2019 Challenge for Charities Lander

Lander, WY

IMPORTANT NOTES
We are excited to have you be part of our 4th of July event!
Online registration closed at 10 AM on July 2, but we still have options for you. 

We want to help you register!
On-site registration and packet pickup is available July 3, 9 AM-7 PM, at Wild Iris Mountain Sports at 166 Main Street in Lander, please bring your credit or debit card.
On-site registration and packet pickup is also available July 4, 5:30-6:45 AM, at Centennial Park at the 200 block of Main Street in Lander, please bring your credit or debit card.

Start Times & Prices
6 AM       Half Marathon, $50
7 AM       5K, $35
8 AM       Awards
8:30 AM  1 Mile, $15



Lander Community Foundation 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, 2018.  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
Centennial Park in Downtown Lander, Wyoming
6:00 AM - Half Marathon
7:00 AM - 5K
8:00 AM - Awards for Half Marathon and 5K
8:30 AM - Kids' 1 Mile Mad Dash (All are welcome)

Early registration is highly encouraged.  Prices increase on June 25 for the Half Marathon and 5K.  1 Mile prices will remain the same.  Early registrations will receive their preferred t-shirt size.  Those registering June 25th-July 4th will not be guaranteed a t-shirt.  

A pancake breakfast after the race in Centennial Park, hosted by Kiwanis Club, is included in your race registration and may be purchased by non-registrants at the park.  

The parade begins at 10 AM.

You have the added convenience of purchasing Lander Rotary Buffalo BBQ tickets at registration.  Lander Rotary's Annual Buffalo BBQ runs from 11 AM-2 PM at City Park.  Stick around for the amazing fireworks display in the evening - it will be an unforgettable experience.  

If you are coming from out of town, we encourage you to book your lodging early.  4th of July is a big event in Lander and draws in a very large crowd.

Packet Pickup
Participants are STRONGLY encouraged to pick up their race bibs prior to the event at Wild Iris Mountain Sports, 166 Main Street, July 3rd, 9 AM-7 PM to avoid race-morning lines and delays.  If necessary, race bibs may also be picked up on race day from 5:30 AM until the various races start.

Registration on July 2-4
Participants are STRONGLY encouraged to register early. 
Online registration will end on July 2 at 10 AM.
In-person registration will be on July 3 from 9 AM-7 PM at Wild Iris Mountain Sports, 166 Main Street in Lander.  Please bring your credit or debit card.
In-person registration will be on July 4 from 5:30-6:45 AM at Centennial Park on the 200 block of Main Street in Lander.  Please bring your credit or debit card.

Race Routes
Interactive route maps, elevation profiles, and downloadable files can be found here:
https://www.landercommunityfoundation.org/race-routes/

Bag Drop and Bike Corral
There will be a bag drop and bike corral available at Centennial Park on July 4th.  Ride your bike to the park and avoid parking hassles.  You may also "check" extra clothing layers at the bike corral.

Notes
Due to the safety of participants, no roller skates, inline skates, roller skis, scooters, and skateboards allowed on the course.  Foot traffic, strollers, and wheel chairs are welcome.
Race registration and BBQ tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.  
Post-race lost and found will be at Wild Iris Mountain Sports. Items will be held for one week and then donated.

When & Where

Jul 4, 2019

Thursday

6:00 AM

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Lander, WY

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