Elk Run 50K and Half
Date: September 26th 2015 – 50K Start:6:00 AM / Half Start:8:00 AM
Thursday September 24th & Friday September 25th from 10 am – 6 pm at T3 Triathlon 870 W Center Street Orem, UT
It is strongly encouraged that you pick your packet up on Thursday or Friday to save on time and help minimize big lines the morning of race day. Same day packet pick up will be available at the race venue starting at 5:15 am.
Enter to win T3 Goodie Bag if you pick up your packet in the shop prior to race day.
All registered participants will receive an extra 25% off one item of choice at T3 Triathlon during race week. (Not including bikes)
Registration is open until midnight of the Thursday prior to the race
Mt. Timpanogos Park
US-189 Orem, UT 84097
Approximately 1 mile up Provo Canyon on the north side of the road
Gear and Prizes
Participants will receive a high quality race shirt; finisher will be given a medal specific to their race distance. Plaques will be given to the overall male and female winners in each distance as well as the top age group winners. Keeping with tradition we will have our famous Marc’s Finish line Chili waiting for all of our runners with rolls and butter.
We would like to thank the Pleasant Grove Fire Department and Telos Residential for their continued support of the Timp Trail Marathon & Half Marathon and Timp Trail 50k Elk Run. These two groups will provide the bulk of our volunteers. However, we are looking for more. If you or your group would like to volunteer please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Race Withdrawl/Refund Policy
Entry fees are non-refundable. Transfers or deferments are NOT permitted. Race directors reserve the right to change or modify the race for safety and weather related issues.
50K Course Description
Starting at Timpanogos Park trail head, the course continues east on the Middle Aqueduct Road and connects at the Great Western Trail to the Upper Aqueduct Road, the course runs west on the Upper Aqueduct Road to the shooting range and connects to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail, runs Bonneville Shoreline Trail to Battle Creek Canyon. The course picks up the Fire Break Road and runs north to Grove Creek Canyon Trail Head. The 50K travels east up the Grove Creek trail, switching back several times and connecting to the Blue Ledge Trail. The course travels up to Indian Springs, just past Indian Springs the trail connects with trial 051 which runs north looping up and crossing Timpanooke Road. The trail continues north for several miles before exiting back onto Timpanooke Road. Timpanooke road is followed back down to trail Trail #49 across G mountain to Trail #50, west down Battle Creek Canyon, over to Curly Springs trail to Dry Canyon, to Trail #051 to the Rock Pile, connecting back to Trail #49, to and across the Upper Aqueduct Road,running the Bike Race Trails direct to the finish line at Timpanogos Park
50K Aid Stations
There will be 5 aid stations on the course excluding the start and finish line location. Each station will be as set up at designated areas that allow for proper access, and that allow race officials to provide the necessary aid to the runners. It is HIGHLY recommended that runners carry some type of water i.e. hydration pack, hand held, or fanny pack.
1- Aid Station #1 Mile 3.52- GW Trailhead Upper Aqueduct Road elevation 5577
2- Aid Station #2 Mile 11.04 – “G” Mountain (Drop Bag) elevation 7435
3- Aid Station #3 Mile 15.33- Timpanooke elevation 8115
4- Aid Station #4- Mile 19.73 “G” Mountain (Drop Bag) elevation 7435
5- Aid Station #5- Mile 27.26 GW Trailhead Upper Aqueduct Road elevation 5577
Aid stations will be stocked with the following:
Water, electrolyte drink, electrolyte tablets, gummy bears, pretzels, peanut butter quarter sandwiches, bananas, grapes, and a mix of other goodies.
Marathon runners must be out of the Grove Creek aid station(11.5 miles) by 10am (4 hours) or you will be pulled from the course.
Max elevation: 8655 ft
Total climbing: 6585 ft
Total descent: -6663 ft
Half Marathon Course Description
This is a challenging Half Marathon course. There is 2,389 feet of elevation gain on the Half Marathon course. The course is made up of mountain trail and fire break roads. Starting at Timpanogos Park trail head, the course continues east on the Middle Aqueduct Road and connects to the Great Western Trail that runs through Johnson’s Bowl connecting to the Upper Aqueduct Road, the course runs west on the Upper Aqueduct Road to the shooting range connecting to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail, runs Bonneville Shoreline Trail to Dry Creek Canyon Trail Head. The course follows this trail for .75 mile until it connects with Trail 051 run Trail 051 to the Rock Pile, connecting back to Trail #49, to and across the Upper Aqueduct Road, running the Bike Race Trails direct to the finish line at Timpanogos Park. Course is subject to change if needed.
Half Marathon Aid Stations
There will be 2 aid stations supporting the Trail ½ Marathon. It is HIGHLY recommended that you carry some type of water i.e. hydration pack, hand held, or fanny pack.
Start to Finish – The aid stations and the accompanying restroom facilities:
• Aid Station #1 Mile 6 – Gun Range (w/restrooms)
• Dry Canyon parking lot – mile 8 (restrooms only)
• Aid Station #2 Mile 8.4 – Dry Canyon
Aid stations will be stocked with the following:
Water, electrolyte drink, electrolyte tablets, gummy bears, pretzels, peanut butter quarter sandwiches, fruit, and a mix of other goodies.
Half Marathon Profile
Max elevation: 6467 ft
Total climbing: 3898 ft
Total descent: -3917 ft