(Pinedale, WY) Get those running shoes out and join the Pinedale Aquatic Center for Midnight on the Mesa! Experience the thrill of running the high desert just outside beautiful Pinedale, Wyoming. With a starting altitude of 7285′, you’ll feel as though you are running among the stars during this 12-hour trail running relay.
Beginning at midnight, the first runner for each team will take off under the nearly full moon, complete one lap and hand off to a teammate. The 4 person teams will continue the exchange rotation, with one runner on the course at a time, until noon Saturday. The goal is to complete as many laps in 12-hours as possible! The 4-mile loop will take participants up 375′ to the top of Mount Airy for a spectacular view of the Wind River Mountains towering over the Pinedale valley and the expansiveness of the Mesa before winding down two-track and single-track trails back to base camp. Whether your goal is one lap each or 4 laps each, this friendly relay race is the perfect launch into summer.
The race starts at midnight Friday evening, 6/18/21, until noon Saturday, 6/19/21. Each team will determine a running order and stick with it (Runner A, B, C, D and repeat). Runner A will begin at midnight with a mass start of all 1st runners. Runner B will meet Runner A in the transition tent for the handoff and head out into the night. This rotation will repeat until noon on Saturday. The ultimate goal is to complete, as a team, as many laps as possible… or as many as you want. In the event of an injured runner, one of the other teammates may run in their place. There is a maximum of 40 teams with the prices increasing on May 1.
Registration includes primitive camping, bonfire, free pancake breakfast, Wyoming Stargazing, and a custom glow-in-the-dark Nalgene water bottle! Race is limited to the first 40 teams.
For more information, please contact:
Amber Anderson (307) 367-2832[email protected]
A huge thank you to this years’ sponsors:
Platinum sponsor: Ultra Resources, Inc. ;
Gold sponsor: Union; Silver sponsors: M & M Transfer & Nested West;
Bronze sponsors: Rio Verde Engineering, Jorgensen Associates, Teletractors, Jonah Energy, Kate’s Real Food Bars.
Additional partners: Pinedale Lions Club, Sublette County Centennial, and Pinedale Travel and Tourism
“Friends of PAC ensures supplemental funding and community engagement for ongoing recreational services and facilities in support of the Pinedale Aquatic Center. The Friends of PAC is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We believe that the Pinedale Aquatic Center is critical to the health and sustainability of our small rural community. Annually, the PAC sees over 100,000 visitors that access the quality programming available to youth, adults and seniors. Friends of PAC organizes fundraising events, develops donor relations, and seeks out grants for PAC. To learn more about Friends of PAC, visit welovepac.com and follow us on Facebook at FriendsofPAC. For more information about the Pinedale Aquatic Center check out their website at https://www.pinedaleaquatic.com/.”