Utah > Spanish Fork Half Marathon & 5K
Spanish Fork, UT • Saturday, September 14, 2013 • Course Map
More than 190 runners crossed the finish line in both races combined at the late summer 2012 running of Utah's Spanish Fork Half Marathon & 5K, with just over 160 of those finishers in the half marathon alone.
Featuring a mostly flat out-and-back course that takes runners along stretches of the area's Mill Race Canal and within view of the nearby Utah Lake and the often snow-capped Wasatch Mountains in the distance, the race will mark its 13th annual running in 2013.
Runners in both the half marathon and the 5K race will share the same starting line, which lies near the intersection of Spanish Fork's East Center Street and South 100 East Street. From there, those running the half follow the course as it makes two quick turns in the city and then begins a long, steady march southward toward the edges of the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, passing by Spanish Fork Cemetery as the course takes runners along River Bottom Road.
The race route keeps winding its way southward as it crosses over the Spanish Fork River along the stretch on South 100 East, and then heads southward still again with turns onto Lelano Mill Race and South 400 Street. As runners make their way toward Water Canyon, they cross a second waterway as they make their way over the bridge across the Salem Canal, and hit the turnaround point, where they begin the return route back toward the starting line area for the finish, all along the course they've just run.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in central northern Utah, about 10 miles south of Provo and just over 50 miles south of Salt Lake City, Spanish Fork typically experiences cooler weather in the late summer than in July and August.
In September, average monthly temperatures range between 50°F and 80°F, while rainfall amounts average just over 1.5 inches for the month. On the day of the race (Sept. 14), the average low is 50°F and the average high is 81°F.
View the race route map for the Spanish Fork Half Marathon
$45 for the half marathon (with race beanie)
$30 for the half marathon, without beanie
To reserve your spot in the late summer 2013 running of the Spanish Fork Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at Active.com.
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