The 16th Annual Charity Event will be held at the Durham Bison Ranch on June 3rd, 2017. Registration is now open and you can get your registration form here. In addition to the 5K/10K walk/run event, there are lots of other fun activities for the day. Breakfast is always delicious and the chip tossing competition is sure to bring a laugh and a smile!
100% of revenue goes to a local charity, and this year’s proceeds will go to the Powder River Energy Foundation. Established a decade ago, the Powder River Energy Foundation has awarded more than $250,000 to scores of organizations in every county of PRECorp’s service territory of northeast Wyoming. The Foundation’s main focus has been to support local organizations with limited resources for funding such as food pantries, veterans’ groups, rural health care, and youth education. All proceeds stay local to our area.
If you have ever wanted to be the presenter of one of those “large checks” become a sponsor! That opportunity is open for gold level sponsors of the event. For more details on how you can become a sponsor and receive local recognition for supporting the community, click here.
We hope to see you on the dirt on June 3rd!
The Buffalo Stampede is unique in a lot of ways. For starters, the course…
Blake Johnson, overall winner and the top time in the age 30-39 group for the men’s 10K division said, “It’s harder than it looks. It’s undulating the whole way. It’s fun. There are deer and wildlife. I had two white-tail deer on the course in front of me. Then, right before I finished, there was an antelope that ran right through the gate in front of me. It’s fun coming back out here.”
Then there is family and food…
Lindsay Albin has run the Buffalo Ranch Stampede a few times before and what keeps her coming back is running with family and for what happens after the run. Albin’s party of 12 — seven children and five adults — as well as the rest of the runners, were treated to free buffalo breakfast burritos at the finish line. “That’s what is fun, having food at the end,” Albin said. “It’s different than other fun runs. That’s what keeps making you do this one compared to other ones.”
But finally and most importantly, it is the local charities that win…
One of the most unique is the impact the event has had on nearby communities, including Gillette and Wright. Each year, all the proceeds go to a local charity. This year, money from the 10K and 5K runs will go to PRECorp Foundation, a nonprofit formed in 2007 by Powder River Energy to aid communities in the five northeast Wyoming counties, including Campbell. This foundation is helping the community on a number of different levels and having a large impact in a variety of ways.
To read the full story and learn more, please click here.
-excerpts from the full article, The Course Keeps Them Coming Back, by Roy Frazier in the Gillette News Record, June 5, 2016