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Grand Teton Half & 5K

Possibly our prettiest course ever....you'll run a flat, paved road over the Snake River and through scenic pastures. A peaceful, well-packed dirt road in the final miles leading up to a stunning reveal of the Grand Teton mountain range and a picture-perfect finish line. 
  • Location: Jackson, WY
  • Date: June 3-4, 2022 
  • Terrain: Paved Road
  • Difficulty: Easy

June 3-4, 2022

Jackson, WY

Difficulty:

Paved Road

Point-to-point

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Race Info

Half Marathon:

June 4, 2022

6:30 am


Teton 5K & Fun Run:

June 3, 2022

Time TBD (in the evening)


Stilson lot

1455 Beckley Park Way

Wilson, WY

Expo & Bib Pickup

June 3, 2022

Time TBD


Stilson lot

1455 Beckley Park Way

Wilson, WY

* Expo bib pickup is recommended. Limited bibs available at the start line race morning.


The Course

Weather: 35° – 67°F

Terrain: This is flat course on paved road. 


Strollers allowed? Yes

Disability Friendly? Yes

Dogs allowed? No

"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

Course Photos

Get a feel for the terrain and landscape that await you out on the course!

GET INVOLVED

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Park Communities

Fundraise for your chosen race and your registration fee could be waived. All funds go to Wander Project to support efforts in and around the communities that host our events.

Learn more about Wander Project >>

Volunteer with Us!

Our volunteers help runners at the race expo, finish line, merchandise tent, and beyond! Join us for a 3-4hr shift and earn a $50 or $100 credit towards a future race (credits can be gifted!) 


HOW TO PREPARE

Train with Active at Altitude

FREE custom Training Plan for each event!

No matter what your skill level, when you're pushing your limits it's nice to have a little guidance! We're excited to offer FREE training programs for all levels.

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Know Your Guidelines

- Read your race details! Following event rules helps us to put on safe, sustainable events.

- We are a zero-waste event. Please stick to reusable water bottles and avoid bringing disposable items to the race.

- Be courteous towards fellow runners on and off the course.

Join the Community

Vacation Races is honored to have a community of runners who actively support one another! We highly recommend joining one our Facebook groups to get input from other runners, share stories, and learn about the latest updates.

Grand Teton Race Details

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Course Details

Half Marathon Course Description (June 4)

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 with groups starting according to your bib wave. All runners (and even walkers) will have 4 full hours to take in the scenery and make your way to the finish line.

Teton 2021 map

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Teton elevation

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.

The race will begin in Wilson, WY. The start line is at the Stilson Lot just off the Teton Pass Hwy at Beckley Park Way. We'll begin by running west with traffic along Teton Pass Hwy (hwy 22) for a little over a mile. We will then take a right on 3rd Street, followed by an immediate right onto Main street crossing HHR Ranch road and jump onto the jogging trail.

We will stay on this beautiful and flat paved trail until we come to Moose Wilson Rd, which we will cross, and run over Snake River using the pedestrian bridge. After crossing the bridge, we will run east against traffic on Teton Pass Hwy (hwy 22) until about mile 6.25. We will then take a left onto Spring Gulch Road where we will stay for the remainder of the race, 4 miles of which is on a packed dirt road.

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

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

Time limit
All runners will have 4 hours to finish the race. That is an 18 minute mile - plenty of time for walkers! If at anytime we deem it unsafe and need to pull a runner off the course we would hope for understanding and immediate cooperation. Failure to comply will result in being banned from future events.

Course Records
Our course record holders receive a FREE RACE ENTRY every year that their time remains the course record! The current course record holders are:
Male Overall: Tyler Mogan  1:10:43 (2018)
Female Overall: Lauren Hill  1:27:00 (2015)
Male Masters: 
Jay Johns  1:19:14 (2016)
Female Masters: 
Emily Chappelear  1:35:13 (2019)

Aid Stations

Expect about 6 aid stations on the course at around mile 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, and 12. A medic will be stationed typically at the aid station at or near mile 9. Keep in mind, the exact location of each aid station may vary from race to race. Aid stations include toilets, water, Gnarly Hydrate, 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. 

Additional Details

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Race Expo & Bib Pickup

You have a couple of options for picking up your bib and race packet including at the race expo or we can mail it to you. When you register, we ask you to indicate when you plan to pick up your bib. If you plans change, don’t worry about it. We only ask to help us plan in terms of numbers.

Option #1: Race Expo (recommended)
Race expos are held the Friday before the race. They typically run 5-7 hours, allowing you to get your bib at your convenience. 

Option #2: Race Morning (not recommended)
We will have limited race morning packet pickup. We do not recommend waiting until the morning, but if it cannot be avoided - we understand.

Option #3: Shipped Before the Race
There is a cost of $30 if you want to have your bib and shirt mailed to you. We do this as a convenience for runners not wanting to drive to the area early. You can add a shipped bib to your registration until one month before the race by logging into RunSignup, clicking Manage Registration, and Add Ons.

