May 19th Event: OVERCOMING OBSTACLES, The Ultimate Towner Inspirational Packet Pick Up Event

Friday, May 19th

This year the Ultimate Towner  Obstacle Course has a new twist on the traditional event packet pick-up.  Pre-registered participants will not only sign in and get their Love Life Event T Shirt they will receive a healthy dose of inspiration as well.

Overcoming Obstacles: The Ultimate Towner Inspirational Packet Pick Up will stimulate new ways of perceiving and overcoming the challenges we face in life. This new addition will feature inspirational stories from an eclectic group of event sponsors, special guests and Towners.

The event will culminate with a preview of this year’s “Ultimate Elevation” obstacle and attending Towners will have the opportunity to practice the choreography with Dancers Workshop leaders in preparation for Sundays opening festivities.

Friday evening’s event is open to the public as a free program, with a suggested donation to this year’s beneficiary, Teton Adaptive Sports.

The Ultimate Towner is brought to you by Grand Dynamics International: Experiential training and development, action seminars, executive retreats and team-building events worldwide.

Event Logistics

  • When: Friday, May 19th
  • 4:00-6:00 PM  Packet Pick Up and Walk Up Registration
  • 6:00-8:00 PM  Overcoming Obstacles Seminar
  • 8:00-9:00 PM  Packet Pick Up and Walk Up Registration
  • Where: Snow King’s Grand View Conference Center located up the hill behind the Snow King Hotel


Jackson Hole, Wyoming May 10th, 2015 Events Page – Old Post

Thanks to all of our Towners, sponsors, and volunteers for making this year’s event enormously successful! Please help us continue to improve this event by filling out our survey! There is a link to the full collection of high-res photos at theend! take_survey_button

Event Photo Gallery

These photos can also be found on our Facebook page!


Event Overview

Event Ticket Price is $69 for Adults and $29 for Youth 15 and under, with 12 and under requiring registration with an adult to run the course together. Discounted registration is availalbe by April 30th. The pre-event registration party is on April 30th with details on the website and facebook pages. Our event theme as always is to CELEBRATE OVERCOMING YOUR OBSTACLES, and we encourage each participant to dedicate their race to a personal past, present or future obstacle. You will navigate 4 miles while overcoming 25 FUN and CHALLENGING OBSTACLES “around the town.”

  • Snow King
  • The Rodeo Grounds
  • Miller Park
  • The Rec Center Corridor
  • Mike Yokel
  • Back to the start at Phil Baux Park

Wall climbs, mud crawls and mystery obstacles will challenge individuals and teams of throughout this scenic Jackson course. Test your limits by going FAST in an early start wave or focus on the FUN and have a blast with friends! Yes, costumes are highly encouraged!!!! Participants receive a free beer, sponsor goodies and those who register by April 30th will be guaranteed one of our NEW event T-Shirts.

Registration Details

  • You can create a team at any time and invite friends to join your team.
  • You can register as an individual now, and join or create a team later.
  • All ages welcome, youth 15 and under have a seperate ticket, children 12 and under must be accompanied by a registered adult.
  • If you have any questions about the registration process please call Event Bright’s Customer Service number at (800) 350 8850 which is available 24 hours a day.
  • Follow us on Facebook to stay connected to event updates and messages by “going” to the event and liking the Ultimate Towner Page to stay tuned on important event updates.
  • You will have an option to share your registration on facebook once your registration is complete, please do!
  • Final course updates will be released the week prior to the event.
  • This year’s benefactor is the Jackson Hole Children’s Museum, helping children and grown-ups of all ages build a love of learning through collaborative play and creative problem solving in a nurturing environment. You will have the option to donate when you register and 100% of donations will go directly to the JH Children’s Museum, so please donate when you register.

We look forward to seeing you on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10th and celebrating together! Until then, overcome your obstacles and get ready to celebrate! Sincerely, Tuffy and Team Ultiamte Towner!


Is there an age limit to enter the event? This is an ALL AGES EVENT, but youth 12 and under must be accompanied by a registered adult. What can/can’t I bring to the event? Please no dogs on the course. What is the approximate event timeline?

  • Mandatory Packet Pick up will take place at the Sports Authority on Thursday May 7th 4:00-7:00PM and Saturday May 9th 11:00-2:00PM
  • Day Of Registration will be open at Phil Baux Park at 9 AM.
  • Course Briefing and Announcements begin at 11:00 AM This will include a course safety briefing and important information about your Ultimate Experience.
  • Event music, team warm ups and fun! Get Psyched!
  • All Participant Course Warm Up at 12:00 PM with starting waves beginnng immediately after.
  • Fast Competitive Racers will begin in the first waves with all the Fun Towners following.
  • Prizes and awards will be announced approximately 2:30 and event festivities will continue through the afternoon until approximatley 5 PM.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? If you have any questions about the registration process please call Event Bright’s Customer Service number at (800) 350 8850 which is available 24 hours a day. Event specific questions, sponsorship, volunteering or how to be more involved contact Grand Dynamics at or 307.733.1989.

