Race Day Info

Parking, Buses & Mandatory Arrival Time

Parking:

Runners will meet at the University Mall in Orem on the north side of the mall to be transported by bus to the Race START. This is the area between the Mall and Costco. Please do not park in the Theater or Costco parking areas. Runners will not be permitted to park at the race start. Runners will also not be permitted to leave a vehicle at The Shops at Riverwoods.

Buses, Bibs & Mandatory Arrival Time:

Buses will begin departing to the race start from University Mall in Orem at 5:00am. You must be present by 6:30am to ensure a spot on a bus.

Your Race Bib is your “TICKET” to load a bus. You MUST have your Race Bib. Security Officers will be at every loading bus to ensure all runners have bibs. If you don’t have a bib, you will not be permitted to load a bus. There will not be parking at the Race Start and you will not be permitted to be dropped off to ensure buses are able to unload.

Buses will provide shuttle transportation from the FINISH back to University Mall.

TIMING, BIBS, IPODS & TIME LIMIT

Timing & Bibs:

This is a chip-timed event. You will be required to wear your Race Number Bib on the front of your body above the waist to ensure accurate timing results. For your safety, your Bib will also serve as your ID during the race. Timing Chips will be attached to the back of your bibs. For this reason, please do not wrinkled or alter your bib as this may destroy this timing chip.

Your Race Bib is your “TICKET” to load a bus. You MUST have your Race Bib. Security Officers will be at every loading bus to ensure all runners have bibs. If you don’t have a bib, you will not be permitted to load a bus. There will not be parking at the Race Start and you will not be permitted to be dropped off to ensure buses are able to unload.

iPods:

USA Track & Field permits the use of an iPod or other personal device during this race; however due to the several switch backs in the beginning of the race and highway crossing, we ask that you refrain from using these devices until you have safely crossed Provo Canyon Rd.

Time Limit:

HALF Runners have 4 hours to complete the course. This will allow runners of all abilities and runners with many varieties of costumes time to complete the course. FULL Runners will have 6:15 to complete the course.

Costume Contest & Pre-race Party

Costume Costest:

We will have a Costume Contest at the race start at 8:00am. If you would like to participate in the Costume Contest please plan on being on one of the first buses to the race start. Trophies will be given to the top three solo costumes and to the top three duo/team costumes. Please see the COSTUME CONTEST page for more info.

Pre-race Party, Personal Food & Drink:

Music will be provided at the start. Please bring your own food and beverage to the race start. This will not be provided at the start. Please dispose of your trash in the trash cans provided.

Race Etiquette & Bag Check

Race Etiquette:

We ask that you please clean up any personal garbage/trash and not leave any personal items or trash along the course. We ask that you respect the venues and communities that have been helpful in making this race possible.

Bag Check:

You will be permitted to check one bag at the Race Start. Runners will be provided a bag for this. Drop bags will need to be on the corresponding Wave buses 30 minutes prior to each Wave Start, because the buses will leave prior to each Wave.

You will be able to leave disposable clothing you are sacrificing to the Great Pumpkin (and don’t want back) at START and at HALF Aid Station #2 (left of the Tunnels on Provo Canyon Rd). Any clothing left at the START and HALF Aid Station #2 will be donated to local Homeless Shelters. Out of respect for this beautiful course, please DO NOT leave clothing or trash on the Alpine Loop or the Provo River Pkwy Trail.

TO BUSES FROM SLC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

From the Salt Lake City International Airport

  1. Start out going SOUTHEAST on ramp. (2.7 miles)
  2. Merge onto I-80 E via the exit on the LEFT toward CITY CENTER/OGDEN/PROVO. (3.0 miles)
  3. Merge onto I-215 S via EXIT 117 toward PROVO. (10.9 miles)
  4. Merge onto I-15 S via EXIT 12 toward LAS VEGAS. (29.8 miles)
  5. Merge onto the UT-265/University Pkwy. exit, EXIT 269, (2.3 miles) 575 E University Pkwy is on the LEFT. This is University Mall

WAVE Information:

WAVE GROUP 1  (Approx. 8:20 minute mile and below)
HALF MARATHON: Finish Time under 2:00
FULL MARATHON: Finish Time under 4:00

WAVE GROUP 2 (Approx. 10:45 minute mile to 8:30 minute mile)
HALF MARATHON: Finish time between 2:00 and 2:45
FULL MARATHON:  Finish Time between 4:00 & 5:30

WAVE GROUP 3 (Approx. 15:00 minute mile and to 10:50 minute mile)
HALF MARATHON: Finish Time 2:45 to 4:00
FULL MARATHON:  Finish Time 5:30 to 6:00

 

You must select the correct starting wave. Just before mile 5, Utah Highway Patrol will be allowed traffic in Provo Canyon to through the course twice during the race. If you select the wrong starting wave, you will be stopped by Highway Patrol during your run, and time will not be subtracted from your overall time.

If you are would like to start the race with a group of friends, you must stay with this group for the first 5 miles of the race, and, therefore select the wave of the slowest person.

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