News & Updates

2017 EVENTS

Be sure to read all of the information on this page for important race news and updates as we get closer to race day.  Additionally, please visit the Jackson Hole Facebook Page for breaking news.

NEW HOTEL OFFER: Our friends at Mountain Modern Motel, a newly remodeled property in downtown Jackson, are offering a discounted rate for Marathon weekend. A limited number of room are available, at $229/night, for Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Please call the hotel directly, 1-307-733-4340) and ask for the Jackson Hole Marathon rate. Marathon participants can walk to the starting line! (Click Here to read a recent article about the renovations.)

SNAKE RIVER BEER! Snake River Brewing is, once again, the official beer sponsor of the Jackson Hole Marathon Events! For those participants wanting to re-hydrate with a cold, adult beverage at the finish line, be sure to grab an ice-cold beer from SRB, then sit back and relax in the Village Commons under the big red Tram at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort! Be sure to check out the Snake River Brew Pub, in town at 265 S. Milward, (just across the street from pack pick-up). They have a great selection of wine, too!

SPRINGHILL SUITES BY MARRIOTT ROOM SPECIAL: be sure to take advantage of special room rates at the SpringHIll Suites by Marriott by July 1, 2017. Packet pick-up will be held on-site at the SpringHill Suites on Friday, September 1st. (And, it’s across the street from Snake River Brewing, the official beer of the Jackson Hole Marathon Events!) Call for details: 307-201-5320  Click Here to view the hotel.

POWERADE!   Thank you High Country Coca-Cola for providing PowerAde for all of the on-course aid stations, as well as water at the Finish Line. We are grateful for the continued support!

REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the 2017 Jackson Hole Marathon, Hole Half-Marathon and Memorial Marathon Relay. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

2017 RACES: The 7th edition of the Jackson Hole Marathon Events is scheduled for Labor Day weeekend, Saturday, September 2, 2017.  Registration for the 2017 Events will open in late December 2016. We hope to see you in Jackson Hole over Labor Day Weekend!

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2016 EVENTS

2016 RESULTS: Results for the 2016 Jacskon Hole Marathon, Hole Half Marathon and Tyler Strandberg & Catherine Nix Memorial Relay can be found by CLICKING HERE. Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to those who toed the line in the Tetons!

RACE UPDATE TO PARTICIPANTS – 9/1/16: A short update with reminders about the weekend events went out to all participants today, 9/1/16. If you did not receive the update, you can view it by Clicking Here.

WEATHER: The weather for race weekend is looking pleasant, with cooler temperatures on the way (so it’s a good idea to put on an extra layer to stay warm before the gun goes off).  Please be sure to keep an eye on MOUNTAIN WEATHER for the most accurate local forecast.  Always remember that the weather can change instantly here in the mountains so please be prepared!

ROAD TO YELLOWSTONE OPEN: Anyone traveling to/from Yellowstone will be happy to know that the road between Jackson and Yellowstone National Park has reopened.  CLICK HERE for more information.

IMPORTANT RACE INFORMATION – 8/25/16: A downloadable copy of our Runner Update, which was sent directly via email to participants registered as of 8/24/16, can be found HERE. Please be sure to review the information contained there.  If you did not receive the email update directly, don’t worry…everything listed there is contained in the document posted here, and all relevant race information is posted below.

FIRE UPDATE – 8/25/16: It’s been a difficult fire season in the West and we’ve been somewhat lucky to avoid disaster here in Jackson Hole.  While there are fires in the region and some days see a smoky haze, the race is scheduled to move forward as planned.  We are monitoring the situation and will provide updates as they arise.

PACKET PICK-UP: Unable to make it to packet pick-up on Friday, September 2nd, but know someone who can retrieve your bib number? Please provide that individual with a note (email works fine) that includes your name, address and registration confirmation number for the event.  We’re happy to hand over your bib if it saves you some time.  Packets will be available for pick-up at the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce (112 Center Street, Jackson, WY 83001) from 1:30pm until 9:30pm on Friday, September 2nd.  Unfortunately, we are unable to hand out numbers before 1:30pm as the timing company travels a long distance to arrive in Jackson.

NEW MAPS AVAILABLE!  The new maps for the 2016 courses have been posted to the COURSE MAPS page.  Please be sure to download a copy if you’re interested in knowing where you’ll be running. (We are still awaiting the certification number from USATF, but expect to have that very soon.)

VOLUNTEERS: We are always looking for assistance on race day (Saturday) or with course set up on Thursday and/or Friday.  Please reach out if you are interested in assisting with the event: Info AT Dreamchaserevents.com

HYDRATION ARTICLE: Here is an interesting read on Hydration, provided by the International Institute for Race Medicine (IIRM). Remember that you will be running at altitude and in a location that is typically not very humid so it’s important to manage your hydration needs.

POWERADE ON COURSE: The official on-course energy drink of the 2016 Jackson Hole Marathon Events will be provided by PowerAde. The flavors available will be Mountain Berry and Fruit Punch, with each aid station having one flavor or the other. Here is the breakdown: Fruit Punch (Full Marathon Miles: 2.6; 4.9; 8; 10.6; 15; 17.1; 21.6; 24.9 and Half Marathon Miles: 1.9; 4; 8.5; 11.8) and Mountain Berry Blast (Full Marathon Miles: 6.9; 12.6; 19.6; 23.2 and Half-Marathon Miles: 6.5; 10.1).

