Half Marathon Details
Runners of all ages and ability levels will enjoy crisp, cool running weather in April, in a setting that surrounds them with snow-capped peaks contrasting with spring blossoms, all along a scenic and slightly downhill 26.2 mile course. The Marathon, Half Marathon, and Bike Tour all start at the Olympic Legacy Bridge at the University of Utah, the site of the 2002 Winter Olympic Athlete Village.
The gentle course then skirts the base of the towering Wasatch Mountains, travels through the Federal Heights neighborhood and the scenic 11th avenue before dropping into downtown and near Temple Square through Memory Grove. The route then snakes through city streets and passes by cozy neighborhoods and elegant estates, winding through Salt Lake’s legendary wide streets, and through gorgeous Sugar House and Liberty Parks until it culminates on 200 E between Library and Washington Squares. Here, the music will absolutely rock, the energy will surge, and crowds of enthusiastic spectators will cheer participants on as the city comes alive in celebration of the thousands of lifetime achievements being created in the heart of Salt Lake City. There will be fun and excitement for all who attend!
The Salt Lake City Half Marathon is certified by USA Track and Field (USATF) and sanctioned through the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). Divisions include open, masters, and 18 age groups.
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Date and Time
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Bike Tour: 6:00 am
Wheelchair and Hand cycle start: 6:10 am
Marathon start: 7:00 am
Half Marathon start: 7:00 am
5K: 7:10 am
Kid’s Marathon: 10:45 am
Half Marathon Course Map
For the official Salt Lake City Half Marathon course map, please click here.
The Utah Race pacers will be pacing the Salt Lake City Half Marathon. Visit utahracepacers.com for more information about the group, or click here to contact them with any questions.
The following pace groups will be available:
Half marathon: 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30, 2:45
The Half marathon course will have 9 water stations spaced approximately 1.3 – 1.6 miles apart. Each water station will have water and Powerade.
Restroom facilities are located at the Marathon and Half Marathon starts and at all 9 water stations along the half marathon route including the finish line.
Medical personnel will be available throughout the course to cover minor medical issues. Two stationary first aid stations will be located at Miles 6 and 10. In addition, each water station will have communication to immediate E.M.T. and ambulance service.
Gear Bag Drop
You can check your gear in at the gear check area, located at the Marathon and Half Marathon start area. You will be asked to use your gear check tag, located on your bib # to identify your bag. Gear bags will be transported to the finish line area and may be picked up in the finish line festival area.
Age Group Awards and Medallions
Award medals will be presented three deep in all age divisions for the marathon, half marathon and 5K for both male and female categories.
Age Group Divisions
11 & under (5K & Half Marathon Only)
12-14 (5K & Half Marathon Only)
Finish Line and Festival
The finish line will be filled with spirit, music and celebration. The last mile of the course is a lively Celebration Station, filled with crowds of well-wishers and more energy than you thought possible! Live bands will be performing on the entertainment stages and there will be plenty of fun diversions for participants, their families and friends.
Each marathon and half marathon participant will receive a finisher medallion at the conclusion of their run. Fun interactive exhibits for adults and children, as well as great food and great music will all be part of the festivities to help celebrate and cheer on the athletes.
Every marathon, half marathon and 5K runner will have their photo taken at the finish line and will have the opportunity to purchase these. Please make sure your bib number is clearly visible during your run and at the finish line to help with photo identification.
To view your race photos, please go to www.marathonfoto.com
As a courtesy to our community and with direction from the Salt Lake City Police Department we ask that our runners maintain a maximum 13 minute 45 second per mile pace. The finishing time at this pace is 3 hours. Should you fall below this pace, you may be asked to continue the run on the sidewalk adjacent to our course. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!