Runners from all over the country will be in Rexburg, Idaho on the second Saturday in June to participate in the Teton Dam Marathon & Races. The races include a marathon, half-marathon, relay, 10K and 5K. The Teton Dam Marathon & Races takes place every year around the anniversary of the breaking of the Teton Dam.
On June 5, 1976, the collapse of the Teton River Dam unleashed a savage flood which caused $500 million in damage, took eleven lives, and made thousands homeless in Wilford, Sugar City, Rexburg, Salem, Hibbard, Firth, Blackfoot, and Roberts.
This tragedy was turned into triumph by the victims' own faith and courage and by an outpouring of aid by many volunteers from Idaho and nearby states. For this reason over a thousand runners flood the streets to take on their own personal challenge of running a race.
Schedule of Events
|Oct 1, 2016
||Registration Opens (see Registration page for schedule)
|May 19, 2017
Guaranteed Registration Ends: for guaranteed shirt, swag bag, or awards. Extras will be ordered to pick from, but no promise you will get your desired size.
|June 1, 2017
6 p.m. Online Registration Closes Paper registration available from 8am-3pm Friday@The Zone
|June 2, 2017
Packet Pickup 8am-3pm @ The Zone (275 Stationary Place. Rexburg, ID)
-LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER-
|June 2, 2017
Packet Pickup & Potato Bake Dinner 5pm -7pm @ Madison Middle School (575 W 7th S)
*Free Potato Bake Dinner for Marathon, Relay, and Half Marathon registrants. Additional tickets available for $6 in advance and $8.00 at the door.
|June 2, 2017
|| Information Meeting 6pm @ Madison Middle School
|June 3, 2017
||5:00 a.m. - Full Marathon runners and First Leg of Relay only: Load Buses @ Madison Junior High School (134 Madison Ave)
|| 5:30 a.m. - Full Marathon and First Leg of Relay runners only: Buses leave for Historical Teton Dam Site
|| 6:30 a.m. - Start Marathon & Relay @ Historical Teton Dam Site
7:30 a.m. - Start Half-marathon @ The middle of the block on 1st North Street
8:00 a.m. - Start 10K @ the middle of the block on 1st North Street
8:30 a.m. - Start 5K @ the middle of the block on 1st North Street
|| 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Expo in the Park @ Smith Park
|| 11:00 a.m. - Award Ceremony for all races @ Smith Park
For a registration schedule and event fee information, click here
- Tech Adult Men or Women's race shirt for marathon, half marathon, and relay runners
- Cotton Adult Men or Women's race shirt for 10K and 5K runners
- Finisher medal: every racer will receive a medal when they cross the finish line
- Timing chip for accurate race time (Disposable)
- Bib number
- Swag/goodie bag
- Organized course with water, sports drink, fruit, medical assistance, port-a-potties
- Food and drink in runners' corral at finish line
- Bus ride to starting line for marathon and 1st leg relay runners
COURSE INFORMATION & RULES
The marathon and relay will start at the Historical Teton Dam Site, outside of Rexburg, ID. The half, 10k, and 5k race will all begin at the Smith Park at the middle of the block on 1st North Street.
Mile markers will be set at every mile on each course. Volunteers and arrows on the road will direct you at intersections. Police officers, paramedics, and volunteers will be stationed at key points of the race to assist the runners.
The course will shut down after 1:30 p.m. After this time, runners will need to run on sidewalks and obey all traffic laws in order to finish the race. Thank you for understanding.
Personal support vehicles, unofficial bicycles, baby strollers, in-line skates, skateboards, and pets are not allowed on the courses. Baby Strollers will be allowed on the 10K, 5K. The use of music devices and headphones are not encouraged to be worn on the course.
Water and Sports Drink will be located at the following locations:
Marathon and Relay: Miles 3, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, & 25 .
Half-marathon: Miles 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, & 12.
10K: Miles 2, 4, & 5.
Medical Assistance will be located at the following locations:
Marathon and Relay: Miles 8, 12, 17, 19, 22, & 25
Half-Marathon: Miles 2, 6, 9, & 12
10K: Miles 2 & 5
Located at following locations:
Marathon and Relay: Miles 3, 6, 8 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, & 25.
Half-Marathon: Miles 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, & 12.
10K: Miles 2, 4, & 5.
Relay teams can have between 2 and 6 members. The course will be divided up into four legs of four miles and two legs of five miles. Transition areas are located at miles 4, 8, 12, 17, and 22. The first leg runner can ride the bus from the Madison Junior High School to the starting line. It is the responsibility of the team to pick up and drop off their members at each transition point. Team vehicles must be marked as the official team transport-vehicle, only one vehicle per team. This vehicle can only drive through the course once, no circulating the course or portions of the course to check on runners. Any team whose vehicle is found circulating the course will be disqualified. Drive slowly through the course to reduce kicking up dirt and give all runners the right-of-way. The first and last runners of your team need to be wearing the timing chip; the middle runners don't need to wear the timing chip. Only the team's overall time is recorded.
Closed Course to Traffic
To ensure safety we ask that all thru traffic and spectators not drive the course. Spectators that want to cheer on their runners can do so by accessing intersections that the course passes through; access these locations by traveling on side roads.
Vehicles parked at the Teton Dam Site during the start of the Marathon and Relay will be contained until officials feel that runners have had enough time to clear the roads; a 30 minute wait should be expected. There will be no-parking at Smith Park/Finish Line. Parking is available at the Madison Junior High School, which is one block away.
All races will finish at Smith Park at the middle of the block on 1st North. A digital clock at the finish line will display unofficial finish time. Official times, using the timing chips will be posted at the information tent. Food, water and shade will be available in the runners' corral, located by the finsih line. Only participants are allowed in this area.