Race Details

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
  • Location:  NEW!! Somewhere near/in/around beautiful Swan Valley, Idaho!

TEAM CATEGORIES

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!)

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! You can also post on the Adventure Race Teammate Finder page on Facebook.

COURSE DISCIPLINES

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.
Stay tuned–we are working on some convenient rental opportunities for racers coming from out of town.

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

REGISTRATION INFO 

Entry Fees:

*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.

Visit our registration page to register!

RACER UPDATES

As race day approaches, we will post important racer updates here. They will also be sent to registered racers via email.

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:
June 25th
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
5:30pm: Awards/Snacks/Drinks

SATURDAY 8-hour Race Schedule:
June 26th
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
4:30pm: Awards/Snacks/Drinks

24-hour Race Schedule:
June 26th
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
June 27th
10:30am: Race Finish Cut-off time
11:00am Awards/Food/Drinks

LODGING

This year the nearest lodging and camping will be in Swan Valley, Irwin, or Palisades, Idaho. Swan Valley is a beautiful and remote valley just west of Teton Valley and is full of great places to camp, as well as several hotels and vacation rental options. (Check out Riverside Campground, Calamity Campground, or free dispersed camping on the west side of the Snake River across from Riverside Campground).

Amenities in Swan Valley exist, but are few and far between, so if you’re looking for more restaurants, stores, and things to do, we recommend staying in Driggs or Victor–but expect about an hour drive to race check-in.

RACE RULES

-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:

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.