Gather up the family and enjoy an entertaining and educational walk/run along a section of the Oregon Trail all while learning about Casper's history & helping support a good cause.

Saturday, September 20th, the 11th Ohio Volunteer Calvary re-enactor group has organized the "Fort Caspar Historic 5K Walk/Run" to raise funds for the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Platte Bridge-and the death of Caspar Collins-set to take place at Fort Caspar Museum in July 2015.  This walk/run will give participants a glimpse into the lives of emigrants traveling the Oregon/California/Mormon Pioneer Trail.  Along the route, walkers/runners will encounter living historians portraying 19th-century characters. Gather tidbits of history from a "49-er" on his way to the gold fields of California, a pioneer mother and her children, a Calvary soldier, a mountain man, and a sick traveler.  Families and history buffs will especially enjoy this educational trip back in time.  We encourage walkers/runners to get into character themselves by wearing 19th-century attire.


The advance registration price is $25 for adults, $15 for kids ages 6-15; and $5 for kids 5 years and under, which covers the cost of a commemorative t-shirt.  Please add $5 for each individual registration received after September 17th.  Family packages are available.  You may pay by credit card online at or by calling Lisa Thalken at 307-797-2493.  Cash or checks accepted in person at Fort Caspar Museum.  You may register after September 17th, including on the day of the event, but you will not be guaranteed a t-shirt.

Event check in-and any "day-of-walk" registrations-will begin at 8:00 am at Fort Caspar Park, which is located on Wyoming Boulevard in front of Fort Caspar Museum.  The walk/run begins at 9:00 am.  The route will take participants from Fort Caspar Museum along the Platte River Parkway and then back again to complete the 3.1 miles (5K).

For information, call Lisa Thalken at (307) 797-2493 or Fort Caspar Museum at (307) 235-8462.