The Jackson Hole Marathon course starts on Center Street, between Deloney and Gill, near the Town Square in historic downtown Jackson Hole. After running by the National Elk Refuge, within the first mile, it passes through through East Jackson and by the Snow King ski hill before joining the Community Pathway system by Flat Creek. Participants then head south of town and follow South Park Loop Road, with it’s majestic views of the Valley, before joining the pathway along Highway 22, heading west into the quaint Town of Wilson, WY. From Wilson, the Community Pathway will lead runners toward the Grand Teton and the Finish Line at Teton Village, WY, home of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.and the iconic Red Tram and Clock Tower. The entire course is run on paved roads and/or paved pathways, with the exception of a tenth of a mile near the Finish Line, which is run over grass (and is slightly uphill). Please, no whining.
PowerAde (flavors tba) and Water will be available at the following points on the Marathon course: 2.6; 4.9; 6.9; 8; 10.6; 12.6; 15; 17.1; 19.6; 21.6; 23.2; 24.9. Additionally, there will be an un-staffed, water-only table at mile 18.5. Energy gels will be available at the following aid stations on the Marathon course, at miles 12.6 and 19.6. If extra gel packets are available, they will be distributed at other locations on the course. We will also provide various snacks and/or candy at many of the later aid stations.
IMPORTANT: The marathon course is USATF certified (WY16001TK for 2016) and is a Boston Qualifier. While the course is run at altitude (~6,300 ft), the elevation gain over the 26.2 miles is rather minimal (+522 ft), with the elevation loss being 511 ft. As noted above, the entire marathon course is run over paved roadways and pathways, apart from less than a tenth of a mile at the finish which is on grass (and slightly uphill).
All courses will close at 1:30pm (which allows for a 6.5 hour marathon); please see the Rules & Regulations for cut-off times at points on the course, which are strictly enforced!