Grand Teton Half Marathon & 5K
June 5-6, 2020
Date: June 6, 2020
Location: Jackson, WY
Half Marathon Start Time: 6:30am –10:30 am
Weather: 35° – 67°F
Course Type: Point-to-point
Stroller friendly? Yes
Disability friendly? Yes
Dogs allowed? No
June 5, 2020, 12pm–6pm
Stilson lot, Wilson, WY
Date: June 5, 2020
Location: Wilson, WY
5K Start Time: 7:00 pm
Bib & Packet Pickup
Expo pickup recommended. Other options.
Registration Periods & Pricing
Early: $109 Aug. 16 – Oct. 13
Regular: $129 Oct. 14 – Mar. 15, 2020
Late: $129 Mar. 16, 2020 – Race Expo
Refunds available during:
*Early Registration: yes (no fee)
*Regular Registration: yes ($10 fee). *Late Registration: NO
*Refunds not available due to weather
Deferral, Race Transfer, and Bib Transfer available during all registration periods ($20 fee).
Can confirm, as a 2016 finisher of the Caldera Triple. Lifechanging great experience. See you in 2019 at Zion and Glacier! <3
I can't wait!!!!
Made it to the Tetons in '16 with college teammates, the Smokies this year with other college teammates. And plan on Glacier (and Smokies) in '18 and Zion in '19! I can't wait!!!!
The courses are always incredible
Have done Rocky Mtn twice and Yosemite once and can second that you guys are great. So much easier to deal with than a certain Mouse controlled race series and the courses are always incredible. Looking forward to Teton in June!
Organization and Amenities were Fantastic
Thank YOU for an incredible race! The scenery was beautiful and I personally feel that the organization and amenities were fantastic. Great job, I'm already looking forward to next year!
Thank you for an amazingly beautiful and well run event!
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!
If you've ever dreamt of seeing the Tetons, take this 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.
"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
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.
Run the race. Then discover Grand Teton National Park!
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 peaceful well-packed dirt road before finishing at the golf course!
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.
Grand Teton 5K
We are excited to be offering a 5K race now! In addition to the half marathon, a 5 kilometer race will take place on Friday evening, June 5th at 7:00 pm.
This is a beautiful course to give you a chance to work your legs out and enjoy a run with friends and family. The race begins from the expo location and runs a clockwise loop around part of the Stilson Ranch!
Doubles & Quadruple
TWO WEEKENDS - TWO PARKS!
If you aren't familiar with our events that have 5K distances in addition to a half marathon, runners can sign up for both and earn extra swag and an extra medal. We call these "doubles". In 2020, our Grand Teton and Yellowstone events will take place on back-to-back weekends in June!
With two half marathons and two 5K races, we have some exciting news. We are introducing a new QUADRUPLE! That's signing up and running all 4 events. If you sign up for the quadruple you are essentially doing the Grand Teton Half & 5K and the Yellowstone Half & 5K. Runners get some Quadruple swag, all the doubles medals, plus the Quadruple medal- That's 8 medals total!
Here are all the options:
Grand Teton Half Marathon & Grand Teton 5K
Runners earn: Moose Double swag + 2 finisher medals (1 for each race) + 1 Moose Double medal
Yellowstone Half Marathon & Yellowstone 5K
Runners earn: Bison Double swag + 2 finisher medals (1 for each race) + 1 Bison Double medal
Grand Teton Half Marathon & Yellowstone Half Marathon
Runners earn: Grizzly Double swag + 2 finisher medals (1 for each race) + 1 Grizzly Double medal
Grand Teton Half Marathon, Grand Teton 5K, Yellowstone Half Marathon, & Yellowstone 5K
Runners earn: Grand Quad swag + 4 finisher medals (1 for each race) + 1 Moose Double medal + 1 Bison Double medal + 1 Grizzly Double medal + 1 Grand Quad medal = 8 medals!
Note: If you've run with us in the past, you may recall the Caldera Triple. With the new Grand Teton 5K and the quadruple added, we've retired the Caldera Triple for now.
Registration is OPen!
Countdown to race weekend
Early: Aug. 16 – Oct. 13
Regular: Oct. 14 – Mar. 15, 2020
Late: Mar. 16, 2020 – Race Expo
*There is a limited number of entries to each race, and this event may sell out. If the event is sold out, registration will close regardless of registration period.
Packages & Pricing
Going to yellowstone too?
Expect about 6 aid stations on the course beginning around mile 3. Aid stations include toilets, water, Gnarly electrolyte drink, Honey Stinger gels, basic first aid supplies, and sometimes more.
All stations are cup-free so plan to bring your own hydration solution or request a free HydraPouch when you register.
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
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.
"Wash your spirit clean." -John Muir
Pictures & Testimonials
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