38th Annual Cheyenne Track Club/Road Runners Club of America
Vedauwoo 5k Walk/Run (3.1 miles)
Medicine Bow Half Marathon (13.1 miles)
WYOMING MARATHON (26.2 miles)
ROCKY MOUNTAIN 50k (31 miles) replaces the former Rocky Mt. Double Marathon
DATE: 6:00 a.m. Sunday, May 24th, 2015. The 5k walk/run begins at 8:00 a.m. and is an out and back.
LOCATION: Lincoln Monument Rest Area, Exit 323 and I-80, 10 miles east of Laramie, Wyoming. No transportation provided. Please do not park immediately in front of the rest area building.
COURSE: Hilly out and back on mostly dirt and gravel roads (100% for the Half and 77% for the Marathon) in Medicine Bow National Forest. Begins at 8,700 feet and drops to 8,000 feet at the turn around. Weather is variable. Temperature is 40-60 degrees. Please see the course profile and map below. The course closes at 4:00 pm.
NOTE: Law enforcement agencies will monitor the events and issue citations to handlers and drivers who break traffic laws, block roads, trespass, etc. All clothing and personel articles left on the course or at the finish will be donated to a charity group. We will not mail them back to you.
AID STATIONS: All runners must carry a water bottle. There are three (3) aid stations located approximately every four miles. Gatorade, water, and snacks are 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 liter in 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. Please see the race moto if you don't understand:-)
ENTRY FEE: the non-refundable fee is $25.00 (5k), $50.00 (half), $60.00 (full), and $70.00 (50k) prior to May 24th. All 50 + DC Group members and 50 States Marathon Club members receive a $10.00 discount.
NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION. Race check-in and packet pickup will be Saturday, May 23rd from
4:30-6:30pm at the Hampton Inn in Laramie, WY., 3715 E. Grand Avenue. There will
not be a pasta buffet this year.
BENEFIT: Proceeds will be donated to the Cheyenne Boys and Girls Club.
AWARDS: All ultra finishers receive a custom belt buckle. All marathon, half-marathon, and 5k finishers receive custom completion medals (the Wyoming State Seal). Refreshments are provided and extra t-shirts are for sale.
HOTEL: Race hotels include two options in Laramie, WY. Both are within a 15
minute drive to the starting line. Ask for rooms under Wyoming Marathon
Races. Rooms will be released three weeks before the event, so make sure
to reserve them soon.
*Hampton Inn, 3715 E. Grand Ave., Laramie, WY. (307)742-0125. 20 rooms
*Comfort Inn, 3420 Grand Ave., Laramie, WY. (307)721-8856. 20 rooms
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. Please support your club or group by planning to attend. You may deduct $10.00 off your entry fee.
RESULTS: To view complete results from last year's race, please log on to: See link below.
MOTTO: "Where the race director promises you nothing, and he delivers."
To register with a paper form log on to:
Please mail entries and fees to Wyoming Marathon Races, 1613 E. Kearney Street, Laramie, WY. 82070. For additional information, call (307) 399-4239 or E-
mail: AMuthig@JourneymanADV.com Website: http://www.journeymanadv.com/WyoMary.pdf
Online registration available at Active.com See link at bottom of pages.
REFLECTIONS FROM 2003
....The first thought that came to mind at the 6 a.m. start of this year's Wyoming Marathon Races was "Gorillas in the Mist," except that we
were Runners in the Mist. Our huddle of a hundred or so runners was shrouded in dense fog as we tried to make out the dirt road disappearing beyond the start line. While competitors talked and warmed up, the race
starter asked for a moment of silence as he said a sort of runner's prayer. The prayer at the race start was a new twist for me, and I immediately liked the vibe surrounding this race. It seemed a fitting
tribute to the Memorial Day weekend.
The course started on a gently-sloping downhill, a welcome beginning to a long day ahead. Competitors comprised half-marathoners like myself,
marathoners, and ultra-marathoners. This was a tough bunch. Lush greenery and gurgling streams cheered us on from the sides of the road, and a certain calm settled over the crowd as we found our respective
rhythms under a quiet blanket of morning mist.
At the first mile marker, I marveled at the environmental conscience of the race organizers. A line of flour (yes, baking flour!) stretched across the road. This was in addition to the requirement that all competitors carry their own water bottles as well as the warning that anyone caught littering would be disqualified. (Lacking any pockets in my shorts, I dutifully - and proudly - stuffed my used "goo" packets in the next best spot, my sports bra!) Granted, these measures were probably stipulations of the race permit in a state park, but I was impressed
nonetheless. Other race organizers should take heed. This is a superb example of a running race with an unbelievably small footprint, so to speak.
The miles passed surprisingly quickly, and I'd like to think that the beautiful race setting had something to do with that impression. As we ran along the backcountry dirt road, the fog periodically parted to show the rock monoliths and towers that make Veedauwoo so well-known. Or, coming around a corner, we were treated to a serene pastoral landscape stretched before us. People cheered each other as they passed one another. It was simply impossible not to enjoy this race.
After the turn-around for the half-marathon, we began a short descent and then a gradual climb back to the finish. Almost on cue, as late-race fatigue began to set in for me, the sun started to come through in
earnest, treating racers to new views of the previously-hidden landscape. A race official in a truck drove up beside me and asked if I needed more
water. Hallelujah! Roving aid stations have got to be a definite advantage of a small, well-run race like this one. Thanks to that kind man, whomever he was, even if I didn't need water at the time.
The finish line welcomed me at the top of a long grueling hill, the same one that I had greeted so happily going the other direction at the start.
There was no music, no crowds - just some amazingly nice and encouraging folks congratulating me and handing me my finisher's medal. This was certainly one of the most enjoyable off-road half-marathons I've ever raced, and I hope the race stays this way. Thanks to all who gave their time and efforts to make this race happen!