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!
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 Half Marathon starts off in Lone Peak Park and drops into Dimple Dell onto a fantastic wood chipped trail that feels great to run on. You follow this trail over a bridge in a really scenic area. Eventually you go underneath another bridge in an area that usually has great fall colors this time of year. Make your way through a nice part of the canyon which includes our favorite bridge and under an awesome tunnel which pops you out at the Wrangler Aid Station.
After you leave the station you will drop down into the canyon running along a trail overlooking the canyon floor. You will have great views of the beautiful Fall colors here. You start the biggest climb of the race and top out to a beautiful vista on the Rim Trail. You follow this Rim Trail to the turn around point at Granite Park Aid Station.
This course takes place on wood chipped trails making this a very good race for runners looking at trying their first trail race as well as experienced trail runners looking to go fast!
Start to Aid 1 - 2.8 miles +281/-114 ft (Has bathrooms)
Aid 1 to Aid 2 - 3.8 miles +551/-183 ft (Has bathrooms)
Aid 2 to Aid 3 - 3.8 miles +183 ft/-551 ft
Aid 3 to Finish - 2.8 miles +114/-281 ft
13.1 miles and +1,128 ft elevation total
92% Trail, 8% 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 14th 2023 starts and finishes at Lone Peak Park 10140 S 700 E, Sandy UT 84070
Half Marathon will start 7:15 am
Friday pickup 3 pm to 6 pm at the Sandy Salt Lake Running Store.
Race day pickup starts at 5:45 am and is located at the starting line
We recommend all runners arrive at least 45 minutes before the race to ensure a stress free and smooth start if you do not pickup your packet the day before. Pre-race announcement 15 minutes before race.
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, muffins, and pumpkin chocolate chip bread! We will also have chocolate milk, orange juice, and bananas.
Overall male and female for the 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 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 each. 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.
Begins September 25th and closes October 13th at 11:59 pm
We cannot guarantee all participants registering after September 25th 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 65*F and average low is 45*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 a large race due to parking and trail capacity.
Event's current local time: 12:29 PM 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 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!