Saturday, Sep 19, 2020

South Mountain Half Marathon

Wheadon Farm Park

Draper, UT 1/2 Marathon, 5K

This Event Took Place Sat. Sep 19, 2020

Cancelled Event

South Mountain Half Marathon has been cancelled despite our efforts to ensure social distancing and guidelines set out by the state. Draper City feels it is too risky due to covid 19 and high trail usage. We disagree with this completely but ultimately there is nothing we can do about it that we haven’t already tried. Sorry everyone we did our best!

We also want to do our best at taking care of you and we have come up with the options below in order to do so. Our hope is that you will support us in future races and will remember we always want to put our runners first.

#1. Receive a refund for your registration. We will mail you a check so if your address on Ultrasignup is not correct please let us know. If you are on the waitlist we will simply remove you and your card will not be charged. Not a lot of races are offering a refund like this because the truth is we and all race organizers are losing quite a bit of money on these events being cancelled. We hope this will help create loyal customers who know we put runners first and our biggest concern is offering a quality race and experience. Word of mouth is the best way we will grow so share us with your friends and family!

#2. Credit for any race this year or next. Currently things are looking good for the Jordan River Half Marathon on September 26th (road race) and the Dimple Dell Half Marathon on October 10th (trail race). We will send a code that can be used to register for any race free of fees or cost. Please note that future races may still be cancelled. This pandemic and how each City is handling it is unprecedented and we are in the back seat just holding on trying to stay positive.

#3. Donate your registration to Happy Trails Running. We obviously could use the money to recover lost costs from this virus but don’t let us guilt trip you because we know a lot of people are hurting financially right now due to the economy spraining an ankle. We just hope next year we are back bigger than ever and all of our runners return for some amazing trails!

If you choose option 2 or 3 and are on the waitlist you will need to accept an invite we send out and your card will be charged at that time. 

Again just want to apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. I know many of you have been training hard, had travel plans, or just wanted to be able to run during these crazy times. I hope these options are acceptable and you remember us in the future. We want our races to be something runners look forward to every year. Thank you!


We have started a waitlist so it will not charge your card when you sign up. We did this due to the uncertainty all races face this year with the pandemic. This way if we do cancel a race your card will not be charged. If we do not cancel the race you will receive an invite to the race at which point your card will be charged if you accept. All races will have a final verdict at least 1 month in advance!

Why Should I sign up for this race?

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

South Mountain includes all of the paved trails runners have come to love in Draper. Namely the Porter Rockwell Trail and Canal Trail. Every distance will enjoy these trails. The half marathon also includes the best parts of Draper City itself. The trails are absolutely beautiful at the end of April when Spring is at its strongest!

Please check out the website for all the info you will need. Ask us if you have any questions, Happy Trails!


The 5k starts at Wheadon Farm, a massive and stunning park. You climb a hill to the Canal Trail which you follow until making a right to cut through a neighborhood. This detour leads you to the Porter Rockwell Trail which follow until making another right turn. After this turn it is a downhill run to the finish!

3.1 miles and +150 ft elevation total
76% Paved Trail, 16% Dirt Trail, 8% Road

*There will be Trail Marshals positioned at major intersections to prevent you from getting lost or cutting!

No cutoff time, we want everyone finishing even if it means walking.

Half Marathon

The Half Marathon starts at Wheadon Farm, a massive and stunning park. You climb a hill to the Canal Trail which you follow all the way to the next aid station. From here you take the Porter Rockwell Trail going north which leads you to Draper Park Aid Station.

Draper Park is a beautiful park and leads you to the Willow Creek Trail. This trail takes you to a loop which includes Corner Canyon Highschool. You take Willow Creek Trail back to Draper Park Aid Station. 

You get back on the Porter Rockwell Trail. When you reach the next aid station you start your loop to Andy Ballard Arena and the Bunny Bradley Trail. You get back on the Porter Rockwell trail taking a slight detour on to a dirt trail to avoid a street crossing. Follow this dirt trail until you reach Porter again. Shortly afterwards you will begin your descent to the finish!

Start to Aid 1 - 3.4 miles +150/-58 ft elevation (Has bathrooms)

Aid 1 to Aid 2 - 1.1 miles +13/-62 ft elevation (Has bathrooms)

Aid 2 to Aid 3 - 1.0 miles +0/-45 ft elevation

Aid 3 to Aid 4 - 1.4 miles +28/-23 ft elevation

Aid 4 to Aid 5 - 1.0 miles +45/-0 ft elevation (Has bathrooms)

Aid 5 to Aid 6 - 1.1 miles +56/-6 ft elevation (Has bathrooms)

Aid 6 to Aid 7 - 1.0 miles +99/-99 ft elevation (Has bathrooms)

Aid 7 to Aid 8 - 1.3 miles +107/-45 ft elevation

Aid 8 to Finish - 1.8 miles +64/-195 ft elevation

*There will be Trail Marshals positioned at major intersections to prevent you from getting lost or cutting!

No cutoff time, we want everyone finishing even if it means walking.


September 19th 2020 starts and finishes at Wheadon Farm Park Draper UT 84020

Half Marathon will start 7:00 am
5k will start 7:30 am​

Packet Pickup

Friday pickup 4 pm to 7 pm at the Draper Salt Lake Running Store.
Race day pickup starts at 5:30 am.

We recommend all runners arrive at least 45 minutes before their races start time to ensure a stress free and smooth start. Pre-race announcement 10 minutes before each start time.

Runners will receive a high quality race shirt and a custom locally made finishers medal along with goods from sponsors.

Post Race Breakfast
Great Harvest Bread will have cinnamon rolls, muffins, and pumpkin chocolate chip bread! We will also have chocolate milk, orange juice, and bananas.

Overall male and female for 5k and Half Marathon 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 as well as Cornhole, our favorite game!

Free parking, there is lots of parking at Wheadon Farm Park.​

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 free race entry for any future Happy Trails race. Expires after one year. In addition volunteers will have access to food at the finish line area.​

Late Registration
Begins September 1st and closes September 18th at 9:59 pm

We cannot guarantee all participants registering after April 6th 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 9:59 pm

Average high is 75*F and average low is 55*F on September 19th.
Race Director - Don Hantla

Local time: 2:00 PM


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