Hobble Creek Half Marathon

Saturday, August 12, 2023 • Mapleton, UT • Course Map

Described by race organizers as the fastest half marathon in Utah — “nearly every Utah Half Marathon State Record is held on this course as it is fast and beautiful,” they say — the Hobble Creek Half Marathon offers both a course with long, gently rolling downhill stretches and the spectacular scenery of the nearby Wasatch Mountains.

The race begins about six miles outside the city of Springville, at the Balsam Campground just off Right Fork Hobble Creek Road, and takes runners 13.1 miles along a course that winds back into town for the finish at Mapleton City Park.

With an overall elevation drop of about 1,253 feet from the starting line to the finish line, the course is set up perfectly for runners looking to record personal record times. Just over 850 runners completed the race last year, and the course for the race is USATF (USA Track & Field) certified and sanctioned.

Participants need to be ready early for the race — the shuttle buses transporting runners to the starting line leave from the Mapleton City Park on the morning of the race, beginning at about 5:15 AM.

The race is limited to the first 1,000 entrants, so runners are encouraged to sign up as early as possible.

Race Weather & Climate

Set in central northern Utah, about 50 miles south of Salt Lake City, Mapleton typically sees some of its warmest and driest weather of the year in August, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 38°F and as high as 104°F (in 1940).

On race day (Aug. 12), the average low is 59ºF and the average high is 91ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Hobble Creek Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

7:00 AM


$55 and up for the half marathon


To reserve your spot in the 2023 running of Mapleton’s Hobble Creek Half Marathon, register online at RaceEntry.com here.

Official Race Website



Ever run in the Hobble Creek Half Marathon? Share your impressions here, or post your review in the Comments below.

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7 comments… add one
  • Chantel August 19, 2018, 3:43 pm

    This was my first year running it. Beautiful course! Can’t wait to do it again!

  • MahLee Livingston August 6, 2018, 9:04 pm

    I signed up for this race (at least I thought I did) but I cannot find a confirmation email. I may have deleted it. How can I make sure that I’m signed up?

  • Heather Ruttinger June 9, 2018, 11:25 am

    Yes I accidentally signed up for this race thinking it was the Hobbler Half my sister told me to come do with her. I am from out of town and won’t be able to run this race. Any chance I can get a refund. Or do you have a virtual option?

  • Mary Dawn Meier August 17, 2017, 5:59 pm

    is there anyway to still sign up for the race? it says its closed when i went to register. thanks of your help.

  • Starr David August 3, 2017, 10:52 pm

    I signed up for last years race and couldn’t run it, so I deferred it to this year. I was told to email you before this years race to remind you. Could you email me to let me know if I am signed up?

    • Terrell Johnson August 4, 2017, 11:58 am

      Hi there David,

      Here’s the official race website for the Hobble Creek Half Marathon — they can assist you with your question:


      Let me know if you have any more questions!


      • Elizabeth Hadley July 14, 2020, 8:00 pm

        I am concerned about running this race with the Covid cases rising so quickly.i am a teacher and am expected back to school shortly after the race. I feel this is irresponsible to run at this time. Is this race going to be canceled? If not, how can I get my money back?


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