5K AND 10K DETAILS
The WILD Iris 5k/10k Mountain Run is an out-and-back that takes off from the climbers’ parking lot at Wild Iris on Limestone Mountain. It immediately climbs north on FR327 past the radio towers and then takes a steady descent to the turnaround at the halfway point. The rolling descent is beautifully framed by the Wind River Mountains to the west and Red Canyon to the east.
The first of two aid stations will be at mile 1.5 (this is the 5k turnaround); this aid station will also be stocked for the return. The second aid station will be at the 10k turnaround. Aid stations will be stocked with water and sports drink. The Wilderness Medicine Institute, whose headquarters are based in Lander, will provide EMT trained volunteers at the second aid station and the finish line for the safety of our participants. Two porta-johns and one USFS bathroom will be available.
The race will start at 7:30am on Saturday, July 11, 2009. Pre-registered bib numbers and directions to the race can be picked up at the International Climbers’ Festival Trade Fair on Friday between 11am and 3pm in Lander City Park.
Pre-Registration: $25 for non- International Climbers’ Festival ticket holders
Race Day Registration: $30 6:45-7:15am on race day
20K (21K) DETAILS
2009 is the first year for the 20K run, which is actually 21k, or a half-marathon in length. This race starts at 7:00am, with race-day registration beginning at 6:15am. The tentative course follows the 10k route to its turnaround, then does a technical and "elevation intensive" 11k loop. From here, runners rejoin the 10k course for the 1000' climb back up to the finish. This is an exceedingly hard race. Check it out here: http://www.mapmyride.com/route/us/wy/lander/305124502392182491
Pre-Registration: $30 for non- International Climbers’ Festival ticket holders
Race Day Registration: $35 6:15-6:45am on race day
Each entrant will receive Wigwam socks and other items in their race packets.
Awards and prizes from Brooks Running will be given to the first place male and female finishers in each division following the race.
To pre-register or ask questions please call or visit:
Elemental Training Center
Wild Iris Mountain Sports