Get ready for an awesome adventure race in the wilds of Eastern Idaho/Western Wyoming!
Race Date and Location:
- 24-hour race: June 23-24th, 2018
- 10-hour race: June 23rd 2018
- Location: Somewhere near/in/around beautiful Teton Valley, Idaho!
10hr: 2-person coed, 2-person male, 2-person female. NOTE: Solo racers will be allowed only with permission from the race directors. Please email us before registering if you’re interested in racing solo.
24hr: 2-person coed, 2-person open, 3-4person coed*, 3-4person open**
*The winning 3-4person coed team will qualify for the 2018 USARA National Championships and receive a $400 scholarship. (24-hr race only)
**The winning 3-4person open team will also qualify for the 2018 USARA National Championships. (24-hr race only)
Want to race on a team but don’t have a teammate? Email us if you’re looking for a team and we’ll try to help you out!
10hr: Trekking/trail running/Mountain biking/ropes*
24hr: Trekking/trail running/Mountain biking/paddling**/ropes*
*We have an optional fun ropes challenge planned! No climbing experience necessary, but it is required to know basic belay skills. If this is unfamiliar to you, here’s a video to get your started, but also consider visiting a climbing gym or practicing with a friend before the race. Only two people per team must complete the challenge, with one person belaying the other. A professional climbing guide will be on-site to make sure everything is safe. Teams are highly encouraged but not required to complete the ropes challenge! Teams that do not complete the challenge will not receive credit for that checkpoint. Please see gear list for required climbing gear.
**please see gear list for important information regarding packrafts and rental opportunities.
Tentative course distances:
10hr: 35-40mi on bike (50% double track, 15% single track, 35% dirt road), 5-10mi on foot (on and off-trail)
24hr: 85-90mi on bike (50% dirt or paved road, 40% double track, 10% single track), 10-15mi on foot (on and off-trail), 10-15mi class I-II paddling (packraft)
10hr: $110 May 1st – June 17th
24hr: $230 May 1st – June 10th
**All 24hr racers will be required to have a USARA membership. One-Day memberships can be purchased for $8 at the pre-race meeting. If you already have a USARA membership be sure to bring your card to the pre-race meeting. You may also purchase a yearly membership for $35.
**We will be sending out a 10hr pre-race update very soon with lots of details, but here is the basic schedule:
Friday, June 22nd:
4:30-6:00pm Map pick-up, racer check-in, and optional belay practice at Targhee Athletics in Driggs, ID. Bring your climbing gear if you want to practice belaying. Also be sure to bring your 1:24,000 grid-reader and whatever you need to plot your points and mark up your race map (i.e. highlighters, markers, pens)
6:00-6:30pm: MANDATORY pre-race meeting.
Saturday, June 23rd:
6:00-6:30am: Passport pick-up and check-in at Ruby Carson Memorial Park in Tetonia, ID. Bathrooms and potable water are available at the park.
6:45am: All racers depart for an easy group bike ride to the start line.
7:00am sharp: START!
5:00pm: Finish cut-off time. The finish line will be at Ruby Carson Memorial Park in Tetonia, ID.
5:30pm-ish: Food and awards at the park. Please visit Badger Creek Cafe for more great beer and food after awards!
Saturday, June 23rd:
12:00-2:00pm Map pick-up, racer check-in, and optional belay practice at Ruby Carson Memorial Park in Tetonia, ID.
2:00-2:30pm: MANDATORY pre-race meeting
3:30pm: Team paddle bag and transition bags must be labeled and dropped off no later than this time.
3:45pm: Easy group ride to the start.
4:00pm sharp: START!
Sunday, June 24th:
4:00pm: Finish cut-off time. The finish line will be at Ruby Carson Memorial Park in Tetonia, ID.
5:00pm: Dinner and awards at Badger Creek Cafe.
Hotels fill up fast here in the summer in Teton Valley…if you need a place to stay, reserve a room early. Feel free to contact us if you need any suggestions for hotels or camping.
-Final rankings will be as follows: A) Teams will be ranked by total number of points acquired. B) Teams will be ranked by fastest time. C) Teams not obtaining all mandatory CPs will be unranked, regardless of time.
-All CPs are worth 10 points each unless otherwise specified. There will be a combination of mandatory and optional CPs
-Teammates must stay within 50 meters of each other at all times.
-Racers must cross the finish line before the cut-off time or will be penalized by 2 points per minute for the first 20 minutes. Racers finishing more than 20 minutes late will be unranked. (In other words, don’t be late!)
-Penalty for a miss-punched CP (i.e., CP is punched in the wrong box) is 5 points per infraction. Pay attention when punching!
-If a team member must leave the course early, they must do so at a manned CP or TA and inform a race official. Please do not go home early without letting us know!
-Make sure you have all required gear at all times. Random gear checks may be performed throughout the course. Penalty for not providing required gear is 5 points per infraction.
-You will be traveling in bear country. Knowledge of bear country safety and etiquette is required. Bear spray must be easily accessible on the outside of your pack. Please review this website for some bear safety tips: Bear Safety
-Bikers must yield to horses and hikers
-Bib numbers are to be pinned to backpacks and visible, one per person.
-We will be practicing Leave No Trace ethics. Pack out everything you bring in! Please tread lightly and be aware that this is bear country. We would be so psyched if when we swept the course we found ZERO trash!
-In the case of snow or mud (a large probability), please be considerate to avoid trail damage. Please walk bikes through deep mud to avoid rutting up the trails.
-No navigation devices that utilize satellites are allowed! No GPS or using your cell phone for anything other than taking pictures or in an absolute emergency. Bike odometers, barometric altimeters, and compasses are ok.
-Please no dogs on the course (exceptions may be made if you want to bring your pet Ogre).
We are unable to offer refunds on race registration fees. However, we will happily transfer your entry to a future race.