Saturday, Oct 10, 2020

Dimple Dell Half Marathon

10140 700 E

Sandy, UT 1/2 Marathon, 5K

Registration closes: Fri, Oct 9 @ 9:59PM


Covid-19 Update 5/27 - Going to be a bit long winded here but want to give an update on the races. With each race we will wait until just over a month out in hopes city officials realize how important these events are to the community and start allowing them to happen. We believe a little sweat and sunshine is good for the body, mind, and soul!

We have submitted plans that comply with CDC guidelines to do our best at keeping runners safe. If you have friends and family who are on the fence about signing up I would get them to do so now because we may have to limit these events to 50 or less runners. Runners signing up will be placed in a waitlist and credit cards will not be charged unless the race is confirmed.

We will lose money doing it with this amount of runners but we have already put in the time to organize and plan these races. When we started Happy Trails Running last year making money was never our goal. We wanted to create a series of races that focused on beautiful trails and an experience runners would enjoy and keep coming back to. We also want to focus on supporting local small businesses as well as the organizations that help maintain these amazing trails. If you have the time, go check out our website sponsors page. These businesses need you now more than ever!

With the above said we have decided we will offer refunds or credits to all runners should we be forced to cancel a race. By doing this we hope that you will continue to support our races knowing Happy Trails Running puts runners first. The best way for us to grow is word of mouth and repeat runners!

We hope to see you sooner than later, happy trails!

Why should I sign up for this race?

Beautiful course, free breakfast, good company, race photos, custom locally made finisher medal and awards, amazing raffle, 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!

Dimple Dell is located in the heart of Sandy City. You will forget you are running in a city as you take in the beautiful fall colors and awesome vistas of the mountains. A rolling race with a few climbs. Great trails in  an amazing canyon make Dimple Dell a classic

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


The 5k starts off in Lone Peak Park and right away you cross 2 beautiful bridges. You then take the loop trail offering a great view of the canyon below and above you. You finish your run on a fantastic wood chipped trail that feels great to run on.

3.1 miles and +220 ft elevation total

87% Trail, 13% Paved

*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 off with a path around Lone Peak Park and drops into Dimple Dell. You immediately pop back out for a quick detour on the Porter Rockwell Trail which takes you past the Sandy Dog Park. Then you take the Dimple Dell Loop Trail through a nice part of the canyon which includes my favorite bridge and under an awesome tunnel. From there you follow the scenic Dry Creek Trail all the way to Dimple Dell Aid Station. After you leave the station you will begin your climb out of Dimple Dell surrounded by stunning views the whole way. You top out to a beautiful vista at Sunrise Point. You then cut through a field and onto the street to loop back to Granite Park Aid Station. You leave on the Rim Trail offering great views and then drop back down into Dimple Dell. You meet up with a wood chipped trail that is amazing to run on until you come to the Wrangler Aid Station. From there it is a straight shot on the main Dimple Dell Trail back to Lone Peak Park where you will finish!

Start to Aid 1 - 3.8 miles +325/-175 ft (Has bathroom)

Aid 1 to Aid 2 - 3.8 miles +553/-182 ft (Has bathroom)

Aid 2 to Aid 3 - 0.6 miles +50 ft/-25 ft

Aid 3 to Aid 4 - 3.0 miles +93/-480 ft (Has bathroom)

Aid 4 to Finish - 1.9 miles +88/-250 ft

13.1 miles and +1,040 ft elevation total
89% Trail, 11% Paved

*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.


October 10th 2020 starts and finishes at Lone Peak Park 10140 S 700 E, Sandy UT 84070
Half Marathon will start 7:30 am
5k will start 8:00 am

Packet Pickup

Friday pickup 4 pm to 7 pm at the Draper Salt Lake Running Store.
Race day pickup starts at 6:00 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 about 50 spaces in the corner of the park we start at. Once that fills you can park in any of the 3 other parking lots which total about 150 spaces. If you can car pool or be dropped off every little bit helps!

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 21st and closes October 9th at 9:59 pm

We cannot guarantee all participants registering after September 21st 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 65*F and average low is 47*F on October 10th

Race Director - Don Hantla

Local time: 7:49 PM


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