Saturday, September 26, 2020 • Pinedale, WY • Course Map
Known for its rugged mountain terrain and gorgeous scenery as one of the country’s popular winter vacation areas for skiing and snowmobiling, this western Wyoming town opens its arms to about 250 runners each year for this race, which take runners from the center of downtown to the banks of Fremont Lake, up in the mountain country surrounding the town.
Runners thinking of participating need to be ready for a high-altitude event, as the race starts at an elevation of 7,175 feet above sea level and experiences an overall gain of about 300 feet through the course of the race.
An out-and-back race that starts and finishes at Rendezvous Pointe on East Magnolia Street in Pinedale, the half-marathon portion of the race takes runners in a generally northeastern direction toward Fremont Lake, along a course made up of a mixture of paved roads, asphalt bicycle paths and maintained dirt roads (once runners reach the lake).
Both runners and walkers are welcome for each of the three races, and organizers add that participants may run or walk any distance they choose during each race.
Race Weather & Climate
Located just miles from the western border of the state and about 50 miles southeast of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the town of Pinedale tends to experience highly variable weather in the early days of fall, as September temperatures average between 67°F and 30°F. Rainfall tends to be scarce, however, as the town sees an average of about 1.18 inches of precipitation for the month.
On the day of the race (Sept. 26), the average low is 28°F and the average high is 64°F.
- 8:30 AM – half marathon
- 9:30 AM – 10K
- $30 and up for the half marathon
- $30 and up for the 10K
To reserve your spot in the 2020 running of the Pinedale Half Marathon, 10K or one-mile race, visit the event website below.
Official Race Website
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