Run the Red makes second run at the end of May

Run the Red makes second run at the end of May

SWEETWATER COUNTY – It is marathon season again and some of the most unique runs can be found right here in Sweetwater County. One of the newer ones –  last year was the first year – which brings a different view for participants will be lacing it up for year two.

The Run the Red Trail Run will return this year with a 13-mile race or the big 23 miler. The event gets started May 30 at 9 a.m. at the White Mountain Petroglyphs parking lot, north of Rock Springs. There is a registration fee which vary depending on the distance you are running. For more information on the race and registration go to

This year’s second annual trail race includes a loop half marathon with three aid stations that begins and ends at the White Mountain Petroglyphs as well as a longer, 23-mile loop that circumnavigates the Boar’s Tusk. Bring family and friends to explore the White Mountain Petroglyphs and cool down after the run with yoga provided by Sylvia Carl from Lander’s Ananda Yoga.

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The Red Desert contains countless opportunities for enjoying wild spaces, including significant Wilderness Study Areas and other wilderness quality lands. Last year the inaugural race was run in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act. This race continues to celebrate those achievements and our wild Wyoming places.

The Wyoming Outdoor Council, the Wyoming Wilderness Association, the National Outdoor Leadership School and other partners and sponsors invite runners and their families to experience this unique landscape while running the race, hiking near to the course, viewing the Boar’s Tusk, enjoying interpretation of the petroglyphs and more.