MARATHON & MARATHON RELAY AID STATIONS

RELAY EXCHANGE POINTS

Casper Marathon Relay Course Description:The Marathon Relay course will follow the same course as the Marathon and start at 6:30 a.m. MDT. (Please refer to Marathon course description above.) 
The Relay will consist of five legs and teams can be made up of 2 to 5 runners. Relay Exchange points will be approximately every four to six miles and will be plotted on the map. (See below for Mileage and locations)

Team Membership: Each team will consist of a minimum of 2 with a maximum of 5 runners. If you make any changes to your team after entering you must notify the race director in writing. Final Team make up will be verified at Packet pick up. There will be no race day registration.

​Each team member must run one complete leg, and any one runner may run up to four legs. However, runners may not run nonconsecutive legs. Relay participants will sport a unique colored bib, to be worn on the front and special relay identification on the back. The timing chip must be worn by the lead off runner and the final runner. Exchanges made outside of designated areas will subject team to disqualification. Only one team member will be allowed to cross the finish line.

Each team is responsible for shuttling runners to the start area, exchange points and the finish area, as well as getting the chip to the final runner at the last exchange point. Careful consideration and planning has been made for the exchange points to have easy access to motor vehicles. ALL RUNNERS ARE ASKED TO BE AWARE AND COURTEOUS OF RELAY RUNNERS AT THE EXCHANGE POINTS. The Casper Marathon Committee reserves the right to alter rules at any time.
Below you will find an elevation chart (in feet) by mile, overview maps and descriptions
for the Casper Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay Courses. All races start at the Casper Events Center and finish at the Casper Ramada Plaza Riverside with the majority of the race following the Platte River Parkway.

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Casper Marathon
ELEVATION CHART BY MILE (in feet)
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marathon and marathon relay

Event Course Information

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Casper Marathon Course Description
(All distances are based on GPS readings. This course is not certified.)

The course starts at the Casper Events Center. The Events Center is on the bluff above the Platte River and the City of Casper. A large indoor space is available for warm up, pre race water, PowerAde and food, and restrooms. The City of Casper, Wyoming, a Marathon sponsor, operates the Events Center. Ample parking is available at the Events Center, or for intrepid souls wanting a warm up walk, the Ramada Plaza Riverside finish line is 120 feet and ½ mile below.A shuttle bus will run between the Event Center and the Host hotel before the marathon, half marathon and relay.

The starting line is located on the entrance road near the statue of city namesake Caspar Collins, the U.S. Calvary officer killed in an Indian battle in May, 1865. The route proceeds along Events Drive, then turns north onto East Road. The course passes the Model Airplane facility and the Casper Speedway, two of many City of Casper recreational facilities in the area. Watch for antelope herds in the area. Turn left (west) on East Road past the East Road/Amoco Road aid station at mile 1.25 onto Amoco Road, and up a slight uphill stretch. To the north is Soda Lake, originally an oil refinery waste water site, now a bird sanctuary. The next left puts you on North Poplar to the Poplar/Events Drive aid station at mile 3.1. The course turns back on Events Drive and the East Road/Amoco Road aid station at mile 4.4. Turn right (east) on Amoco Road to a rolling stretch to Bryan Stock Trail road at mile 5. The view to the south is of Casper Mountain, elevation 8200 feet. The Mountain is a recreation gem for the City, with downhill and cross country skiing facilities in the winter, and mountain bike and running trails, picnic and camping in the summer. This section of the course drops 120 feet to the Platte River, and the Platte River Trails/ Soccer field aid station at mile 6.


