Saturday, Jun 12, 2021

Corner Canyon Half Marathon

1600 Highland Dr

Draper, UT 1/2 Marathon, 5K

This Event Took Place Sat. Jun 12, 2021

Cancelled Event



Draper City Council and Mayor have voted to cancel all 2021 racing events that use any trail in Draper City. We are just as frustrated as all of our runners that were looking forward to these races this year. We encourage all runners to reach out to Draper City and let them know all events like this are wanted and provide a great venue for the community. We feel this sets a dangerous precedent for races when a city believes it can restrict who uses public trails, how they use them, and when they can use them.

Runners who are registered should have received an email with options available to them. As always we will put the runners first with our races. This includes a full refund, credit, or donation. You need to email us with which option you would like to choose. If you are on the waitlist you do not need to do anything as we will simply remove you from this waitlist due to your credit card never being charged!

We are truly sorry we have to cancel our Draper races again this year. We hope to be able to finally bring these back to the runners who want to participate in them next year.

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!

Corner Canyon is a favorite to many runners along the Wasatch Front. A vast network of trails truly makes Corner Canyon unique. This course will be packed with beautiful green scenery at every turn. The race puts all distances on the famous Bonneville Shoreline Trail and the longer distances get to enjoy Annes Trail, Clarks Trail, and the amazing Ghost Falls Trail system. This course is rolling with several climbs. Whether you plan on running the course or walking the course, Corner Canyon will have you finish wanting more.

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


The 5k takes you up lower Corner Canyon to an extremely scenic loop on the Burnham hiking only trail. Burnham trail runs along a beautiful stream before crossing over it and climbing up to an amazing vista. You will merge with the other distances to finish!

3.1 miles and +502 ft elevation total
64% Single Track Trail, 31% Dirt Road, 5% 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

Youth Registration
Same as normal registration your child will receive a medal and shirt. We honestly will lose money with offering registrations this cheap but we know it can be expensive to sign up the whole family. My wife is a Kindergarten teacher who loves kids and I am a Personal Trainer who strongly believes in children staying active due to childhood obesity drastically increasing. Tell those kids to step away from the video games and go running! We would love to see our 5ks filled with families.

Half Marathon

The half marathon follows the same course as the 12k but after reaching Coyote Hollow continues on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST). You follow the BST taking in great views of Draper City until you reach the Lexie and Ethan Trail. This trail is a gentle climb up to Potato Hill with unique scenery at every turn.

After arriving at Potato Hill Aid Station you will depart for Annes Trail. Once you reach the junction for Lupine Meadows you take it and begin a 2 mile loop. Lupine Meadows is a new foot traffic only trail and it offers incredible views! After you leave the loop you will get back on Annes Trail and head towards Peakview. 

Once at the top you reach the aid station at Peakview Trailhead. Descend down the Casper and Phantom foot traffic only Trails where you will encounter dense trees that make for a beautiful trail run.

You descend back down the canyon to Ghost Falls. The section of trail leading to Ghost Falls is my favorite in the canyon, it is amazing! After Ghost Falls you have just under 3 miles back to the finish.

Start to Aid 1 - 4.8 miles and +1,149/-298 ft elevation (Has bathrooms)

Aid 1 to Aid 2 - 4.7 miles and +669/-374 ft elevation (Has bathrooms)

Aid 2 to Finish - 3.7 miles and +43/-1,170 ft elevation

13.1 miles and +1,785 ft elevation total
86% Single Track Trail, 12% Dirt Road, 2% 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.


June 12th 2021 starts and finishes at Andy Ballard Arena 1600 Highland Dr, Draper UT 84020

Half Marathon will start 6:30 am 
5k will start 7:00 am
Packet Pickup

Friday pickup 3 pm to 6 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, cookies, 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 arena. Once that fills you can park along the Draper Cycle Park which is right next to the arena. There are hundreds of 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 May 24th and closes June 11th at 9:59 pm

We cannot guarantee all participants registering after May 24th 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 79*F and average low is 58*F on June 12th

Race Director - Don Hantla


Due to our races utilizing beautiful and amazing trails we are limited on how many runners we can have. This is because of trail usage, parking, facilities, and permits needed to make these events happen.

Corner Canyon Half Marathon runner cap - 300
Corner Canyon 5k runner cap - 150


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 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! 

Local time: 7:24 AM


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