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


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

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.

For Immediate Release: 3rd Ultimate Towner Jackson Hole Obstacle Course Race celebrates overcoming personal obstacles and benefits Habitat for Humanity – Sunday, May 11, 2014 – Mother’s Day – Jackson, WY

  • Ultimate Towner Obstacle Course Sunday, May 11th 2014
  • Jackson Hole, Wyoming
  • Habitat for Humanity Benefit
  • Celebrate Overcoming Your Obstacles!
  • Event Poster Below

March 4th, 2014 For Immediate Release: 3rd Ultimate Towner Obstacle Course Race celebrates overcoming personal obstacles and benefits Habitat for Humanity Sunday, May 11, 2014 – Mother’s Day – Jackson, WY Whether you’ve been through a difficult relationship, experienced that “not if but when” acl surgery or some other physical ailment, had a business or finance challenges or yes, lost someone close, we’ve all dealt with life’s curve-balls. Luckily, we live in one of the greatest communities on the planet where we rally around and support each other even in the most difficult of struggles.

We’re in this together! And the “why” behind the Ultimate Towner is about celebrating our personal tribulations, triumphs and our connections that keep us keeping on. Last year our Jackson event was dedicated to the late, great Jarad Spackman and his messages of Being Bold, Taking the Plunge and Loving Life are stronger than ever. In fact, our theme of not only Overcoming Your Obstacles, but CELEBRATING overcoming your obstacles is the driving force. When we move through difficulty, we have plenty of reason to celebrate,” says to Tim Walther, course director, about the purpose, or the “why” behind the Ultimate Towner Obstacle Course Race. The “what” of the event is a positive, fun and healthy community experience.

The “why” is what give us the inspiration to put these events on and it’s the reason Towners are invited to share in the experience.

The “Tough Tower,” now re-branded as the Ultimate Towner, began in Jackson Hole has traveled around the country through Ohio, Lake Placid, Syracuse and San Francisco delivering dun and inspiration. If you have been to a Towner, you know that celebrating overcoming obstacles comes in uniquely fun fashion. On Sunday, May 11th Towners will make their way through Jackson town parks and experience inspirational obstacles including the now “classic” Ultimate Elevation warm up, Karma Mud Crawl, Believe-Achieve Hurdles, Take The Plunge Rope Swing, Motivational Mist Spray and the culminating Love-Life Wall.

“Young or old, short or tall, this event creates an opportunity to participants to challenge themselves to overcome things that initially may be perceived as difficult or even impossible,” says Matt Campana, Streetsboro Ohio Course Director and collaborator in the Towner events across the country.

“Do as much as you can, and have a blast doing it!” says Will Leggett who is the lead course-builder and part of the team of Towners who work together to create and deliver each experience.

Some participants even ride bikes to the various obstacles on the course, making it easier for even more participants and teams. Title Sponsor Grand Dynamics is also seeking partners to be involved as a sponsor for the event and to build the local community. Sponsors can contribute goods or services, offer vending on-site, promote and even naming or designing an obstacle. We are offering regional promotions and our marketing efforts are supported by the Lodging Tax to bring in regional visitors for a spring visit.

The Towner also serves as a great team-building event for co-workers to bond together and start off the summer season with a shared, novel experience. Volunteers and spectators are welcome and interested sponsors can contact Title Sponsor Grand Dynamics Team Building at to get involved. Costumes encouraged. All ages welcome. The event begins at 11 AM. Come for the weekend and enjoy hotel specials. 4 Miles * 25 Obstacles * 100% Inspiration! Find out more and register now for early discounts at Fast Facts:

For interviews contact Tim Walther, President of Grand Dynamics ant title sponsor at 307.733.1989 or

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Overcome Your


Are You Strong Enough to Handle Critics?

by: Theodore Roosevelt, Source Unknown It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again because there is no effort without error and shortcomings, who knows the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at his best knows in the end the high achievement of triumph and who at worst, if he fails while daring greatly, knows his place shall never be with those timid and cold souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

Participant Waiver for the Ultimate Towner Treasure Island

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Packet pick ups and in-store event registration:

In-store registration and packet pick up for pre-registered participants takes place at the following dates and locations:

Wednesday, October

30 from 5-8 PM at Walnut Creek

Friday, November 1 from 5-8 PM at Bryant Street