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Happy Trails Marathon

The beautiful Jordan River has plenty to offer for a Marathon. Just like our Half Marathons that run along the Jordan River we have taken what we feel is the best course for running and scenery. This course takes place almost entirely on paved trails with no running on or crossing the road at all. This course will be green and beautiful during the Spring. You will fall in love with the Jordan River Parkway trail after this one!


Start and finish at Galena Hills Park


Marathon will start 7:00 am

Registration - $70/$80/$90


Half Marathon will start 7:30 am

Registration - $55/$65/$75

Packet pickup

Friday 3 pm to 6 pm at the Sandy Salt Lake Running Store 8946 S State St, Sandy, UT 84070.

Same Day packet pickup begins at 5:30 am located at the starting line

We recommend all runners arrive at least 45 minutes before their races start time to ensure a stress free and smooth start. Pre-race announcement 15 minutes before the race starts.


Runners will receive a high quality race shirt and a custom locally made finishers medal.

Post Race Breakfast

Great Harvest Bread will have cinnamon rolls, muffins, and pumpkin chocolate chip bread! We will also have chocolate milk, orange juice, and bananas.



Overall male and female will receive a custom locally made plaque for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Salt Lake Running Company will provide 1st place with gift cards as well!

Age Division medals will also be handed out to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female in these age groups: >20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Free Photos

Xotio Media will be on the course taking photos as well as the finish line. Photos will be hosted on their website providing easy access for downloads using bib recognition. We will NOT put a logo or watermark on your picture. Instead of ruining your picture with our logo we would rather rely on you telling your friends and family about our races!


Course is marked with pink flags, ribbons, signs, and trail marshals. We don't want anybody getting lost!

Aid Stations​

Aid stations will have Gatorade, water, Honey Stinger gels/waffles, fruit, and an assortment of whatever looks good at Costco that the race director wants an excuse to eat. Usually Swedish Fish or Nerd Clusters.


Free parking, there are hundreds of parking spaces located at the park.

Word of mouth

Your friends and family are the best way to promote this race. Running is much more fun with a buddy!


These events are not possible without help! To show our appreciation all volunteers will receive a $65 credit for any future Happy Trails race. Expires after one year. In addition volunteers will have access to food at the finish line area.​ Click here for more info!

Late Registration

Begins April 4th and closes May 3rd at 11:59 pm


We cannot guarantee all participants registering after April 4th will be able to order a shirt. We will order extra to do our best to accommodate late registration. If we do not have your size or you do not want a shirt you can use code NOSHIRT at checkout for $10 off registration.

Same Day Registration

Not available. Registration will close Friday night at 11:59 pm

Early Start

If you are planning to finish this race slower than 6 hours you can start at 6:00 am. Please notify us ahead of time you plan to do this so we have an idea on how many early starters we will have.

Cutoff Times

For specific times at aid stations see course map. We will pull aid from the course following a 7 hour pace. This means if you take the early start you have 8 hours to complete this race. We feel this is a very generous cut off, we want everyone finishing!


Average high is 71*F and average low is 49*F

Race Director - Don Hantla


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