The annual Run & Ride will be held on Sunday, June 3 at 9:00 am in Wilson, Wyoming. This fundraiser for the Cancer Patient Support Fund at St. John’s Health Foundation consists of a 5-kilometer run combined with a 15-kilometer bike ride.
The start and finish of the race is located in the front driveway of Wilson Elementary. The course for both portions of the race follows the scenic Fish Creek Road–a beautiful two-lane country road that winds north of Wilson. The race is an “out-and-back” with the transition zone at the school, making for multiple opportunities for spectators to watch and cheer.
In addition to individual categories for men and women, there are men’s and women’s teams and mixed team categories, as well as a junior team and junior individual category for youth ages 12 to 15. For those who would like to participate without the pressure of racing, there is an untimed “fun” division that begins at 9:15.
Free kid’s races begin at 10:15 am, and no registration is required. Children ages 11 and under may participate in a non-competitive ¼ mile run and a three-mile out-and-bike ride on the bike bath. For the little tykes, there is a training wheel/kick bike race.
Over the past nineteen years, the Run & Ride has attracted thousands of participants and raised over $175,000 for local patients and families facing financial difficulties as a result of their treatment for cancer. Last year, 61 local cancer patients benefited from the fund.
“We are pleased to be a sponsor of this race and make a difference in our community,” said Phil Leeds, founder of the event and owner of Skinny Skis in Jackson. “Helping so many local families and engaging community members in a fun activity is a win-win for everyone.”
Registration is available prior to the race at Skinny Skis for $20. Race day registration is available at Wilson Elementary 7:30-8:30 am for $25.
Gold sponsors include Skinny Skis; The Hub Bicycles; Emily Knobloch, MD and Robert Berlin, MD; Jackson Hole Medical Imaging; and Altra.
For event details, please contact Phil Leeds at Skinny Skis at 307.733.6094.