American Fork Canyon Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Saturday, June 24, 2017 • American Fork, UT • Course Map

Set for its 7th annual running this year just south of the Salt Lake City area, the American Fork Canyon Half Marathon & 5K takes runners on a long, gradual downhill point-to-point course, which starts in the mountains just outside the city and finishes in the valley at American Fork High School.


Over 2,100 participants crossed the finish line in both races combined in 2016, including over 970 in the half marathon alone.

Organized by the locally-based Intermountain Healthcare and designed as a benefit to raise money for cancer patients in the local area in need of treatment but who cannot afford the full cost of their care, the race will take runners through a range of scenery, topography and elevations, as it starts along the shores of Tibble Fork Reservoir in American Fork Canyon, and runs all the way down in to the city.

While runners should of course be ready for warmer temperatures once they reach the lower elevations, they should note that temperatures at the starting line (and the starting time is 6:00 AM) will be significantly cooler at Timpanogos Cave where the race begins.

From the starting line at Tibble Fork, runners then head down westward into the canyon along American Fork Canyon Road, a long straightaway stretch that takes them through these Wasatch Mountains that border the Salt Lake City area.

There will be stunning views of the nearby North and Boxelder peaks along this stretch of the race, which follows a long, gradual descent from the elevation of just under 6,400 feet above sea level at the start, down to about 4,600 feet by the time runners reach the finish line at the high school.

Along the route, which follows a creek as it winds through the canyon, runners next enter the more residential stretch of the course as they head into Cedar Hills, where they exit the canyon road and then head onto the paved biking and walking trail that winds through Cedar Hills Golf Course.

The trail continues past Lone Peak High School, the LDS Mount Timpanogos Temple and Art Dye Park before bringing runners on to the finish line at the high school, where your family, friends, volunteers and community members will cheer you on as you cross the finish line on the track and field facility.

A pastoral scene in American Fork, Utah. (Photo by Don LaVange/flickr)

A pastoral scene in American Fork, Utah. (Photo by Don LaVange/flickr)

Race Weather & Climate

Located just north of Utah Lake in the northern central part of the state, about 30 miles south of Salt Lake City and just over 13 miles northwest of Provo, American Fork typically sees mild to moderately warm weather in June, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 29ºF (in 1950) and as high as 101ºF (in 1970).

On race day (June 24), the average low is 55°F and the average high is 86°F.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the American Fork Canyon Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 6:00 AM – half marathon
  • 7:00 AM – 10K
  • 8:00 AM – 5K

Fees

  • $80 – $100 for the half marathon
  • $35 – $50 for the 10K
  • $25 – $40 for the 5K

Registration

To reserve your spot in the summer 2017 running of the American Fork Canyon Half Marathon, 10K or 5K race, register online at the event website here.

Official Race Website

afhalfmarathon.com

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3 comments… add one
  • Konni Thompson June 9, 2017, 1:53 pm

    I have signed up for the Half Marathon in March and I got an injury (stress fracture on my left leg) I got the boot off on May 12, 2017. The doctor said I could do the 5K race, so I don’t want my money back but want to run the 5k. Can you get back with me to let me know this is ok? Thanks so much for your help. Konni Thompson

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  • sonja April 6, 2016, 2:55 pm

    Hello I have signed up for the 10K and my husband Tom Baum signed up for the 5K we would like to to in the team Wimpy Wendys Warriors how can we do that? My name is Sonja Baum. Thank You

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  • Candice Markland March 31, 2016, 4:09 pm

    Hi! I can’t remember if I signed up for the 5k or not? Anyway you could check on that and get back to me??
    Thank you!

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