The Course

Our 2015 Event Benefactor: Jackson Hole Children’s Museum

At the Jackson Hole Children’s Museum, we encourage local and visiting families to examine the world together through interactive, hands-on exhibits and educational programs in the arts, sciences, literature, and history. Our goal is to provide a child-led learning opportunities that help our visitors build a love of inquiry through collaborative play and creative problem solving in a nurturing environment. Since 2011, we have helped more than 33,000 visitors of all ages and abilities thrive at the Children’s Museum!

Ultimate Towner Featured on KMTN!

Check out our Ultimate Towner 30 second video!

A HUGE Thank You To Our 2015 Event Sponsors!

Grand Dynamics International is the title sponsor and the organization that offers the foundation to make these events happen. A focus on building teams, leadership development and learning through experience, the Ultimate Towner is GDI’s way of “giving back” to the community. Celebrate Overcoming Obstacles is our event theme and we believe in our community of support for individuals, teams and organizations is a major part of life – and in bringing us together. Top Towners Spackman & Associates Teton Craftsmen LLC Wyoming Whiskey UPTOWN Sponsors The Sports Authority St. John’s Medical Center Teton Orthopedics The Hampton Inn Cutty’s Bar and Grill Kind Towners Dancer’s Workshop Snake River Brewing Snow King Mountain JH Ski Club Lucky’s Market Mountain Town Maintenance Wyoming Whiskey Big-o tires Teton Rentals Promotional Partners KMTN KHOL Planet JH We are seeking sponsors to be part of this awesome event and help us further the cause. We offer value to your organization by being part of this event. Our social media outreach, event marketing and team building for your organization are just a few ways your business will benefit. Your business can be a part of this event by contributing good or services, helping promote the event, sponsoring an obstacle and showing up as a team. Please contact us to find out how! Visit our sponsorship page here.


Summary Contact Information

Title Sponsor and event producer: Grand Dynamics – Team Building Course Director: Tim Walther, President, Grand Dynamics Email: 307-733-1989 Office Event Theme: Celebrate Overcoming Your Obstacles Here’s to the celebration of overcoming obstacles and having a BLAST in the process! Sincerely, The Ultimate Towner Team

Looking for photos from past events?

View photos in the gallery below or view them on Facebook.

Ultimate Towner Obstacle Course Updates for Sunday, May 11th 2014 Event

Ultimate Towner Obstacle Course Sunday, May 11th 2014 Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Event Updates & Overview

Towners! Prepare for the Ultimate Spring Event!!!! This is YOUR community obstacle course race in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Additional updates will continue on our EVENT PAGE and Facebook Event
(Please invite your friends to our pages.)

4 Miles * 25 Obstacles * 100% Inspiration

Early Registration Rates: $49 adults ($10 pre-race discount) $25 Youth
REGISTER TODAY, Wednesday April 30th by 2:00 PM to GUARANTEE YOUR EVENT T-SHIRT!!! Event

  • Title Sponsor and event producer: Grand Dynamics – Team Building
  • Course Director: Tim Walther, President, Grand Dynamics
  • Event benefactor: Habitat for Humanity
  • Event Theme: Celebrate Overcoming Your Obstacles
  • Event briefing and messaging begins at 11:00 AM
  • Ultimate Elevation & starting waves begin shortly after

Packet Pick Up and Additional Pre-event Registration:

  • Cutty’s Thursday May8th 6 pm – 10 pm (Free Beer while supplies last!) OR
  • Eco Fair Saturday, May 10th 1 PM – 3 PM
  • Race Day Registration $59 – Race Day Packet Pick-up is an additional $10 for registered participants if you do
    not pick up your packet in advance!


Needed! We need course builders, registration help and obstacle monitors. Please share and help us find volunteers! All volunteers get T-Shirt, Free meal on event day, Croakies, Love Life Sticker and the chance to be a part of legendary Ultimate Towner Volunteer team. Volunteers who support course set up are eligible for registration discounts.



