Grand Teton Half Marathon

Jackson, Wyoming  |  June 2, 2018, 6:30 am

The Park

If you've ever dreamt of seeing the Tetons, this is your big chance.

The Tetons have inspired countless hikers, backpackers, mountaineers, and explorers throughout history. John Wayne's film acting debut The Big Trail was filmed here in 1930 as well as the western classic Shane (1953). Grand Teton National Park contains over 200 miles of trails to discover including one that American Indians and fur trappers may have used in the 1820s. You could even paddle a canoe or raft the world famous Snake River. 

Grand Teton National Park

"How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains! To behold this alone is worth the pains of any excursion a thousand times over." -John Muir

The Race

While you're here, come enjoy this gorgeous half marathon.

The Grand Teton Half Marathon takes place in the town of Jackson, Wyoming, just outside the entrance to Grand Teton National Park. It's a beautiful course with captivating views of snow capped mountain peaks, huge gulps of crisp fresh air, and maybe even some wildlife.

The race starts at 6:30 AM sharp with cutoff at 10:30 AM. That provides runners (and even walkers) 4 full hours to take in the scenery and make your way to the finish line.

To be clear, this race doesn't take place inside the National Park. (It's difficult to get permission to conduct private business activities on national land, and rightly so.) Having said that, this is about as close to the park as it gets.

Best vacation of my life.

My family's visit to Grand Teton has so far been the best vacation of my life. Glacier has been on my bucket list ever since. This race is 6 days after my 50th birthday so this will be an awesome birthday gift!

Ginger P.
Grand Teton Half Marathon Runner

Run the race. Then discover Grand Teton National Park!

The Course

This is a GREAT course! Possibly our prettiest ever!

It’s very scenic and the finish line has some amazing views of the Teton range! You don’t want to miss out on running this.

We'll start the race in Wilson, WY by running along Teton Pass Hwy (Hwy 22) for a little over a mile and then jumping onto a jogging trail. We'll stay on this beautiful and flat paved trail until we cross a pedestrian bridge over the Snake River! After some more road running, the course turns to a peacefule well-packed dirt road before finishing at the golf course! 

Grand Teton Half Marathon Course

Elevation Profile

The elevation change on the course is marginal. The chart makes it look like a beast, but it is only a few hundred feet. This will be a slightly challenging, but overwhelmingly beautiful course!

We'll gain 583 feet, with a max elevation at 6,383 feet.

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Traveling to Jackson

Driving & Flying

Depending on how far away you live, your trip to Jackson will likely include both some flying and driving. If you book soon, you could fly directly into the Jackson Hole Airport (JAC). It’s only a 15 minute drive into town and there are several rental car services on site.

If JAC won't work for you, you can fly into either the Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) which is about 2 hours from Jackson, or the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), about 5 hours away. 

Lodging & Restaurants

There are a number of hotels, campgrounds, and vacation rental properties available nearby. 

“The most remarkable heights in the great backbone of America are three elevated, insular mountains which are seen at a distance of one hundred and fifty miles, aptly designated as the Pilot Knobs, known as the Three Tetons.”

— Alexander Ross, 1800s fur trader

Bib & Packet Pickup

You have a couple of options for picking up your bib and race packet including: at the Race Expo, at the Start Line, or mailed to you. 

Race Day

3 parking lots will be available for runners and spectators including one near the start line opening at 4 am. There will also be plenty of shuttles available between the parking lots, start line, and finish line.

We'll have a prize raffle and gear check available until about 6:15 when runners line up. We'll sing the National Anthem at 6:25 and start the race promptly at 6:30. The awards ceremony kicks off near the finish line at 9:15 am. By 10:30 all runners will need to be off the course (plenty of time for walkers). The last shuttles will leave from the finish line at 12:00 noon.

Clubs & Trifecta

To help you make the most out of your visit to Grand Teton National Park, we've put together some recommended "Club Hikes". Do these with 72 hours after the race and send us a picture to earn free Vacation Races memorabilia!

Table Mountain Club

Amphitheater Lake Club

Bradley Lake Club

Grand Teton Trifecta

Following the race, we'll post a link for you to send us your photos and name.


We are pleased to share with you FREE training programs to prepare for the Grand Teton Half Marathon!

Active at Altitude has teamed up with Vacation Races to be the Official Training Partner and offers two levels of training plans for each race. The Beginner program is 16 weeks, and the Intermediate program is 12 weeks. These programs are free and are sent via e-newsletter every 4 weeks. 

"Wash your spirit clean." -John Muir

Packages & Pricing

Caldera Triple

June 2nd, 8th, and 9th

  • Grand Teton Half Race Entry
  • Yellowstone 5K Race Entry
  • Yellowstone Half Race Entry
  • 2 Race Shirts*
  • 1 Race Bib
  • Hydrapouch (if requested)
  • 3 Finisher Medals
  • 1 Caldera Triple Medal

$390 / runner

Grizzly Double

June 2nd & 9th

  • Grand Teton Half Race Entry
  • Yellowstone Half Race Entry
  • 2 Race Shirts*
  • 1 Race Bib
  • Hydrapouch (if requested)
  • 2 Finisher Medals
  • 1 Grizzly Double Medal

$330 / runner

Grand Teton Half

June 2nd

  • Grand Teton Half Race Entry
  • Race Shirt*
  • Race Bib
  • Hydrapouch (if requested)
  • Finisher Medal

$149 / runner

Registration Periods

Early Bird: Aug 18, 2017 – Oct. 8, 2017
Regular: Oct. 9, 2017 – Mar. 4, 2018
Late: Mar. 5, 2018 – Jun. 1, 2018

To encourage our runners to get out and enjoy the
park, we have 3 club hikes and a trifecta challenge.
Our club hikes are a salute to the hardcore among
us. All runners who complete a club hike within 72
hours of the end of the race will receive club hike
medallion, and completing the Trifecta earns you an official Trifecta pin! Any
runner who sends us a picture of him or herself at these destinations will
officially join the club! The photo must be sent within 72 hours of the race
and must include:
• A clear view of your happy face
• Your bib with bib number clearly visible
• Your shiny new finisher medal in view
• A clear background that shows you actually completed the hike
Following the 2017 Grand Teton Half Marathon, we will post a link to the
website where runners can send us their photos and names. Good luck!