The 2021 The Drift event sold out! Be sure to get in early for the 2022 The Drift. See below for information on past events, and look for 2022 updates soon.
Registration is open for The Drift races the weekend of March 14, 2021! Register for the 13-mile half marathon, 28-mile marathon, or the 100-mile ultramarathon!
The Drift is a winter race in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming, the largest mountain range in the state. Racers may ski, bike, or run on the snow-covered groomed trails of the 13, 28, and 100 mile courses!
For 2020, there will be a 13-mile half-marathon, a 28-mile marathon, and a 100-mile ultramarathon (the highest-elevation winter ultramarathon in the United States). This recreation event is authorized under a Special Use Permit with the Bridger-Teton National Forestand the Shoshone National Forest.
2020’s races will be held on March 13-15. The 100-mile race begins on Friday March 13, while the 13- and 28-mile races begin on Saturday, March 14. Visit the race pages to learn more about pre-race meetings and to see the schedules. Pinedale has a whole host of family-friendly ways to while away the weekend, so be sure to see what we have to offer!
13-mile half marathon
This course is wide, flat, and fast…depending on the snow! Join us as a skier, biker, or runner this year in 2020. It’s a gorgeous out-and-back course along the Wind River. Click here to see the map and learn more about the 13-mile course.
The 28-mile loop course is described well in four different sections. The first 9 miles are along the river, and you’ll enjoy a fast, flat ride, run or ski. The next 4.5 miles continues north and east along the river, and you’ll likely see elk herds in this area! The next 8.3 miles are tougher with a 1,350-foot elevation gain and heading back down south along Moose-Gypsum Road. The last 6.6 mile section stays flat for about a mile, followed by a 400-foot descent, and then climbing several hills to get back up to the finish line! For a full description of the 28-mile course, maps, aid station information, registration, etc, click here!
The race will begin on March 13, 2020 with a 48-hour cutoff. The course is approximately 101 miles (because why stop at 100, #amiright?), with around 7,300 feet of elevation gain/loss. Much of the course is along the Continental Divide, as Drifters will be both navigating back and forth over the Divide itself and traversing it, you will reach elevations just shy of 10,000 feet! Click here to learn more about The Drift 100 course, registration, rules and more.
Schedule (subject to change)
Thursday, March 12:
5:00 PM, Location TBA: Gear Check and Pre-race meeting for ALL 100-mile racers. This is mandatory.
Friday, March 13:
8:30 AM: 100-mile racer check-in.
9:00 AM: 100-mile race begins.
6:00 PM, Location TBA: Pre-race meeting and bib pick-up for 13- and 28-mile racers.
Saturday, March 14:
7:30 AM: 28-mile racer check-in
7:50 AM: Brief pre-race meeting for 28-mile racers
8:00 AM: 28-mile race begins.
8:30 AM: 13-mile racer check-in
8:50 AM: Brief pre-race meeting for 13-mile racers
9:00 AM: 13-mile race begins.
5:00 PM: 13- and 28-mile courses close. All racers must be off the course.
Sunday, March 15:
9:00 AM: 100-mile course closes. All racers must be off the course.
More questions? Check out the FAQ page!