne Firecracker 5K. These are just a couple of the many runs offered in Cheyenne.

     

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  • 10k races
    Name City Date Website
    Run 'til You're Green
    Starting at 11 a.m., this 10k takes runners through Kendrick Park. Festive start at 9:30 a.m. with packet pick up, before running with a total ascent of 180.45 ft. This course has a maximum elevation of 3,887.8 ft. It costs $25 to register for this event.
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    Sheridan, WY 17 March 2018
    Spring into Green Accessible 10K
    Being held for the 9th time, this annual 10k and fun walk takes place at Saddle Ridge Park. It will include a newly opened mile of Greenway. The race starts at 8 a.m., and breakfast will be served after. Participants get a t-shirt and awards will be given to 1st and 2nd place men, women, youth and 60 and over.
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    Cheyenne, WY 9 June 2018
    Be Kind To Your Mind Run
    Held at Edness Kimbell Wilkins State Park, this 10k starts at 7 a.m., with all finishers receiving a metal and t-shirt. There is a Family Fun Run and Obstacle Course available for free, and all proceeds for o the Iris Clubhouse, a community for adults with mental illness. Those who are physically be there can use this as a virtual run and still get their swag.
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    Evansville, WY 16 June 2018
    Superday 10k
    Celebrate the 36th Annual HollyFrontier Superday with this 5k at Lions Park. The race begins at 7:30 a.m., with awards granted to the overall male, female and top three runners in each age group. Afterward, enjoy the festivities in the park including live music, games, contests, arts and crafts, rides, refreshments and more.
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    Cheyenne, WY 23 June 2018
    Run With the Horses Marathon
    This is a race to remember since participants run along a course that includes wild horses. With beautiful scenery, this is a challenging course, but there is no time limit. That means take out the camera and enjoy the run. Participants all receive a finisher medal.
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    Green River, WY 18 August 2018
    Old Bill's Fun Run for Charities
    Join the other runners in making a different for the Old Bill’s Fun Run for Charities, that raised $12,168,156 in donations last year to feed the hungry, protect wildlife, support the elderly, and more in Teton County. Prizes on race day are donated to the winner’s charities of choice, and there is free breakfast and entertainment to follow the race.
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    Jackson Hole, WY 8 September 2018
    T-Bird Trek
    This 10k starts at Casper College Campus, celebrating the school for both local and out-of-town runners. It starts at 7:30 a.m., the course including the campus, as well as scenic views at Casper Mountain Road. There is no headphones allows on the course since they will share the road with vehicle traffic.
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    Casper, WY 16 September 2018
    Buffalo Bill Cody Races
    This 10k includes a scenic course that includes views of the eastern gateway to Yellowstone. Along with the fresh mountain air, other perks include free beer, a finishers award, t-shirt and after party. Cash prizes are given to the overall top male and female runners.
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    Cody, WY 22 September 2018
    Pinedale Half Marathon 10k
    Located at the base of the Wind River and Wyoming Mountain Ranges, this course is know for its scenery as much as its rugged terrain. This 10k stars near Fremont Lake, and will take a bus to the starting line. The race ends with a free community BBQ, so feel free to bring along family members and supporters.
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    Pinedale, WY 22 September 2018
    Cheyenne Marathon: Run the Legend
    Celebrate Cheyenne and the love of running with this first annual event. The course takes runners on a historical tour that includes landmarks like The Historic Courthouse and the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo Arena. The race starts at 8: 30.am., and ends with an after party.
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    Cheyenne, WY 23 September 2018

    About 10k races

    A 10k is one of the most common running event distances, consisting of 6.2 miles (10 kilometers). These events can either be competitive or more for fun, depending on the particular one you are looking into. They are twice the distance of the 5k and still  relatively short in distance. Less runners tend to participate then the 5k, but these events still get a lot of not only seasoned runners, but novice runners and joggers in attendance.

    How did we choose the best 10k events in Wyoming? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best 10Ks in Sheridan?

    There are many to choose from here as Sheridan is host to many 10k races throughout it's many communities. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  One of the notable 10k running events include Run 'til You're Green.

    10Ks in Jackson Hole:

    There are many 10Ks in Jackson Hole, but one you will definitely want to run includes Old Bill's Fun Run for Charities.

