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Clubs and Trifecta

Prize Change: Due to expressed concerns from the parks, we will no longer offer the 50% and 20% discount to those who complete a club or the trifecta. We will still continue with the clubs and trifecta, but instead will be sending those who complete the challenge an awesome piece of memorabilia. We’re still hammering out design and details, but we’ll announce as soon as it’s finalized. We will be honoring the discount for anyone who completed a club or the trifecta in 2016.

The Washburn Club

The Washburn Club is a salute the hardcore among us. We want to reward anyone who hikes Mount Washburn after the race. Any runner who sends us a picture of themselves from the top of Mount Washburn within 72 hours of the end of the race which includes:

  1. A clear view of your face
  2. Your bib with bib numbers clearly visible
  3. Your finisher medal in plain view
  4. A clear background that shows you actually completed the hike

will join the Washburn Club and forever be immortalized on our website. We will post all those pictures here along with the runners name and city. Additionally, those runners will get a special prize to commemorate! We’re finalizing details and design of this prize and we’ll update once it’s set.

***Washburn will likely still be covered in snow during race weekend.

*Please take the hike seriously, and do not act irresponsibly if you decide to attempt the hike. It is not intended to be accessible to everyone. Also, bring way more water than you think you need. In June, there may still be snow packed on the trail. We can’t really anticipate what the weather will be like at that time of year, but are hoping it will be clear. Depending on the weather you may want to bring yak tracks or equivalent.

2014 Inaugural Washburn Club

2015 Washburn Club

2016 Washburn Club

The Osprey Club

ospreyclubheaderThe same rules and prizes will apply as the Washburn Club. Any runner who sends us a picture of themselves from Osprey Falls within 72 hours of the end of the race which includes:

1. A clear view of your face
2. Your bib with bib numbers clearly visible
3. Your finisher medal in plain view
4. A clear background that shows you actually completed the hike

will join the Osprey Club and forever be immortalized on our website. We will post all those pictures on our website along with the runners name and city. Additionally, those runners will get a special prize to commemorate! We’re finalizing details and design of this prize and we’ll update once it’s set.

2014 Inaugural Osprey Club

2015 Osprey Club

2016 Osprey Club

Yellowstone Trifecta

TRIFECTAThe Yellowstone Trifecta is made up of 3 different activities, which focus more on you experiencing the park rather than doing one big hike. You must complete all 3 in order to complete the Trifecta. Same rules as the Washburn Club apply: take your picture at each of the 3 with your bib and finisher medal and send them to us 72 hours after finishing the race. If you complete the Trifecta you will receive a special prize to commemorate! We’re finalizing details and design of this prize and we’ll update once it’s set.

The Trifecta is meant to be challenging, but less strenuous. Each section of the three-part challenge is iconic to the park, but doable with children. The three Yellowstone Trifecta activities are:

1. Watch Old Faithful Erupt

2. See Bison in Lamar Valley the park.

3. At Artist’s Point in the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.

Be sure to bring your race bib and finisher medal to each location and make sure they’re clearly visible in each picture!

2014 Inaugural Yellowstone Trifecta

2015 Yellowstone Trifecta

2016 Yellowstone Trifecta

Watch Old Faithful erupt
yellow202Old Faithful is the most famous and celebrated geyser in the world. The 1870 Washburn Expedition camped near Old Faithful and discovered the geyser had frequent and regular eruptions over 100 feet. They dubbed the geyser Old Faithful. It erupts once approximately every 45 to 90 minutes, depending on the duration of the previous eruption. It is the grand old geyser of Yellowstone because of its frequent and predictable eruptions. Schedules for predicted eruptions are posted in the NPS buildings near Old Faithful.

Old Faithful is located in Quadrant 1. Check out our blog post on things to do in this quadrant while you’re waiting for Old Faithful, or on your way to the next activity.

See a bison in lamar valley the park
10560077343_6798a4a8e7_kYellowstone is the only place in the U.S. where bison have lived continuously since prehistoric times. Yellowstone bison are exceptional because they comprise the nation’s largest bison population on public land and are among the few bison herds that have not been hybridized through interbreeding with cattle.

While you might be able to find bison in any area of Yellowstone, we’re going to have you take your picture with bison in Lamar Valley. Lamar Valley is a wide, expansive valley in sort of a remote north-eastern corner of the park. This is where you are most likely to see a large variety of wildlife: bison, elk, wolf, coyote, even grizzly bears. Lamar Valley is awesome, but we didn’t realize how far it was from West Yellowstone. You can take your picture with a bison anywhere in the park and you’ll qualify for the trifecta.

Check our Quadrant 4 blog post for more things to do in this area. Mount Washburn is in this area of Yellowstone as well as our final Trifecta activity…

The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone: Artist’s Point

Artist Point is just a short hike off of south rim drive, and offers very popular and iconic views of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
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We had a really hard time deciding on just three activities for Yellowstone. There’s just so much to do! I’ve included links to activities in Quadrant 1 and Quadrant 4 of Yellowstone. Check out our posts on Quadrant 2 and Quadrant 3 as well so you don’t miss out when planning your trip!