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Cheyenne Marathon

September 18, 2022

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Race Information

Join us for the 4th Annual Cheyenne Marathon in historic Cheyenne, Wyoming! We'll be introducing a brand-new course this year.  All events will start and finish at the Archer Recreation Complex just off I-80, exit 370.

Packet Pickup
Packet pickup will be held at the Laramie County Fire District #1 Fire Station at Archer on September 17th between 1 pm to 6 pm.  The fire station is near the start/finish line of the race as well as event parking.  It will also be the host site for the after-party.  We'll have maps at the expo for any runner who wants to drive the course on the 17th to familiarize themselves with the route.
Start Times

Marathon - 6:30 am

Half Marathon - 7:00 am

5k - 7:15 am


Free parking is available at the Archer Recreation Complex for all participants. 


All runners for the marathon and half marathon must be parked by 6:25 am.  For safety reasons, the entrance to Archer will close to all traffic 5 minutes before the marathon start time until all runners have cleared.  

Aid Stations

There will be nine aid stations on the marathon course, six aid stations on the half marathon course, and one aid station on the 5k course.  Aid stations are located at the following marathon mileage markers (approximate):

Aid Station 1 & 9: Mile Marker 1.87 & 23.25 (Half Aid Station 1 & 6, 5K Aid Station)

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Aid Station 2: Mile Marker 4.7 (Half Aid Station 2)

Aid Station 3: Mile Marker 7.3 

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Aid Station 4: Mile Marker 10.5

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Aid Station 5: Mile Marker 13.2 (Half Aid Station 3)

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Aid Station 6: Mile Marker 16.1 (Half Aid Station 4)

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Aid Station 7: Mile Marker 18.8

Aid Station 8: Mile Marker 21.6 (Half Aid Station 5)

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All aid stations will be equipped with water, Gatorade, snacks, basic first aid kits, porta-potties, and communication to finish.

Timing Services

Timing services will be performed by Bighorn Racing.  Live on-site and online preliminary results will be updated throughout the event. To sign up to receive live results updates for any participant via SMS text or Twitter on race day, click on the link below and follow on-screen instructions.

Online results will be available at:

Pacing Services

Pacers will be provided by  The pace team lineup can be viewed at

Pace leaders have run over 50 marathons on average, paced over 19 marathons on average, and are trained in CPR.  Questions regarding pacing can be directed to Jim Crist at



Photography services will be provided by Lunar Studios.  Lunar Studios Photography is a family-run photography business that specializes in portrait, family, seniors, and event photography; the two photographers are mother and daughter and are nationally published. Find us working all along the Front Range, and Southeast Wyoming. Our team works well together, where one lacks inspiration, the other makes up, consequently the ideal mishmash. We adore all of our clients...or shall I say friends, and we do our best to preserve legacies-memories that will last a lifetime. We continue with our God-given gift as photographers both separately and together and thank everyone who has allowed us to preserve legacies one photo at a time!  Lunar Studios can be found at   If you are interested in purchasing your photo please go to  You will be required to enter your email address and then the password:  cheyennemarathon2022. 


In addition, Debbie Martinez Photography will be out taking action shot pictures of the event! Debbie is known for her photography that documents life in Cheyenne. Photos will be posted to her Facebook page and available for purchase using Venmo, Apple Pay, or PayPal following the race.

After Party & Award Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony will be held at 10:30 am at the Laramie County Fire District #1 Fire Station at the Archer Recreation Complex. 

Mr. Byrd and the Perfect Strangers will be performing from 8 am until 10:30 am, when the awards ceremony begins.

Prizes will be awarded based on gun time, not chip time.  Overall prizes will be awarded to the top 3 men and top 3 women.  Overall winners are not eligible for age group awards.

Age group award categories are as follows:

18 & Under     19-24     25-29     30-34     35-39     40-44     45-49     50-54     55-59     60-64     65-69     70 & Over

Runners will each receive a meal ticket as part of their registration.  Meal tickets can be redeemed at the following food trucks which will be stationed next to the fire station:

Choice of:

  • 1/4 lb Burger & Fries

  • Breakfast Burrito (Bacon or Sausage) with Potato Rounds

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Race Information


Save 10% when you register for both the Chugwater K9 Classic and Cheyenne Marathon! Select the multi-race bundle at registration!

