Top of Utah Half Marathon

Saturday, August 24, 2024 • Logan, UT • Course Map

The Top of Utah Half Marathon is a scenic downhill race that takes runners through the beautiful Cache Valley in northern Utah. Held a few weeks before the Top of Utah Marathon, the TOU Half is billed as a perfect training run for those preparing for the full marathon, as the course follows the middle 13 miles of the marathon route.

Top of Utah Half Marathon was voted one of the most underrated half marathons.

The race begins at 7:00 a.m. at the Hyrum Electrical Plant up Blacksmith Fork Canyon, which is approximately mile 7 of the full marathon route. The first half of the course is a steady downhill through the canyon, with spectacular views of Cache Valley and the surrounding Wasatch mountains.

At about the halfway point, the course leaves the canyon and takes runners through the quaint little towns of Nibly, Millville, and Providence, eventually ending at Zollinger Park in nearby Providence.

Runners are encouraged to sign up as early as possible, as spots for the Top of Utah fill up quickly, organizers note.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in northern Utah, about 45 miles north of Ogden and roughly 82 miles north of Salt Lake City, Logan typically sees its warmest and driest weather of the year in August, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 34°F (in 1965) and as high as 102°F (in 1979).

On race day (Aug. 24), the average low is 51ºF and the average high is 85ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Top of Utah Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

7:00 AM

Course Time Limit

3 1/2 hours


  • $70 – $105 for the half marathon


To reserve your spot in the 2024 running of Logan’s Top of Utah Half Marathon, register online at here.

Official Race Website


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4 comments… add one
  • Naomi Celeste Wileman September 8, 2023, 3:24 pm

    When does the 2024 entries open ?? Thanks

  • Shelly May 13, 2020, 9:11 pm

    Given the current Covid-19 concerns, will the marathon likely be cancelled?

  • Beth Munson August 10, 2016, 11:06 am

    I have an injury and would like to transfer my registration to my son, how do I go about this

  • Wendi Ficklin July 6, 2016, 11:42 am

    I would like to speak with the person in charge of this event. We have some volunteers available to help. Sister Ficklin….435-291-0103


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