It's been a while since we have last run in Yellowstone. We know many of you will be joining us at both the Tetons and Yellowstone. Some of you are running the Grizzly Double and others are running the Grand Quad. No matter what your Yellowstone adventure looks like, we are excited to have you! You're going to love seeing and exploring places like Artist's Point, watching the hot springs bubble about, and witness some famous geysers!
With that, our 2021 Yellowstone Race Guide is officially out! It covers everything you need to now for race weekend, so please read it thoroughly. You'll learn where and when to get your bib, what amenities are offered on course, and what there is to do in the area. We also recorded an audio version of the Race Guide that you can listen to. You can listen to the podcast on all major podcast platforms. Just search for "2021 Yellowstone Half Marathon & 5k Race Guide" and it should appear. We also included a YouTube link at the end of this blog.
As you read the Race Guide, please pay special attention to the following pages:
- Page 2: Full event schedule
- Page 2: Bib Pick-up
- Page 3: Wave & Staggered Start for Half Marathon
- Page 6: Parking & Shuttles for Half Marathon
- Page 7: Waves & Staggered Start for 5k
- Page 7: Parking & Shuttles for 5k
Curious to learn more about the area?
26 tribes have ancestral connections to Yellowstone. Despite early claims by park superintendents that no Native American tribes lived in the area, we now know they resided here as far back as 10,000 years. In fact, you can find artifacts of these early inhabitants everywhere that people camp today.
Yellowstone’s location at the convergence of the Great Plains, Great Basin, and Plateau tribal regions means that many tribes have a traditional connection to the land and its resources.
For thousands of years, before Yellowstone became a national park, it was a place where ancestors to contemporary Blackfeet, Cayuse, Coeur d’Alene Nez, Shoshone, and Perce, among others, hunted, fished, gathered plants, quarried obsidian, and used the thermal waters for religious and medicinal purposes. The Crow specifically referred to the geysers as bide-mahpe, which means “sacred or powerful waters”.