A rugged and relentless 100-miler along the Wyoming Range National Recreation Trail…

The Wyoming Range National Recreation Trail (WRNRT) travels north-south for 75 miles through some of the most beautiful high country imaginable. We placed the WRNRT at the heart of the Wyoming Range 100 to offer seasoned ultra-marathoners the rare opportunity to feel immersed in deep wilderness while still running an organized event.

But this is no ordinary 100-miler. With nearly 29,000’ of climbing and an average elevation of 8,780’, you should prepare yourself for a race that only offers breaks in the form of beauty.

We have no doubt that every finisher’s buckle will be well-earned.

…coming soon!

We’re working with the Bridger-Teton National Forest to host the inaugural Wyoming Range 100 in the summer of 2020. We expect to open registration in spring 2020. To be the first to know, please join our notification list below.

 

Event Essentials

Distance: 104.4 miles

Course Type: Point-to-point

Elevation Gain/-Loss: 28,700’ / -31,000’

Max Elevation: 11,266’

Start: 12:00pm (Friday)

Aid Stations: 13 including finish

Cutoff: 48 hours

Course Map: 100-Miler

Stewardship Partner: Friends of the Bridger-Teton

2020 UTMB Points: Pending 2020 review

 

SCHEDULE

Thursday

  • 12:00pm-4:00pm — Check-in and drop bags*

  • 4:00pm-5:00pm — Pre-race brief

  • 6:00pm — Dinner

Friday

  • 8:30am — Buses depart Jackson, WY

  • 9:00am — Buses depart Hoback, WY

  • 12:00pm — Start

Saturday

  • 10:00am — Finish area open to family, friends and spectators

Sunday

  • 12:00pm — Cut-off (48 hours)

  • 11:00am — Awards and stories


ENTRY

Timeline

As soon as we receive our permit from the Bridger-Teton National Forest we’ll open registration on a first-come, first-served basis. This should be in spring 2020.

Requirements

Participants must satisfy ALL the following entry requirements:

  • AGE: At least 18 years old on race day

  • EXPERIENCE: Completed at least one “official” 100-miler within the prescribed timeframe — for example, under a 30-hour cutoff — in 2019 or 2020. If you’re unsure what “official” means, just ask

  • SERVICE: Completed eight hours of trail work in 2020, at least two weeks prior to race day. Download our trail work form here

Cost

We have not yet arrived at a final cost, but will place it within the range of accessibility for the majority of trail runners. $225 sounds about right to us. We will not escalate the cost with time.

Lottery & Waitlist

Since this is our inaugural running, we won’t have a lottery nor a waitlist. First-come, first-served.


COURSE MAP

For an interactive map, head over to CalTopo.

 
 

ELEVATION PROFILE

The point-to-point course runs south to north and has a slight “downhill” profile. Runners will climb 28,717’ and drop 31,081’ over the 104-mile course — a gain-per-mile of 276’. The course’s high point of 11,073’ comes early, at mile 9.7. The finish line is the lowest point in the course at 6,085’.

The biggest climbs of the race are back-to-back. From the Cottonwood aid station, you’ll climb 3,054’ before descending down to the Greys River aid station, where you’ll start a 3,087’ climb. The Cottonwood climb is only 3.8 miles long, for a punishing gain-per-mile of 812’. It’s all good, though, because most runners will tackle these climbs in the dead of night.

In total, the race has nine climbs over 1,000’.

 
 

AID STATIONS

Runners can expect welcoming and well-stocked aid stations. We’ll have water, Tailwind, and an assortment of foods — sweet, salty, hearty, etc. Our aid statoins are cupless, so bring something with which to drink.

 

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Directions to Start

The race starts at the Fish Creek Trailhead in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, about 26 miles from the town of Big Piney, WY. You have two ways to get there — (1) ride the shuttle or (2) drive yourself. Either way, here are approximate travel times and distances to keep in mind:

  • Jackson > Hoback: 25 minutes (13 miles)

  • Hoback > Big Piney: 80 minutes (79 miles)

  • Big Piney > Fish Creek Trailhead: 40 minutes (26 miles)

  • JACKSON > FISH CREEK TRAILHEAD: 145 minutes (118 miles)

Give yourself more than enough time!

Option 1: Ride the Shuttle (Hooray!)

We HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend taking the race shuttle to the start. We’ll have a pick-up at 8:30am in Jackson and 9:00am in Hoback.

Option 2: Drive Yourself (Boo!)

If you decide to drive yourself, follow the Forest Service’s driving directions from Big Piney:

  • From Big Piney, head west on Wyoming State Highway 350 (WY 350)

  • Continue on WY 350 for approximately 10 miles (at this point WY 350 transitions into County Road 111/Middle Piney Road)

  • Continue on County Road 111/Middle Piney Road for an additional 10 miles where you will then enter the Bridger-Teton National Forest (the road name changes again to Forest Service Road (FS) 10046)

  • Take a left onto FS 10046 and follow it for approximately 5.4 miles, at the beginning of the bend in the road take a right turn to access the trailhead

  • Fish Creek is unsigned and consists of a pullout just off of FS10046

Mandatory Gear

Runners MUST have the following gear on their person at all times during the race. Race officials will perform random gear checks at the start. Runners who do not present the appropriate gear will not be able to start.

