Run The Red Desert

WHEN: 2019’s Run the Red to be determined — Check back!
START: 50K – 6:00 a.m., 23K – 7:30 a.m., 5K – 8:30 a.m.
WHERE: Wyoming’s Red Desert

This trail race — having just completed its fifth year on June 2, 2018 — includes 50k, 23k, 5k distances. Click here to find out more about the routes, and stay tuned here and at our Facebook page for updates as we finalize the 2019 dates and routes.

The Wyoming Outdoor Council, the National Outdoor Leadership School, Wyoming Wilderness Association, 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, exploring nearby petroglyphs and more.

We encourage you to bring family and friends to explore the desert before and after the race!

The Red Desert contains countless opportunities for enjoying wild spaces, including significant Wilderness Study Areas and other wilderness quality lands. In 2014 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, as well as advocate for their protection. Visit our blog to read more about the race’s advocacy, and consider writing a letter to Governor Matt Mead to ask him to stand up for the Red Desert — and its important habitat and herds — by preventing oil and gas leasing!