Saturday, Aug 17, 2024 @ 6:30 AM
Registration closes: Fri, Aug 16 @ 11:59 PM MT

Why Sign Up For This Race?

Beautiful course, free breakfast, good company, race photos, custom locally made finisher medal and awards, friendly competition, and a performance t-shirt you will actually want to wear when running. What more could you want Really if you can think of something let us know and we will try to get it!

The Butterfield Canyon Half Marathon starts and finishes at the Butterfield Trailhead Regional Park. This park rests in the shadow of Kennecott Mine and offers access to amazing single track trails that take you through dense foliage and offer incredible views of the surrounding mountains.

This area is absolutely beautiful and we know you will love running this course.

We recommend viewing our website for more information including course map and details as well as other races we offer!


August 17th 2024
Starts and finishes at the Butterfield Canyon Trailhead 8307 Herriman Hwy, Herriman, UT 84096

Half Marathon will start 6:30 am 
Registration - $55/$65/$75

Packet pickup
Friday 3 pm to 6 pm at the Sandy Salt Lake Running Store 8946 S State St, Sandy, UT 84070.

Race day pickup starts at 5:30 am.

We recommend all runners arrive at least 45 minutes early to ensure a stress free and smooth start. Pre-race announcement 15 minutes before race starts.

Runners will receive a high quality race shirt and a custom locally made finishers medal.

Post Race Breakfast
Great Harvest Bread will have cinnamon rolls, cookies, and pumpkin chocolate chip bread! We will also have chocolate milk, orange juice, bananas, and whatever else looks good at Costco.

Overall male and female will receive a custom locally made plaque for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

Salt Lake Running Company will provide 1st place with gift cards as well!

Age Division medals will also be handed out to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female in these age groups: >20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Free Photos
Xotio Media will be on the course taking photos as well as the finish line. Photos will be hosted on their website providing easy access for downloads using bib recognition. We will NOT put a logo or watermark on your picture. Instead of ruining your picture with our logo we would rather rely on you telling your friends and family about our races!

Finish Line
Awards ceremony will be held when we have our winners. Revive Sport & Spine will be there to help with your aches and pains post race, Dr. Reheisse is amazing! We will also have a Photo backdrop for pictures with friends and family.

Course is marked with pink flags, ribbons, signs, and trail marshals. We don't want anybody getting lost!

Free parking located around the pavilion.

Word of mouth
Your friends and family are the best way to promote this race. Running is much more fun with a buddy!

These events are not possible without help! To show our appreciation all volunteers will receive a $65 credit for any future Happy Trails race. Expires after one year. In addition volunteers will have access to food at the finish line area.? Click here for more info!

Late Registration
Begins July 18th and closes August 16th at 11:59 pm

We cannot guarantee all participants registering after July 18th will be able to order a shirt. We will order extra to do our best to accommodate late registration. If we do not have your size or you do not want a shirt you can use code NOSHIRT at checkout for $10 off registration.

Same Day Registration
Not available. Registration will close Friday night at 11:59 pm

Average high is 88*F and average low is 66*F in this time of August. That is why we start early!

Race Director - Don Hantla

Half Marathon

This race starts at the new Butterfield Trailhead Regional Park. Amazing area nestled right at the base of Butterfield Canyon with Kennecott Mine overlooking the area.

The first segment will be your most difficult. This segment will have it all, smooth single track, rocky steep climbs, ridges with great vistas, and densely wooded trails as you cruise down to the aid station.

After your scenic downhill run to Yellow Forks Aid you will begin climbing up the incredible Yellow Forks Trail to reach the ridge once more using a new smooth single track trail to do so. From there you will enjoy these new single track trails and short ridge section all the way back to the finish line.

Start to Aid 1 - 6.3 miles +1,200/-950 ft

Aid 1 to Finish - 7.2 miles +812/-1,053 ft

13.4 miles and +1,976 ft elevation total
81% Dirt Trail, 9% Fire Road, 8% Dirt Road

**Hydration vest or bottle strongly recommended. This course has one aid station. This is due to the remoteness of the area. There will be trail marshals to ensure safety and course adherence.


Course is marked with pink flags, ribbons, signs, and trail marshals. The flagging will come before, during, and after the turn. This flagging will be on the same side of the trail as the turn. For example, a right turn will have flagging on the right side of the trail before and after the right turn.

We will only mark turns, trail changes or areas we feel need it. If you come to an intersection or see a trail branching off the main trail and there are no flags stay on the same trail and continue straight.

About Us

At Happy Trails Running we focus on a beautiful course and an amazing experience. We want our races to be events that runners look forward to every year. We believe in quality over quantity which is why we cap all races at 300 or less participants. This lets us hold races in unique areas that would be off limits to a large race due to parking and trail capacity.

We also believe in keeping everything local. This enables us to both support our community but also keep costs down. We want our races to be simple, affordable, and convenient for runners. You won't find huge expos at our races, just local businesses, friends, and family having a great time!

If there is anything we can do to improve your experience with our races please reach out to us. We are always trying to improve our events. Your feedback, what you liked and did not like, is the best way to achieve this.

Our courses will not focus on setting PR's with mostly downhill running but instead on enjoying all of the beautiful trails the Wasatch Mountains have to offer. We hope our races will make lasting memories and experiences for all of our runners.

If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you!

We hope to see you at the races or on the trails. Until then, Happy Trails!

Event's current local time: 12:14 AM MT

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