RUNNER UPDATE #1 - 8/8/15: Click Here to view an update that went out to all registered runners as of 8/8/15.
AID STATION distances, including newly added Water Only Stops on the second half of the course, have been added to the AID STATIONS & DROP BAGS page. The new maps will be released soon.
REGISTRATION: Registration for the 2015 Yellowstone-Teton Endurance Runs is still open via ULTRASIGNUP. There is a new finish line for the 2015 events, so the exact locations for each Aid Stations, and the course landmarks, have changed slightly.
HOTELS: information for local hotels is posted to the TRAVEL & LODGING page.
9/13/14 RUNNER UPDATE: This update was sent to the participants today. 9/13/14 UPDATE
HOTEL INFO FOR THE 2014 YT RACES (more info is posted on the "Lodging & Travel" page)
100 Mile Starting Line in West Yellowstone (50 Miles from the 50 Mile start):
The Gray Wolfe Inn in West Yellowstone is walking distance to the 100 Mile starting line. Room rate is $169/double occupancy. Please mention the Yellowstone Teton Races when calling: 406-646-0000. Reservation deadline is August 19, 2014. CLICK HERE for more information about the hotel.
Finish Line Area (for both races - and 50 Miles from the 50 Mile Start)
Teton Springs Lodge & Spa (www.tetonspringslodge.com) Tel: 208-787-7888 Please mention the Yellowstone-Teton Races when calling.
Race Rates: Lodge Room = $175/night; One bedroom suite = $215/night; Two bedroom suite = $351/night. Rates do not include taxes and/or Resort fees. Based on availability.
A pre-race dinner will be offered again in 2014. It is open to all racers, family, friends and crew members.
When: Friday September, 19
Time: 6pm - 7:30pm
Where: Holiday Inn West Yellowstone: Hayden Hall (315 Yellowstone Ave, W. Yellowstone, MT - Tel: 406-646-7365)
Price: $15, includes pasta buffet with marina and meat sauces, salad, garlic bread and non-alcohlic beverage.
IMPORTANT: Dinner reservations must be made to Lisa via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, September 12th at noon.
TRAILANDULTRARUNNING.COM INTERVIEW - AUGUST 27, 2013
The Yellowstone-Teton Races were featured in an interview between Lisa Smith-Batchen and TrailandUltraRunning.com. Get the full interview HERE .
Hello Yellowstone-Teton Running with the Buffaloes racers!!
Until race day, most of the updates will be posted to our Facebook page, which is where you can also post/ask any questions about the event.
Important: If you have not already made your flight, hotel or car rental reservations, we suggest you do so very soon in order to secure the dates and best rates. The race, which is point-to-point, starts in West Yellowstone, MT and finishes in Driggs, ID (and the host hotel is in Victor, ID). Please check out the Lodging & Travel page for updates!
50 MILE PARTICIPANTS
If you are running the 50 mile race it is best you work out a ride to get to the start and or have a crew. If you drive your car and leave it at the starting line you will need to find a ride back to the starting line to retrieve your vehicle. We suggest adding a post to the YT race Facebook page that you are looking for a ride to the 50 Mile start; many people will be driving there so carpooling should not be an issue..
The weather is 100% unpredictable. Apart from normal race clothing, running shoes and reflective/safety gear, be sure to pack a wind/water proof jacket, tights, lightweight hat, gloves, etc., and plan on having a change of clothing incase the weather isn’t ideal. Additionally, plan on bringing your own foot care kit, pain meds (we do not distribute pain meds during the event) and/or any other supplies you typically use during a long race. The views should be outstanding so don’t forget to pack a camera!
As a reminder, we encourage all participants to carry Bear Spray from mile 50 to the finish line. Bear spray can be purchased at our Teton Running Company store, where you will pick up your race packet. Additionally, reflective gear and blinking lights are mandatory pieces of gear. You may also enjoy a one-time 20% discount off all shoes, clothing and nutritional products. Place your order in advance and we can have it ready for you upon arrival, or with a purchase of $50 or more we ship to you free! Please email email@example.com to place your order, or visit www.TetonRunning.com to order on-line.
Runners from the 2011 race. A spectacular course makes for happy runners!
1-31-2012: Check out this video HERE on our Facebook page of Bill McCarty finishing less than 30 minutes before the cut-off! What an amazing feat of persevereance for Bill!