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  • Half marathons
    Name City Date Website
    Wyoming Marathon Races
    This is one tough road half marathons, the course including mostly dirt and gravel roads,and expect lots of hills through Medicine Bow National Forest. While there is aid stations with water, runners must bring their own bottle to fill from the dispensers. Finisher receive a custom medal, and a portion of proceed are donated to the Cheyenne Boys and Girls Club.
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    Laramie, WY 27 May 2018
    Grand Teton Half Marathon
    This is a half marathon that will inspire the runner along the way. That’s because the snow capped mountain peaks ofTetons serve as the backdrop. The half starts in the town of Jackson and leads to Grand Teton National Park (but the course is not in the park, but close to it). Expect great views along the way, with a four hour cut off time for runners and walkers.
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    Jackson, WY 2 June 2018
    Casper Marathon
    This race starts at the Casper Events Center, a great place to warm up and have a pre-race snake. The course features a loop on asphalt and concrete past the Model Airplane facility and the Casper Speedway before reaching Platte River Parkway. There are aid stations every two miles with Gatorade, water, GU and first aid supplies. The half stats at 6:15 a.m. MDT.
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    Casper, WY 3 June 2018
    Bear Lake Endurance Wyoming
    Cross Wyoming off this list for 50 State Club members with this half marathon. It is a mostly flat course, with some hills and a tough final half mile with a beautiful view. The fastest man and woman in this half Trifecta series will go home with custom trophy,and all finishers get a medal, t-short and other swag.
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    Cokeville, WY 8 June 2018
    Jackson Hole Half Marathon
    Take in the gorgeous scenery while running along the foot of the Tetons. This is a fast, downhill course that has one of the best altitudes. The race starts at 8 a.m. for runners, 7 a.m. for walkers, with registration costing $75.
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    Jackson Hole, WY 9 June 2018
    Star Valley Half Marathon
    This half starts in Bridger National Forest filled with mountain scenery and leads to farm lands. This is an event where all kinds of athletes are welcomed, including joggers and walkers. Proceeds go to families in need, and a treadmill will be given away at the event.
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    Thayne, WY 14 July 2018
    Run With the Horses Marathon
    This half allows participants to run alongside wild horses near the top of the canyon and along the course. The event starts at Expedition Island and the course including paved and dirt roads. There are rolling hills, which makes this a difficult course, but all finishers receive a medal and t-shirt. There is no time limit to complete the event.
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    Green River, WY 18 August 2018
    Jackson Hole Marathon
    With a slight course change, expect this half to start off hate with a descent for the first half mile, followed by a slight uphill. This course then leads to the full marathon course, including scenic views and plenty of aid stations. Participants have 6.5 hours to complete the race.
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    Jackson Hole, WY 1 September 2018
    Center of the Nation Series - Day 4
    This is day of of a six day series across the race locations in neighboring states, making it perfect for those in the 50 State Club. All finishers receive an unique medal, with a special medal also granted to those who complete a race each day. A special award is also given for those who make this their first half marathon.
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    Sundance, WY 13 September 2018
    T-Bird Trek
    This half starts at Casper College Campus, celebrating the school for both local and out-of-town runners. It starts at 7 a.m., the course including the campus, as well as scenic views at Casper Mountain Road. There is no headphones allows on the course since they will share the road with vehicle traffic.
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    Casper, WY 16 September 2018
    Buffalo Bill Cody Races
    This half includes a scenic course that includes views of the eastern gateway to Yellowstone. Along with the fresh mountain air, other perks include free beer, a finishers award, t-shirt and after party. Cash prizes are given to the overall top male and female runners.
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    Cody, WY 22 September 2018
    Pinedale Half Marathon 10k
    Located at the base of the Wind River and Wyoming Mountain Ranges, this course is know for its scenery as much as its rugged terrain. Make sure that enough training is done to prepare the runner for its high-altitude and increasing elevation throughout the event. The race ends with a free community BBQ, so feel free to bring along family members and supporters.
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    Pinedale, WY 22 September 2018
    Cheyenne Marathon: Run the Legend
    Celebrate Cheyenne and the love of running with this first annual event. The course takes runners on a historical tour that includes landmarks like The Historic Courthouse and the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo Arena. The race starts at 6.am., and ends with an after party.
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    Cheyenne, WY 23 September 2018

    About Half marathons

    A Half Marathon event consists of running 13 miles (21 kilometers) and as the label suggests, is half of a standard Marathon which is a total of 26 miles. The popularity, participants of the half marathon distance and its events have significantly grown since the early 2000's and they continue to do so, with massive events popping up all over the states. The growth rate of participants for the half distance is currently higher than that of the full.

    How did we choose the best Half Marathon events in Wyoming? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.

    What are the best Half Marathons in Casper?

    There are many to choose from in Casper, as it is host to many Half Marathon races throughout it's many cities and communities. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable Half Marathon running events include the Casper Marathon and the T-bird Trek.

