Rendezvous Mountain Hillclimb

Event Date

Sat, Aug 1, 2015


Teton Village, WY

About This Activity

RUN/HIKE TO THE TOP OF THE AERIAL TRAM:  In honor of our friend and longtime JHMR Aerial Tram mechanic Chris Onufer (Captain "X"), who passed away far too early in an avalanche on March 7th 2012, the Teton Trail Running Club and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort are reinvigorating the Rendezvous Hillclimb with a new and improved course. It's a pretty "X" course as Onufer would say!  95% singletrack on the Wildflower and Cirque trails to the top of the Aerial Tram - no more summer access road!  And to keep the spirit of running alive for future generations, the Teton Trail Runners will use 100% of the proceeds to continue their annual programs including weekly fun runs, scholarships, and support of the High School Cross-Country Team, all in the name of Chris Onufer.

WHEN:  Saturday August 1, 2015 (always the 1st Saturday in August)

TIME:  8:00 Hikers/Walkers (non-competitive class); 9:00 Runners (competitive class)

COST:  Fees below are for online registration, which is $5 cheaper than mail-in registration:
$20 - all classes, by July 1st
$25 - all classes, July 2nd to July 30th (online registration ends midnight on July 30th)
$35 - all classes July 31st to morning of race via PDF registration form (raceday registration closes at 7:45am)

REGISTRATION:  For online registration (to save $5), go to:  Please note that online registration will close Thursday July 30 at midnight.  For or print-at-home PDF registration form, to be mailed, click here.  Raceday registration will be available starting at 7:00am at Jackson Hole Sports.  The race will cap at 250 total entrants!  Race Packet/Goodie Bag pickup is available on Fri. July 31st 4-6pm at Jackson Hole Sports, or on the morning of the race starting at 7am.  

ROUTE:  Starting 2015, there will be a new route, for all categories. Almost entirely singletrack up the Wildflower and Cirque Trails! Starts at base of Bridger Gondola and ends at the top of the Aerial Tram.  New distance is approximately 6.1 miles and 4250' vertical gain (click here for course details).

CATEGORIES: Walkers/Hikers (non-competitive class), Runners (competitive class, with age groups)

AWARDS:  Awards three deep for both male/female, in 10 year increments. Also, overall winner awards for our fastest male and female.  The Award Ceremony will take place at Noon outside on the Village Commons (near base of the Aerial Tram).
Special Chris Onufer Award - the most Chris Onufer spirit!
**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.

RAFFLE:  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 for $5 each.

WHAT YOU GET:  Besides a great workout and spectacular views, you’ll get:  a custom running visor, entry into the post-race raffle, a free tram ride down, dry change of clothes transported to the top of tram, 2 aid stations (Casper and Bridger Restaurant areas), an opportunity to gain points in TCP&R's "Run to the Summit Series" and Trail Runner Magazine's "Trophy Series", a post race party in the Village Commons with live music and free beer (must be 21; while its lasts)!!


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