The remainder of the Marathon follows the Platte River Trails, a paved recreational trail operated by the Platte River Trails Trust, and the recreational trails on the Platte River Commons. This recreational corridor extends 11 miles following the Platte River through Casper. The softball field bridge at mile 6.5 is the second of nine river crossings. The next mile and one half runs through Crossroads Park, an undeveloped park area. Oregon Trail wagon ruts are still visible in the park. Watch for deer and antelope in the area. At mile 8 the Crossroads Aid station is adjacent to the Crossroads Adventure Park, a Casper Rotary Club Centennial Project. The trail runs passes behind the outfield fence of Lansing Field. Runners pass the finish area at the Ramada Plaza Riverside and cross the Platte at mile 10.7. After crossing the Platte River and looping beneath the interstate, the Parkway Plaza comes into view. The course parallels the Platte River and passes several boat launching areas and the Old Town miniature golf course at Mile 8.5/25.8. An aid station is located behind the K2 Radio building at miles 9/25.5. A loop under First Street leads to another crossing of the Platte River and past the Jonah Bank. Look for sculptures along the bank and the fisherman statute midriver. The oil derrick at mile 9.5/ 25.3 celebrates the Natrona County oil and gas industry. Oil and gas production spurred the growth of Casper and Natrona County when the famous Salt Creek Oil Field opened in the 1880’s. The infamous Teapot Dome Oil Reserve Field, thirty miles north of Casper, was central to a national scandal during President Harding’s administration in 1922. Across the river is the former site of the Amoco oil refinery, which operated from 1910 to 1990. It has been redeveloped into a Platte River Commons Business Park. The course passes through Amoco Park and the Casper Whitewater Park. There are 5 white water drops for kayaks, canoes, and other watercraft. Marathon runners continue west to the Pump House building. This building originally housed equipment used to pump refinery waste waters to Soda Lake north of the Casper Events Center. The building was remodeled in 2009 and is the home of the Platte River Trails Trust. This area is a year round center for running and biking events in Casper. Runners turn left (south) across the bridge then east on the Platte River Commons Business Park trail system. This beautiful section of the course loops around the Platte River Commons Business Park and Three Crowns Golf Course, a Robert Trent Jones designed course. Two aid stations will be located on this loop- at King Boulevard near Poplar Street,(miles 11 and 13) and at King Blvd and 13th street (mile 12). Runners will pass the old Amoco Building, built in the 1920’s, recently remodeled as a business incubation center. The trail continues past the Basco Building, which houses the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. Look for sculptures made from oil field equipment and tubing, and an antique wooden drilling rig in the parking lot. Continue past Three Crowns Golf Clubhouse and an office building before returning to the trail (west) on the banks of Platte River.

At the Pump House Bridge, marathon runners will turn left (west), and continue towad the Town of Mills 1st Street Park aid station at mile 12.  This stretch of trail passes behind the Westech plant, a manufacturer of equipment used in coal mining operations. You will cross the bridge on the east side of Wyoming Boulevard over the Platte River and on to the NEW pedestrian underpass, which provides traffic free crossing under Wyoming Boulevard.  On the right, as you cross the bridge, is Fort Caspar Park, a city-operated museum containing a wealth of information about the history of Casper, including the military and immigrant trails. The next aid station is at Morad Park, mile 15/21. The trail continues through Audubon Park, past the Wyoming Game and Fish headquarters and Casper BLM office. The trail leaves the river and goes up a short, but steep, little hill to Magnolia Street. A gradual downhill leads to the turnaround point close to Paradise Valley Park aid station at Mile 19. The return trip follows the river downstream, past the Morad Park aid station, Mills First Street Park aid station, the Pumphouse aid station and the K2 Aid station. Now just less then a mile to the Ramada Plaza Riverside and across the finish line. Relax, Smile, you did it!  CONGRATULATIONS!!

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​General Info - Course Type: Loop, Out & Back
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Surface: 90% Asphalt, 10% Concrete
> Elevation at Start: 5,310 feet
> Elevation at Finish: 5,187 feet
> Aid Stations: Approximately every two miles:
(GU, Water, Gatorade and First Aid Supplies Available)
> Marathon / Marathon Relay Start Time:
6:30 a.m. MDT, (Casper Events Center)
> Half Marathon Start Time:
6:45 a.m. MDT, (Casper Events Center)
​> Medical Support Personnel:
​ Finish line and on course patrols

> ALL Aid Stations: Close at 1:00 p.m.