Refunds: Once your package is shipped, you are officially checked in to the race and no longer qualify for our refund, deferment, or transfer options.

Race Expo

Location: Stilson Lot (1455 Beckley Park Way, Wilson, WY)

Hours: TBD

We recommend joining us for the race expo! You can pick up your bib packet, check out merchandise, and meet fellow runners. It's a great way to get pumped up for the event! 

Bring Your Own Bag
In our ongoing effort to eliminate waste during our races, our expos are bagless events. We encourage you to BYOB (bring your own bag) to hold your bib, race shirt, and any goodies you pick up from the race expo!

Race Day Schedule

The race starts at 6:30 am sharp at the Stilson Lot! We do not start our races late so please get to the start line early. Runners will have 4 hours to finish the race. That is a 18 minute mile- plenty of time for walkers!

Check back closer to the race for a comprehensive race weekend schedule!


*Shuttles will start return trips to all parking lots as they fill up
*There are no dogs allowed on the shuttles or at the finish line.

Parking & Shuttles

Parking Lots

The race will have 3 parking areas for runners, with one being at the start line (Stilson Lot).

Stilson Lot

1455 Beckley Park Way


*Located at the start line

(marked in green on the map below)

Ranch Lot at Teton Village
Apres Vous Rd in Teton Village, WY.


Shuttles times TBD

(marked in red on the map below)

250 N Cache St Parking Lot
On the corner of Cache St and E Gill Ave.


Shuttle times TBD

(marked in blue on the map below)

To avoid traffic congestion, we strongly encourage runners to arrive early - we will have plenty of coffee and hot chocolate waiting for you at the start line race morning.

There will be shuttles to bring runners from the Ranch lot and N Cache St. lot to the start line.

Check back for more information closer to the race!

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GT shuttle lots

Runner Drop-off

To help with congestion at the start line, we have two drop-off locations:

1) Across the street at Rendezvous Park (runners will walk to the start line via a tunnel!)

2) Off Teton Pass Highway

We will have people directing traffic to avoid congestion. Once runners are dropped off, they will be directed how to reach the start line.

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Post-race Shuttles

There is no parking at the finish line. 

Shuttles will transport runners back to all three parking lots after the race. These shuttles will be leaving continuously as they fill up. The last shuttle will leave shortly after the last runners have completed their race.


Check back for more information closer to the race!

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Spectators

We expect to welcome spectators back to the Grand Teton Half Marathon this year!

However, parking at the finish line is still strictly prohibited, as it blocks the road for runners and residents alike. We will provide shuttles for both spectators and runners. 

Check back for more information closer to the race!

We recommend downloading the RaceJoy app to track your runner's progress and send them cheers!

Grand Teton 5K

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Grand Teton 5K & Fun Run

We are excited to be offering a 5K race!

 

Start Time: TBD 

Location:  Stilson Lot Wilson, WY


What's the Fun Run? The Fun Run is for those who do not wish to be timed. You run the same course and receive a race shirt and medal, but you will not be able to compete for any awards.

The Course
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 in Wilson, then run along Beckley Park Way before getting on Teton Pass Hwy (Hwy 22).

Runners will then jump onto a jogging trail and loop around the pasture before returning to the finish line.  

teton5k map

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teton5k elevation

Aid Station
There will be one aid station on the course near the half way point (mile 1.5). The aid station will have water, Gnarly, and bathrooms. Like the half marathon, this race will be cupless!

Bib Pickup
Our expo will be in the same place as the start line (Stilson lot in Wilson, WY). 5K runners will have until 30 minutes before the race to pick up their bibs so that we can get you all lined up and ready to go! Please arrive early and pick up your bib at the expo when possible.

Looking for more fun, more of a challenge, and more swag? Sign up for the Moose Double (5K + Half)!

Doubles & Grand Quad

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What are the Doubles & Quads?

During the month of June we host four races on back-to-back weekends:

Weekend 1: Grand Teton Half Marathon + Grand Teton 5K (June 3-4, 2022)

Weekend 2: Yellowstone Half Marathon + Yellowstone 5K (June 10-11, 2022)


These races showcase the incredible beauty of Wyoming and Montana AND they are driving distance to each other! To give our runners an extra challenge (and an opportunity to keep exploring the parks), we've created a series of combination events. Our intrepid Double and Quad runners commit to running either a 5K + Half Marathon, 2 Half Marathons, or all 4 races in the span of one week!

Moose Double

Races:

Grand Teton 5K

Grand Teton Half Marathon

Two races, one weekend! You'll run both Grand Teton races within the span of 24 hours. Pretty hard, core right?

Check in before the 5K and use this bib for both races.

Moose Double Design

With a Moose Double registration, you'll earn: 

  • One standard race shirt for Grand Teton
  • ONE special Moose Double swag item - during registration, you’ll choose between a hat, pint glass, campers mug, t-shirt, tank top, or beach hoodie and you’ll pick it up at the race expo. Additional items can be purchased at the end of the second race.
  • Two finisher medals - one for each race
  • One Moose Double medal

Grizzly Double

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Races:

Grand Teton Half Marathon

Yellowstone Half Marathon

Two half marathons, two Saturdays, and one week of exploring in some of the most incredible places in the United States!

