TETON VILLAGE, Wyo. — The most demanding hill climb running event in the west will return to its iconic finish at the summit of the Arial Tram on Aug. 6.
The 2022 Rendezvous Mountain Hillclimb challenges racers with 4,139 feet of vertical gain in the 6.1-mile course from the base to the summit of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR).
Online registration ends Aug. 4 at 5 p.m. MST. If space permits, you may still register in person on Friday, Aug. 5 from 4-6 p.m. during race packet/goodie bag pickup in Teton Village.
The race will start at the base area. Racers will head up the Wildflower Trail to the Rendezvous Lodge, continuing onto the Cirque Trail, and then finishing at the summit of Rendezvous Bowl.
The race has two categories—competitive and noncompetitive with all racers starting at the same time on the same courses. Those wishing to hike may enter the non-competitive class. All are welcome.
The non-profit annual race is run in honor of our friend and longtime JHMR Aerial Tram mechanic Chris Onufer (Captain “X”), who on March 7th, 2012 tragically passed away in an avalanche.
To keep the spirit of running alive for future generations, JHMR donates 100% of the proceeds to the trails division of Friends of Pathways, all in the name of Chris Onufer. In celebration of the return to the summit finish, we are bumping up the bonus for the first person to break one hour to $1,000.
For 2022 there will be a $5,000 cash purse!
- $1000 each for top male/female finishers
- $600 2nd overall male/female
- $300 3rd overall male/female
- $50 for top age group winners
- $1,000 bonus for the first person to break one hour
A raffle with killer prizes from YETI, Houdini, Salomon, Smartwool and more will benefit Friends of Pathways. Discounted freinds and family sightseeing tickets will be available to registered racers at bib pick-up.