> Time Limit: 6 hours (13 minute 45 second pace)


HALF MARATHON AID STATIONS



MAPS PROVIDED BY CIVIL ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS INC.

Casper Half Marathon Course Description:
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(All distances are based on GPS readings. This Course in not certified)

The course starts at the Casper Events Center. The Events Center is on the bluff above the Platte River and the City of Casper. A large indoor space is available for warm up with pre race water and snacks, coffee and restrooms. The City of Casper, Wyoming, operates the Events Center,and is a Marathon sponsor. Ample parking is available at the Events Center, or for intrepid souls wanting a warm up walk, the Casper Ramada Plaza Riverside finish line is 120 feet and a half mile below the CEC start line. A shuttle bus will run between the Event Center and the Host hotel before the marathon events.
The starting line is located just beyond the statue of city namesake Caspar Collins, the U.S. Calvary officer killed in an Indian battle in May, 1865. The route proceeds along Events Drive, then turns north onto East Road. The course passes the Model Airplane facility and the Casper Speedway,two of a number of City of Casper recreational facilities in the area. Watch for antelope herds in the area. Turn right on East Road past the aid station at mile 1.25 onto Amoco Road, and onto a rolling stretch. To the north is Soda Lake, originally an oil refinery waste water site, now a bird sanctuary. Turn right on Bryan Stock Trail Road at Mile 2.5. The view to the south is of Casper Mountain, elevation 8200 feet. The Mountain is a recreation gem for the City, with downhill and cross country skiing facilities, and mountain bike and running trails. This section of the course drops 120 feet to the Platte River, and the Platte River Parkway aid station at mile 3.4. The remainder of the Half Marathon follows the Platte River Parkway, paved recreational trail operated by the Platte River Parkway Trust, and the recreational trails around the Platte River Commons. This recreational corridor extends 11 miles following the Platte River through Casper. The softball field bridge at mile 3.8 is the second river crossing. The next mile and one half runs through Crossroads Park, an undeveloped park area where Oregon Trail wagon ruts are still visible. Watch for deer and antelope in the area. At mile 5.3 the Crossroads Aid station is adjacent to the Crossroads Adventure Park, a Casper Rotary Centennial Project. The trail passes behind the outfield fence of Mike Lansing Baseball Field. Runners pass the finish area at the Ramada Plaza Riverside and jog back across the Platte at mile 6. After crossing the Platte River and looping beneath
the interstate, the Parkway Plaza comes into view. The course parallels the Platte River and passes several boat launching areas and the Old Town miniature golf course. A loop under First Street leads to another crossing of the Platte River to the Jonah Bank. Look for sculptures along the bank and the fisherman mid river. The oil derrick at mile 6.8/11.8 celebrates the Natrona County oil and gas industry. Oil and gas production spurred the growth of Casper when the famous Salt Creek Oil Field opened in the 1880's. The infamous Teapot Dome Oil Reserve Field, thirty miles north of Casper, was central to a national scandal during President Harding;s administration in 1922. Across the river is the former site of the Amoco oil refinery, which operated from 1910 to 1990. It has been redeveloped into a Platte River Commons Business Park. The Tate Pump House aid station is at mile 7.5/11. This part of the course parallels the Casper Whitewater Park. There are 5 drops for kayaks, canoes, and other watercraft. Half Marathon runners continue west past the Tate Pump House building, which has been renovated into Platte River Parkway business office. Half marathoners continue west into the Town of Mills through 1st Street Park and aid station at mile 9/10.  Then continue on to the turnaround located behind the Westech plant, a manufacturer of equipment used in coal mining operations. Once you have hit the turnaround you will return through Mills and 1st Park and make you way back to the Pump House (both second chances for aid stations (if you missed them going out) and run parallel to the Platte River Commons Business Park and the Three Crowns Golf Course, a Robert Trent Jones designed course. Your next aid station is the K2 Aid station at mile 12.5.....Now just less then a mile to the Ramada Plaza Riverside and across the finish line. Relax, Smile, you did it!  CONGRATULATIONS!!