Monthly Archives: August 2011

Last Minute Registration?

Registration for the 50 Mile, 50K and Trail Marathon closes tonight (August 31) at midnight. So sign up to run one of our races if you haven’t already. Registration for the 10K race is open until 3:00 PM Friday. OK, see you at the starting line!

Grand Teton Races / AID Station Update

Please note, the 2 satellite water stations on the course are both self-service.  Participants in all events, including the 10K, should carry a hydration source (water bottle or bladder system) while on the course. There will be a limited food supply at the Cold Springs AS (due to bear sighting) so you can expect the following there: drinks (Hammer Heed and sodas), gels and a small selection of food (chips, hard candy).  While we suggest that every participant carry a supply of things they like, all of the other full-service aid stations will have: Hammer Heed (Strawberry or Orange), sodas (coke, ginger ale, mt. dew, sprite or similar), snacks (eg: Hammer gel, chips, pretzels, hard candy, cookies, m&ms, pb&j sandwiches, turkey sandwiches, fruit, plus other random selections); electrolyte tablets; vaseline; sunscreen; bug spray and ice.  Click here for the link to the AID Station detail page.

MDS 2012 Entrants: Official Registration Documents Now Ready for Download

The official 2012 MDS Registration Documents can now be downloaded. If you have been notified by Dreamchasers that you were accepted as a registrant for the 2012 MDS, you should go to the Entry Fees Page of the web site and download these documents right away.  You’ll also find some very specific instructions there that must be followed for the proper completion of the various forms.  And it is essential that they be filled out correctly, so please read through the instructions carefully.  Contact us if you have any questions.

Grand Teton Races

NEW COURSE MAPS NOW AVAILABLE

As noted earlier on the Course Description Page of the web site, there have been some modifications to the 50 Mile and Trail Marathon courses.  And we have also introduced the 50K course for the first time this year.  These course maps are now available on the Maps Page of the site.

Registration is still open for all events (50 Mile Ultra, 50K Ultra, Trail Marathon, 10K, and Kid’s Fun Run) .  So if you haven’t already signed up, we hope you will still consider running one of these wonderful races.  We were up marking the courses this weekend and and the trails are in great shape.  The flowers are still in full bloom, the vistas are simply spectacular (as usual), and the weather forecast looks perfect.  We hope to see you at one of the starting lines on Saturday morning.

Grand Teton Races 2011

GTR GENERAL

We look forward to seeing many of you bright and early on Saturday morning, September 3rd,  for this year’s running of the Grand Teton Races.  We just want to pass on some important updates and general information regarding the event.

Packet Pickup will be at the Dreamchasers shop in Driggs (47 S. Main) from 2:00-7:00PM on Friday, September 2nd.  We will also allow Packet Pickup on race day morning at Grand Targhee Resort.  See the Schedule of Events page of the web site for details:

http://www.dreamchaserevents.com/Races/Grand-Teton-Races/Schedule-of-Events.

Starting times for the 50Mile, 50K and Trail Marathon have changed:

- 50 Mile               6:30AM
- 50K                    6:30AM
- Marathon            8:00AM
- 10K                   10:00AM (unchanged)

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE:

A mother bear and cub(s) have been spotted up at Targhee in the general vicinity of our race courses.  As always when running on wilderness trails, please use good judgement and extreme caution in the event of any wildlife encounter.  Bear spray is always a good idea in these  environments, and Dreamchasers strongly recommends that all runners carry a can and be prepared to use it if necessary.  Refer to the folowing link for complete information about bear encounters and appropriate response:

http://www.mountainnature.com/wildlife/bears/bearencounters.htm

Please continue to check here and on our Grand Teton Facebook for ongoing race updates:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/grandtetonraces

Races. Races. And More Races!

OK, if you haven’t already signed up, get your calendar out now and check these upcoming race dates:

Grand Teton Races - Saturday, September 3rd.  This year we’re offering a 50K option in addition to the 50 Mile, Trail Marathon, and 10K.  As in the past, Grand Targhee will be our host and provide the centerpiece for our traditional cloverleaf course.  Please note however,  this year all of our races will take place on Saturday, with post race festivities beginning at 6:00 PM  at BBQ Wild Bill’s Restaurant.  Click here for all the details.

Jackson Hole Marathon - Saturday, September 24th.  Join us for the inaugural running of the Jackson Hole Marathon.  Or consider the Marathon Relay or Half-Marathon options.  The Marathon courses start on the Town Square, with the Half starting near the Community Bible Church at H.S. Road and S. Park Loop Road. Both courses finish at Teton Village, and  both will traverse some truly spectacular scenery along a fast, mostly flat running surface.  The temperature should be ideal, and with the trees in their full fall colors we think this promises to be an ideal race day combination.  Click here for all the details.

Tucson Marathon - Sunday, December 11th.  If it starts to look like winter  sports season in early December where you live, but you still won’t have filled your fix for another foot race, then come on down to Arizona and join us for the 17th annual Holuoloa Marathon.  We also offer a Marathon Relay and a Half- Marathon. This is a fast and fair course, and a certified Boston qualifier.  So come out and run your first marathon or your fastest marathon or anything in between.  Click here for all the details.