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2021 Jackson Hole Marathon & Half Marathon

Saturday September 25, 2021
7:30am, Jackson Town Square

The Jackson Hole Marathon races cover the best of the Jackson Hole Valley and finish at the base of the Teton Mountain Range in Teton Village. If the altitude doesn’t take your breath away, the scenery certainly will! While you’re here, enjoy Jackson’s vibrant food and art scene, sample some of the best craft breweries in the country, and explore endless open space in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, and Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. See you in September.

NEW IN 2021: The Jackson Hole Quarter Marathon — a little less distance for the the slightly more sane. Registration is open!

The Jackson Hole Marathon is USATF-certified (WY17001TK) and is a Boston Marathon qualifier. The race weekend is presented by the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and the Jackson Hole Racing Company.

What people are saying about the Jackson Hole Marathon and Hole Half Marathon:

“It easily had one of the most gorgeous scenic courses of any marathon I have ever run — probably top 5 most beautiful course of my 113 lifetime marathons/ultras.”

“Thank you for the great race! We really enjoyed it and the beautiful scenery along the course, it was simply fantastic!”

“An amazing race and such wonderful hospitality from the city of Jackson!”

The Marathon

The marathon course is USATF certified (WY17001TK) and is a Boston Marathon qualifier. The course is run at altitude of ~6,300ft with an elevation gain of 522ft and a loss of 511ft over 26.2 miles. The entire marathon course is run over paved roadways and pathways, apart from less than a tenth of a mile at the finish which is on grass (and slightly uphill).


Course Description

The Jackson Hole Marathon course starts near Jackson Town Square’s famous elk antler arches. The first four miles take you past the beautiful views of the National Elk Refuge, through the neighborhoods of east Jackson, and along the base of Snow King Mountain before you separate from the road and hop on the pedestrians-only pathway network and head out of town limits. 

For the next nine miles, you’ll be heading around South Park Loop, and enjoying majestic views of the Jackson Hole Valley, the Tetons, and probably at least a couple of horses.

At about mile 14, you’ll be turning west on the pathway along Highway 22. As you near mile 17, you’re in for a treat as you cross the Snake River and enjoy some of the best views of the day (selfie time!).

Between miles 18 and 20, you’ll be looping through the quaint-quirky town of Wilson and then you’re heading north toward the Grand Teton and the Finish Line. Next stop: the elk antler arch finish line in Teton Village. 

99.6% of the course is run on paved roads and/or paved pathways, but the last .1 mi into the Finish Line is on grass. Please, no whining. See the course map below.