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 wait list 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, food, 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!
The Bonneville Shoreline Trail spans several cities. This course has you running on the Sandy and Draper sections. From breathtaking vistas to an amazing suspension bridge this course will not disappoint. To finish it all off a beautiful loop in Corner Canyon using the entire Hoof N Boot trail up to Peak View Trailhead. You make your way back using the Ghost Falls trail system, the best Corner Canyon has to offer! This race will always be held the second Saturday of July.
Please check out the website for all the info you will need. Ask us if you have any questions, Happy Trails!
The Half Marathon starts you on the Aquaduct trail just below the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. Eventually you detour to the Bear Canyon Suspension Bridge. A beautiful bridge that is a must see. You head out on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail taking in breathtaking views along the way to the first aid station!
After arriving at the East Bench Aid Station you continue on Bonneville until detouring onto the Burnham Hiking Trail. After running along a stream and meadow you jump onto the Hoof N Boot trail. This incredible trail takes you all the way to the Peakview Aid Station.
From Peakview you continue up Three Falls Trail before dropping back down into Corner Canyon using the Ghost Falls trail system. This is the most scenic area of Corner Canyon and will not disappoint!
From Ghost Falls you head back to East Bench Aid Station and meet back up with Bonneville. Follow this trail back to the beautiful suspension bridge. The finish is just over a mile away with plenty of views to take in!
Start to Aid Station 1 - 3.4 miles and +316/-287 ft elevation
Aid Station 1 to Aid Station 2 - 3.4 miles and +907/-220 ft elevation
Aid Station 2 to Aid Station 3 - 3.4 miles and +60/-758 ft elevation
Aid Station 3 to Finish - 2.9 +236/-256 ft elevation
13.1 miles and +1,471 ft elevation total
86% Single Track Trail, 8% Dirt Road, 6% Paved Trail
*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.
Local time: 10:41 AM
July 11th 2020 starts and finishes at Hidden Valley Park 2860 Wasatch Blvd, Sandy, UT 84092
Half Marathon will start 6:30 am
It is going to be hot later in the day, early beats the heat!
Friday pickup 4 pm to 7 pm at the Draper Salt Lake Running Store.
Race day pickup starts at 5:00 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 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+
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!
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 park. Once that fills you can park at the church next door which has hundreds of spaces.
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.? Click here for more info!
Begins June 22nd and closes July 10th at 9:59 pm
We cannot guarantee all participants registering after June 22nd 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 90*F and average low is 67*F on July 11th
Due to the location of this race a good portion will be run in the shade! We also start early to avoid the heat.
Race Director - Don Hantla