The annual Run & Ride will be held on Sunday, June 3 at 9:00 am in
Wilson, Wyoming. This fundraiser for the Cancer Patient Support Fund at
St. John's Hospital Foundation consists of a 5-kilometer run combined
with a 15-kilometer bike ride.
The start and finish of the race is located in the front driveway of Wilson
Elementary. The course for both portions of the race follows the scenic
Fish Creek Road--a beautiful two-lane country road that winds north of
Wilson. The race is an “out-and-back" with the transition zone
at the school, making for multiple opportunities for spectators to watch
In addition to individual categories for men and women, there are men’s
and women’s teams and mixed team categories, as well as a junior
team and junior individual category for youth ages 12 to 15. For those
who would like to participate without the pressure of racing, there is
an untimed “fun” division that begins at 9:15.
Free kid’s races begin at 10:15 am, and no registration is required.
Children ages 11 and under may participate in a non-competitive ¼
mile run and a three-mile out-and-bike ride on the bike bath. For the
little tykes, there is a training wheel/kick bike race.
Over the past nineteen years, the Run & Ride has attracted thousands
of participants and raised over $175,000 for local patients and families
facing financial difficulties as a result of their treatment for cancer.
Last year, 61 local cancer patients benefited from the fund.
“We are pleased to be a sponsor of this race and make a difference
in our community,” said Phil Leeds, founder of the event and owner
of Skinny Skis in Jackson. “Helping so many local families and engaging
community members in a fun activity is a win-win for everyone.”
Registration is available prior to the race at Skinny Skis for $20. Race
day registration is available at Wilson Elementary 7:30-8:30 am for $25.
Gold sponsors include Skinny Skis; The Hub Bicycles; Emily Knobloch, MD
and Robert Berlin, MD; Jackson Hole Medical Imaging; and Altra.
For event details, please contact Phil Leeds at
Skinny Skis at 307.733.6094.
Media contact: Karen Connelly, 739 7380, firstname.lastname@example.org
About St. John’s Hospital Foundation
The mission of theSt. John’s Hospital Foundation is to secure philanthropic support to advance the mission and strategic
objectives of St. John’s Medical Center, including patient-centered
care, clinical excellence, and community wellness. For more information
about the Foundation, please contact John Goettler at 307.739.7516 or
About St. John’s Medical Center
St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered
clinical excellence and community wellness services through a full-service
hospital, primary care and specialty physician practices, and a long-term
care Living Center.