GU ON COURSE: The official on-course energy gel of the 2016 Jackson Hole Marathon Events will be provided by Gu.  The flavors offered will be Chocolate Outrage, Tri-Berry, Strawberry-Banana and Salted Caramel. A variety of each will be available at the following Aid Stations: Full Marathon = 12.6 Miles & 19.6 and Half-Marathon = Mile 6.5.  Any extra gels will be distributed to the last few aid stations on the course.  We ask that each participant only take what is needed and leave some for others.

MARATHON RELAY UPDATE: As of July 9, registration for the 2016 Jackson Hole Marathon Relay is open.  This event is open to teams of 2, 3 or 4 runners and will be a Memorial Run to honor the memory of Catherine Nix and Tyler Strandberg.  In August of 2015, the Jackson Hole Marathon tragically lost two friends of the race while climbing in the Tetons.  Catherine Nix and Tyler Strandberg were proud alumni of the Jackson Hole Marathon.  Both determined athletes, their top placement in the local event fueled a mutual desire to further pursue the sport of running.  Often inseparable on the trails, the pair inspired each other, friends and family with their vivacious tenacity as they trained for and competed in a range of events.  The Tyler Strandberg and Catherine Nix Memorial Relay Race will honor their talent and encourage runners to participate in the race.  We hope that members of the Jackson Hole community will be present to celebrate the lives of these two remarkable women and their spirits will be ever present to guide the runners through the challenges on the course.

COURSE MEASUREMENT: the revised course for the 2016 JH Marathon Events was measured by a USATF representative over July 4th weekend! We are now awaiting for certification from USATF.  The new Finish Line will be situated on the Village Commons in Teton Village, with the final 150 meters being run on grass.  While some may not like this final approach, the setting is worth it as the Village Commons is a wonderful, family-friendly venue, with a playground, water feature and restaurants for spectators to view the participants.

RULES & REGULATIONS: Be sure to review the race RULES & REGULATIONS page, particularly the closing times for certain aid stations along the course.  Keep in mind that our Finish Line cut-off is now 6.5 hours. Most of the course utilizes a community pathway system, so please use courtesy during the event.  Safety cones are used at certain stretches along public roadways, and non-pathway sections on the course, to protect runners from vehicle traffic; all competitors must run inside of the cones at these points on the course.  Anyone running outside of the cones on the public roadways will be disqualified – no exceptions.

SAFETY: Participant safety is our greatest concern.  Please run single-file whenever possible, especially when crossing the Snake River Bridge, and remember that all roadways and pathways in and around Jackson are open to the general public on race day.  With thousands of visitors from around the world sightseeing in the area, everyone needs to be alert when crossing all intersections on the course and respect the instructions of the safety officials, volunteers and course marshals.  Medical personnel will be monitoring the course and finish line areas so please do not hesitate to utilize them if needed, or ask any aid station volunteer call for assistance.

HALF MARATHON START UPDATE: With the addition of a new pathway, the course for the 2016 Hole Half-Marathon will most likely have a different start location.  Instead of starting near the Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole, 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 new courses are scheduled to be certified in early July and new maps will be made available as soon as that task is submitted to and approved by USATF.  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, 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.

DISCOUNTED MASSAGE & SPA TREATMENTS: Participants looking for a pre or post-race massage, or other skin care or body treatments, receive a 15% discount at the SENA SPA at The Teton Club.  Just mention the Jackson Hole Marathon Events when calling or emailing.  Sessions must be booked in advance!

MARATHON RELAY: We are in the process of bringing back the Marathon Relay to the Jackson Hole Marathon Events.  Once the snow melts and the revised course (which replaces open roads with brand new, dedicated pathways) is certified, we’ll be able to provide more information about the Relay option, which will most likely be a memorial race for two past participants.  Stay Tuned for details!

IMPORTANT – COURSE CHANGE FOR 2016: With the completion of a new section of pathway along Highway 22, the courses for the 2016 events will change slightly (between miles 14.5 and 17.5).  Instead of running along the highway, participants will follow the same route but utilize a dedicated pathway and pedestrian bridge, thus making the course more less congested and, ultimately, safer while providing the same amazing views of the Teton Range.  The new course will be USATF certified during the summer months of 2016, with new maps posted as soon as the certification is completed.  We expect everyone will enjoy the new and improved route!

COURSE MARKING: Here are some examples of the signs used to mark the courses…

Runners & Wrong Way Signs                                 Mile 6 Sign

 

RANCH LOT PARKING AT TETON VILLAGE: If you plan on taking a pre-race shuttle from the Finish Line to your respective starting line, you will need to find your way to the Ranch Lot at Teton Village.  Follow the Ranch Lot signs (with the blue “P”) and the Race Shuttles/Parking signs to get there:

Ranch Lot Road Sign                 Ranch Lot Sign with Bldg_Crop                    Race Shuttles Sign

 

2015 RESULTS: Click Here to view results for a rain soaked and windy day! Congratulations to all of the participants.  And, an enormous thank you to the volunteers for braving the elements on such a bizarre Teton weather day!