Half Marathon – Course Overview
The Skyline Mountain Half Marathon, actually half +1, will start in the parking lot at the summit of the North Ogden Divide. From the start line, you will follow the South Skyline Trail and will instantly be punished with steep switchbacks fore the next 3 miles.
Aid Station #1 will be located at the saddle of Lewise Peak. You will be treated to amazing views of Ogden Valley and the surrounding areas.
From Aid Station #1 your quads will be happy, but your knees whimpering in fear at the pending downhill in front of you. From this point runners will run point toward Windsurfers Beach and Eden.
Aid Station #2 is located at the Windsurfers Beach. From here you will face what many call the most torturous section of the entire race. You will follow the Pineview Trail along the shoreline of Pineview Reservoir, connect to the North Arms trail and finish “downtown” Eden at Eden Park.
Half Marathon + 1
Note: Distances displayed on maps vary slightly from actual distance. Half Marathon distance is 14.1.
The start time will be 6:00 am for the Half. A shuttles from the parking area to the start line will be provided. The bus will leave at 5:15 am. Parking will be located around Eden Park. From there the bus will take you to your start line.
We have also adopted the Ben Lomond Trail and will spend close to 100 man hrs trimming the trail and making it nice.
Where to Stay
There are a lot of good options for places to stay in Ogden and Ogden Valley. Eden Park is not one of them. Camping is available at the finish line, we just need you to let us know if you are interested in using it. If you are looking for hotels or other paid lodging options please use the following link for Visit Ogden Valley
Packet pickup is Friday August 7th, 2020 at at the Utah Running Shop located at 1895 Washington Blvd #200, UT 84401, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Big thanks to our Partners for all their help. Please make sure to say thanks to their employees and the volunteers for helping all you crazy people.
There is No race day packet pickup. If you do not pick you packet up on Friday, you will get a DNS… No “I’m sorry”, or “I forgot”… Packet pick up on the day of, is time consuming and creates problems. Please try to avoid it. If you do have a really good reason, you can always ask and we could say yes, but probably won’t. The Start line is going to be very busy, so please do your best to pick up the night before.
Aid Station Nutrition
Aid Station #1 (Lewis Peak Saddle Aid #3 for Marathon)
Honey Stinger – Waffles, chews
Basic First Aid
Aid Station #2 (Aid Windsurfer Beach Aid Station #4 for Marathon)
Honey Stinger – Waffles, chews
Basic First Aid
Forest Service Toilet
Wednesday August 7th, 2018 at at the Utah Running Shop located at 1895 Washington Blvd #200, Ogden, UT 84401, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Big thanks to our Partners for all their help. Please make sure to say thanks to their employees and the volunteers for helping all you crazy people.
Due to the bottle neck nature of the starting area. There will be a mass start, but runners will self seed according to where they believe they will fit in the group. Runners will line up roughly alphanumerically. Please do not be over confident. If you think you are faster than you are, you will be quickly be annoyed with the sound of “On Your Left”. To get the best idea of your average time, we recommend running the first 3 miles of the course. The race will start in the parking lot at the top of the North Ogden Divide. However, remember, participants will be parking at the Finish area and boarding a shuttle that will take them to the Start Line. Parking at the start line is very limited. Just ride the bus!
Check in Procedures
Check in will happen when you get off the bus at the start line. Everyone must check in at the start line. Yes, you checked in and got your bib. Yes, you got on the bus, but if you do not check in at the start line, you will receive DNS (Did not start) and if you get lost you will be on your own because we will not know you are on the trail… So PLEASE remember to check in at the start line.
Check in is from 5:15 am – 5:45 am….. Please do not show up at 5:45. Just get on the bus, show up a bit early, check in, and warm up.
Parking is available on the east side of Eden Park. Please do not park on the north side of the park as that is where runners will be passing through on their way to the finish.
Shuttle Leaves Eden Park at 5:15 a.m.
Worse case scenario you miss the shuttle, you can still drive to the start time, but you have to find your own ride back to your car as there will not be one provided. And this doesn’t mean you can pretend you missed the shuttle just so you can park at the start line. You are paying for the bus, just use it please!
Start: Runners will start at 6:00 am.
Awards / Raffle
Awards will be given to the top three men and women. The awards ceremony will not be held, but awards will be mailed out post event. If you are not a top three runners, don’t fret, we have a killer raffle each year. It is made up of a bunch of schwag from our sponsors. The raffle will be randomly pre-assigned to the finish order. So the 10th runner has just as much chance to get a raffle prize as the 250th… If you cross the finish line and you finishing place has been selected, you will be informed.