The MAC 2.0 – New Course, New Challenge!

It’s still classic.  It’s still iconic.  And it’s still EPIC.

The Meeteetse Absaroka Challenge 2.0 Mountain Run is BACK in new form! Due to the sustainability of the traditional course, we have made the decision to switch things up this year. We scouted and found a course that will blow your mind. Big climbs, steep scrambles, and high altitude views – we know you expect nothing less from The MAC. And this new course has the stamp of approval from original MAC route developer, Fred Thomas.

5K – This race will be fun, challenging, and achievable for all ages and ability levels.

15K – Be forewarned, this race will push you to your limits!  In true mountain race format there will be high elevation, steep climbs, questionable footing…oh, and did I mention it’s all in grizz country?


Serious bragging rights
A rad MAC Hoodie
Post-race food
Melvin Brewing Beer (and other beverages)

Saturday, August 28th, 2021
5K – $35
15K – $55

15K Map can be found here:
5K Map coming soon!


50% refund offered through 7/20/2020
*If this race is cancelled due to Covid-19, full refunds (minus processing fees) will be issued upon cancellation.

15K Map

Click on map image for interactive map.  Map includes 15K course plus driving directions to start/finish from Meeteetse.  


Saturday, August 28th, 2021

5K – 10AM

15K – 9AM

Timber Creek Ranger Station – Meeteetse, WY


  • Bear Spray
  • Water and Electrolytes – plan for 2-4 hours on course

This is a fun event – but know that it is challenging and there are risks involved including bears, snakes, injury, weather, your pride.


From Meeteetse, turn southwest on hwy 290 and stay on this road PAST the turn for Timber Creek.  At the Butte, stay straight on 208.  Keep going on 208 towards the Jack Creek Trailhead.  About 20 miles southwest of Meeteetse, turn onto Phelps Mountain Rd.  Follow the race signs from there to the parking/start/finish.

This race was started by John Fernandez, former director of the Meeteetse Recreation District, and it is with his blessing this race is being resurrected.  A portion of proceeds from this race will go back to the Meeteetse Recreation District.


Photos courtesy of the Meeteetse Recreation District