Thursday, November 22, 2018 • Lehi, UT • Course Map
Eight miles of paved running, walking and biking trails that are closed to car traffic await at this race that features a mostly flat course, with only 74 feet of elevation change over the entire route, perfect for first-time half marathoners, walkers and anyone who doesn’t want to challenge themselves too much on Turkey Day.
The race takes runners largely along the Jordan River in the small Utah city of Lehi, which was settled by Mormon pioneers back in 1850 in the area known as Dry Creek, where the Jordan River flows north from its headwaters at Utah Lake just south of this city that’s home to just over 47,000 residents.
Much of the race unfolds along the Jordan River Parkway Trail, the paved trails that stretch among the 40 miles of urban parks between Utah Lake and the Great Salt Lake to the north.
Runners are set to start the race near the intersection of West Ashton Boulevard and Executive Parkway in the area known as Thanksgiving Point, a museum, garden and entertainment complex that’s home to Lehi’s Museum of Ancient Life dinosaur and fossil exhibit as well as an 18-hole golf course.
From there, they head north and west along Ashton Boulevard and Executive Parkway toward the Thanksgiving Point Golf Course, following Garden Drive past the golf course for just over half a mile.
Once they reach the Cottonwood Drive section, the course then converts from the roadways onto the Jordan River Parkway trail system, and here runners begin the stretch that takes them south along the river for the next few miles.
The course will run through both Olympic Park and Willow Park on the way south toward the residential neighborhoods just south of Willow Park, where the route makes a loop along Water Way and the trails within the residential areas here.
The course makes another brief stretch along the Jordan River trail after runners pass the mile 7 marker, and then heads north toward Main Street and rejoins the portion runners covered earlier.
There, they’ll head north back toward Olympic Park and retrace their steps for much of the second half of the race, heading all the way back toward the campus of Mountain Applied Technology College where they started for the race finish.
Race Weather & Climate
Nestled at the northern end of Utah Lake in central northern Utah, about 28 miles south of Salt Lake City and roughly 16 miles northwest of Provo, Lehi typically sees November temperatures that average between 48°F and 25°F, while rainfall amounts average just over 1.1 inches and snowfall amounts average just over 3 inches for the month.
On the day of the race (Nov. 22), the average low is 23°F and the average high is 45°F.
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- 2014 Thankful 13 Half Marathon Results
- 8:00 AM – half marathon
- 8:30 AM – 5K
- 11:00 AM – kids run
- $50 – $75 for the half marathon
- $20 – $36 for the 5K
- $10 – $18 for the kid’s run
To reserve your spot in the Thanksgiving Day 2018 running of Lehi’s Thankful 13 Half Marathon, 5K or fun run, register online at RaceEntry.com here.
Official Race Website
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