11th Annual Run with the Horses Marathon & 13th
Annual River Festival Feb 18, 2014

Sweetwater County, Wyo. – Sweetwater County, located in southwest Wyoming, will host the 11th annual Run with the Horses Marathon and 13th annual River Festival in the town of Green River this August. The River Festival, offering a little something for everyone, is Aug. 15 and 16. The marathon, half marathon and 10k will take place on Aug. 16 starting at 6:30 a.m.

River Festival (Aug. 15-16)
The action-packed River Festival is a celebration of the Green River, considered an oasis in the "High Desert Country" of southwest Wyoming. It’s a family friendly festival that offers fun for everyone, right down to the four-legged members of the clan! Festivities include the Cajun Shrimp Boil, free kids games, the Great Duck Race, fireworks, the Lucky Horse Poker Run, a car show, a dog fetching competition and dog show. New additions this year include a river walk and a casting golf course that is being organized by Trout Unlimited.

For more information on this event contact the Green River Chamber at 307-875-5711.
Run with the Horses Marathon (Aug. 16)
This race starts bright and early at 6:30 a.m. and offers three options: a marathon, half-marathon and 10k race. The route takes runners by Sweetwater County’s legendary wild horse herds. There is nothing quite as exhilarating and inspiring as seeing the manes of these beautiful beasts fly as their hooves pound the ground.

New this year: professional timers, For the run there are aid stations every two miles, unique finishing medals and tech t-shirts for all marathon and half-marathon participants. Additionally, there are discounts offered for “50 Staters” and “Marathon Maniacs.” So runners can enjoy the course, there are no time limits.

Registration for the marathon is $95 before Aug. 1 and $105 after that, while the half-marathon costs $65 for early registration and $75 after Aug. 1. The 10k is $20. Register online at www.runnercard.com/roadrace.

To learn more about this event visit www.runwiththehorsesmarathon.com.

About Sweetwater County (www.tourwyoming.com)
Sweetwater County, located halfway between Yellowstone and Canyonlands National Parks in southwest Wyoming, is home to 10,500 square miles of pure, high desert adventure. Known as “Flaming Gorge Country” the area is characterized by the 91-square-mile Flaming Gorge Lake, the famed Green River, expansive deserts and rugged mountains. Activities include camping, hiking, biking, fishing, golfing, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, hunting dinosaurs, shopping, and just plain getting away from it all. A perfect place to explore American history, Sweetwater County is also home to petroglyphs, pioneer trails and historical museums.

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Gaylene Ore, Ore Communications, 970.812.8733, gaylene@orecommunications.com
Jenissa Bartlett, Sweetwater Travel & Tourism, 307.382.2538, jbartlett@tourwyoming.com

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