Utah > Ogden Valley Amazing Raise Half Marathon for Charity
Eden, UT • Saturday, September 8, 2012 • Course Map
Runners get the chance to make their way along the rolling country roads of the Wolf Creek Utah ski and golf resort just north of Salt Lake City at the all-new Amazing Raise for Ogden Valley, a day of races in early September that is set to feature a half marathon, 10K and 5K as well as its own version of an Olympic-style biathlon, with running and biking replacing skiing as the counterpart to shooting in this race.
All four events are designed as a benefit for local Ogden Valley non-profit organizations, and runners may donate directly to these organizations either through the event website (shown below) or to The Community Foundation of Ogden Valley, which is hosting the race. Proceeds from the races will benefit the 16 non-profits in and around the Ogden Valley area, who provide a range of support and services for local recreation, parks, arts and cultural outreach and services.
As for the half marathon, this race -- like the 10K and 5K races -- follows an out-and-back course that starts and finishes at Wolf Creek Mountain Resort, which is famed both for its skiing in the winter and its Audubon Society-certified golf links courses in the warm weather months, designed to preserve the native flora and fauna of northern Utah. From the starting line along Nordic Valley Way near the intersection with Nordic Valley Road, runners start off by heading south and following the road as its winds first south and then north in the direction of State Route 162.
From there, the course winds its way along the base of the mountains that surround the Ogden River Valley here in the Uintah-Wasatch-Cache National Forest area. The race follows a fairly steep downhill in the first couple of miles, which is followed by a long, gradual uphill over the next six miles as runners make their way toward the turnaround loop at Broadmouth Canyon Ranch, a wilderness hunting preserve where guests can hunt elk, Shiras moose, mule deer and buffalo.
After making their way around Fork Road and Route 162, the course then begins a gradual downhill stretch that lasts over the next couple of miles, as runners make their way south back toward Wolf Mountain. Between the 9 and 10 mile markers, the course takes a detour off 162 and heads for a stretch along the base of the mountains on North 2900 E, and then there's a couple of last hills left before runners cross the finish line back where they started in Eden.
The scheduled starting time for all three running events is 8:00 AM, and runners are asked to line up at the starting line no later than 7:45 AM.
Race Weather & Climate
Located among the mountains of the Wasatch National Forest in northern Utah, in the area known as the Ogden River Valley and just over an hour's drive north from Salt Lake City, Eden typically sees September temperatures that average between 73°F and 40°F.
On the day of the race (Sept. 8), the average high is 76°F and the average low is 42°F, while precipitation amounts average just over 2 inches for the month, making September its fourth-driest month of the year.
View the race route map for the Ogden Valley Amazing Raise Half Marathon
$50 for the half marathon
$35 for the 10K
$20 for the 5K
$20 for the biathlon
To reserve your spot in any of the race distances at the late summer 2012 running of Eden's Ogden Valley Amazing Raise for Charity, register online at Active.com.
Official Race Website
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