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Grand Teton Races: Registration Re-Opened

Race Registration Re-Opened: 50 Mile, 50K and Trail Marathon
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We had several calls this morning from runners still wanting to sign-up for this weekend’s races. So registration has been re-opened until 3:00 PM today for the 50 Mile, 50K and Trail Marathon Races. The 10K Registration is open until Friday at 3:00 PM.

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

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.

LOCAL RACES NEWS

The Run to the Summit Series presented by Smartwool continues this weekend with the running of the 44th Annual Snow King Hill Climb. For those of you who participated in the Targhee Hill Climb last month, be sure to sign up for this, the second event in the three-race series. Click here for this weekend’s registration information and for details on the Hill Climb Series.

colter-2Also, it’s time to start rounding into shape for the John Colter Run on August 6th. The day’s events include the Colter Half-Marathon and a Two-Mile Fun Run. So pick the one that suits you and register soon. It promises to be loads of fun and a good workout to start your weekend.

In addition to being a good way get outdoors and have some fun, these running events are perfect training opportunities for some of our upcoming longer races. As in the past, our Grand Teton Races will be held over Labor Day Weekend up at Grand Targhee Resort. Select from the options available this year: 50 Mile, 50K, Trail Marathon, 10K and Kids Fun Run. We hope to see you there.

And don’t forget the inaugural running of the Jackson Hole Marathon on September 24. It promises to be a fast and picturesque course, with plenty of festivities in and around the event. In addition to the Marathon, we’re offering Half-Marathon and Marathon Relay options. Hopefully one of them fits into your running plan. If not, you can still come out and volunteer or cheer on the runners, and enjoy the festivities at Jackson Town Square (starting line) and Teton Village (finish).

Volunteers and Camper Needed!

Labor Day weekend and Grand Teton Races are quickly approaching! We would love to have everyone participate in some way, whether it be running, volunteering, or cheering. It is the community support, the wonderful families, and the great friends that make this event so incredible.gtr-11

Volunteers are needed for all types of shifts and positions, from packet pick up to overnight aid stations. Please contact Lisa or Jay for more information.E-mail info@dreamchaserevents.com

One camper is also needed to support the 100 mile racers on the course. The camper can be any style or size, from pick up camper to RV.

For more details, registration, and the schedule of events, visit www.dreamchaserevents.com/gtr

We hope to see you next weekend at Grand Targhee!

Grand Teton Races & John Colter Runs: Price Increases!

If the Grand Teton Races and/or John Colter Runs are on your calendar, please keep in mind that prices increases for both happen soon!  Keep some of those hard earned dollars in your wallet!

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The Grand Teton Races will see a price increase tonight, July 31, at midnight. Register   on-line at: http://grandtetonraces.athlete360.com/

The John Colter Half-Marathon will see a price increase on Monday, August 3rd. http://johncolterruns.athlete360.com/

Final 100

If you have been looking for a reason to….gtr-finish1

1. Run 100 miles

2. Visit the Tetons

3. Enjoy a race that has something for the whole family…..

Then this is the year to register for Grand Teton Races 100 miler.

2010 will be the last year for the 100 mile race at the Grand Teton Races. The 100 mile distance will be replaced with a 50K for 2011. The race weekend is September 4-5, 2010. Register at www.athlete360.com.

The race location, Grand Targhee on the west side of the Tetons, truly is a fun, friendly, family resort ~  Mountain biking, hiking, restaurants, pool, scenic chairlift rides, horseback riding…..and of course spectacular trail running!

Grand Teton Races Registration Open

Don’t miss The Best Race in the Tetons (in our humble opinion)! Grand Teton Races will be September 4 -5, 2010 at Grand Targhee Resort and Caribou - Targhee National Forest in Alta, Wyoming. Distances will be 100 & 50 miles, trail marathon, and trail 10k. Register at http://grandtetonraces.athlete360.com/

This an an outstanding weekend, all around…. GTR trail marathon 2009

  • Incredible race support
  • Fun, friendly, family atmosphere
  • Beautiful (well marked) Teton trails
  • Grand Targhee’s lodging, spa, and food amenities

The timing is perfect for your end of summer training goal. Make this a long weekend or a week long vacation! We are happy to share more about the area, the national parks, and local activities. E-mail or call with questions. And be sure to register!