Virtual alternative available for Trek

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
Photo of runners particpating in a marathon.

For those who can’t make the actual T-Bird Trek Sunday, Sept. 12, the Casper College T-Bird Trek features a virtual alternative.

“We continue to offer this every year because it is so popular, and participation is easy,” said Ann Dalton, associate director of development.

The Virtual Trek allows participants to start anytime and anywhere as long as they complete their run before Sept. 16. Participants can also complete the Virtual Trek concurrently with another race.

“We’d like to see people running or walking the Trek together, challenging friends in other states and countries, and having fun. Virtual racers can join in the fun on social media by using #runyourtrek and submitting their pictures online. We are trying to make this really fun,” noted Dalton.

Those interested in participating need to sign up by Friday, Sept. 10, for either the Outlook Point Half Marathon, the Downhill Half Marathon, the 10K, or the 5K at The cost is $60 for either of the half marathons, $50 for the 10K, and $40 for the 5K. Prices in all categories will go up by $10 Tuesday, Aug. 17.

Virtual runners must pay their registration fee by Saturday, Sept. 11, to receive a T-Bird Trek performance shirt in the mail. Prices for the virtual races are the same as for the actual races to cover postage and handling for the T-shirt. According to Dalton, virtual runners are NOT eligible for chip timing or top finisher prizes from the actual races and will not be included in the official race results.

For more information, contact Dalton at 307-268-2325 or

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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