Thursday, February 20, 2014

Quest Of The Pony Express Fun Run at Camp Floyd 2014


(NOTE: We participated in this Fun Run last year, and LOVED it! You can read our full review HERE.)

Fairfield –  Pony Express runners wanted!  Come experience the life of a pony express rider and reenact the ride in your running shoes from Camp Floyd to St. Joseph, Missouri and back on April 5th at 10am.  Deliver the mail in your own haversack, take an oath for the pony express, visit the paymaster, and more!

pony expressTotal length of the fun run is 5 kilometers or 3.1 miles.  The race starts and ends at Camp Floyd / Stagecoach Inn State Park and Museum which was once a stop on the Pony Express.  Each participant receives a Quest for the Pony Express t-shirt, haversack to carry the mail, letter to a solider at Camp Floyd, toy horse, and more.

The run will be timed this year, though participants are still welcome to walk the course.  Families are encouraged to attend as well. Early registration starts February 19th and is $20 per participant.  On March 17th the price is $25 per person.  This year we will have family at $75 for a family of 4 or $80 for a family of 5 until March 17th. Click here for more information and to register for the event.

Established in 1858, Camp Floyd housed the largest concentration of U.S. troops then in the United States and a stop on the pony express.  The troops were sent to Utah to suppress a rumored Mormon rebellion, which never took place.  The army was recalled back east in 1861 for the Civil War emergency.

Camp Floyd State Park is located in the town of Fairfield, 22 miles southwest of Lehi on State Highway 73.  For more information please contact the park at:  801-768-8932.

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