2021 Challenge for Charities Lander Half Marathon, 5K, and 1 Mile

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2021 Challenge for Charities Lander Half Marathon, 5K, and 1 Mile
Sunday, July 4, 2021
Lander, Wyoming
6:00 AM – Half Marathon (course closes at 9:30 AM)
6:15 AM – 5K Wave Start (course closes at 9:30 AM)
8:45 AM – 1 Mile Wave Start
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.
Early registration is highly encouraged. Prices increase by $5 on June 28 for the Half Marathon and 5K. 1 Mile prices will remain the same. Register early to select your preferred t-shirt (all runners) and sock size (half and 5K) or sweatbands (1 Mile). Those registering after June 18 will not be guaranteed a t-shirt, socks, or sweatbands.

The parade begins at 10 AM. 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 5:30-6:20 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:

COVID-19 Statement
We recommend, but do not require, that masks be worn any time participants or spectators are within 6 feet of another person outside of their own household. We strongly encourage masks at the start of each event as this is when participants will be closest to others. We respect and support that everyone has different tolerances and expectations about what practice is appropriate and we trust that each participant is making the best decision for themselves through their acknowledgment of risk associated with participation in this event. If you have tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for COVID-19 test results, have COVID-19 symptoms, or have had close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has symptoms of COVID-19, please do not participate. We will happily issue you a refund if you are unable to participate for any reason and let us know before July 3rd by 9 pm. You can send us an email at c4crace@landercommunityfoundation.org. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping everyone safe.

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.
We do not have a bag drop at this race.
All courses close at 9:30 AM.
Post-race lost and found will be at Wild Iris Mountain Sports. Items will be held for one week and then donated.

Awards and Results
This race does not feature a half marathon or 5K medal and there is not a formal awards ceremony.
There are awards/gifts for the top three overall men and women in the half marathon and top three overall men and women in the 5K.
The top male and female in the half marathon recieve a gift certificate for a pair of Brooks shoes.

Non-Profit Bucks are awarded on behalf of the half marathon and 5K winners to local non-profits. Runners select their favorite participating local non-profit upon registration so if they win, those dollars can be designated to the correct place. If a runner does not make a selection, the winnings will go to the matching pool that benefits all participating non-profits. Age groups are 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and above.
Non-Profit Bucks Half Marathon
Top Men and Women Overall – 1st $75, 2nd $50, 3rd $25
Men and Women Age Group Winners – 1st $25, 2nd $15, 3rd $10
Non-Profit Bucks 5K
Top Men and Women Overall – 1st $30, 2nd $25, 3rd $20
Men and Women Age Group Winners – 1st $20, 2nd $15, 3rd $10

1 Mile participants will receive an award upon crossing finish line. There are not overall 1 mile awards.

Results will be posted at www.landercommunityfoundation.org as soon as they are made available and can also be found on Its Your Race where you registered. Please note this will be done as soon as possible, but it is important to remember that your timing crew needs a well deserved nap after a full day of bib check on July 3 and pulling an all nighter setting up the finish line and working the race. Please be kind and patient with our timing crew.

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Start Date

July 4, 2021 - 6:00 AM

End Date

July 4, 2021 - 6:00 AM


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Lander, WY, 82520

(307) 438-9247

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