Check in at Grand Teton and use this bib for both races.

With a Grizzly Double registration, you'll earn: 

  • Two standard race shirts - one for Grand Teton and one for Yellowstone
  • ONE special Grizzly Double swag item - during registration, you’ll choose between a hat, pint glass, campers mug, t-shirt, tank top, or beach hoodie and you’ll pick it up at the race expo. Additional items can be purchased at the end of the second race.
  • Two finisher medals - one for each race
  • One Grizzly Double medal

Grand Quad

Grand Quad Design

Races:

Grand Teton 5K

Grand Teton Half Marathon

Yellowstone 5K

Yellowstone Half Marathon

We initially thought this would be too intense, but for you champions - the demand was there! You'll run four races over two weekends, with tons of time for hiking the National Parks in-between. We're pretty sure this one of the most hardcore vacations we can imagine!

Check in at Grand Teton and use this bib for all four races.

With a Grand Quad registration, you'll earn: 

  • Two standard race shirts - one for Grand Teton and one for Yellowstone
  • ONE special Grand Quad swag item - during registration, you’ll choose between a hat, pint glass, campers mug, t-shirt, tank top, or beach hoodie and you’ll pick it up at the race expo. Additional items can be purchased at the end of the fourth race.
  • Four finisher medals - one for each race
  • Three double medals - Grizzly Double, Moose Double, and Bison Double
  • One Grand Quad medal
Double & Quad Registration

You MUST register for your specific Double or Quad, not separate races. 


If you register for the races separately, you will need to upgrade into the correct Double/Quad in order to receive special swag and medals.

Need to upgrade to a Double or Quad?


This is considered an event transfer. You can transfer into a Double or Quad via your account on Run Signup.


*if you deferred or transferred into this race your race credit will appear as $0. Contact us at info@vacationraces.com and we'll complete the upgrade for you!

Zero Waste

As nature lovers, we are committed to keeping our events sustainable and managing negative impacts on the environment. Our goal is to send less than one bag of actual “trash” to the landfill after each event. We have managed to meet this goal at events with over 3,000 participants!

Here's how you can help us:

CUP-FREE RACING

All Vacation Races events are "cup-free". Coolers of water and Gnarly Hydrate (electrolyte drink) are available at all aid stations, but cups will not be provided on course or at the finish line. In order to stay hydrated, we ask you to bring one of the following:

1. Reusable water bottle - you can fill these up at any aid station and at the start/finish

2. Hydrapouch - These handheld cups clip onto your clothes and are our recommended choice! We offer these free when you register, but they will also be available at the expo for $10.

3. Hydration pack - These are refillable backpacks meant for running that allow you to access fluid via a built-in straw.

ZERO WASTE CONTAINERS

You can help us reduce trash by sorting disposable items into the appropriate container. 

You’ll notice three containers at our events:

  • Compostables: Organic goods like banana peels and most food items (without the wrapper please!)
  • Recyclables: Paper, aluminum, cardboard, steel, and glass. Please dump out any liquids into the compost bin BEFORE recycling the container.
  • Everything Else: Non-recyclable food wrappers like from used gel packets and styrofoam. Please dump out any food matter BEFORE throwing away the container.

Please avoid putting organic waste and compostable items in the wrong bin. It gets gross to sort through.

Toilets

When possible, we also use Great Outdoors Composting Portable Toilets which conserve water, eliminates the use of harmful chemicals, and create a nutrient rich soil amenity. It is the best pooping experience you will ever have. To learn more or to have them at your event visit GreatOutdoorsToilets.com or ask the race officials for more information.

Race Results and Photos

Race Results

Visit RunSignup for race results. Runner times are available ~20 minutes after you finish the race. Keep in mind, the results are not official until all runners have crossed the finish line, and have been reviewed by the event director. Because our age group winners are based on chip time, it is possible to cross the finish line before someone else in your age group while still finishing with a slower time than them. 

Top Finisher but missed the awards ceremony? You can request to have your place medal shipped to you!

Got questions about your placement? please email timing@vacationraces.com.

Race Photos

Race photos are offered to our runners for FREE! Race photos are available the Friday following the week of the race via RunSignup. We will send out an email when they're posted to the album. Past race photos are also available via the link, with the exception of our 2016 & 2017 races. These can be accessed for a fee.

Award Ceremony Photos
Award ceremony photos are posted within a week of the race. You can find a link to the award ceremony photos below:

Share your experiences with us! 
Be sure to use #TetonHalf in any photos you post from the race or your adventures exploring the park so we can share in the fun with you!

Race Merchandise

Exclusive Grand Teton Half Marathon merchandise will be available both at the race expo and near the finish line! When possible, we'll have race merch for sale in our online store after the race is over. Please allow time for us to add items online.

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