ABOUT THE RACE: This race is held in conjunction with the International Climbers’ Festival and is an incredibly scenic and challenging event. New this year, Elemental Performance & Fitness is proud to offer ONLY ONE DISTANCE on a NEW COURSE. 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of this race, previously known as the Wild Iris Mountain Run.
DATE: Saturday, July 15, 2017
RACE DAY SCHEDULE:
6:30AM – Day of registration opens at Wild Iris Climbers’ Main Parking Lot
7:30AM – 5 Mile Race Start
8:00AM – International Climbers’ Festival Crag Breakfast
9:00AM – Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers.
5 MILE COURSE DESCRIPTION: Runners will start by heading back down the county maintained dirt road (Forest Service Road 327) that you drove on to get to the parking lot. There will be a race official stopping traffic until all racers have passed the Limestone Mountain Road/Climbers Parking Lot intersection. Runners will take a sharp right and continue on Limestone Mountain Road for approximately 1.5 miles until taking a right onto the single track Aspen Glade Trail. Runners will continue on single track cresting the ridge (this is the highest point on the course) and continue onto the newly built trail that goes to the Northwest end of the Aspen Glade Climbing Area. Runners will continue along the cliff on the climber’s trail. Runners will then take another right and ascend toward the Erratic Intersection. Runners will continue ascending towards the Rising from the Plains Intersection. From here runners will continue on the old two track back to the Main Climbing Area Parking Lot and the finish. The course will be marked with pink flagging.
5 MILE COURSE MAP:
- $25 until June 15th.
- $30 from June 15th-July 14th.
- Online registration closes on July 12th.
- $35 for day-of registration.
If you would prefer to pre-register in person, please visit Elemental Performance & Fitness at 134 Lincoln Street Lander, WY 82520.
*IMPORTANT NOTE: We cannot guarantee that you will receive a t-shirt for any registrations received AFTER JULY 1st. Thank you for your understanding.
PRE-REGISTRATION PACKET PICK UP & REGISTRATION: In-person registration and packet pick-up will be available on Friday, July 14th from 4-6pm at the Elemental Performance & Fitness/Climb Strong trade fair booth in Lander City Park. City Park is located on Fremont Street and South 3rd. The International Climbers’ Festival Trade Fair is located in the back of the park near the Lions Club Picnic Shelter.
DAY OF REGISTRATION: Price will increase to $35 for day-of registration. Day of registration opens at 6:30AM and will close approximately 10 minutes before the start of the race.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: To reach the Wild Iris Climbers’ Main Parking Lot, drive southeast out of Lander on Main Street/Highway 287/28. Continue on Highway 28 for about 24 miles (near milepost 53), take a right on the dirt Limestone Mountain Road (Forest Service Road 327). Take this road for 1.3 miles to a fork. Take the right fork, switchback up the hill and the parking lot is on your left (0.8 miles past the fork). In order to accommodate vehicles for the Climbers’ Festival activities, we are asking all racers to park on Forest Service Road 327 past the climber parking lot. Drivers will be asked to drive all the way to the quarry to turn around and park facing downhill (West, looking towards the mountains). Carpooling is encouraged! There will be two porta-johns and one USFS bathroom for your use. Driving time is at least 30 minutes to drive from Lander to the Wild Iris Climbers’ Main Parking Lot. PLEASE NOTE that there will be a traffic delay on Forest Service Road 327 from the 1.3 mile fork (Limestone Mountain Road/Climbers Parking Lot intersection) to the parking lot from 7:30am-7:45am for runner safety.
If you have any questions, please contact Ellen at firstname.lastname@example.org