Info: The “around the town” course will feature fun and challenging obstacles with inspirational themes including “Love Life Wall.” Event celebration theme is Overcome Your Obstacles.
Participants are encouraged to dedicate their race to a personal or professional obstacle they have overcome or are
The final course map will be revealed a few days prior to the event and follows a similar route including Snow King, Rodeo Grounds, Miller Park, Rec Center and Mike Yokel with new twists, turns, mud and mystery obstacles. Race timing will be provided by Caren Ware of It’s About Time.
Sponsors! THANK YOU for your
Participants, please support these generous local business leaders! There is STILL TIME TO SPONSOR THE EVENT to make this the best it can be. Please contact us to find out how!   Grand Dynamics International is our Title Sponsor and offers incredible team building and leadership training in Jackson Hole and around the country.

Please inquire about the amazing program options for your Jackson Hole teams! “Up Towner” Team Obstacle

Sponsors include:

  • Spence Law Firm
  • Spackmans and Associates
  • St. John’s Hospital
  • Teton Orthopedics
  • Snow King Hotel
  • Cutty’s Bar and Grill

Kind Towner Sponsors:

  • Teton Recycle Center: Obstacles
  • Snow King Mountain: Obstacles
  • Big-O Tires: Obstacles
  • Teton County Fair Grounds: Obstacles
  • Mountain Town Maintenance: Course set up
  • Idaho Falls Magazine: Event promotions
  • KMTN Radio: Event promotions
  • Canvas Unlimited: Tent
  • Wright Training: 10 Team Entries
  • Event DJ Rocky Vertone of 4X4 productions will spin high energy tunes
    • Set list based on registrants’ favorite inspirational songs.

Post event party:

  • Beer from Roadhouse Brewery (All participants get one free beer)
  • Delicious eats from Genevive Catering (Free meals for event volunteers)
  • Awards for fastest individuals and teams
  • Awards for best costumes

Sponsored prizes:

  • Ultimate Towner Finishing Medals for youth participants
  • Ultimate Towner Croakies
  • Wyoming Whiskey
  • Tomahawks from Mountain Man Toy Shop
  • Love Life Stickers by TGT productions
  • Seeking True North books by Grand Dynamics
  • Flowers for MOMS!!!!


  • Regional Television Commercials (Watch it here)
  • Idaho Falls Magazine
  • Valley News Idaho
  • JH News and Guide Daily and Weekly through event day
  • Social media regional and targeted Campaigns
  • KMTN Radio
  • Local world of mouth and Towner sharing!
  • Lodging Tax Supported Event

ACTIONS: Share our facebook page, invite friends, attend our pre-race party, contact our race director to
sponsor, volunteer or clarify any questions.
Register and find out more at

Volunteer Information – Streetsboro, OH – Saturday April, 26

volunteer_streetsboro Volunteer at the Ultimate Towner and be part of an amazing team delivering an amazing experiences for thousands of people! Our volunteer duties span a wide range and there is something for everyone. Marketing and promoting the event, building obstacles and setting up or breaking down the course, directing traffic, manning the registration booth and cheering people on are just a few very important roles of our Ultimate Towner Volunteers.


Here are a few of the volunteer roles we are looking to fill:

  • Thursday April 24 – Construction (Assembling obstacles using power tools)
  • Friday April 25 – Course Set-Up (Manual labor, moving walls, tires etc)
  • Saturday April 26 – Obstacles
    Monitor (Directing participants through obstacles)
  • Saturday April 26 – Registration (Sign in pre-registered participants, hand out T-Shirts, etc.)
  • Saturday April 26 – More Cowbell (Finish Line cheering, beer pouring, post celebration clean up)
  • Saturday April 26 – Course Break Down (Manual labor moving walls, tires, etc.)
  • Sunday April 27 – Clean Up (Collect flagging tape and break down anything left over obstacles)


If you are interested in becoming a volunteer recruiter or coordinator for one of our events, please contact our course directors directly or contact us at with any questions. information-streetsboro-oh-saturday-april-26/

Ultimate Elevation captured with Wright Training in the Jackson Ultimate Towner Obstacle Course

A great video with the Ultimate Elevation theme! Ryan Halverson captured the Wright Training Team as they progress through the course in the fast class in the original Tough Towner obstacle course, now called the Ultimate Towner. This was the first wave – originally the “fast class” of racers followed up bythe “fun class” of costume laden Towners.

The 2014 spring events will combine both classes for more fun and energy with the racing competitors starting toward the beginning of the waves which will all begin at 11:00 AM. Course updates with even more inspirational themes are all part of the fun this year. Join us in the celebration of “overcoming obstacles!” Register now for the next event in Streetsboro, Ohio on April 26th or Jackson Hole on May 11th.


Tough Towner 2013 from Ryan Halverson on Vimeo.