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

 

Press Release: Ultimate Towner Brings More Inspiration to 6th Annual Event

Released: February 28, 2017

Jackson’s most unique spring tradition has new surprises and inspirational elements in store for the Jackson Hole community!

2017 Event Highlights

Date: Inspirational Packet Pick Up: Friday Night, May 19th 5PM-8PM

Event: Sunday, May 21st 2017; 12:00 PM

  • On-Site Registration: 10 AM
  • All Towner Arrival Time: 11 AM
  • Event Start Time: 12 PM

Towners: All ages event with fast and fun classes

Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming: Phil Baux Park Start and Finish with a four mile “Around the Town” course including Snow King, Rodeo Grounds, Miller Park, Recreation Center Corridor and Mike Yokel.

Obstacles: 25 Fun and Challenging Obstacles include Snow King Slalom,Believe-Achieve Walls, Motivational Mud Crawls, and the Love Life Wall Finale! Each obstacle is sponsored by a business community leader.

Event Beneficiary: Teton Adaptive Sports

Event Themes: Turn Obstacles into Opportunities, Celebrate Overcoming Your Obstacles

Tag Line: 4 Miles, 25 Obstacles, 100% Inspiration

What’s New?

  • Inspirational Packet Pick-Up Program
  • Rodeo Arena Course
  • Mannequin Flash Mob Event Opening;
  • Event Video featuring Towners & Teton Adaptive Sports

Event Producer: Grand Dynamics International

Event Director: Tim Walther; info@granddynamics.com; 307-733-1989

Event Details

What’s New with the 2017 Towner?

The Packet Pick Up with be an inspirational program, free to participants and will include strategies for overcoming obstacles and special guest speakers. The 2017 course will feature a new fun twist on the “Ultimate Elevation” all Towner warm up, including a Mannequin Flash Mob and this years course will take participants through the Rodeo Grounds Arena.

A Benefit for Teton Adaptive Sports

This year’s beneficiary is Teton Adaptive Sports. Marketing and promotions will support the mission of TAS; to promote, support, and develop sports and recreation opportunities for people with disabilities living in and visiting the Greater Teton Area.  The Ultimate Towner event video highlights TAS in action with a highly inspirational video, found at www.ultimatetowner.com

Discounted Participant Registration Open:

Registration is open at www.ultimatetowner.com Event price is $89 for Adults, $29 for Youth 15 and under. Significant discount registrations are offered for early adult registration, currently 40% off.  

Sponsorship Opportunities

Each year local businesses rally to support the Towner and gain valuable exposure for their business.  There are many ways to be involved – from Kind Towner donations, obstacle sponsors, team Towners and promotional partners. Each year over 30 businesses are involved as event sponsors and benefit from the team and community involvement. Contact Grand Dynamics at info@granddynamics.com

Packet Pick-Up to include Inspirational Strategies for Overcoming Obstacles

This year the Ultimate Towner Inspirational Packet Pick Up will take place on Friday, May 19th; 5:00 PM -8:00 PM at Snow King Hotel and show-case the meaning behind the Towner.  The event will feature an overview of the Towner experience and stimulate new ways of perceiving and overcoming the challenges we face in life.

Sponsors, participants and special guests will share stories and strategies for overcoming obstacles, unifying our community through the shared understanding that “we are all in this together”.

Tim Walther, Grand Dynamics President and event director, maintains the focus of the purpose of the event as being more than just a fun time.  “People come out to have a blast, feel like a kid again, to laugh and to feel great and no doubt that is a huge part of it.  And even more, the deeper purpose of the event is to be a celebration of personal triumph over our own obstacles in life, each with our unique stories of challenge.”    The Inspirational Packet Pick Up will support this idea.   

The Ultimate Towner is brought to you by Grand Dynamics International: We’ve got the experience you’re looking for.  Experiential Training and Development, Action seminars, executive retreats and team-building events worldwide.

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!

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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!

FAQs

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 info@granddynamics.com 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!

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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.

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Summary Contact Information

Title Sponsor and event producer: Grand Dynamics – Team Building www.granddynamics.com Course Director: Tim Walther, President, Grand Dynamics Email: tim@granddynamics.com 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

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

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.

REGISTER TO BE A STREETSBORO EVENT VOLUNTEER

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)

REGISTER TO BE A STREETSBORO EVENT VOLUNTEER

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 info@granddynamics.com with any questions. http://www.ultimatetowner.com/volunteer information-streetsboro-oh-saturday-april-26/

Volunteer Information – Jackson, WY – Sunday, May 11

jacksonvolunteer 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. Each volunteer gets a TOWNER event shirt as well as sponsored goodies including an Ultimate Towner Croakie, Love Life Sticker and a free meal from Genevive Catering for race day volunteers!

REGISTER TO BE A JACKSON EVENT VOLUNTEER

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

  • Event promotions and marketing support
  • Tuesday May 6th Construction and Obstacle Building – half or full day
  • Wednesday May 7th Obstacle painting and course support
  • Thursday may 8th Cutty’s Registration Party – Packet Pick Up Registration
  • Friday May 9 – Miscellaneous Course Building
  • Saturday May 10 – Course Set-Up (Manual labor, moving walls, tires etc)
  • Saturday May 10 – Eco Fair Packet pick up registration
  • Sunday May 11 – Obstacles Monitor (Directing participants through obstacles)
  • Sunday May 11 – Registration (Sign in pre-registered participants, hand out T-Shirts, etc.)
  • Sunday May 11 – More Cowbell (Timing support, Finish Line cheering, beer pouring, post celebration clean up)
  • Sunday May 11 – Course Break Down (Manual labor moving walls, tires, etc.)
  • Monday May 12 – Clean Up (Collect flagging tape and break down anything left over obstacles)

Are you interested in volunteering so you can run the race? (Does not apply for obstacle monitors) Get 25% off the event ticket price ($59) per 3 or 4 hour shift applied toward your registration! Email the course director at info@granddynamics.com once you register for your discount code.

REGISTER TO BE A JACKSON EVENT VOLUNTEER

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 info@granddynamics.com with any questions.http://www.ultimatetowner.com/volunteer-information-jackson-wy-sunday-may-11/

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 info@granddynamics.com 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 www.ultimatetowner.com Fast Facts:

For interviews contact Tim Walther, President of Grand Dynamics ant title sponsor at 307.733.1989 or tim@granddynamics.com

Brought to you by Grand Dynamics International: We’ve got the experience your looking for. Action seminars, executive retreats and team-building events world-wide.

Overcome Your
Obstacles!

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