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Cowboy Tough

Adventure Races
Sponsored by Visit Cheyenne
Curt Gowdy State Park - Saturday, August 10, 2025

You can check out Megan's Race overview from her 24 hour race experience

Sample Rules of Travel - 24 Hour & 4/8 Hour
 

Post Race Overview and Strategies Q& A with Race Director Mike Spiller & Racer Chip Dodd

recording
 

Race Descriptions

 

12 Hour Race
Do you think you are Cowboy Tough?  If you want to see some of the amazing state of Wyoming and test your Adventure Racing skills, then sign up for the Cowboy Tough Race. Where we will push you to your endurance limits.  You may bend but your goal is not to break.  This race takes place at over 6000 feet and will push you over 8000 feet during some sections of the race.  It offers breathtaking views and amazing mountain biking and trekking sections. You will have two different paddle sections in this race.  Come out and tackle the winds and the wild west of Wyoming with Rev3Endurance.

6 Hour Race
Are you ready to dust off your boots (a.k.a. trekking shoes) and saddle up and enjoy this fun and exciting beginner to Intermediate level adventure race? We have a beautiful, rugged course designed for you to run, bike, paddle, and navigate your way around Curt Gowdy State Park in Wyoming. Curt Gowdy is less than 30 minutes from Cheyenne, WY. The Laramie mountains serve as the backdrop for the race. The estimated distance for the 4-6 hour race will be around 20 Miles. The breakdown will be 2-3 miles of paddling,3-5 miles of trekking and 15+ miles of mountain biking.  We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, August 10, 2025, at check-in at the Camp Russell Shelter.  We’ll host the race out of the Camp Russell Shelter at Curt Gowdy State Park. Parking and camping will be walking distance from the race HQ at the Camp Russell Shelter.

 

Race Location

Camp Russell Shelter at Curt Gowdy State Park - 1264 Granite Springs Rd, Cheyenne, WY 82009​


12 Hour Race Estimated Distance (Sell Out is 50 Racers) 

45-65 miles (Racers have 12 hours to get as many points possible and cross the finish line)

Estimated Distance = 5 Miles of Paddling, 15 Miles of Trekking, 40+ Miles of Biking

 

12 Hour Registration Fees

Soloist 12 Hour

  • $240.00 for soloists until December 31st, 2024    

  • $265.00 for soloists until registration closes at midnight July 31st, 2025​
     

Teams 12 Hour (2 & 4 Person Team Options Available)​

  • $230.00 per person until December 31st, 2024    

  • $255.00 for per person until registration closes at midnight July 31st, 2025
     

6 Hour Race Estimated Distance (Sell Out is 50 Racers)

15-25 miles (Racers have 6 hours to get as many points possible and cross the finish line)

Estimated Distances: 2 Miles of Paddling, 6 miles of trekking, 15 miles of Biking.

 

6 Hour Registration Fees

Soloist​

  • $140.00 for soloists until December 31st, 2024 

  • $155.00 for soloists until registration closes at midnight ​​July 31st, 2025

 

Teams (2, 3, or 4 Person Team Options Available)​

  • $130.00 per team member until December 31st, 2024

  • $150.00 per team member until registration closes at midnight July 31st, 2025

(All registration after 14 Days prior to the race are not guaranteed a race shirt!!)
 

Race Schedule of Events (times subject to change pending permits)

  • Early Packet Pick-up is Friday August 9th, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Camp Russell Shelter at Curt Gowdy State Park
     

Race Day Itinerary - Saturday August 10th, 2025 

  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am: Race packet pickup at the Camp Russell Shelter

  • 7:30 am: Transition area opens at the Camp Russell Shelter 

  • 7:30 am: Bike Drop at the camp Russell Shelter

  • 8:00 am: 6/12 Hour Race Pre-race brief (Mandatory for all team captains)

  • 9:00 am: 6/12 Hour Race Start

  • 3:00 pm: 6 Hour Race Ends

  • 9:00 pm: 12 Hour Racers must be off the course

  • 9:30 pm: 12 Hour Race Awards (Rolling)
     

 Race Packet Pickup

Packet pickup location will be at the camp Russell Shelter.  It is required that all forms be completely filled out and signed  for each member of your team.  You will get your race t-shirt, race map, Rules of Travel and any race numbers at packet pick-up.  Medals will be awarded to the team who completed the race.
 

Equipment Provided By Rev3Endurance

All gear necessary for water portions of the race will be provided. This may include, but not limited to: Canoes, paddles, and PFDs.  Race maps, race passport and Rules of Travel will also be provided by REV3Endurance. 

​Mandatory Equipment (Responsibility of each team and\or Racer)

REV3Endurance will not be checking in mandatory equipment. REV3Endurance will be checking randomly throughout the race for mandatory equipment.  Missing mandatory equipment will result in points being decreased from your total score.

Mandatory Equipment​

  • Enough food and water for the event

  • Bike

  • Headlamp

  • Bike Lights (Front & Back for the 12 hour racers)

  • Bike helmet

  • Maps (Provided by REV3Endurance)

  • Rules of Travel (Provided by Rev3Endurance)

  • Cell phone fully charged (One per team)

  • Dry bag for your cell phone (One per team)

  • Basic repair kit for your bike (One per team)

  • Basic Medical Kit​ (One per team)
     

Transitions

The main Transition Area is located at a designated area next to the Camp Russell Shelter.​
 

Fun things to do in Cheyenne Wyoming​
Visit Cheyenne

 

Lodging
Cheyenne Lodging

 

Post-Race Food

Food will not be served during the award ceremony after the race.  Please bring some beverages and snacks with you. 
 

Results

Unofficial results will be announced at the awards ceremony and post-race official results will be posted to our web site 24 – 48 hour after the event.

2023
4-Hour Results
8-Hour Results
24-Hour Results

 

Awards

Awards: Finisher medals will go to all participants who get the mandatory points.
 

Divisions

  • Solo Male and Female

  • 2/3-person teams: Male, Female, and Co-Ed
     

Links to Mandatory Race Forms

  • Liability waiver and photo release (Must be completed by all racers before race packets are distributed to the team)
     

Race Cancellation

Severe weather conditions may postpone the start of the race, or the course may be shortened.
 

​Volunteer

Would you like to come out and volunteer for the race?

Send an email to Mike with your time options and we’ll find something to get you involved at the race.


2021 Results - Half Day & Sprint

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