2017 GENERAL RACE INFORMATION:
The most demanding hill climb running event in the West! Climb to the top of the iconic Jackson Hole Mountain Resort with little over 4100’ vertical in just 6.1 miles, on nearly all singletrack! This non-profit annual race is run in honor of longtime JHMR Aerial Tram mechanic Chris Onufer, who on March 7th 2012 tragically passed away in an avalanche. Fantastic swag for participants, including a $5000 CASH PURSE!! $1000 each for top male/female finishers, $600 2nd overall male/female, $300 3rd overall male/female, $50 for top age group winners. Plus $500 Bonus for first to break 1 hour!!
Saturday Aug 5, 2017 (always the 1st Saturday in August)
8:30 AM for both race categories, with “competitive class” queued at the front.
$30 – April 1 to May 31
$40 – June 1 to August 3 @ Noon MST
$50 – In person only on Friday August 4th 4-6pm during packet pickup in Teton Village, if space permits. (there will not be registration on race day!)
Online registration will open April 1st @ 9am MST. Click here for information regarding online registration with Athlete360.
The race will cap at 250 total entrants!
Race Packet/Goodie Bag Pickup:
Pre-registered entrants may pick up race packet/goodie bag starting on Friday August 4th from 4-6pm near the Teton Village Commons area, or on Saturday August 5th from 7am-8am in the Teton Village Commons area. Tshirt size requests are only guaranteed for the first 200 at packet pickup, on a first-come first-served basis. Friday pickup provides the best chances for size requests.
Two Categories: 1) Competitive Class (with age groups), 2) Non-Competitive Class
Both classes will start at the same time 8:30; same course. Those wishing to hike instead of run may still enter the non-competitive class.
The route is the same for both categories. Almost entirely singletrack up the Wildflower and Cirque Trails! Starts just outside the Teton Village Commons (near base of Aerial Tram) and ends atop the Aerial Tram. Distance is approximately 6.1 miles and gains over 4150’ vertical (click here for course details).
There will be cash prizes for overall male and female winners (3 deep), and cash prizes for age-group winners (10 year increments). Must be entered in the “competitive class” to be eligible for cash prizes. Payouts are as follows:
$1000 – 1st overall male/female
$600 – 2nd overall male/female
$300 – 3rd overall male/female
$50 – Age-group winners (under 20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-60, 70+)
$500 – Bonus cash for first person to break 1 hour to the top!!
The Award Ceremony will take place at 12 noon outside on the Village Commons. Raffle will follow.
Also, as this race is the last leg of the Run to the Summit Series (Grand Targhee’s Wrun for Wray Hillclimb, Snowking Hillclimb, Rendezvous Mountain Hillclimb), there will be awards for the top overall series winners in both Male and Female.
Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors, we have tons of raffle prizes! Make sure you stick around. Must be present to win. Also, donate an old pair of running shoes and receive a 2nd raffle ticket! Or purchase additional tickets for $5 each.
What you get:
Besides a great workout and spectacular views, you’ll get: a custom RMHC T-shirt (first 200 guaranteed), a custom finisher medal, entry into the awesome post-race raffle, 3 aid stations (Casper Restaurant area, Bridger Restaurant area, top of Tram), a free tram ride down, dry change of clothes transported to the top of tram (if you need it), an opportunity to gain points in TCP&R’s “Run to the Summit Series”, and a post-race party in the Village Commons with 1 free beer (must be 21; while it lasts)!!
For event updates, go to our Facebook page www.facebook.com/rendezvousmountainhillclimb
Course Route: The route is the same for both categories. Almost entirely singletrack up the Wildflower and Cirque Trails! Starts just outside the Teton Village Commons (near base of Aerial Tram) and ends atop the Aerial Tram. Distance is approximately 6.1 miles and gains over 4150’ vertical (click here for course details).