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:
- A clear view of your face
- Your bib with bib numbers clearly visible
- Your finisher medal in plain view
- 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.
The Osprey Club
The 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.
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!
Watch Old Faithful erupt
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
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
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!