Get ready for an awesome adventure race in the wilds surrounding the beautiful Teton Mountain Range!
In 2021 we will offer a 24-hour and an 8-hour race option. Both courses will involve mountain biking, on-foot travel, and flat water paddling–plus of course lots of fun navigation!
NEW! We will hold an 8-hour race on BOTH Friday and Saturday! Same great course.
We are taking COVID-19 seriously and want to ensure that all our race participants as well as our community, are safe. If necessary we will implement a plan and guidelines in order to keep all involved healthy. More information regarding COVID-19 will be passed on as race day approaches. You must be willing to wear a mask and stay socially distanced while at race headquarters. A face mask is considered mandatory gear and must be carried with you at all times and worn any time social distancing is not possible.
The race will be part of the Rocky Mountain Adventure Series and competitors will be eligible for series points (that could win you a cash prize at the end of the season!)
RACE DATE AND LOCATION
- June 25-27th, 2021 (Fri: 8-hour, Sat: 8-hour, Sat-Sun: 24-hour)
- Location: NEW!! Somewhere near/in/around beautiful Swan Valley, Idaho!
2-person coed, 2-person male, 2-person female, solo male (8-hour only), solo female (8-hour only), 3-4 person coed (24hr only – premier category!)
Trekking/trail running/Mountain biking/paddling*…plus lots of fun navigation!
*Note regarding paddling: This year is a bring-your-own watercraft race. You may choose whatever type of non-motorized watercraft you want, (packraft, canoe, kayak, SUP, etc.). You will need to carry your watercraft a very short distance and paddling will be on flat water.
See the gear list page for more information regarding paddling gear and boat rentals.
APPROXIMATE COURSE DISTANCES
8-hour (Friday June 25th and Saturday June 26th): 10 miles mountain biking/3-5 miles on-foot/5 miles flat water paddling
Approximate total elevation gain: 2,000 to 3,000 feet
24-hour: 30 miles mountain biking/10-15 miles on-foot/5-10 miles flat water paddling.
Approximate total elevation gain: 10,000 to 12,000 feet
*NEW for 2021 – Please note that while registering you may opt out of receiving a race T-shirt and save $10
*The prices below include the required $8 USARA day membership. (Have a year membership? Email us and let us know so we can reimburse you!)
8-hour (SOLD OUT): $90 per person through March 31st, $105 per person through June 17th.
24-hour (SOLD OUT): $195 per person through March 31st, $225 per person through June 17th.
RACE SCHEDULE (Updated 02/04/2021) Subject to Change
NEW for 2021: ALL race check-in, map pick-up, and meetings will happen the morning of the race. We will send out course details via email in the days leading up to race day so you can be as prepared as possible in advance.
FRIDAY 8-hour Race Schedule:
6:45-8:00am: gear drop, check-in and map-pick-up
8:15am sharp: pre-race meeting (mandatory for all racers)
9:00am sharp: Race Start
5:00pm: Race Finish Cut-off time
SATURDAY 8-hour Race Schedule:
5:45-7:00am: gear drop, check-in and map-pick-up
7:15am sharp: pre-race meeting (mandatory for all racers)
8:00am sharp: Race Start
4:00pm: Race Finish Cut-off time
24-hour Race Schedule:
8:20-9:20am: gear drop, check-in and map-pick-up
9:30am sharp: pre-race meeting (mandatory for all racers)
10:30am sharp: Race Start
10:30am: Race Finish Cut-off time
LODGING and CAMPING INFO
We are excited to be hosting the Ogre in beautiful and remote Swan Valley this year, which is to the west of Teton Valley. If you are coming from out of town and are hoping for sweeping Teton views, make sure you spend at least one or two nights in Teton Valley (towns of Driggs, Victor, and Tetonia), or Jackson Hole! Yellowstone and Grand Teton Park are both within a couple hours’ drive.
Please spend some time on google maps familiarizing yourself with the area so you understand travel distances and can plan accordingly! Although we won’t disclose the exact race start/finish location until just a few days before the race, expect about a 1hr 20min drive from Driggs, 1hr 10min from Victor, and 40 minutes from the “town” of Swan Valley.
We recommend making your way back through Driggs after the race, as many of our great event sponsors are located there and you may very well end up with a prize to be redeemed in Driggs! 🙂 Not to mention you will find many more dining, lodging, and grocery options than in Swan Valley.
If you’d like to be closer to the race start/finish the night before the race, we recommend looking into lodging near Irwin, Idaho, or the following camping options:
Paid Campgrounds: Calamity Campground, Riverside Park Campground
Free dispersed camping: Look for sites along the west side of the Snake River, and along Snake River Road, north of the Palisades Dam.
-All racers and spectators must be prepared and willing to wear a mask and practice social distancing whenever at race headquarters or transition areas, (regardless of vaccine status).
-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.
-NO biking off-trail! If you need to travel with your bike off-trail, you must get off your bike and walk.
-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).
Cancellation Policy: We are unable to offer refunds on race registration fees.* However, we will happily transfer your entry to a future race.
*If we end up having to postpone or cancel the 2021 race due to COVID, all registered racers will receive a full refund.