July 9

Running a Half Marathon in Wyoming

Running a Half Marathon in Wyoming

Follow us on stunning trails in this beautiful state rich in history

If you're hunting for your next race destination, experiencing Wyoming with Vacation Races is pretty unforgettable. Along various courses, half marathons in Wyoming feature rolling hills, lush forests, rushing rivers, wild animals, and majestic mountains. Don't miss out on this slice of the Wild West.


Half Marathons in Wyoming

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Wyoming offers many half marathons along beautiful race routes for all skill levels and terrain preferences. Here is some key information about the 2025 Grand Teton Half Marathon event and the Yellowstone Half Marathon event to get you started and inspired.

You can also fundraise, register a charity bib, and run either of these races in support of efforts in and around the host communities, or in support of an organization that's most near and dear to your heart.

Grand Teton Half Marathon

Enjoy this scenic route featuring a flat, paved road through idyllic pastures and over the Snake River β€” ideal for getting those fast times or PRs (personal records). Your reward in those last miles is knowing the stunning, dramatic Grand Teton mountain views are waiting at the finish line. Bonus: If you or your friends prefer something lighter, there's a 5k option, too.

Event Overview
  • Course Details:
      - Paved
      - Point-to-point
      - Elevation gain of 584 ft.
      - Max elevation at 6,383 ft.
     
Price
  • Launch Weekend: $125
  • Early Registration: $150
  • Regular Registration: $175 
  • Late Registration: $200
a group of runners on a trail near Yellowstone national park

Yellowstone Half Marathon

This gem of a trail features stunning views of the Gallatin National Forest and, if you're lucky, even some wildlife.  What's great is if you or your running pals aren't quite up to a half marathon this time around, there's always the 5k option.

Note: The Yellowstone race is located in Montana, but it’s on the border of Wyoming and a part of Yellowstone located in Wyoming. 

Event Overview
  • Course Details:
      - Technical trail & rock
      - Loop
      - Elevation gain of 582 ft.
      - Max elevation at 6,990 ft.
Price
  • Launch Weekend: $125
  • Early Registration: $150
  • Regular Registration: $175 
  • Late Registration: $200
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Other Popular Half Marathon Spots in and Around Wyoming

You can explore several other beautiful half marathon spots in Wyoming, like Jackson Hole, which spans the Jackson Hole Valley to the Teton Mountain Range in Teton Village. Cap your race off with a great meal and some entertainment in town.

There are also plenty of other gorgeous races in and around Wyoming and nearby states, including Rocky Mountain in ColoradoZion in Utah, and Glacier in Montana.

Why Run a Half Marathon in Wyoming

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There are many reasons to choose Wyoming for your next half marathon. The state's rich history, stunning scenery, and abundance of recreation and activities are just a few.

History

Wyoming has a history of over 12,000 years of prehistoric occupation by several groups until after 500 A.D. Predecessors of historic Native Americans in the area, known as the Plains Indians, were hunters, warriors, and religious tribe leaders with arts and crafts central to their culture.

In 1807, early Rocky Mountain explorer John Colter discovered geysers and waterfalls in an area he nicknamed "Colter's Hell" which, in 1872, then became Yellowstone β€” the world's first National Park. The state's early settlement was characterized by European trappers, traders, and explorers of the Rocky Mountains, including Kit Carson, Jim Bridger, Davey Jackson, and Jedediah Smith.

On March 27, 1890, President Benjamin Harrison signed bills that made Wyoming the country's 44th state.

Scenery

Most of Wyoming is covered with grasses and arid or desert shrubs. You'll find beautiful forests mostly in the mountains and along streams. With the dramatic Rocky Mountains, stunning high plains, and 21 scenic byways throughout the state, amazing views are everywhere you turn.

Things to Do in Wyoming

Wyoming is an outdoor lover's paradise. From water sports and activities like boating, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, hot springs, and fishing, to hiking, camping, rock climbing, mountain biking, and ATVing, there's something fun to do for everyone.

Aside from the Yellowstone and Grand Teton areas, you'll find plenty to see and do within the seven national parks and monuments, like Devil's Tower and Fossil Butte, 12 state parks, eight national forests, and more. When you've had your outdoor fill, you can enjoy plenty of great food, drinks, music, shopping, and art in stunning locations like Jackson and Buffalo.

Training for a Half Marathon in Montana

Wherever you're running your course in Wyoming, you'll need to train properly to avoid injury, increase your mileage, and, most importantly, have a great time.

Every runner is different, so be sure to pay attention to your body, abilities, and needs. Maintain a balanced, nutritious diet, and run outside on varied routes whenever possible. Be sure to start early (16 weeks out is ideal) and add in a mix of running distances, strength or cross-training, stretching, and rest to your schedule. Get more information about training for a half marathon in our guide.

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Soak Up All Wyoming has to Offer With a Vacation Races Half

Running a half marathon is a great way to take in the stunning views, varied trails and courses, and amazing wildlife and history Wyoming offers. Vacation Races has something for everyone  β€” whether you're a beginner passing through or a seasoned pro looking for your next big challenge. Check out what's coming up on our race calendar.

Frequently Asked Questions 

What is the Grand Teton Half Marathon?
The Grand Teton Half Marathon takes runners along a paved, flat path through scenic pastures. The finish line features stunning views of the Grand Teton mountain range.
What are the weather conditions like during the half marathon in Wyoming?
While the climate can vary, the weather is typically mild to hot during the day but cools off in the evening.
Are there any training programs recommended for participants in the Wyoming half marathon
While the majority of the Grand Teton Half Marathon is flat and paved, it is still essential to train before running a half marathon. Get a custom training plan.

Emma Caplan-Fischer

Author

Emma Caplan-Fisher is a writer and editor with 12+ years of experience. She writes about fitness, health, food & and lifestyle, travel & the outdoors, local events & news, and home, design & real estate. Her work has been featured in Healthline, the Chicago Tribune, Real Estate Magazine, and Narcity Media.


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