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The Tough Towner Media Contest captures the moments of the first inaugural Jackson Hole Obstacle Course Race

By October 30, 2012March 21st, 2021No Comments

The inaugural Tough Towner took place in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on October 20th, 2012. This event was comprised of 25 obstacles located in 5 primary locations over 4 miles throughout the town of Jackson.

If you took one of these photos below send your name and email to info at because, YOU WON!  Claim your gifts from Grand Dynamics, D&D Camera Corral, Mountain Khaki, Stio, Studio X, Bubbas, Dragon Lady T’s and more!

Thank you for all those who have submitted photos and media. If you have some great pictures please SHARE THEM with us! Email them to us, post on the Grand Dynamics Facebook page, etc. We would like to have a great archive of photos to get people excited about the next one!

Which, by the way, a Spring Tough Towner is in the works!

Stay tuned and get on our email list if you aren’t already!

Here are some of out favorite and best photos from the first Tough Towner!

But first,  a HUGE THANK-YOU to our sponsors.

Tough Towner Obstacles and Sponsors

FThe Olympus TG-810 Tough 12 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom goes to…

Best Overall Action Photo: by Jack Wiley Photography

Overcoming Obstacles and Racing to the Finish

This graphic depiction of an epic race between Dale Hoyt and Chris Betsinger, for second and third place, tells the tale perfectly. Overcoming obstacles, the two battled all the way to the finish line where the winners came in one second apart. The ultimate finish!

Mr. Mayor meets Tuffy

Mayor Mark Barron meets Tuffy and offers words of inspiration to Tough Towners as he kicks off the Fun Class of the inaugural Jackson Hole event! Clearly Tuffy is very excited. Thank you Mr. Mayor and the Town of Jackson for support of the Tough Towner!

“Let’s Get Tough” – The Ultimate Mountain Warm-Up intro to the Tough Towner!

Featuring Stephen “Disco” Koch

Video by Caren Ware – Itz About Time

We’re from the Future

Out of Terror Tunnel and into the future comes Alex Carr, the Quintessential Jacksonite. Photo: Marshall White


Zombie Bees created quite the BUZZ!

Best Team Photo by Jarad Spackman.  Who can forget the Zombie Bees?!  Great fun and buzzing energy from all the ladies throughout the day. Would you rather be the bee or the flower?

-Reaching New Heights-

Tough Towner 4 Year Old and Sister traverse the Save the Males monkey bars en route to being the youngest person to complete the course!


Who was the Toughest Towner? This guy

#1 SAM FAIRLEIGH – Sam overcame obstacles and ran away with the lead, coming in at 33:33, more than 4 minutes faster than the second place finisher! Nice work Sam!

Take a bite of the Sandpit Sandwich!

Served up by the Jackson Hole Community School.

Feel the Fever!

Campana Style!


Tough Karma?

By Jonathan Crosby

Local Jacksonite Stewart Soleman works through the      Karma Krawl by Inversion Yoga: Photo by Jonathan Krosby Best Tuffy Sighting! As you can see he gets excited seeing people crawl through the mud!

Mountain Chicken says, “More Cowbell!”

This Crazy Chicken deserved the More Cowbell Award! Nice work Eric Carr in the Mountain Khaki chicken suit! Photo by Caren Ware

 A Tough Team

What a fun team! Caren Ware, our official race timer, spreads her wings with a few of the Grand Dynamics Tough Towner team and volunteers. Thank you to ALL our outstanding staff and volunteers!

And the Best Video goes to:

Jackson Hole Adventure Video: The Tough Towner!

 Overcome Your Obstacles!

Experience the Tough Towner!

Coming Again Spring 2012!

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