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!
Jordan River Parkway Trail is a stunning 40 mile long trail. We have chosen some of the best miles to run on! You will run along this beautiful river for 13.1 miles taking in all of the great views it has to offer. Wetlands, parks, golf courses, ponds, bridges, this course has it all! Passing under and over bridges keeps you out of harms way offering a seamless trail experience that is hard to find on the asphalt these days.
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 at East Riverfront Pavilion. Park with unlimited parking and amenities. This pavilion is nestled right in the heart of the Jordan River Parkway Trail. An amazing trail system that follows the Jordan River for over 40 miles.
You will pass through wetlands, ponds, golf courses, parks, and bridges all while taking in beautiful views along the course.
We chose this course to combine the best parts of the Jordan River Trail system as well as take advantage of the Fall weather. The Fall is our favorite time of year and nothing beats a good run in the cool crisp air and beautiful scenery!
Start to Aid 1 - 3.5 miles +31 / -20 ft elevation (Has bathrooms)
Aid 1 to Aid 2 - 3.3 miles +86 / -55 ft elevation
Bathrooms located between Aid 2 and 3
Aid 2 to Aid 3 - .7 miles +42 / -42 elevation
Aid 3 to Aid 4 - 3.3 miles +55 / -86 ft elevation (Has bathrooms)
Aid 4 to Finish - 2.1 miles +20 / -31 ft elevation
13.1 miles and +226 ft elevation total
95% Paved Trail, 5% Sidewalk
*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 30th 2023 Starts and finish at South Jordan City East Riverfront Pavilion 10900 S River Front Pkwy, South Jordan, UT 84095 See map below for location
Half Marathon will start 7:00 am
Friday pickup 3 pm to 6 pm at the Sandy Salt Lake Running Store.
Race day pickup starts at 5:30 am located at the starting line.
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 15 minutes before start time.
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, seasonal bread, and pumpkin chocolate chip bread! We will also have chocolate milk, orange juice, and bananas.
Overall male and female for 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+
Courses are marked with pink flags, ribbons, signs, and trail marshals.
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 are hundreds of parking spaces located near the 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.
Begins September 11th and closes September 29th at 11:59 pm
We cannot guarantee all participants registering after September 11th 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 72*F and average low is 51*F
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.
Half Marathon runner cap - 300
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.
Event's current local time: 6:50 AM MT
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 Front area has 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!