Saturday, June 12, 2021 • Jackson, WY • Course Map
The brilliant blue skies over the majestic peaks of the Grand Teton mountains in the distance will be runners’ constant companion at the running of the Jackson Hole Half Marathon, scheduled for an early summer running in this beautiful mountain city just south of both Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park.
Runners start the race in Teton Village, which lies just south of the national park, and follow the bicycle trail that runs alongside Highway 390 as it makes its way southward along a long straightaway stretch toward Moose Village Road, where runners then turn right and head along Teton Village Road into Teton Pines.
Throughout the early miles of the race, the course follows a long, steady descent from about 6,300 feet above sea level at the starting line to about 6,200 feet at the mid-way point of the race, with several rolling hills along the way.
At the intersection of Highways 390 and 22, runners cross over Highway 22 and continue on the road’s shoulder as it makes its way past Skyline Ranch, over the river and past Emily Stevens Park, which lies just outside Jackson.
Around the mile 9 marker, the course has one last big uphill stretch, as runners make their way through the more mountainous terrain just west of Jackson, and then downhill again on the way through miles 10 and 11, along twists and turns to the crossing at Highway 89 (which is also Highway 191).
From there, runners meet up with the Russ Garaman Trail, part of the trail system that routes around and through Jackson, and then turn right onto Maple Way.
The last mile or so of the race takes runners along Maple and then along Snow King Avenue, for the finish at Jackson’s Phil Baux Park. The park is also where runners will meet and board buses that will take them to the starting line.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in the westernmost part of the state, about 15 miles east of the Wyoming-Idaho state line and just a short drive south from Grand Teton National Park, Jackson typically experiences cool (and sometimes cold) to moderately warm weather conditions in the early weeks of summer.
On race day (June 12), the average low is 36ºF and the average high is 69ºF.
- 2020 Jackson Hole Half Marathon Results
- 2019 Jackson Hole Half Marathon Results
- 2018 Jackson Hole Half Marathon Results
- 2017 Jackson Hole Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Jackson Hole Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Jackson Hole Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Jackson Hole Half Marathon Results
6:00 AM – 8:00 AM distanced starts
- $80 – $90 for the half marathon
- $30 – $35 for the 5K
To reserve your spot in the 2021 running of the Jackson Hole Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at imATHLETE.com here.
Official Race Website
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