Registration: Participants may register online starting 10/10/2020. The 100-mile race will be capped at 50 participants-no exceptions.
Course(s): 2021 will have a 100-mile ultramarathon course, 28-mile marathon and a 13-mile half-marathon. Check their individual pages for detailed information including, maps, race profiles and more. This recreation event is authorized under a Special Use Permit from the Bridger-Teton National Forest and the Shoshone National Forest.
Mandatory Gear: Mandatory gear is mandatory. There will be random gear checks on the course. There will be a time penalty for each missing piece of mandatory gear. Don’t skip anything on the mandatory gear list. Gear lists vary depending on your race. For the full gear lists, look here.
Recommended Gear: Take a serious look at these lists. Winter in Wyoming can be deadly, and we’re not even exaggerating even a little bit. Pack with that in mind and be prepared for sudden and drastic changes in the weather and temperature. Should you show up to the race ill-prepared, Race Directors reserve the right to deny your entry without refunding your registration fee. For the full gear lists, look here.
Leave No Trace: Pack it in, pack it out. We are guests of the Forest. The Drift is permitted through the Bridger-Teton National Forest and the Shoshone National Forest and future races depend on you. Please be respectful of each other and of the area. Rules and regulations exist for a reason. Don’t be an asshole.
Animal Safety: You are racing in bear country. The Wind River Range is home to both grizzly and black bears as well as moose, elk, mountain lions, wolves, and many other animal species. Although an encounter is unlikely, bear spray is recommended and racers who opt to carry it should know how to use it. Racers are responsible for knowing how to travel in bear country. Take extra precautions with your food-please don’t litter or leave food behind. This protects both you and the animals in the area. Safety should be a racer’s first priority-respect safe distances while in the presence of all animals.
Assistance: Drifters are expected to be self-sufficient! Racers may not receive outside help, but are encouraged to accept or provide help from/to other racers. In the event of injury, illness or other dilemma, racers are obligated to stop and help each other.
Manners: We do not receive special use of the trails as racers. We are still required to abide by all trail rules. Please yield to other trail users and say “Excuse me” and “Thank you.” Remember, you are wearing race bibs and are representing The Drift-everything you do, or do not do is a reflection of the entire race. The possibility of future events depends on you. Also remember your manners while interacting with race volunteers! Putting on a race like this is an enormous undertaking and our volunteers are taking time away from their homes and families to help make the event successful. Treat all volunteers with respect-they certainly deserve it. Tell them “Thank you.” Tell them more than once. Should you have a concern or a complaint, please reach out to a Race Director.
More questions? Check out the FAQ page!