We were able to hold our last two races in 2020 and both were a success in terms of safety and managing covid precautions. Our races are smaller in size due to taking place on the trails and we are confident we can safely hold these events in 2021.
We will always put our runners first. We will do whatever we can to make this race happen while keeping the runners safe. If we are unable to do this runners will be issued credits or refunds. We are optimistic though and really hope with the vaccine and safety measures we will begin beating this virus!
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!
This Relay has 8 sections total with each averaging 3 miles. Teams will have 4 runners, each runner runs 2 sections. Each section varies from rolling, downhill, to climbing. It is up to the team to decide who runs the section!
The Marathon uses the same course making it a beautiful out and back that uses the best trails Corner Canyon has to offer.
Corner Canyon is a favorite to many runners along the Wasatch Front. A vast network of beautiful trails truly make Corner Canyon unique. This same network of trails is what will make this race a great relay. We wanted everybody to be able to experience all that Corner Canyon has to offer and we feel this is the way to do it. This relay uses almost every trail Corner Canyon has to offer, our personal favorites are the all new foot traffic only trails, Casper and Phantom! This race will always be held the Saturday before Labor Day weekend.
August 28th 2020 starts and finishes at Wheadon Farm Park Draper UT 84020
Marathon & Relay will start 6:30 am
Course Closes at 2:00 pm
Maple Hollow Trailhead Park Cutoff (Mile 13.2) - 11:00 am
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, muffins, and pumpkin chocolate chip bread! We will also have chocolate milk, orange juice, and bananas.
Overall male, female, and coed team for the Relay will receive a plaque for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Salt Lake Running Company will provide 1st place teams with gift cards as well!
Male team has to be all males
Female team has to be all females
*Coed team has to have at least 1 male and 1 female
Overall male and female for the Marathon will receive a 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 for the Marathon to 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 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.
Begins August 9th and closes August 27th at 9:59 pm
We cannot guarantee all participants registering after August 9th 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 for $10 off registration.
Same Day Registration
Not available. Registration will close Friday night at 9:59 pm
Average high is 86*F and average low is 64*F on August 28th
Race Director - Don Hantla
Both Marathon and Relay runners run the same route. Marathon runners can use this info to help them prepare for the course after each aid station. Relay runners can use this info to help them decide who will run what.
2.6 miles +228 ft/-84 ft elevation
The relay starts off at Wheadon Farm Park and then climbs up to the Porter Rockwell Trail. This is the shortest section with a moderate climb at the start and then a couple rollers after that.
3.3 miles +1,211 ft/-18 ft elevation
Second hardest section of them all. All uphill! Beautiful section that will make the climbing go by fast.
2.8 miles +53 ft/-486 ft elevation
This is a scenic section with great vistas that follows Annes Trail the entire time before dropping into Little Valley.
4.4 miles +1,161 ft/-316 ft elevation
A moderate climb up Annes and eventually breaking off up to Maple Hollow. You then drop off the backside of Suncrest to a great view of Utah lake until you reach Suncrest Park.
4.4 miles +316 ft/-1,161 ft elevation
Great downhill running section. This is where the fun begins and the miles start to fly by.
2.8 miles +486 ft/-53 ft elevation
This section has rolling climbs but nothing steep and is also a short section making this a great section.
3.3 miles +18 ft/-1,182 ft elevation
The best section of them all. All downhill and beautiful. One steep downhill area, watch for rocks and roots!
2.6 miles +84 ft/-228 ft elevation
The last section is mostly flat for a fast finish. Grind out these last few miles to reach the finish line!
26.2 miles and +3,582 ft elevation total
88% Single Track Trail, 8% Paved, 4% Dirt Road
Remember you can have your team run in any order. For example a runner could do section 1 and then 3. A runner could even do 3 or more sections if somebody on the team was hurt or just not feeling good. It is up to the team to decide who would do best on what sections. We recommend each runner runs 2 sections and that each runner have a break between sections but ultimately it is the teams choice!
*There will be Trail Marshals at several intersection to keep you from getting lost or cutting. (We need volunteers for this!)
Aid Station #1 & 7 - Andy Ballard Arena, 8 minutes from Wheadon Farm Park. The aid station will be down the paved trail about 50 feet.
Aid Station #2 & 6 - Peakview Trailhead - 13 minutes from Andy Ballard Arena.
Aid Station #3 & 5 - Little Valley Trailhead, 5 minutes from Peakview Trailhead. It is a short well maintained dirt road leading to trailhead.
Aid Station #4 - Suncrest Park, 6 minutes from Little Valley Trailhead
Who can I have on my team
Maximum of 4 people per team. Any Gender. Have to be 10 years or older. You don't have to have 4 but you cannot have more than 4. Having less than 4 just means more running per team member and puts your team at a disadvantage. Your choice, we obviously recommend teams of 4.
How does it work
Runner 1 starts the race off while runners 2, 3, and 4 drive to the next aid station. When runner 1 arrives at the aid station he or she tags the next runner and they begin the next section of the course. Runner 1 joins the remaining runners and return to their parked car and drive to the next aid station. Rinse repeat.
We will have an aid station worker ensuring runners are only leaving the aid station when they have been tagged by their team mate.
How much running am I signing up for?
The race has 8 sections so a 4 man team means each runner will run 2 sections to maximize efficiency. Each section is approximately 3 miles so you will be running a total of 6 miles.
Dropping off and Parking
You are allowed to drop your next runner off and then go park but you CANNOT sit and idle while you wait for your runner. Doing so will be grounds for your teams disqualification. You have to go park after dropping your runner off.
Each section is long enough for you to have time to pick up your runner and drive to the next aid station. Just have google maps ready to go with the next aid station. Aid stations are 5-10 minutes apart.
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.
Marathon runner cap - 200
Relay runner cap - 300 (75 teams)
Happy Trails Running started in 2019 and hosts a new series of races focusing on beautiful scenery and amazing courses. We believe in promoting and using local businesses for support and supplies. Our finisher medals are custom made right here in the USA. We want to make races that are affordable and provide a great experience for runners of all skill levels.
Local time: 6:13 AM
We have no time limits on our races with the marathon being the exception. All of our races are much smaller with limited amounts of runners so we do not overwhelm the trails. Quality over quantity!
These races feature our favorite trails along the beautiful Wasatch Mountains with a distance and difficulty level for everyone. Whether you are doing your first 5k, half marathon, marathon, or running as a team, we hope you will enjoy these awesome races!