Targhee Hill Climb - "Wrun for Wray"
WHEN: Saturday, June 25, 2016 @ 10am
WHERE: Grand Targhee Resort - Alta, WY
ENTRY FEES: $25 (by June 24 at 6pm); $35 on day of event.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to a hectic spring and summer travel schedule, the 2016 Wrun For Wray will be organized by the Teton Trail Runners. We thank them for stepping in to keep the race alive and hope you support their efforts this year!
Targhee Hill Climb Course Description:
The roughly 3 mile uphill run starts at the base of the Dreamcatcher chairlift and climbs 1840' to the top of Fred's Mountain. Following the single-track Bannock Trail, (or the Teton Vista Traverse if snow pack is an issue on the trail), the course will feature a water station at roughly 1 mile and at the finish line. IMPORTANT: every competior should plan on carrying a water bottle or hydration system as the trail is 100% exposed, the weather could be warm and is entirely at altitude (8,000 - 10,000 ft). Also, the course distance may change slightly depending on race day snow pack.
Competitors can send extra clothing to the top of the lift with a race official and ride the Dreamcatcher chairlift down after crossing the finish line.
CLICK HERE to register on-line. Race premiums (shirt, hat, pint glass or something similar) are guaranteed to those who register before June 1 at 9pm; since this event is a fundraiser, only a limited number of premiums are ordered.
Race day registration will be available on the Plaza at Grand Targhee Resort from 8:30am-9:30am (but, as mentioned above, a limited number of race race premiums are produced each year so please do not be upset is none are available during race day registration). Should you wish to register on race day, we ask that you kindly arrive early - late registrations delay the start of the race for others.
Proceeds benefit the Wray Landon Legacy Fund at the Teton Regional Land Trust.
The 2016 race will again utilize the Bannock Trail at Grand Targhee Resort. Following is course map for the 2015 Race - there is typically snowpack near the top of the course that covers the Bannock Trail, so the total distance is usally around 3 miles. In heavy snow years, participants can expect to cross a snowfield near the top of Fred's Mountain and the Dreamcatcher lift.
**Stick around Grand Targhee after the race and enjoy mountain biking, hiking, frisbee golf and the Trap Bar. More information available on www.grandtarghee.com
BANNOCK TRAIL COURSE RECORD
Male: Luke Nelson 30:37 (2013)
Female: Sarah Kjorstad 38:10 (2014)
TETON VISTA TRAVERSE COURSE RECORDS
Male: Evan Honeyfield 29:12 (2012)
Female: Julie Bryan 35:23 (2012)
Male Masters: Brent Peacock 32:03 (2011)
Female Masters: Julie Bryan 35:23 (2012)