Challenge for Charities Lander Wyoming

Lander, WY


The Lander Half Marathon is a must-do road running event that ascends the continuous but gradual climb up Baldwin Creek and then descends Squaw Creek. Runners experience breathtaking views of green fields, winding creeks, dramatic red bluffs and inspiring glimpses of the Lander foothills. The 5km course leads runners through town to McMannis Park and then joins up with the Half Marathon course to finish. The 1 Mile runs out and back on Main Street with some of the best cheering you can imagine. Kick off your 4th of July with an event you can be proud of!

2022 Challenge for Charities Lander Half Marathon, 5K, and 1 Mile
Monday, July 4, 2022
Lander, Wyoming
6:00 AM - Half Marathon 
6:30 AM - 5K Wave Start 
9:05 AM - 1 Mile Wave Start 

Courses close at 9:30 AM. Routes and distances are subject to change.


 The Lander Community Foundation presents the Challenge for Charities Races
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. Register early to select your preferred t-shirt (all runners) and sweatbands (1 Mile).  Those registering after June 1 will not be guaranteed a t-shirt or sweatbands. 

C4C 2022 Price Tiers

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. The 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, 9AM-6PM 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. Racers will be able to pick up race bibs on the morning of July 4th, but we will not be accepting new registrations on race day. Thank you for planning ahead and understanding.

Registration on July 2nd & 3rd
Participants are STRONGLY encouraged to register early. 

Online registration will end on July 2 at 10AM.

In-person registration will be on July 3 from 9AM-6PM at Wild Iris Mountain Sports, 166 Main Street in Lander.  Please bring your credit or debit card.

There will not be registration available on July 4th. Pre-registered runners can still pick up their bibs on the 4th prior to their race start time. 

Race Routes
Interactive route maps, elevation profiles, and downloadable files can be found here:

COVID-19 Statement
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 Thank you for your cooperation in keeping everyone safe.

Racer Safety & Details
Safety is our first priority during the 4th of July C4C races. Due to the number of racers and the excitement of the 4th of July activities, we discourage bringing your dog to the footraces . If you do have to bring your dog, it must be on a leash and under your control at all times.

LCF and the City of Lander cannot be held liable for any problems that dogs may cause. 

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. The parade starts at 10AM.

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

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. Due to the complexity and timing of wave starts for the 5km, we will not hold a formal awards ceremony. We will coordinate either mailing or hand delivery awards within the week after the events. Thank you for your understanding.

NEW THIS YEAR! We will provide finisher medals for athletes completing the Half Marathon distance.

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 fund 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 a participant award upon crossing finish line.  There are not overall 1 mile awards. 

All Half Marathon Finishers will recieve a finisher medal upon crossing the finish line.

Results will be posted at 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.

When & Where

Jul 4, 2022


6:00 AM

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