January 3rd - March 31st

Early Bird Pricing

Marathon - $100

Half Marathon - $75

5K - $25

April 1st - May 31st

Marathon - $110

Half Marathon - $80

5K - $30

June 1st - September 16th

Marathon - $120

Half Marathon - $85

5K - $35

September 17, 2022

(Packet Pickup)

Marathon - $135

Half Marathon - $99

5K - $45

* Prices do not include processing fees.


2022 Tech Shirt

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All finishers will receive this custom designed 3-D antique bronze medal featuring our state mammal, the Bison, and our state flower, Indian Paintbrush.

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Course Descriptions

Full Marathon

The Cheyenne Marathon route provides runners with a scenic but challenging course.  It starts and ends at Archer Recreation Complex, near the Events Center.  Runners will drop into the valley, following Crow Creek.  The course runs through the historic Wyoming Hereford Ranch.  The course is primarily asphalt with hardpack/gravel intermittently.  

The Archer Circle is asphalt.  Once runners turn onto HR Ranch Road, they will be on gravel/hardpack for approximately 3 miles.  Runners will continue down HR Ranch Road until it transitions to South Industrial at which time, they'll turn South onto Burlington Trail Road.  Runners will take Burlington Trail, past Hereford Reservoir #1, all the way to Campstool and turn North.  Approximately the last mile of Burlington Trail is gravel/hardpack.  Runners will continue on Campstool and then turn right onto Hereford Ranch Road where'll they'll run past the historic Hereford Ranch buildings.  The last half mile of Hereford Ranch Road is gravel/hardpack.  Runners will head East on Campstool, passing Hereford Reservoir #2, before turning North onto Hales Ranch Road.  Runners will follow Hales Ranch Road to Palen Road all the way to the end, before turning onto Stampede Ranch Road.  They'll follow Stampede Ranch Road back to Hales Ranch Road which turns to gravel.  Once you reach Morgan Ranch Road, you'll turn North and follow the loop back to Hales Ranch Road, which you'll stay on all the way back to HR Ranch Road.  Runners will then turn North back towards Archer.  At Prairie Center Circle, runners will be on asphalt for the final loop around Archer before reaching the finish line!

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Course Descriptions

Half Marathon

The half marathon follows the marathon route, but runners turn and head south at Campstool, picking up the second half of the marathon route.  The course is primarily asphalt with intermittent hardpack/gravel.  

The Archer Circle is asphalt.  Once runners turn onto HR Ranch Road, they will be on gravel/hardpack for approximately 3 miles.  Runners will continue down HR Ranch Road until Campstool where they'll turn South before making a left onto Hereford Ranch Road, where'll they'll run past the historic Hereford Ranch buildings.  The last half mile of Hereford Ranch Road is gravel/hardpack.  Runners will head East on Campstool, passing Hereford Reservoir #2, before turning North onto Hales Ranch Road, the latter half of which is gravel/hardpack, which they'll follow all the way back to HR Ranch Road.  At Prairie Center Circle, runners will turn left and make their way to the finish line! 


The 5k will take place at the Archer Recreation Complex.  Runners will start and finish near the second entrance to the Archer Events Center.  The course is asphalt.  

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Full & Half Marathon Training Program  


Featuring a 20-week marathon plan and a 12-week half marathon plan, both with beginner and intermediate options.  Best of all, you don't have to train alone! Join us for FREE, live weekly training sessions that include:

Speed Work

Bicycle Cross-Training

Long Runs

In addition, join Dr. Paul Washburn, medical director for Health Medical Institute for our online "Live Fit, Run Healthy" interactive 3-part series.

  • July 24, 2022

  • August 20, 2022

  • September 11, 2022

For training plans and schedules, please visit:  You can also find upcoming events on either the Cheyenne Running Club or the Cheyenne Marathon Facebook pages.

Frequently Asked Questions

Full & Half Marathon Training Program
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