Aug 13, 2022 at 7:00 AM

Med Bow Rail Marathon and Half Marathon

Lake Owen Road

Medicine Bow National Forest WY, 82070


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Entry Fee $50
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $75
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 13.1M
  • 26.2M

Type: Trail

Participant Limit: 200

Course Map: Download Map

Starting Elevation: 8740

High Point: 9090

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%

First Year of the Event: 2021

Men's Record: 2:57:50

Masters Men Record: 4:18:18

Women's Record: 4:29:16

Masters Women Record: 4:46:51


The Friends of the Medicine Bow Rail Trail host the second annual Med Bow Rail Marathon & Half Marathon on August 13th, 2022.  The races showcase the beautiful Medicine Bow Rail Trail and provide a unique high-elevation racing experience.  The marathon course follows the Medicine Bow Rail Trail from end-to-end and averages 8,926 feet in elevation.  The trail is a gently graded, wide, gravel path.  Marathon participants follow the course through two states (the trail briefly dips into Colorado after starting just north of the state line) and finish at a serene mountain lake.  The half-marathon course mirrors much of the northern portion of the marathon course with two loops around Lake Owen and an out-and-back on the Rail Trail. Course maps are available on the event web page at: https://medicinebowrailtrail.org/med-bow-rail-marathon-half-marathon/.

All race proceeds fund trail upkeep and improvement, and the races are intended to promote use of the trail. The event provides a fun and safe way to experience the trail, both competitively and non-competitively.  The marathon course has 5 aid stations and the half marathon course has 2 aid stations.  All participants receive a race t-shirt and all finishers are awarded a finisher’s medal.  Awards go to first three places in 5 age groups and for both genders in each race.  Special awards go to the top male and female finisher of each race.  Additional details about aid stations, awards, cutoff times, the cancellation policy, and other frequently asked questions are available on the event web page. Race results will be publicly available on UltraSignup.com.


On Rail Trail path


Past Event Dates

Held on Aug 13, 2022

Held on Aug 14, 2021

Event Results

View 2021 Results