Saturday, September 2, 2023 • Morgan, UT • Course Map
Set for its annual running in Morgan, Utah over Labor Day weekend, the East Canyon races will feature a marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K. The race is run by On Hill Events, which celebrates its 17th anniversary this year, with more than 100 races directed since its establishment.
The half marathon race will start at Big Mountain, overlooking Salt Lake City, to its west, but the course will take runners east to East Canyon Reservoir, finishing in Morgan, Utah. While on the course, runners will enjoy views of tall pine trees, towering mountains and the great landscapes and farmlands of Morgan Valley.
For marathon participants, the race is a gradual descent into Morgan Valley with about 95% of the course being downhill and 2500 feet of decline. The race is also a Boston Qualifier for those interested. The half marathon course will start near the East Canyon Reservoir and like the full marathon course, is primarily downhill.
Runners will see incredible views of red rock formations, farmland, great red barns and endless fields just before harvest time.
Sweeps of the course will begin at 6 hours for the marathon, but aid stations will be open until 7 hours from the start. For the half marathon, runners must meet the cutoff time of 5.5 hours.
All races will include a technical gender specific race shirt, a high end finisher medal, and a finish area party. Overall trophies will be given out as well as age group medals.
Race Weather & Climate
Located about 45 minutes northwest of Salt Lake City, Morgan covers just 3.2 square miles and holds around 4,000 people. August temperatures can vary greatly, ranging from mid 40’s to mid 80’s. August is one of the drier months with right around 1.5 inches of precipitation on average.
On race day (Sep. 2), the average low is 57ºF and the average high is 82ºF.
- 2021 East Canyon Half Marathon Results
- 2019 East Canyon Half Marathon Results
- 2018 East Canyon Half Marathon Results
- 2017 East Canyon Half Marathon Results
- 2016 East Canyon Half Marathon Results
See the race route map for the East Canyon Half Marathon here.
- 6:00 AM – full marathon
- 7:30 AM – half marathon
- 9:00 AM – 10K, 5K
- $60 – $75 for the half marathon
- $70 – $85 for the full marathon
- $30 – $45 for the 10K, 5K
To reserve your spot in the 2023 running of the East Canyon Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K or 5K race, register online at RunSignUp.com here.
Official Race Website
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