Utah > Provo Halloween Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K
Provo, UT • Saturday, October 26, 2013 • Course Map
One of three half marathon race events in the Provo and Salt Lake City area organized by USA Endurance -- which have also included the State Capitol Half Marathon in May and the Freedom Half Marathon & 5K in July -- the Provo Halloweeen Half Marathon takes runners on a gradual, 13.1-mile descent through the Provo Canyon area in the Uinta National Forest, which lies to the northwest of the downtown areas of Orem and Provo.
The starting line for the race lies along the Alpine Loop that looks over the Sundance Resort at Aspen Grove, a luxury resort in the mountains near Provo. From there, runners follow the race southward along the mountain roads all the way into Orem, following the Alpine Loop to Provo Canyon Road, where they turn right and follow the road until they hit the tunnels on the side of the road, and follow the "old" highway southwest toward Orem.
Runners remain on the old highway all the way down to just after the mile 8 marker, where they cross the road and head onto the Provo River Parkway Trail, a roughly 15-mile trail that extends from Utah Lake all the way through Orem and into Provo Canyon near Vivian Park.
Next, runners stay on the trail all the way south until they hit River Park Drive after passing the mile 12 marker, where they turn right and then left after that to head back onto the paved trail to the finish line near the Riverwoods Shopping Plaza.
Race Weather & Climate
Located along the eastern shore of Utah Lake in the northern central part of the state, about 45 miles southwest of Salt Lake City, Provo typically sees October temperatures that average between 40°F and 68°F, while rainfall totals average just over 2 inches for the month.
On the day of the race (Oct. 26), the average low is 37°F and the average high is 63°F.
View the race route map for the Provo Halloween Half Marathon
$55 for the half marathon, if registered by February 1, 2013
$60 between Feb. 2 - May 1
$65 between May 2 - September 1
$70 between Sept. 2 - October 15
$75 after Oct. 15
To reserve your spot in the late October 2013 running of the Provo Halloween Marathon or Half Marathon, register online at the event website.
Official Race Website
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