The 1/2 Marathon course begins at the last half of the full Marathon at an elevation of 5,000 feet. The Gun blows at 7 a.m. and you will start the 1/2 by running around Pineview Reservoir then drop into Ogden Canyon where you will run along the roaring Ogden River. Breathtaking views of pine covered slopes changing into steep rock faces will be encountered along with quaint homes nestled along the river's edge. Exiting the canyon you run onto the Ogden River Parkway for approximately 2 miles which will take you past Dinosaur Park and the Utah State University Botanical Gardens. The course ends downtown on Historic 25th street at an elevation of 4,309 Feet.
The Half Marathon starts at Marathon mile 13.1 located slightly north of Eden Park and finishes Downtown Ogden on Historic 25th Street.
AID STATIONS | COURSE SUPPORT
BUS LOADING & PARKING
- Start, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15.5, 17, 18.5, 20, 21.5, 23, 24, 25
- Water and Gatorade will be provided at every aid station
- Portable Restrooms will be available at the start line and each aid station
- GU gel will be available at miles: 5, 9, 17 and 23
- Fruit will be available at miles: 7, 13, 18, 23
- Minor first aid supplies will be available at all aid stations.
Buses will be loading from 4:30 am - 5:00 am2491 Washington Blvd. Ogden, UT - Located in front of Key Bank
You will be required to show your Half Marathon race bib to board the bus.
If you miss the bus there is no other transportation available to the start line.Parking
To minimize the impact of vehicles in the valley, the Ogden Marathon requests that all participants use the shuttle bus service provided. You can drive to the start of the 1/2 Marathon but parking is limited and there is NO shuttle back to the start after the race.
*Please note that if you do make the decision to drive / get dropped off at the start line, please arrive no later than 6:00 am and take the North Ogden Divide (unless you live in the Valley). Ogden Canyon closes at 6 am and we have a bike ride taking place that starts at 6:40 am.
Half Marathon Runners will need to reach the following check points:
Pineview Spillway by 11:30 am (approximately mile 4.3)
Be out of Ogden Canyon by 1:00 pm (approximately mile 8.5)
Finish the race by 2 pm.
Due to safety and security, If these cutoffs are not met, you will be required to board the bus and be transported to the finish line - No Exceptions!
Planning to walk or run / walk
If you do plan to walk or run / walk (which we love and encourage) please be sure to line up accordingly at the start line. We ask that you line up towards the back of the pack behind all competitive runners. Their finish times are based on the gun time versus chip time. For the Half Marathon you do have 7 hours to complete the course and your time is based on the timing chip in your bib and will not start counting until you cross the timing mat at the start line.