Rules & Regulations

The following event rules and guidelines are intended to help produce and direct our event in a manner that will ensure the safety of all participants, to meet the requirements of local government permits and to be compliant with applicable USA Track & Field (USATF) regulations for participant performance records and event liability. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated in helping everyone to enjoy race day.

  1. Registrants must be capable of completing the full race distance (Marathon/Half), from start line to finish line, passing through every aid station, within the event time requirement of 1:30pm (6.5 hours). Any runner still on the course after 6.5 hours have elapsed MUST follow all state and local traffic signals, and will be proceeding at their own risk. 
  2. Participants must pass the Aid Station at 8.0 Miles by 9:05am, or 3.25 hours into the race. The Aid Station at 10.6 Miles by 9:40am, or 3.25 hours into the race. The Aid Station at 12.6 Miles by 10:15am, or 3.25 hours into the race; The Aid Station at 15 Miles (and mile 1.9 on the Hole Half Marathon course) by 10:45am; The Aid Station at 17.1 Miles (and mile 4 on the Hole Half Marathon course) by 11:15am; The Aid Station at 19.6 Miles on the Marathon course (and mile 6.5 on the Hole Half Marathon course) by 11:55am; The Aid Station at 21.6 Miles (and mile 8.5 on the Hole Half Marathon course) by 12:25pm; The Aid Station at 23.2 Miles (and mile 10.1 on the Hole Half Marathon course) by 12:50pm; The Aid Station at 24.9 Miles (and mile 11.8 on the Hole Half Marathon course) by 1:15pm.  The Finish Line will close at 1:30pm.
  3. Participants must stay on the official course and follow the instructions and directions of course marshals, safety officials, and law enforcement officers at all times. It is the responsibility of each participant to know the course and follow the appropriate course markings. Participants who leave the course will be automatically disqualified. Please see the course map to familiarize yourself with the course before race day.
  4. Spectators are asked to remain off the course and/or in designated spectator areas during the event.
  5. Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, you may not give or sell your race number to anyone else, and you may not transfer your entry fee to future races.
  6. If you attempt to sell your race number, you may be banned from future events.
  7. We suggest that all runners be at least 18 years of age to participate in these events. Anyone under 18 years old must have a signed release from their parent or guardian.
  8. You must be in good health and physically prepared to take on the challenge of a Marathon or Half Marathon or other related events.
  9. The course is open at all times to the general public, including walkers, bicyclists and vehicle traffic; please be courteous to those individuals who are not race participants, yielding pathways and/or roadways if/when necessary.
  10. Please yield to emergency vehicles and other official and non-official vehicles, if necessary.
  11. You must show photo ID to receive your race number and timing chip. If you are picking up for another runner, you must show a copy of their photo ID or a printed or digital request from them authorizing pick-up.
  12. Official race numbers, with a timing chip, are required to participate and must be worn at all time while on the official course.
  13. Although the chip timing is provided, official finishing times for overall awards are based on “gun-times” so please plan accordingly.
  14. Participants may not use bikes, in-line skates, skateboards, or baby joggers during the event and are not allowed to run with a dog while on the course.
  15. The Jackson Hole Marathon Events are cup-free. In order to remain sensitive to environmental concerns, and to avoid excess litter on our course, every runner will be required to carry with them their own hydration system (i.e: hand held water bottle, bladder system, portable cup, etc.). Cups will NOT be provided at the Start or Finish Line, or at any of the Aid Stations.  With this in mind, each participant must dispose of any trash at the designated aid stations along the course or risk being disqualified.
  16. Participants understand that there are inherent dangers (storms, forest fires, lightning, flooding, domestic animals, debris, cattle drives, etc.) with road running events in the mountain west that are beyond the organizer’s control. The organizers of the Jackson Hole Marathon Events reserve the right to cancel the race(s) should any situation present a danger to the environment, participants, staff, vendors, safety officials or motorists, and participants fully understand that refunds may not be issued, particularly for natural disasters and events out of the organizer’s control.
  17. Participants understand that domestic and/or wild animals may be present on the course and are advised not to approach such animals. The race organizers are not responsible for injuries that occur on the course as a result of encounters with these animals. 
  18. Participants agree to allow email correspondence, for race related updates, via a broadcast email platform.
  19. It is of the utmost importance that you have a really, really good time!

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