FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

IS THE CHEYENNE MARATHON A BOSTON QUALIFIER?

We are in the process of getting the course USATF certified now!  We will post the certification number as soon as this process is complete.

HOW DO I REGISTER?

Online registration is open! Sign up here to ensure entry for 2018 year's race.

HOW DO I GET MY PACKET?

You must pick up your race packet, which includes your number, on Saturday, September 22, at the Depot Plaza. The Depot Plaza is located at 121 W. 15th Street!

To streamline the process, there will be NO packet pick-up on race day. 

You may have a friend pick up your packet for you if your waiver has been signed.  NOTE:  If you registered electronically, your waiver has been signed.

HOW MANY AID STATIONS ARE ON THE COURSE?

There will be 11 aid stations, one approximately every two miles along the course.  There will be port-o-lets and basic first aid kits at each one.   There will also be HAM or cell phone communications for emergencies at each aid.

ARE HEADPHONES ALLOWED?

In order to protect the safety of race participants, MP3 Players, iPods or other devices with headphones are highly discouraged. Participants who choose to wear such devices assume all risks associated.

CAN A PARTNER BIKE ALONGSIDE ME OR CAN I PUSH MY CHILD IN A BABY JOGGER WHILE I RUN OR WALK? 

No. For your safety, as well as the safety of your children and/or your crew, absolutely no strollers, baby joggers, bikes, wagons or other similar mechanisms will be allowed on the course, other than bikes used by race officials.  There will be traffic on the course, as well as areas of the course that are not suitable for non-official bikes, strollers or baby joggers.

CAN I BRING MY DOG ON THE COURSE?

We love our pets too, but no.  For the safety of other participants and for your pets, we cannot allow pets on the course.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I ENCOUNTER WILDLIFE?

Please don’t approach wildlife.  The most common animals you are likely to encounter are deer and antelope which are likely to run from you.  Bike marshals will be patrolling the course, on the lookout for wildlife, but in the unlikely event that you encounter a rattle snake or a skunk, please give them a wide berth and notify someone at the next aid station.  If you are bitten by a snake, move away from it, then stop moving, remove any constricting items near the affected area, keep the bite lower than the heart and seek assistance from another participant or race marshal to get immediate medical assistance from the closest medical aid station. 

WHAT WILL THE WEATHER BE LIKE?

The one thing that is consistent about the weather in Southeastern Wyoming is that it is unpredictable!  Be prepared for sun, rain, wind or snow and perhaps all of the above!  However, we chose this time of year because normally the temperatures are mild and the winds are light. 

WILL THERE BE A COURSE SWEEP?

Yes, we will have people sweeping the course.

MAY SOMEONE UNDER AGE 14 PARTICIPATE?

Children 14 and under may participate in the half marathon or the 10k with the signature of their parent or guardian and only if they are accompanied on the course AT ALL TIMES by a parent or guardian.  All participants 18 and under must have the signature of their parent or guardian.  There are no prizes issued for anyone under 14.

WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY?

The event does not refund, transfer or roll forward an entry fee.

We have a strict NO REFUND and NO TRANSFER policy, no exceptions.  If you are unable to attend, you may pick up your goody bag and race shirt or have someone pick those items up for you. 

It is against race policy to give your bib to someone else.  Running with someone else's bib number is a safety and liability issue for race staff and medical personnel, unfair to those who didn't get to sign up before registration closed, and alters race results, sometimes depriving a deserving award winner of their medal. Anyone running under an incorrect number will be disqualified from the race and may be banned from future Cheyenne Marathon events.

CAN I SWITCH RACES?

If you are already registered for a race you are allowed to switch to a shorter distance.  The difference in race fees is not refundable.  Cutoff for switching races is August 31, 2018.  To switch races, please email aash@laramiecounty.com

WHAT ARE THE COURSE CUTOFFS?

Participants have 8 hours to complete the course.  Walkers are welcome if the course can be completed on time.  Additional marathon cutoff times are 4:15 (10:15 am) for the half marathon point and 6:30 (12:30 pm) for the 4th relay point by Central High School..

WILL THERE BE A BAG CHECK SO THAT I CAN RETRIEVE MY BAG AT THE FINISH?

The Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K will have a bag check/retrieval. We'll do the best job we can to see that your bag is safely returned to you at the finish line. However, we strongly suggest that you bring nothing breakable or valuable with you to the start. We are not responsible for anything that you check.  Small bags would be appreciated.

For the Relay, we will deliver the bags for runner one from the start to Hereford Ranch [Exchange Zone 1]. We will deliver the bags for runner two to the half marathon mark at Halliday Park [Exchange Zone 2]. Bags for runner three will be delivered to the 10k mark by Central High School [Exchange Zone 3].  We will deliver bags for runner four to the finish line.

WHAT ARE THE OVERALL AND AGE GROUP AWARDS?

Awards given out on race day will be based on gun time, not chip time.

Marathon

Top 5 Male/Female overall, Top 3 Male/Female Masters;

Top 3 in following age groups: 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

(All Marathon finishers will receive a finisher medal.)

Half Marathon

Top 5 Male/Female overall, Top 3 Male/Female Masters;

Top 3 in following age groups: 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

(All Half Marathon finishers will receive a finisher medal.)

10K

Top 3 Male/Female Overall and Top Master Male/Female;

Top 3 in following age groups: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

(All 10k finishers will receive a finisher medal.)

Relay

Top 3 Male/Female/Coed Teams Overall.

(All Relay finishers will receive a finisher medal.)

Contact:
Amber Ash
aash@laramiecounty.com

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