2017 Porter’s Half Marathon & 10k
Saturday August 26th, 2017
Welcome to the 2017 Porter’s Half Marathon & 10k. Below is all the information you will need for the race!
Porter’s Half Marathon and 10k is becoming more and more popular each year with it’s scenic course, amazing post race food, custom designed finisher belt buckles, high quality finisher t-shirts, random prizes, and home town feel! Please join us for one of Utah’s most exciting half marathons!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Thursday, August 24th – Wasatch Running Center 6:00pm – 8:00pm – 90th South & State Street, Sandy, Utah
Saturday, August 26th – 5:30am – 6:15am – DRAPER CITY PARK – 12100 South & 1300 East, Draper City, Utah
In your packet, you will receive:
- Sweet Porter’s t-shirt!
- Gear Bag – This gear bag is for you to leave any gear you might take with you to the race start. It will be identified with your race number. DO NOT leave cash, cell phones, or other valuables in the gear bag. We are not responsible for any lost or stolen items. We will transport the bags to the finish, where you can retrieve them.
- Race Number - Your souvenir race number. Must be worn anywhere facing forward. This is your ticket for shuttle bus, post race food, and race marshals.
- Timing Chip – Sportstats.ca will be our timer in 2016. Be sure to wear your timing chip during the entire run.
5:30am – 6:50am - SHUTTLE BUSSES TO RACE START – Catch the Shuttle Bus for athletes to Race Start at Draper City Park. There is NO Parking at the Half Marathon Start. You must ride the shuttle bus from park to the Starting Line. The shuttle busses serve the 10k start AND the Half Marathon start.
7:00am – Half Marathon Start at mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon near the Park & Ride at entrance of the Quarry Park.
7:25am – 10k Start at North Dead End of Relation Way (approx. 1565 E. 12400 S).
*All shuttles will escort athletes to both starting lines.
Finish: Draper City Park, Draper, Utah
SHUTTLES - Draper City Park. begins at 5:30am and run every 15 minutes or as often as needed. The last shuttle will depart at 6:30. THERE IS NO PARKING AT OR NEAR THE RACE START! – period. You will be cited and towed. Sorry! This year we will offer shuttle service to the 10k start!!!
POST RACE FOOD (Provided by Pyro Maniacs Pizza!), AWARDS & GIVEAWAYS - 10:00 am
COURSE WILL CLOSE AT 11:00 am
This course fast. The first 1/2 of the marathon is very fast and levels out when you arrive into Draper City.
The Start of Porters Half is at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon at 5394 feet above sea level.
From there, runners will run downhill winding through neighborhoods onto a steep descent on beautiful Dimple Dell Road, finding their way down to the city of Draper. In Draper, runners will run on beautiful Porter Rockwell Trail, while looping portions of the city. Runners will then run north along historic Fort Street at mile 12, turning right onto the canal trail (east) to Draper City Park to the finish.
The 10k starts near Draper Park off of Boulter lane. Runners will be shuttled to the start to avoid the long walk to the starting line The course loops through neighborhoods and merges onto the half marathon route, following the same course as the half marathon winding its way through beautiful Draper City.
* The course will be CLEARLY marked with volunteers, route arrow signs, and markings in the road. Police will be assisting at all major intersections. There are water stations at miles 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 12 of the half marathon. Each aid station will have both water and electrolyte replacement drinks. Portable toilets are found at approximately miles 4 and 10.
Keep a lookout for Porter on his steed throughout your run!
Great, Fun Local Race with lots of giveaways, music, cool t-shirts and medals for all finishers!
AWARDS: Sweet awards & merchandise for top 3 overall male and female in each race. Awards will also be given to each age-group (11 and under, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64,65-69, 70-74, 75+) for 1st thru 3rd place.
POST RACE FESTIVITIES – Join us after the race for food from Pyro Maniacs Pizza (free for athletes), oranges, water melons, ice water, and more goodies!
PARKING – Parking is available at Draper City Park and the Trax Parking lot 1/2 mile from Draper City Park.
QUESTIONS: Please reach out to us with any questions at [email protected]