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Lander High School hosts three races for Make-A-Wish

May 26, 2017 - From staff reports

The Lander Valley High School will host a 5k, 10k, and half marathon cycling event June 3 to raise funds for Make-A-Wish Wyoming.

The third annual Tour de Wish Lander will take place June 3 at 9 a.m. for the half marathon and 10 a.m. for the 5k and 10k events beginning at the Lander City Park. People may register now at www.wyoming.wish.org or register the day of the event beginning at 8:30 a.m.

The cost to participate is $20 for early registrants or $25 for day-of registration. Children 10 years of age and younger can participate for only $10. Registration secures participants a spot in Tour de Wish Lander, including an event t-shirt and a ticket to lunch following the event.

Following the conclusion of all events, participants are invited to a lunch at City Park. Those who wish to purchase only a lunch ticket can acquire these presale or day-of for $5. In the event City Park floods, the events will be moved to North Park. Lander's first Farmer's Market of the season will be kicking off in City Park alongside the Tour de Wish Lander event. The Farmer's Market will include live music and children's activities to start the season.

The Tour de Wish series was inspired by the first Wyoming wish granted in 1985 to 10-year-old Brian of Gillette who wished to have a BMX bike. Brian's wish was not only the first wish granted by Make-A-Wish Wyoming, but it began a legacy of serving children battling life-threatening conditions across the state for decades to come.

Make-A-Wish Wyoming currently has 5 pending wishes in the Fremont County area and 41 pending wishes statewide.

For questions about Tour de Lander, contact Tess Kersenbrock at 307-234-9474.

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. To be eligible for a wish, a child must be between the ages of 2 and 18 years old and have a life-threatening illness that is defined as progressive, degenerative or malignant.

This is the third year Make-A-Wish Wyoming has partnered with communities around the state to hold Tour de Wish events and the third year in the Lander community.

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