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  • Marathons
    Name City Date Website
    Wyoming Marathon Races
    Known as one of the toughest road marathons, this event is one of the oldest races in Wyoming. The course includes mostly dirt and gravel roads,and expect lots of hills through Medicine Bow National Forest. While there is aid stations with water, runners must bring their own bottle to fill from the dispensers. A portion of proceed are donated to the Cheyenne Boys and Girls Club.
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    May 27, 2018 1 January 1970
    Casper Marathon
    This marathon starts near the statue of Caspar Collins, U.S. Calvary officer killed in an Indian battle in 1865 near the Casper Events Center. Runners head uphill to Bryan Stock Trail road with views of Casper Mountain. The rest of the race takes place on the Platte River Trails through through Audubon Park. There are plenty of aid stations along the way, and this marathon can be ran as a relay.
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    Casper, WY 3 June 2018
    Bear Lake Endurance Wyoming
    This marathon is stripped of all the bells and whistles like live bands, keeping things simple for those looking complete three races in three states in three days without having to travel far. Those looking join the 50 State Club with this race can enjoy the scenery on this flat course with a few hills, aid stations along the way to help hydrate in the heat, and great swag. This includes a special trophy for the fastest man and woman in the marathon and half marathon Trifecta series.
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    Cokeville, WY 8 June 2018
    Run With the Horses Marathon
    Enjoying the views and literally run with the hoses (wild horses are near the route) during this marathon. The course starts at Expedition Island at an elevation of 6100 feet. It includes miles down on paved streets and dirt roads, with rolling hills. Although this is a challenging course, it’s one to remember for the experience and ability to be running out in nature. There is no time limit, and all finishers receive a metal and tech t-shirt.
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    Green River, WY 18 August 2018
    Jackson Hole Marathon
    Cross this scenic race off the bucket list while using it as a Boston Qualifier. This USATF certified course includes paved roads and paths, and is at an altitude of about 6,300 ft. There is minimal elevation gain and only slightly uphill to the finish. There is plenty of aid stations with water, PowerAde and energy gels, but runners need to bring their own bottle.
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    Jackson Hole, WY 1 September 2018
    Center of the Nation Series - Day 4
    This is day of of a six day series across the race locations in neighboring states, making it perfect for those in the 50 State Club. All finishers receive an unique medal, with a special medal also granted to those who complete a race each day. A special award is also given for those who make this their first marathon.
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    Sundance, WY 13 September 2018
    Cheyenne Marathon: Run the Legend
    This is Cheyenne’s first annual marathon, complete with a race course that is a historical tour. run past The Hereford Ranch, Big Boy Stream Engine 4004, The Historic State Capital, Botanic Gardens and more. The event starts at 6 a.m., and ends with an after party.
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    Cheyenne, WY 23 September 2018

    About Marathons

    Marathon events consist of 26 miles (42 kilometers) and the courses are typically laid out through roads. Starting in the Olympics in the early 1900's, marathons have quickly picked up in popularity and most long distance runners subscribe to this distance.  In 2017 there are currently more than 800 running events being held, and that number is consistently growing.

    How did we choose the best Marathon events in Wyoming? 

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event. Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered. Other factors included how long the course has been around, the bling and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is. Many runners also expressed interest in the "goodies" and sponsorship gifts at the finishline. This can vary from running shoes to resistance bands, headphones and much more.

    What are the best Marathons in Wyoming?

    There are many to choose from here as the state of Wyoming is host to many Marathon races throughout it's many cities and communities. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some fun runs and others racing events but it all comes down to the runners.  Some of the notable Marathon running events include the Wyoming Marathon Races in Laramie, the Run with the Horses Marathon in Green River, and the Casper Marathon in Casper.

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  • Ultra Races
    Name City Date Website
    The Drift
    This race is made for tough warriors who can handle elements like cold and long hours while pushing themselves during a 28-mile marathon. Participants can run, ski or bike the trail, but only 50 brave racers can do so before this event fills up.
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    Pinedale, WY 3 March 2018
    Wyoming Marathon Races
    If running 26.2 miles wasn’t enough go the distance with this 50k ultra race. Finishers receive a custom belt buckle after completing the course that starts at Lincoln Monument Rest Area in n Medicine Bow National Forest. There are aid stations along the way, just make sure to bring your own bottle to fill up.
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    May 27, 2018 1 January 1970
    Big Horn Mountain Wild and Scenic Trail Runs
    The event consists of either a 100m, 52m, 32m or 18 m trail run, with the 100m starting in Amsden at the Tongue River Campground. Racers will run through and climb out of the canyon to more trails before reaching a road, and then trail after trail. To navigate there is orange flagging tape on trees, bushes and rock, ad well as wire flags. At there there is glow sticks. Runners go to mandatory medical checks at designated check points. Pack light, but be prepared.
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    Sheridan, WY 15 June 2018
    Sinks Canyon Rough and Tumble Trail Races
    This trail run starts and ends inSinks Canyon, located the corridor to the Wind River Mountains. There is gorgeous views including canyons, wildflowers ad snow covered mountains. Participants can register for the 6 km, 18km, or 50 km race. There is aid stations along the way, but bring your own container for water to limit waste.
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    Lander, WY 23 June 2018
  • Other Races to Consider
    Name City Date Website
    Ultimate Towner Obstacle Course
    This race consists of 23 obstacles across the span of 4 miles. This includes things like mud crawls to scaling walls, but the obstacles remain mystery to keep participants on their toes the day of the event. Register alone or with a team. Participants get a free beer and other swag. Early bird registration is now open.
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    May 20, 2018 1 January 1970
    Race on the Rock
    Race on the Rock includes a Sprint triathlons that includes a 500m swim, 12.2 m bike and 5k, the Olympic events that consist of 1500m swim, 24.4 m bike and 10k run. There is also an Aquabike, Aquathlon, and youth division events. These are all held at Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, and is a USAT certified event. The course itself is at a high altitude, so expect to to be difficult, along with the desert heat.
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    Rock Springs, WY 25 August 2018
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