HPH Favorite Places to Run in Laramie
Laramie City Parks
Laramie has several parks that offer running paths. Click here for a map of Laramie’s parks and trails and plans for future development.
The Laramie River Greenbelt offers 5.75 miles of paved trails, mostly following the Laramie River. The main trailhead is located at Optimist Park, where runners can go either north or south on the path. The Jackalope 5k and other races in town are held on the Greenbelt. The Greenbelt is also a favorite spot for runners in the Winter when the trails are snowed over. Click here for Greenbelt information.
Washington Park has a .78-mile paved loop around the perimeter of the park. It is well-maintained and usually cleared of snow in the winter, making it a great spot for wintertime speedwork when other venues are sloppy or snow-covered. Washington Park also has a 15-station fitness circuit course around the loop.
LaBonte Park is located at 5th & Canby, and offers a .63 mile flat paved trail that loops around the park.
Local Race Course
The Jackalope 5k is held in early April and is typically the first 5k of the season, complete with wind and snow. The course starts at Optimist Park and heads south, following the Greenbelt around the “lollipop” loop and back to Optimist Park to finish.Click here for a course map.
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Jacoby Golf Course 2-mile Loop
The Jacoby Golf Course is a public golf course on the northeast side of town and is maintained by the University of Wyoming Physical Plant. The golf course has a dirt-road loop with a good mix of flat stretches and challenging hills. The golf course is located east of 30th Street, between Willett Drive and E Gray Gables Road.
The hill leading east on Willett Drive between Jacoby Golf Course and Ivinson Memorial Hospital is a great long hill for hill repeats. High Plains Harriers often holds Tuesday Night Hill workouts on Hospital Hill during the fall and/or winter.
University of Wyoming’s Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex
This 400 meter outdoor rubber track is located at 30th & Willett. It is sometimes open for public use, depending on the schedules of the University’s athletic teams.
Laramie High School track
This 400 meter outdoor rubber track is located at 15th and Reynolds and is open to the public.
Laramie Junior High School track
This 400 meter outdoor dirt track is located at the junior high school at 22nd and Reynolds and is open to the public.
War Memorial Fieldhouse
This indoor track is located between the Uniwyo Sports Complex and War Memorial Stadium off Willett. The track is rubberized, and is 160 meters long on the inside lane and 180 meters long on the outside lane. It is sometimes open for public use, depending on the schedules of the University’s athletic teams.
Half Acre Gym
The Half Acre Gym is located on the University of Wyoming campus. You must be a member in order to use the Half Acre Gym facilities. Click here for membership information.
Laramie Community Recreation Center
The Laramie Community Recreation Center offers a 3-lane indoor track with the two inside lanes designated for walkers and the outer lane for runners. The rubberized track is 11 laps to the mile in the running lane (approximately 150 meters long). You must be a member in order to use the Laramie Community Recreation Center facilities. Click here for membership information.