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Grand Targhee Resort To Wrap Up Summer Season with Three Weekends of Competition

Grand Targhee Resort will host the final events of the summer over the next few weeks, including the annual 24 Hours of Grand Targhee Mountain Bike Race, the Grand Teton Ultras and Trail Marathon, and a new Downhill MTB Race during closing weekend.

24 Hours of Grand Targhee                                        August 29 - 30, 2009

This unique mountain bike race involves laps on a single and doubletrack course over 24 hours and is designed as a solo endurance event or for teams of two.  A $1000 cash prize for first place in each category ($500 if less than five people sign up) keeps racers motivated!  Must be 16 or older to compete.  Camping and discounted lodging is available for competitors by calling 1-800-TARGHEE.  Divisions: Male, Female,

Coed, Sport and Expert.  Additional prizes to include: Snowcat at Grand Targhee Resort, Music Festival tickets and gear.  Race Start: 12 noon on Saturday.  Race End: 12 noon on Sunday.

Grand Teton Ultras/Trail Marathon                September 5 - 6, 2009

Grand Targhee Resort is teaming up with Grand Teton Races for a world-class endurance foot race through the Tetons.  Now in its fifth year, this race offers runners a choice of distances: 10K (new this year) a Trail Marathon, a 50-mile or a 100-mile.  All races utilize the same 25 mile loop: a combination of single track and service road, and just three miles of pavement per loop.  The 10K loop course will start and finish at the base of the resort and run clockwise around Rick’s Basin.  There will be one water only aid station on the course (at the 4.5 mile point) and runners must carry their own bottle or hydration system.  Entry fee is $35 and registration is limited to 60 competitors.  All 50 and 100 mile participants are required to donate a minimum of 8 hours of trail work or volunteer service at a trail race in their area.  All racers must register by September 3 at  For more information visit

First Annual Downhill Mountain Bike Race  September 12, 2009


Come on out for our first Downhill MTB Race!  The course features our new and most technical downhill descent, upper Buffalo drop to the lower portion of Sticks n Stones, and is for intermediate to advanced riders.  The race begins at Mary’s Saddle and follows rocky, fast singletrack 1.3 miles before joining the Powder Reserve Traverse for .8 miles to the base of the resort.  At just over two miles total, this is one of the longest downhill races in the area.

The Dreamcatcher Chairlift will be closed starting Tuesday, September 8 through Friday, September 11.  Competitors will be allowed practice runs beginning at 9:00 am on Saturday, September 12.  The race will start at 11:00 am.  Each competitor will make two runs and the top times from the first run will be seeded last for the second run.  Final time will be the total time for both runs.  The second run may be adjusted depending on field size. An entry fee of $30 includes registration and a BBQ.  Sport and Expert classes only (no beginner class), three age divisions in male category: 18 and under, 19-35 and 36+. First, second and third place finishers in male/female categories will receive prizes from race sponsors. 

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