24-HOUR TETON OGRE
If you’re looking for an adventure race in the wild and rugged mountains of Idaho (with the occasional touch of Wyoming thrown in), look no further! With the Tetons as your backdrop, the Teton Ogre is guaranteed to challenge even the toughest ogres, from beginners to experts. This page is dedicated to the 24-hour Teton Ogre. If you looking for the 8-hour version of this race, click here.
We are holding this year’s Teton Ogre in a new location. Plan to race somewhere near Swan Valley, Idaho!
Racers will navigate the unmarked course by hiking/trekking, mountain biking (dirt road/trail), and paddling (flat water).
30 miles mountain biking/10-15 miles on-foot/5-10 miles flat water paddling. Approximate total elevation gain: 10,000 to 12,000 feet.
Racers must form teams of 2 (open/code) or 3-4 (coed) in order to participate.
Please click here for a list of all required gear and equipment.
This year is a bring-your-own watercraft race. You may choose whatever type of non-motorized watercraft you want, (packraft, canoe, kayak, SUP, etc.). You will need to carry your watercraft a very short distance and paddling will be on flat water.
We love our volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering for this race, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page and the race director will be in touch.
We are taking COVID-19 seriously and want to ensure that all our race participants as well as our community, are safe. If necessary we will implement a plan and guidelines in order to keep all involved healthy. More information regarding this will be passed on as race day approaches. For now, please plan to wear a mask when at race headquarters and transition areas, as well as follow social-distancing guidelines. For more information, click here.
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
Stay tuned for more information as the race day approaches!
- 24-hour Race Schedule:
9:20-10:20am: gear drop, check-in and map-pick-up
10:30am sharp: pre-race meeting (mandatory for all racers)
11:30am sharp: Race Start
11:30am: Race Finish Cut-off time
We are excited to be hosting the Ogre in beautiful and remote Swan Valley this year, which is to the west of Teton Valley. If you are coming from out of town and are hoping for sweeping Teton views, make sure you spend at least one or two nights in Teton Valley (towns of Driggs, Victor, and Tetonia), or Jackson Hole! Yellowstone and Grand Teton Park are both within a couple hours’ drive.
If you’d like to be closer to the race start/finish the night before the race, we recommend looking into lodging near Irwin, Idaho, or the following camping options:
Paid Campgrounds: Calamity Campground, Riverside Park Campground
Free dispersed camping: Look for sites along the west side of the Snake River, and along Snake River Road, north of the Palisades Dam.
We recommend making your way back through Driggs after the race, as many of our great event sponsors are located there and you may very well end up with a prize to be redeemed in Driggs! Not to mention you will find many more dining, lodging, and grocery options than in Swan Valley.
- All racers and spectators must be prepared and willing to wear a mask and practice social distancing whenever at race headquarters or transition areas, (regardless of vaccine status).
- Final rankings will be as follows: A) Teams will be ranked by total number of points acquired. B) Teams will be ranked by fastest time. C) Teams not obtaining all mandatory CPs will be unranked, regardless of time.
- All CPs are worth 10 points each unless otherwise specified. There will be a combination of mandatory and optional CPs
- Teammates must stay within 50 meters of each other at all times.
- Racers must cross the finish line before the cut-off time or will be penalized by 2 points per minute for the first 20 minutes. Racers finishing more than 20 minutes late will be unranked. (In other words, don’t be late!)
- Penalty for a miss-punched CP (i.e., CP is punched in the wrong box) is 5 points per infraction. Pay attention when punching!
- If a team member must leave the course early, they must do so at a manned CP or TA and inform a race official. Please do not go home early without letting us know!
- Make sure you have all required gear at all times. Random gear checks may be performed throughout the course. Penalty for not providing required gear is 5 points per infraction.
- You will be traveling in bear country. Knowledge of bear country safety and etiquette is required. Bear spray must be easily accessible on the outside of your pack. Please review this website for some bear safety tips: Bear Safety
- Bikers must yield to horses and hikers.
- NO biking off-trail! If you need to travel with your bike off-trail, you must get off your bike and walk.
- Bib numbers are to be pinned to backpacks and visible, one per person.
- We will be practicing Leave No Trace ethics. Pack out everything you bring in! Please tread lightly and be aware that this is bear country. We would be so psyched if when we swept the course we found ZERO trash!
- In the case of snow or mud (a large probability), please be considerate to avoid trail damage. Please walk bikes through deep mud to avoid rutting up the trails.
- No navigation devices that utilize satellites are allowed! No GPS or using your cell phone for anything other than taking pictures or in an absolute emergency. Bike odometers, barometric altimeters, and compasses are ok.
- Please no dogs on the course (exceptions may be made if you want to bring your pet Ogre).
Please stay tuned for race FAQs.
Cancellation Policy: We are unable to offer refunds on race registration fees.* However, we will happily transfer your entry to a future race.
*If we end up having to postpone or cancel the 2021 race due to COVID, all registered racers will receive a full refund.
NEED A TEAMMATE?
Are you needing a teammate to compete with in one of our races? Check out the Adventure Race Teammate Finder Facebook page for other racers looking for partners!