IMPORTANT: With the addition of a new pathway, the course no longer starts near the Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole. Instead, the new start line will be up Coyote Canyon near the Journeys School of the Teton Science Schools. This will make for a speedy descent over the first half mile, so please be prepared!
The Hole Half Marathon starts in the lower (gravel) parking lot on Coyote Canyon Rd., which is the main roadway to the Journeys School of the Teton Science School, located just off of Hwy 22 (between the Town of Jackson and Wilson, WY). As in past years, parking will not be allowed at the Half Marathon starting line; shuttle buses will pick up participants on race morning (at the Ranch Lot in Teton Village, which is a short walk from the Finish Line) and drop at the Journeys School. Drop offs will still be allowed near the start, but participants are advised to arrive early as the road to the starting line will be closed to traffic. It will be a half mile walk to the starting line area.
With a steep descent, and slight uphill over the first mile, the course transitions onto the Full Marathon course at roughly 1.2 miles and utilizes the same aid stations along the way to the shared Finish Line at Teton Village (with a grassy approach covering the last tenth of a mile). The course will be clearly marked, but please be alert at all times while covering the distance!
The temperatures can be chilly on race morning so please dress in layers in order to stay warm. A reusable bag will be provided to all competitors at packet pick-up. This bag can be used to send extra clothing to the finish line, where it can retrieved after the race. (Please note, the event is not responsible for items/valuables left in the bags.)
PowerAde and water will be available at the aid stations along the course. The aid stations will be placed at the following locations on the course: 1.9; 4; 6.5; 8.5; 10.1; 11.8 miles Additionally, there will be an un-staffed, water-only table at mile 5.3. Energy gels will be available at the aid station located at mile 6.6 on the Half Marathon course.
As noted above, parking is Not Allowed at the start of the Half Marathon. Drop offs are allowed near the Half Start, but that vehicle will need to depart immediately. Depending on traffic near the Half start, runners may have to be dropped near Hwy 22 & Coyote Canyon Road and walk up the starting area (this could take around 7-10 minutes). Half-Marathon participants are invited to take the pre-race shuttle to the starting line from the Ranch Lot in Teton Village, which is a 7-10 minute walk from the Finish Line area. Check the PARKING & SHUTTLES page for details.
All courses will close at 1:30pm (allowing participants to complete their race in 6.5 hours); please see the Rules & Regulations for cut-off times at points on the course. .
Printable Hole Half Marathon Course Map