Buffalo Stampede raises money for local charitable giving

CAMPBELL COUNTY, WY – Runners and walkers from northeast Wyoming will return to the Durham Buffalo Ranch for the 22nd Annual Buffalo Stampede, Saturday, June 3.

The charitable fundraising event challenges runners on the open range course near Wright. In addition to the challenge of competing in the 5-kilometer run or walk and 10-kilometer run, participants will have the satisfaction of knowing they helped raise money for some of the most critical community needs in northeast Wyoming.

The event is an annual fundraising effort of the Powder River Energy Foundation. The event organizers and hosts at the Durham Ranch have partnered with the Foundation because of its wide range of giving to local children’s charities, feeding the hungry, and helping local veterans, to name a few.

The event draws scores of runners and walkers to the Durham Ranch in Campbell County, four miles north of Wright. Walkers kick off the event at 8 a.m. and runners start at 8:30 a.m. The always-popular Buffalo “Breakfast Burritos” are served at 9:30 a.m. followed by awards for the top finishers in all runner categories and event sponsor door prize drawings. Don’t miss out on the final event of the day, the crowd favorite “buffalo chip” throwing competition.

The cost to pre-register is $25 per person or $50 per family if participants sign up prior to Friday, May 26. Click here for pre-registration forms >
For more information: call the Campbell County Rec Center in Gillette at 682-7406; the Wright Rec Center in Wright at 464-0580; or email: buffalo@vcn.com. Registration forms can also be picked up and dropped off at the Powder River Energy Corporation offices at 200 Garner Lake Road, Gillette, or 221 Main Street, Sundance.

Participation costs after May 26 are $30 for a single and $60 per family. Event day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on June 3. All paid registrants receive a T-shirt and a breakfast the morning of the run. Family registrations include two T-shirts and breakfast for the family, and all participants are automatically entered in the drawings for door prizes.

Established in 2007, the Powder River Energy Foundation has awarded more than $2 million to non-profit community support organizations in Campbell, Crook, Johnson, Sheridan and Weston counties. For more information on the foundation, its charitable giving, fundraising, or how organizations may apply for grants, please go to the foundation website at www.precorpfoundation.org.