John and Terry,
Thank you for your tireless work in making this race a success year after year. From start to finish everything is always perfect. No one can imagine the work and coordination that has gone into "running" this race. Thank you for your continued support now and in the years to come.
The race is always the 3rd weekend in August. Marathon being held on Saturday, August 17th, 2019. Packet/bib pick-up will be 4-8 pm at The Expedition Island (475 South 2nd East). All 3 races begin Sat. 7:00 a.m. in front of the pavilion at The Expedition Island. Elevation is 6100' at start. The first 2 miles are city streets and the paved Greenbelt Trail along the Green River. The course then turns onto The Wild Horse Loop Tour Road, a County graded dirt road. You will begin your run up 1st Springs Canyon, approx. 2 miles. At the head of the canyon the elevation will now be about 7300'. You will then be running across the top of White Mountain on the Wild Horse Loop Tour over rolling hills between 7300 and 7500'. Previous runners described the course as challenging and rewarding. This is a high plains desert, there will be no shade trees after you leave the city streets. Many runners stop and take photos of the vistas and any wild horses and other wildlife they encounter. This is an up and back course, at the halfway point of each respective race you will turn around and return back to Green River to the Expedition Island. There will be aid stations every 2 miles starting at mile 2. Water, Gatorade every 2 miles and snacks will be provided at several aid stations. There will be porta-potties at the race start, mile 2, mile 6.5 and at 13.1 marathon turnaround. No time limit for this race. There will be awards for the winners in several categories. Your entry fee includes a t-shirt and a very unique finisher medal. We are pleased to announce there will be a pancake breakfast served until 10:00 and its FREE for runners. 10K runners will need to purchase their t-shirts for and extra $20.00 each.
In conjunction with the Marathon, we are hosting the annual River Festival and Cajun Shrimp Boil. Join us Friday, August 16th for dinner and entertainment. As well as Saturday for several events, food, fun and entertainment all being held down at the Expedition Island. Dinner tickets will need to be purchased at the island or prior. Whether you come by yourself or with your crew, there will be plenty to do.
Rock Springs Sweetwater County Airport
PO Box 1987 Rock Springs, WY 82902 (307) 352-6880 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rock Springs Sweetwater County Airport is located 7 miles East of Rock Springs. To get to the airport, take I-80 East out of Rock Springs. Take exit 111 and go South on highway 370. The airport is about 3.5 miles down the road on top of the mesa.
Rock Springs Airport Terminal 307-362-0416
Enterprise Rent-A-Car 800-736-8222
Hertz Rent a Car 307-382-3262
Thrifty Car Rental 866-344-7420
Sweetwater County is 2.5 hours from Salt Lake International Airport and approximately 5 hours from Denver International Airport.
The course map above provides the approximate route for the race. Though every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, changes are sometimes made to race routes due to weather conditions, road closures or other circumstances that can require a course to be changed. Call us at (307) 875-5711
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475 S 2nd East Green River, WY 82935