The Silent Trails race was organized in 2001 to honor and celebrate the lives of eight, University of Wyoming cross country athletes that were killed by a drunk driver on September 16, 2001. Killed in the tragedy were:

What better way to remember these young men then by doing what they loved … running the trails! Whether you are a walker, jogger or an all out racer, this course will challenge you while providing access to some great Wyoming fall scenery.

All proceeds from the race will support present and future runners on the University of Wyoming team, or to support a non-profit group or activity associated with running in and around Laramie.