Run the Red

Event Date

Sat, May 31, 2014

Address

Rock Springs, WY

About This Activity

Experience the rugged open spaces of Wyoming's Red Desert during this trail half marathon! Walkers and runners are welcome! 
 

This trail run through the Red Desert offers expansive views of the Boar’s Tusk, North and South Table Mountains, the Killpecker Sand Dunes, Steamboat Mountain, and the Wind River Mountains. Runners will enjoy wide open spaces while traversing this wild landscape.
This year’s first annual race is a loop half marathon with three aid stations that begins and ends at the White Mountain Petroglyphs. Bring family and friends for interpretation of the White Mountain Petroglyphs by renowned naturalist and Red Desert expert John Mionczynski and cool down after the run with yoga provided b Sylvia Carl from Lander’s Ananda Yoga.
The Red Desert contains countless opportunities for enjoying wild spaces, including significant Wilderness Study Areas and other wilderness quality lands. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act. This race celebrates that achievement and our wild Wyoming places.
The Wyoming Outdoor Council, Wyoming Wilderness Association, the National Outdoor Leadership School and other partners and sponsors invite runners and their families to experience this unique landscape whether running the race, hiking near to the course, viewing the Boar’s Tusk, enjoying interpretation of the petroglyphs and more.
 
See our website for photos of this amazing landscape!

Event schedule and times

When: Saturday, May 31, 2014
      Bib pick up and day of registration will be available at 8am at the White Mountain    Petroglyph Parking Lot. Race starts at 9am.
 
Where: White Mountain Petroglyph Parking Lot

Driving directions for Run the Red

Approximate travel time from Lander is 2.5 hours.

Leave Lander on Hwy 287/789, merging onto Hwy 28 towards Farson.  In Farson, turn south onto US 191 towards Rock Springs. Approximately 29 miles south of Farson, turn left at Sweetwater County Road 17 (at sign that reads Petroglyphs, Sand Dunes, Boar’s Tusk) and maintain travel on County Road 17. About 14 miles from US 191, at the White Mountain Petroglyphs sign, turn left onto BLM Road 4120. As you continue along this road you can see the Boar’s Tusk to your right (Boar’s Tusk is a volcanic formation that stands out among the sand dunes and flat terrain). After a slow 10-minute drive, you will see the BLM parking lot for the White Mountain Petroglyphs. 

Approximate travel time from Rock Springs is 45 minutes.

From Rock Springs, travel north on US 191. Approximately 10 miles north of Rock Springs, turn right at Sweetwater County Road 17 (at sign that reads Petroglyphs, Sand Dunes, Boar’s Tusk) and maintain travel on County Road 17. About 14 miles from US 191, at the White Mountain Petroglyphs sign, turn left onto BLM Road 4120. As you continue along this road you can see the Boar’s Tusk to your right (Boar’s Tusk is a volcanic formation that stands out among the sand dunes and flat terrain). After a slow 10-minute drive, you will see the BLM parking signs for the White Mountain Petroglyphs. 

Travel Recommendations: 

  • High clearance vehicles are recommended; all-wheel drive or 4WD is necessary if there has been recent precipitation
  • Have a full tank of gas and spare tire
  • Carry plenty of water and food
  • Do not rely on cellular service

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