It's going to be so great to be back in the Tetons! Seriously, there isn't anything better than getting to look at those beautiful mountains as the sun rises on them in the morning. You are absolutely going to love this race!
With that, the Race Guide for the 2022 Grand Teton Half Marathon is officially out and you can read it now! We cover everything you need to know, so please take the time to read it. You also have the option to listen to an audio version of the Race Guide on our podcast.
On the podcast, our wonderful host, Colleen, and race director, Anna, talk through things like bib pick-up, where to park on race morning, and what there is to do in the area. It's great to listen to as you travel to the race or while you go about your day running errands.
You can listen to the podcast on all major podcast platforms. Just search for "2022 Grand Teton Half Marathon Race Guide" and it should appear.
As you read the Race Guide, please pay special attention to the following pages:
Page 2-3: Race Expo + Bib Pick-up
Page 4-5: Half Marathon Race Details
Page 5: Half Marathon Map + Elevation
Page 6: Parking + Spectator Info
Page 7: 5k Race Info
Page 11: Cup-free Policy
Want to hear some beautiful native history?
Thousands of years before fur trappers and early pioneers settled the area, Paleo Indians hunted along the lakes and rivers and harvested the valley’s bounty. Migratory Native Tribes like the Crow, Bannock, Blackfoot, Flathead, Gros Ventre, Nez Perce, and others would make summer camp here.
It was a neutral crossroads for trade and travel routes. One tribe did not lay claim to this place, but evidence suggests they all had a spiritual connection to it - using the high peaks as part of their visions quests.
The only tribe known to live here year round were the Mountain Shoshone. One theory says the early French named the range les trois tétons (the three breasts). Another theory says the range is named for the Teton Sioux, also known as the Lakota people. It is likely that the local Shoshone once called the whole range Teewinot, meaning “many pinnacles”.