  • Running pack

  • 32 oz. of fluids

  • Two headlamps with spare batteries

  • Emergency blanket

  • Pants

  • Waterproof jacket with hood

  • 600-800 calories

  • Whistle

  • Hat

  • Gloves

In addition, we highly recommend that runners carry bear spray.

Parking

At the Start

While there is a limited number of parking spots available at the start (approximately 30), we HIGHLY recommend not leaving your car there. This race is a point-to-point race, and you won’t want to have to deal with getting back to your car after running for nearly two days. Hitch a ride or take the race shuttle!

If you would like to park at the start, please tell the RD, Denis Cook, at denis@everlongendurance.com.

At the Finish

We’ll have plenty of parking available at the finish. We simply ask that you follow the “park here” instructions of our volunteers.

Along the Course — For Crew

Runners may have a small crew, meaning one car, visit them at the following aid stations:

  • North Piney Lake (mile 19)

  • Cottonwood (mile 43)

  • Mc Dougal Gap (mile 58)

  • Deadman (mile 72)

  • Finish (mile 104)

One car only, please — we cannot emphasize this enough. Roads throughout the the Wyoming Range are rough and narrow, and parking is extremely limited.

Along the Course — For Pacers

Pacers may join runners at Mc Dougal Gap (mile 58) or Deadman (mile 72). We would appreciate pacers getting dropped off, so we don’t have cars parked for an extended period of time at these aid stations.

If, however, a pacer needs to leave their car, their runner (not the pacer) should tell the RD, Denis Cook, at denis@everlongendurance.com. In this case, we will issue pacer-specific parking passes.

Pacers, Crew & Spectators

Pacers

Pacers may join runners at Mc Dougal Gap (mile 58) or Deadman (mile 72). Here are our pacing rules:

  • Runners may only have one pacer at a time

  • Pacers must be wearing a pacer bib (given to runners at check-in) and have signed a waiver (available at Mc Dougal Gap and Deadman)

  • Pacers must carry everything on our mandatory gear list. No exceptions

  • Pacers can only join a runner at an aid station

  • Runners and pacers must stay together at all times, including in/around aid stations. This means a pacer may not enter an aid station early to collect food, fill water bottles, etc.

  • Pacers may not “mule.” In other words, pacers may not carry anything — food, water, poles, gear, etc. — for their runner

  • Pacers may not lead. It is the runner’s responsibility to find their way along the course. With that said, if a pacer knows their runner has gone off course, they may step in

  • Runners must progress under their own power. If a runner cannot move forward without the physical or mechanical assistance of a pacer, the runner must drop at the next aid station

Crew

Runners may have a small crew, meaning one car, visit them at the following aid stations:

  • North Piney Lake (mile 19)

  • Cottonwood (mile 43)

  • Mc Dougal Gap (mile 58)

  • Deadman (mile 72)

  • Finish (mile 104)

One car only, please — we cannot emphasize this enough. Roads throughout the the Wyoming Range are rough and narrow, and parking is extremely limited.

Crew support is limited to within 50 feet of the aid station — the closer, the better. Further, crews may not help their runners outside of these aid stations. Doing so may jeopardize our permit with the National Forest and, therefore, is cause for disqualification.

Spectators

We love spectators — the more, the better! It’ll be a family-friendly scene at the finish line, so all are welcome. Details on the finish line festivities are below. For spectators who want to see their runner on the course, please read the “Crew” note above.

Furry Friends

Although it pains us to say this, dogs are not permitted at this event.

Drop Bags

Aid Stations

Runners may leave drop bags at the following aid stations:

  • North Piney Lake (mile 19)

  • Menace Falls (mile 32)

  • Cottonwood (mile 43)

  • Greys River (mile 51)

  • Mc Dougal Gap (mile 58)

  • Deadman (mile 72)

  • Finish (mile 104)

Size

Please, limit your drop bags to the size of a small duffel bag.

Packaging

While we will do our best to handle your drop bags carefully, please package them securely. Your drop bags will be exposed to sun, water, hot air, cold air and some jostling in the bed of a pickup. Duct tape is never a bad thing.

Labeling

Drop bags should be clearly labeled with the (1) runner’s name, (2) runner’s bib number, and (3) aid station name.


AWARDS

Finishers

All finishers will receive a custom-made belt buckle that reflects the spirit of the Wyoming Range. Pictures of the buckle coming soon!

Top Performances

Winners of the following age and gender categories will receive an award sourced from the Jackson, WY community:

  • Female open (0-39)

  • Female masters (40+)

  • Male open (0-39)

  • Male masters (40+)

Memorable Performances

The RD, in conjunction with runners and volunteers, will select a male and female finisher to receive our “most memorable performance” award. This award could, perhaps, find its way to the runner who is friendliest to volunteers, the runner who spends the most time on the course, or the runner who exhibits an act of extraordinary sportsmanship. We’ll just have to wait and see.


FESTIVITIES

The finishing area near Hoback, WY will open to friends, family and spectators at 10:00am on Saturday. All are welcome to hang around and celebrate each and every runner who comes across the finish line. We’ll have plenty of food, beer, music and stories.


PHOTOS & RESULTS

Check back after the event, please.


QUESTIONS?

Feel free to email the RD, Denis Cook, at denis@everlongendurance.com. We’re happy to talk all things trail.