Grand Teton Relay

My husband is in the process of concocting a crazy scheme with his father… signing all of us up for the Grand Teton Relay in August 2017.

What it is:  A 12-runner team relay starting in Ashton, ID and ending in Jackson Hole, WY… 180 miles of pure fun, running over the Tetons mountain range.

The Tetons
The views you will see are unmatched. The Tetons will follow your team across rolling farm hills, steep mountain roads, and fast running trails. Imagine the stars shining over the Grand, lighting your way. It might make you cry (If you are into that sort of thing).  –taken from grandtetonrelay.com

Each runner will complete three, 4-7 mile legs of the relay.

Why do it:  For the scenery and adventure, of course!  Apparently there have been a few Sasquatch sightings, so hey, why not!!  I’m all for meeting a legend!!

Something for my running friends to think about:  

Who’s interested in crossing the Tetons in 2017??

Leave the kids with grandma, strap on your runners and pack your party wagon! What happens in the Tetons stays in the Tetons (until it shows up on youtube). — grandtetonrelay.com

 

41 thoughts on “Grand Teton Relay

    1. neveradullbling Post author

      We need more runners, Judy! Think about it! What could be better than climbing a mountain in the middle of the night, hehe!!! We’ll be like all those ultra runners you see running with support vehicles (there will be 2 support vehicles). ;D

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  1. mawil1

    This sounds fantastic!! You should definitely do it. I wish I could join you but I think work and family commitments would make it difficult, it just looks so fantastic!

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      I’m not sure you’ve given it enough thought yet, haha! BA has a direct flight from the UK, the race is only 24 hours long, AND, what better way to see a mountain range than to run over it, amiright!! Lol! Think about it… you may change your mind in 6 or 8 months, :D! (I should’ve been an annoying salesman, hehe)

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      1. mawil1

        Lol! I was thinking about it as I was driving. Could it be a family holiday? Would it be much fun for the boys if I was running all one day sleeping all the next? Could I do it without them? Would I love to do something completely crazy just for the hell of it once in my life? TBH on my deathbed how does ‘remember that time I flew to the US to run 180 miles through the mountains with a bunch of people I ‘met’ on the Internet’ sound? 🤔Pretty good actually 😊 Better than ‘remember that summer where I went to work and did the chores’ you don’t remember? Funny that. 😆😆

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      2. neveradullbling Post author

        Exactly!! A fun memory! It ends in/near Yellowstone park… total family holiday. The boys can stay in Jackson Hole waiting for you to finish! You have awhile yet to mull it over! 😀

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  2. spearfruit

    This sounds like a lot of fun Paula! I would enjoy doing something like this if I still had good knees. Gary and I use to run all over the city of Dallas, now after him having 2 knee replacements and my knees not what they use to be – our running days are over. We can still walk though! I think the Grand Teton Relay would be very exciting to participate in. 🙂

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Oh my, what a shame! But I know once you have a joint replaced, that’s it, isn’t it. It does sound like quite an adventure and I think it would’ve been a blast to have you two on our team!! 😀

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  3. Tasha

    Sounds like quite the adventure…one you’ll get plenty of footage with your helmet cam I bet. How long will something like that take? That’s an awful lot of ground to cover.

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Hi Tasha!! Hope you’ve been enjoying your summer!! It’s a 24-hour relay… all day and all night. Should be super fun! The most anyone will run is 21 miles in 24 hours, but over a mountain… so there’s that, lol! It’s all on the road though, thankfully.

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  4. Janet Wilson

    Well the scenery looks fantastic but thats about it!!! Not sure about night running in those mountains. Bears & things haha. I’ll stick to a gentle jog along the beach at Troon and dinner at Lochgreen House. Jx

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Haha! I think as long as the night runs can be supported, I’d be okay with it. First sign of a bear and in the van I’d go, but if I have to do it alone…. nah…. surely not!! 😀

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      1. Rebecca Royy

        I’ve done one team relay thing before, and am getting ready to participate in my second one in 2 weeks. Both time the organizer has set up a private Facebook page for the participants. Seems like a good way to get info out

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      I just recently found out that you are required to carry “bear spray” when doing this event. That’s a little unnerving… something that kind of makes me step back and go hmmmm… Hehe, we’ll see what happens, 😀

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      1. neveradullbling Post author

        Most legs of the relay are supported (having other people nearby), but there are a couple of legs that have to be completely unsupported (all by yourself)… so, hmmmm, we shall see. I guess as long as I don’t do one of those unsupported legs, I’ll still do it, haha.

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