WHY ARE WE HERE?
Did you know that six Utahns die every week from opioid overdose? Join the race to support awareness of opioid alternatives.
Utah has been hard hit by the opioid epidemic. In fact, opioid overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the state, higher than automobile crashes - and Utah ranks 5th in the nation for drug overdose deaths.
More than 5,500 new opioid prescriptions filled daily in Utah -- we want to bring this to everybody's attention so we can all work together to change this.
We are racing to raise awareness to the opioid crisis in Utah and invite you to join us!
Both races begin at 7:00 a.m. The half marathon will cut through the beautiful hills of four cities, Riverdale, South Ogden, Uintah and Washington Terrace on the Weber Pathways trail. The 5K begins at the trail at Riverdale City office, loops south and ends at the Riverdale City offices. The trail has much foliage to help protect runners from the sun!
Participants for both races will meet at the Riverdale City Offices, (4600 Weber River Dr.) and then the half marathon runners will be bussed to the start of their race at 6660 S 1775 E, Uintah (first bus leaves at 6:00 a.m) and the 5K will start and end at the Riverdale City Offices.
If you'd like the GPX file to download the route to a Garmin device, please reach out via email and we can share.
Half Marathon route
The first three miles of the race are on the streets in Uintah, the rest of the race is on the beautiful paths of the Weber River Parkway.
The run starts at the LDS church @ 6660 S 1775 E
Run South To 6775 S and then turn right on 1800 E
Follow road back to 6600 S
Right (East) on 6600 S to 2275 E and then turn around and head West.
Follow 6600 East until it becomes Cottonwood
Just before Adams the Centennial trail takes off to the right and follows the river.
Stay on the Centennial trail until Fort Buenaventura park and then turn around.
Run back and End at Riverdale City Offices
Start at the parking lot (where it says Riverpark disk golf course on the map)
Run on Weber River Drive to the trail (where it says Riverdale bike park on the map)
Follow the path South to the foot bridge
Turn around and follow same route to finish line.
IMPORTANT - There will be no day-of registration. Registration ends August 27th @ 6:00 p.m. To ensure you are registered and receive a t-shirt in your preferred size, you must register prior to July 9th.
Participants will pick up their bags (which include timer chip, number and a few other things) on Friday, August 27, between 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at South Ogden City Offices, 3950 Adams Avenue, South Ogden, Utah.
SPECTATOR INFO - This run is being held on a Weber Pathways trail. If you would like to see someone along the race (half marathoners) we suggest you watch for them at the Riverdale City Offices, at the Parker Drive water station, and again at the south end of Fort Buenaventura.
As Covid-19 continues to spread in our communities we will follow the guidance from the Utah Department of Health and the Governor’s office to ensure we are offering a race in line with the most current recommendations to ensure the health safety of our runners and volunteers. If conditions do not allow our race to be held safely, we will offer a full refund.
Half Marathon runners: The bus we contract with holds 50 people maximum and will be making two shuttles from Riverdale City Offices to the starting point in Uintah. We require face masks/bandanas for everyone while on the shuttle bus per the Governor and Utah Department of Health’s guidelines. You may go directly to the Start location on your own, however, there will be no shuttle to get you back to your car.
Everyone – We require that everyone follows the guidelines as given through the Governor’s office. As the race group, we will strictly follow these guidelines as well. We will continue to practice and promote good hygiene behaviors for the safety of our runners and volunteers such as social distancing, wearing face mask as appropriate, symptom checking, and washing hands.
We will continue to monitor the situation as the Governor and Health Department release information, and will provide updates to all registered runners two weeks prior to the race.